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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.

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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.

Oxidation State and Isomers in Octahedral Complex

For questions 5-7, determine the oxidation state of the metal in each of the following complexes. Draw ALL linkage isomers and stereoisomers for each complex CLEARLY showing enantiomers. Where possible, label each isomer as cis, trans, fac, mer, Δ and/or Λ. You must properly use shorthand notation for multidentate ligands.

Octahedral Complex: oxidation state, isomers and CFSE

1. Determine is the oxidation state of the metal in each of the following complexes. Draw ALL linkage isomers and stereoisomers for each complex CLEARLY showing enantiomers. Where possible, label each isomer as cis, trans, fac, mer,  and/or . You must properly use shorthand notation for multidentate ligands. Note: do

Symmetry adapted linear combinations

Use this example for the following two problems on page 2: l) Projection of the fx(x2-3y2) orbital. Assume the lobes of the orbital are coplanar and the z axis is perpendicular to the page. 1. Consider an atom having the fx(x2-3y2) orbital projection presented above. What d and p orbitals of a second atom would h

Point group questions

1. Determine the point group for each of the following molecules and items. Draw a clear picture of each molecule or item and show or clearly describe ALL the symmetry elements necessary to determine the point group. NOTE: Only the connectivity of the atoms determines symmetry, not the bond order between atoms. a) phos

Chemistry Point Groups

For questions 1-5 below, determine the point group for each of the following molecules, ions and objects. Draw a clear picture of each molecule, ion and object and clearly show or describe all symmetry elements necessary to determine the point group. Remember, only the connectivity of the atoms determines the symmetry, not the

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

Question 4

A mixture of Mn2+, Mg2+ and Zn2+ was analyzed as follows: The 25000 mL sample was treated with 0.25 g of NH3OH+Cl- (hydroxylammonium cgloride, a reducing agent that maintains manganese in the +2 state), 10 mL of ammonia buffer (pH 10), and a few drops of erichrome black T indicator and then duluted to 100 mL. It was warmed to 40

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

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

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

NMR with the five peak and triplet by triplet determined

I have run MNova and determined my five peak to be at 3.93 and my triplet by triplet is at 3.53. I ran the multiplets and got the tables shown on the pdf titled NMR2 I'm still confused about calculating total area under the peaks and then how to get to the solution needed for the % of cis and trans for H NMR. please help

Values of bond disassociation energy

I have attached a question bonds. I am confused on what the question is asking. A complete explanations with any work would help. A question similar to this may appear on the next exam.

Precipitation formation test

Question #1: If 200 mL of 0.300 M Cr(NO3)3(aq) is added to 100 mL of 4.0 * 10^-4 M NaF(aq) at 25 degrees celcius, will a CrF3 precipitate form? For CrF3 in water at 25°C, Ksp = 6.6 * 10^-11. Question #2: The 3dxy orbital has its high probability regions lying between the x and y axes. The 3dz2 orbital has its high probabili

Reaction Curve

The reaction of methyl iodide with sodium hydroxide proceeds as follows with dichloromethane as the solvent: Ch2Cl2 Ch3I + NaOH ------------> CH3OH + NaI Clearly and unambiguously show what effects switching the solvents t water would have on the reaction coordinate diagram. Sketch this on the graph

Chelate with a metal ion

In forming a chelate with a metal ion, a mixture of free EDTA (abbreviated Y^4-) and metal chelate (abbreviated MY^n-4) can buffer the free metal ion concentration at values near the dissociation constant of the metal chelate, just as a weak acid and a salt can buffer the hydrogen ion concentration at values near the acid dissoc