The schedule below outlines each day's main topic(s). General reading assignments are included at the top of each unit and suggested problems from the textbook are listed with each day.

Unit I: Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table

In which we develop a model for the atom and explore the nature of the periodic table. Our pathway through these topics will take us through much of the material in chapters 2.1-8, 3.1-3.5.2, 6.1-4, and 7.1-4. We will move through this material in a somewhat non-linear manner, so use the list of suggested problems (shown in brackets) to help identify relevant sections of the textbook; days without suggested problems generally cover a topic not included in the textbook.

Unit II: Structures of Inorganic Compounds

In which we consider the types of bonding in and geometry of inorganic compounds and consider the structure of solid-state materials. Our pathway through these topics will take us through much of the material in chapters 8.1-6, 9.1-8, and 11.4.1. We will move through this material in a slightly different order than in the textbook, so use the list of suggested problems (shown in brackets) to help identify relevant sections of the textbook; days without suggested problems generally cover a topic not included in the textbook.

Unit III: Reactivity and Other Properties of Inorganic Compounds

In which we consider acid-base reactions, precipitation-solubility reactions, oxidation-reduction reactions, and metal-ligand complexation and dissociation reactions. Our pathway through these topics will take us through much of the material in Chapter 4.4.1-4, Chapter 15.5.1, 6, and 10, Chapter 18.3.2 and 18.3.4, and Chapter 21. We will move through this material in a slightly different order than in the textbook, so use the list of suggested problems (shown in brackets) to help identify relevant sections of the textbook; days without suggested problems generally cover a topic not included in the textbook.

Unit IV: Wrapping Up

In which we revisit the topics of Units I, II, and III, reviewing what we covered and extending our understanding of inorganic chemistry.

Final Exam