CHEM 212: Structure and Bonding                    [Spring 2014]

Instructor: Prof. Holger Kleinke.
Lectures: Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00 to 11:20, in MC 4020.
Tutorials: Wednesday, 11:30 to 12:20, in MC 4021.
Office hours: Friday, 1:00 to 2:00 pm, in C2-067.
TAs: Nader Farahi, Nagaraj Nandihalli and Mohamed Oudah.
TA hours: see Tutorials.
Expectation of Academic Integrity: click here.

Content:
 An introduction to the principles of chemical structure and bonding, with emphasis on their application to inorganic systems. Topics include: atoms, orbitals, and periodicity; localized bonding models; symmetry and group theory; and molecular orbital theory. The subjects treated in this course are foundational components for advanced studies in all areas of chemistry.
Prerequisites: CHEM 120, 123. Honours students only.

Recommended book:
 For students who intend to continue with CHEM 310 and CHEM 313:
  Gary L. Miessler, Paul J. Fischer, Donald A. Tarr, Inorganic Chemistry, 5th edition, Pearson, 2012.
 For students who will only take CHEM 212:
  Gary L. Miessler, Paul J. Fischer, Donald A. Tarr, Inorganic Chemistry - Custom Edition for the University of Waterloo, Pearson, 2013.

Evaluation:
 Assignments (in total 10% of the overall mark), one 75 minute mid-term evaluation (30%), one 2.5 hour final (60%).

Schedule:
 Classes between 05-May-2014 and 30-Jul-2014; final exam between 05-Aug-2014 and 16-Aug-2014 (TBA).

More information: learn.uwaterloo.ca

Last update: 22-Apr-2014.