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Inorganic Chemistry

Inorganic Chemistry is the examination of the properties and behavior of both inorganic and organometallic compounds. Although, it focuses on all the chemical compounds which do not have an organic (carbon-based) component to them, it is not truly distinct from the study of Organic Chemistry. The applicability of Inorganic Chemistry is not limited to the laboratory as it also heavily extends into the fields of industry, medicine and even agriculture. Inorganic Chemistry explores the basic properties and rules of inorganic compounds, whether it is their patterns in the periodic table or their general behavior in a chemical reaction. The primary challenge, as is with all chemistry disciplines, is knowing when to apply these rules given the chemical system being analyzed. Such an understanding can help predict the type of reaction which occurs, whether it is a combination reaction, decomposition reaction, single displacement reaction and also the outcome of each type of inorganic reaction. Many chemists also combine studying Inorganic Chemistry with Thermodynamics, as an energetic approach towards inorganic reactions has proven to be very useful. For example, a classic concept in the field of inorganic chemistry is the Born-Haber Cycle. Looking at such a process from a thermodynamic point of view can help assess the different levels of reaction energies. Although inorganic chemistry and thermodynamics are considered different disciplines of chemistry, using them together has been useful in providing better information regarding the chemical nature of reactions. Thus, studying Inorganic Chemistry is essential for successful prediction of inorganic chemical behavior.

Categories within Inorganic Chemistry

Inorganic Chemical Reactions

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Inorganic Chemical Reactions can be categorized into the following broad categories: combination reactions, decomposition reactions, single displacement reactions and double displacement reactions.

Types of Chemical Reactions

This solution will discuss the 6 major groups of chemical reactions and provide an example and the general formula of each type.


1. Combustion of 5.13g of ibuprofen a widely used painkiller produces 14.224g CO2, 4.029g H2O. Ibuprofen contains only carbon hydrogen and oxygen atoms. If the molecular weight of ibuprofen is liss than 400g/mol determine the molecular formula. 2. A. From the data on the last page calculate the free energy change for the rea

two chem question help

1. a) Sketch a thermochemcal cycle (Born Haber Cycle) for the following reaction showing all energies involved. b) Write an equation and use it to calculate the Lattice Energy for Al2(SO4)3- 2Al3+(aq)+3SO42-(aq)--->Al2(SO4)3(s) 2. Below are given the electronic spectra of some octahedral Ni2+ complexes. See attached

Heck reaction intermediates

I have attached a problem involving a Heck reaction. I need to draw structures but I do not know where to begin. An explanation with work would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for the assistance. Please see attached.


Need stepwise solution to understand the following attached question.

Question 3

Consider the titration of 50.0 mL of 0.0110 M Y^3+ (y=yttrium) with 0.0220 M EDTA at pH 5.00. Calculate pY^3+ at the following volumes of added EDTA and sketch the titration curve: (a) 0mL (b) 10.0 mL (c) 25 mL (d) 30.0 mL

Pre-lab exercise for radical trap

Locate spectral parameters (g values, proton and nitrogen hyperfine coupling constants, solvent) for the product of the reaction between N-benzylidene-tert-butylamine N-oxide (the radical trap) and both dibenzoylperoxide and azobisisobutyronitrile. Make sketches of both spectra showing the number of peaks and assigning hyperfine

Spin Rates and Ligands

I am confused on how to approach these problems. This is an ungraded class review and I would like to understand before going to class, so I can ask additional questions. Thanks for the assistance. 2. Is a high spin or low spin d6 metal ion complex most likely to undergo substitution by a dissociative process? Explain the re

Strong Pi Donors and Acceptors

I need help with this question: 1. Six-coordinate CR(3) complexes of the type trans-(CrL4A2)n+, generally have magnetic moments consistent with three unpaired electrons, which suggests occupancy of the d orbitals as shown to the right. In principle, a complex with only one unpaired electron could be generated by a suitable choi


3.a. Match give complexes given below (by letter) with the proper spectral data in the chart below. All of these complexes have low spin d6 configurations and display two d-d transitions (low absorptivity). Two additional absorptions with high molar absorptivity are observed for the bromo complexes. See table in attachment. b

Isomers and Ligands

4. Circle the letter corresponding to the correct answer for the following. For which of the following complexes can a tetralredral coordination geometry be unequivocally excluded based upon its magnetic properties? a) Cu(PPh3)3Cl (diamagnetic) b) P(PPhr3)2Cl2 (diamagnetic) c) Ni(PPh3)2Br2 (paramagnetic) d) Co(PPh3)2Cl2 (par

Lattice energy and LFSE

3. A plot of the lattice energies for MCI; salts for M = Ca to Zn and a drawing of the cell are shown to the right. In the electrostatic model for "ionic bonding" U is proportional to (Z+)(Z-)e2A/(r+ + r.) where Z+ and Z- are the ion charges, A is the structure (Madelung) constant and r+ + r are the radii of the ions (see p. 88

Balanced Nuclear Equations of Radioactive Isotopes

Write a balanced nuclear equation for the alpha decay of each of the following radioactive isotopes: a. curium-243 b. 225 AC 89 c. 229 Th 90 d. 261 Bh 107 2. Write a balanced nuclear equation for the beta decay of each of the following radioactive isotopes: a. 44 K 19 b. Iron

Locate electronic spectral parameters

2. (7 pts) Locate electronic spectral parameters for the tris(ethylenediamine)nickel(II) ion in solution and the magnetic moment (in Bohr magnetons) for a salt (indicate the counter ion). Spectral parameters should include: wavelengths of absorption maxima (A.), extinction coefficients (E) IODq (lODq is the same as 80) Raca


Sir, I have located the articles and maybe one more. I am having trouble zeroing in on the right answer for the questions and format (like should I put it in a table) since formatting/clarity is graded. Also, how do I go about finding the articles. When I queried on the [Rh(PPh3)3(H)(CO)] or hydroformylation or whatever, I g

Point Group Symmetry of a Coordination Complex

I am confused and frustrated on this topic. I do not know how to begin or exactly what is being asked. An explanation with work would be helpful. A question like this will appear on our next quiz. Thanks.

MO Diagram: Symmetry and Bonding

I have attached a question involving bonding and symmetry. I am totally confused on how to do this. Any explanation with work would be greatly appreciated. I am going to have similar problem on the next exam.

Preparation and properties of the diastereoisomers

I need assistance with calculations and predictions. Question: 1) Use a molecular mechanics program, e.g., as in Chem3D, to calculate the relative steric energies of 2a, 2e, 3a and 3e. Based upon these calculated parameters which is the most stable conformation for the trans and cis diastereoisomers. Based upon these calc