CIT333 - Inorganic Chemistry Theory

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Subject Title
Inorganic Chemistry Theory

Subject Description
This subject represents a systematic study of inorganic chemistry.  Inorganic chemical principles are developed and their relationships to other branches of chemistry are stressed.  Topics covered include atomic theory, bonding principles, and trends in the periodic table.  This information is then used to explore individual elements and their place in the industrial setting.   Students are expected to handle these topics with suitable mathematical competence.

Credit Status
One credit towards the CHY program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1.         Be able to predict physical and chemical properties based on trends present in the periodic table.
2.         Understand that nuclear and chemical reactivity are based on a drive to achieve a more stable structure, and will be able to predict this reactivity in general terms.
3.         Understand the general principles of alpha, beta, gamma decay and the reasons for these types of decay.
4.         Understand the general principles of chemical bonding from the perspective of stability.
5.         Understand and learn stable valence states for elements.
6.         Understand the general chemistry of nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and aluminum.  From this knowledge the student will have an appreciation for the fundamental role of inorganic chemistry in many industrial processes.
7.         Understand the general theory behind fertilizers, calalysis, nitrogen fixation, saponification, electrochemistry, corrosion/passivation and pulp and paper.
8.         Understand product formulation mathematics through manipulation of fertilizer calculations.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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