Inorganic Chemistry 2

NAME OF THE COURSE Inorganic Chemistry 2



Year of study


Course teacher

Assoc Prof Slobodan Brinić
Prof Zoran Grubač

Credits (ECTS)


Associate teachers

Type of instruction (number of hours)






Status of the course


Percentage of application of e-learning

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Course objectives

Course enrolment requirements and entry competences required for the course

Introduce students to the chemistry of transition metals and to the structure and properties of their compounds. Applying important theoretical principles of atomic theory and chemical bonding in explanation of structure of complex compounds with examples of their use and importance in bioinorganic and organometallic chemistry.

Learning outcomes expected at the level of the course (4 to 10 learning outcomes)

At the end of the course students will:
- know the characteristic properties and reactions of transition metal
- be able to predict physical and chemical properties of transition metals compounds based on the knowledge of their structure
- be able to determine the structure and predict the properties of complex ions and their compounds
- be able to predict the influence of ligands on the properties of complex ions and their compounds
- understand the basic problems in bioinorganic and organometallic chemistry

Course content broken down in detail by weekly class schedule (syllabus)

1. lecture: Introduction to the Chemistry of transition elements
2. lecture: Group III PSE, lanthanides and actinides
3. lecture: IV and V groups PSE
4. lecture VI and VII of the PSE Group
5. lecture: VIII and IX of the PSE Group
6. lecture: X, XI and XII PSE group
7. lecture: Complex compounds, types of ligands, isomerism, the application of valence bond theory
8. lecture: Theory of crystal field
9. lecture: Theory of molecular orbitals (LCAO) and photoelectron spectroscopy, symmetrical operations
10. lecture: ligand field theory.
11. lecture: The stability of complex compounds, thermodynamic and kinetic
12. lecture: Spectroscopic and magnetokemijsko behavior of complex compounds.
13. lecture: Organometallic compounds.
14. lecture: Bioinorganic Chemistry.
1. seminar: Transition elements,
2. seminar: Elements of 4th-5th PSE group
3. seminar: Elements 5th-6th PSE group
4. seminar: Elements of 7th-8th PSE group
5. seminar: Elements of 9th-10th PSE group
6. seminar: Elements of 11th-12th PSE group
7. seminar: Coordination nomenclature
8. seminar: isomerion complex compounds
9. seminar: The structure of complex ions, magnetic properties
10. seminar: Forecasting the colors of the complex based on the type of ligand and cleavage d orbitals of the metal ion
11. seminar: Determining the structure of a complex compound on the basis of experimental results
12. seminar: Identifying stable complexes
13. seminar: Organometallic Compounds
14. seminar: Bioinorganic Chemistry

Format of instruction:

Student responsibilities

The 80% presence at lectures and seminars, and completed all laboratory exercises.

Screening student work (name the proportion of ECTS credits for eachactivity so that the total number of ECTS credits is equal to the ECTS value of the course):

Class attendance




Practical training


Experimental work








Seminar essay






Oral exam




Written exam






Grading and evaluating student work in class and at the final exam

Students who obtain a signature from the course Inorganic Chemistry II can take the exam. The exam consists of a written and oral examination. The student approached the oral exam must first pass a written examination. The written part of the exam lasts two hours. The written part of the exam is evaluated as follows :
Exactly solved more than 55 % - sufficient
Exactly solved more than 70 % - good
Exactly solved more than 80 % - very good
Exactly solved more than 90 % - excellent
After the written exam on the notice board of the Department will be advertised results of the exam and time when students which did not pass the written exam can view tasks and schedule for oral examinations for students which have acquired this right.
A complete examination or part thereof may be installed through two partial tests during the semester. The tests cover material presented in lectures, seminars and exercises. Written tests are evaluated in the following manner:
Exactly solved more than 55 % - released a written exam
Exactly solved by 60 % - freed written and oral - sufficient
Exactly solved by 70 % - freed written and oral - good
Exactly solved by 80 % - freed written and oral - very good
Exactly solved by 90 % - freed written and oral - excellent
It is necessary to pass all tests in order to pass the exam. Students who did not meet any of the tests must take written and oral exam of that part.

Required literature (available in the library and via other media)


Number of copies in the library

Availability via other media

F. Albert Cotton et al., Advanced Inorganic Chemistry, New York, John Wiley and Sons, 1999.


W. Kaim, B. Schwederski, Bioinorganic Chemistry: Inorganic Elements in the Chemistry of Life, J. Wiley & Sons, Chichester, 1994.


Brinić, Slobodan: "Predavanja iz odabranih poglavlja Anorganske kemije II"



Grubač, Zoran: "Predavanja iz odabranih poglavlja Anorganske kemije II"



Vježbe iz Anorganske kemije II (interna skripta), Kemijsko-tehnološki fakultet, Split, 2008.



Optional literature (at the time of submission of study programme proposal)

Filipović, I., Lipanović, S., Opća i anorganska kemija I i II dio, Školska knjiga, Zagreb, 1995

Quality assurance methods that ensure the acquisition of exit competences

- Information from interviews, observations, and consultation with students during lectures
- Student survey

Other (as the proposer wishes to add)