Inorganic Chemistry (Th)

Composite Course Information
Parent Course
Component Courses
  1. AXTH1 Inorganic Chemistry (Th)
  2. AXE1 Inorganic Chemistry (L)
Course Information
TitleΑνόργανη Χημεία (Θ) / Inorganic Chemistry (Th)
SchoolChemical Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Other CharacteristicsPart of composite course
Course ID20002639

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos CΗīmikṓn Mīchanikṓn (2021-sīmera)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course114

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • General Knowledge
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
There are no prerequisites for the specific course. For an unimpeded class work prospective students are expected to a) have good background knowledge of Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics, and b) possess creative vision. Knowledge of a foreign language is necessary.
Learning Outcomes
Students for the course are expected to:  gain knowledge of basic concepts, principles and applications of modern chemistry with applications in chemical engineering.  develop their personal skills and critical judgment on basic knowledge of general, inorganic chemistry and chemistry of advanced materials  understand the theoretical pillars of general and inorganic chemistry, and will be in a position to apply the relevant principles in chemical engineering.  gain knowledge of the basic characteristics of qualitative chemical research in modern inorganic chemistry and understand its role in chemical engineering and current applications in modern hybrid technological materials.  Get trained on methodological and practical issues that may arise from the involvement of a contemporary chemical engineering researcher in the specific field
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
CONTENTS 1. Genesis of the Elements in the Known Universe. Atomic Theory and Atomic Structure - The Big Bang theory - Burning processes of elements - Processes α and e - Processes of neutron participation (s = slow, r = rapid) Lectures in the Auditorium Chapter 2 Pages 41-87 Chapter 20 Pages 827-872 2 . Quantum Theory of the Atom Chapter 7 Pages 268-298 3. The Periodic Table under the Microscope - The Periodic Table and its elements - Properties of elements in the Periodic Table - Ionization and ionization energy - Electron affinity - Electronegativity - The size of atoms in the Periodic Table - Comparison of ionic radii r+/r– - Protection and Slater rules Lectures in the Auditorium Chapter 8 Pages 299-333 4. Electrons, Structure and Molecule Reactivity - Ionic and Covalent Bonds - Structure of molecules - VSEPR Theory - Unpaired electrons in the structure of molecules Chapter 10 Pages 381-397 5. Classical Theories on Coordination Bonds in Complexes - Valence Bond Theory (VBT) Chapter 10 Pages 397-408 - Crystalline Field Theory (CFT) Chapter 22 Pages 936-974 - Molecular Orbital Theory (MOT) Chapter 10 Pages 408-426 6. Gaseous State - Gases and gas laws - Kinetic theory of gases Chapter 5 Pages 178-225 7. Thermochemistry - Reaction heat - Applications Chapter 6 Pages 226-267 8. Complexes in Chemistry: Past, Present and Future - Werner’s classical theory - Ligands, chelate effect and nomenclature - Geometry of coordination compounds - The phenomenon of isomerism in complexes Chapter 22 Pages 936-974 9. Introduction to the Solid State - Crystals and crystal defects - Conductivity in solids - Covalent solids Chapter 11 Pages 427-486 10. Modern Materials Chapter 21 Pages 881-883 Chapter 22 Pages 901-914
Structure and properties of Matter, Inorganic matter, Elements and compounds, Electronic bond theories, Modern materials
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
During class recitations, the following Information Technology and Communications means are employed: 1. Personal PCs and University Servers 2. Scientific videos For student communication, the following media are employed: 1. E-mail 2. Phone communication 3. Skype
Course Organization
Written assigments20
Student Assessment
The evaluation criteria of student performance are listed and dwelled upon in due detail on the following website:
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
  • Artistic Performance (Formative, Summative)
  • Homework sets (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Σύγχρονη Γενική Χημεία, Αρχές και Εφαρμογές. D. D. Ebbing and S. D. Gammon, Εκδοτικός Οίκος Τραυλός, Αθήνα 2014
Additional bibliography for study
1. The New Chemistry, Nina Hall, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2000 2. Ανόργανη Χημεία, Αρχές και Εφαρμογές, I. S. Butler and J. F. Harrod, Εκδόσεις Κωσταράκη, Αθήνα, 1994. 3. Ανόργανη Χημεία, Αρχές Δομής και Δραστικότητα, Απόδοση στην Ελληνική γλώσσα Ν. Χατζηλιάδης, Θ. Καμπανός, Σ. Περλεπές-, James E. Huheey, Τρίτη Έκδοση, Εκδόσεις ΙΩΝ, 1993 4. Advanced Inorganic Chemistry, F. A. Cotton, J. Wilkinson, 5th Edition, Wiley- Interscience, New York, 1988. 5. Inorganic Chemistry, C. S. G. Phillips and R. J. P. Williams, Oxford University Press, Vol. 2, 1966. 6. Inorganic Chemistry: A Guide to Advanced Study, R. B. Heslop and K. Jones, Amsterdam, N. Y., Elsevier Scientific Pub. Co., 1976.
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