Advanced Inorganic Chemistry I (part I) 5424, Fall Semester 2015 (08/31/2015 - 10/12/2015)

CLASS TIME:   M, W, F 8:00 - 8:50 am, SSB 216

INSTRUCTOR:  Dr. Viktor N. Nemykin,  Office: Chem. 329, Phone: (218) 726-6729
         e-mail:; web page:
         office hours: M, W, F   09:00 am - 10:00 am or by appointment

Chem 5424 is the fall semester advanced inorganic chemistry class at the first year graduate level. The lecture portion of the course will cover selected topics on inorganic and bio-inorganic spectroscopy, as well as introductory level of group theory with application to spectroscopy. The mentioned topics are approximate course outline and can be change depending on the class performance.

Applications of Physical Methods to Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry (2007) by Scott and Lukehart (eds.)
Inorganic Electronic Structure and Spectroscopy (1999 and 2006) by Solomon and Lever (eds.)
Physical Methods in Bioinorganic Chemistry (2000) by Que (ed.)

All class materials, including this syllabus and exam grades will be posted and periodically updated on the following web page:


Final Exam (1 hour)                     200 points
Total                                             200 points

Week one & two: Inorganic & Bioinorganic mass spectroscopy
Week three: Application of group theory to IR spectroscopy
Week four: Application of group theory to UV-Vis spectroscopy
Week five: CD, MCD, and Mossbauer spectroscopy
Week six: NMR, EPR, and electrochemical methods
Final Exam         October 12 (Monday), 8:00 to 8:50 am

Individuals who have any disability, either permanent or temporary, which
  might affect their ability to perform in this class are encouraged to inform
  their instructor at the start of the semester. Adaptation of the methods,
  materials or testing may be made as required for equitable participation.

 *Disability accommodations will be provided upon request.
  Please call Penny Cragun, Access Center, 726-8727.