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Course, academic year 2022/2023
General and Inorganic Chemistry II - S101006
Title: General and Inorganic Chemistry II
Guaranteed by: Department of Inorganic Chemistry (101)
Actual: from 2022
Semester: summer
Points: summer s.:5
E-Credits: summer s.:5
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:2/2, C+Ex [HT]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Is provided by: AB101002
For type:  
Guarantor: Sedmidubský David prof. Dr. Ing.
Is interchangeable with: AB101002
Examination dates   Schedule   
Last update: Nekvindová Pavla doc. Ing. Ph.D. (10.02.2017)
The course extends the knowledge and skills acquired in the GIC I course. It covers the symmetry of polyatomic molecules, theory of molecular orbitals, chemical bonding in coordination complexes, concept of Lewis acids and bases, principles of solid state chemistry, chemical bonding in solids, phase and chemical equilibrium, basic electrochemistry and selected methods and synthesis techniques in the field of advanced and applied inorganic chemistry.
Aim of the course
Last update: Nekvindová Pavla doc. Ing. Ph.D. (10.02.2017)

Students will be able to:

Identify the symmetry elements and operations and to propose and apply the molecular orbital diagrams for polyatomic molecules

Determine the ground state terms of atoms and ions of d-block elements and their energy splitting in ligand field

Assess the acid-base behaviour of ions in aqueous solutions and propose the reaction schemes for Lewis acids and bases

Characterize crystalline solids in terms of symmetry, derive the structure prototypes based on closed packing schemes of atoms and ions, and perform simple crystal chemical calculations (theoretical density, charge balance in non-stoichiometric solids)

Solve the problems involving various types of equilibrium constants, potential phase diagrams, standard reduction potentials and Nernst equations.

Apply an extended knowledge of inorganic substances reactivity.

Last update: TAJ101 (05.02.2015)

R:Housecroft C.E., Sharpe A.G.: Inorganic Chemistry, Person Education Limited, 4th edition,Edinburg 2014

R: M.T. Weller, T.L. Overton, J.P. Rourke and F.A. Armstrong, Inorganic Chemistry,Oxford University press, OX2 6DP, 6th edition, Oxford 2014

A: G.Wulfsberg, Inorganic Chemistry, University Science Books, 2000

Learning resources
Last update: Nekvindová Pavla doc. Ing. Ph.D. (10.02.2017)

D.Sedmidubský et al.: Power Point presentations OACH-II -

Electronic supplementary materials -

Requirements to the exam
Last update: Nekvindová Pavla doc. Ing. Ph.D. (10.02.2017)

Two preliminary tests will be written during the semester (6th and 12th week of the semester). For the assessment, the students need to obtain a minimum of 80 marks in total from both tests. The final examination has a written and oral part and covers the contents of both GIC I and GIC II courses.

Further information can be found on the website of the UCT E-learning (

Syllabus - Czech
Last update: TAJ101 (20.01.2015)

1. Electronic structure of atoms and ions with incomplete shells. Influence of electrostatic field.

2. Symmetry of molecules, group theory and its application in inorganic chemistry.

3. Chemical bonding in polyatomic molecules and complexes - molecular orbital theory.

4. Ions in aqueous solutions, acid-base properties, hydrolysis, solubility of salts.

5. Lewis theory of acids and bases and its implications in inorganic chemistry, LA-LB reaction mechanisms.

6. Complexes of transitions metals, structure, bonding, spectroscopic and magnetic properties

7. Complexes of transitions metals, coordination equilibria and reaction mechanisms.

8. Thermodynamic aspects of inorganic chemistry, thermochemistry and energetics, homogeneous a heterogeneous equlibrium, phase diagrams.

9. Principles of redox reactions, elektrochemistry fundamentals, Pourbaix diagrams.

10. Structure and symmetry of crystalline solids.

11. Crystal chemistry fundamentals. Basic structure types. Crystal defects.

12. Chemical bonding in solid substances and their properties.

13. Special inorganic technologies - deposition and processing of thin films, single crystal growth, sol-gel methods

14. Applied inorganic chemistry - industrially important inorganic chemicals

Entry requirements
Last update: Nekvindová Pavla doc. Ing. Ph.D. (10.02.2017)

For the enrolment, a successful examination from the General and Inorganic Chemistry I (S101005) is required.

Erasmus students who did not take the GIC I course: see Registration requirements.

Registration requirements
Last update: Nekvindová Pavla doc. Ing. Ph.D. (10.02.2017)

The following subjects are covered in the GIC I course and will not be part of the GIC II course. However, they will be examined during the final exam of the GIC II.

  • inorganic nomenclature and nomenclature of complexes (including geometric and linkage isomers)
  • balancing of chemical equations, including ionic equations
  • position of elements in periodic table (PT); trends in properties within the PT (electronegativity, radii of atoms and ions; ionization energy, electron affinity)
  • quantum numbers, atomic orbitals; electron configuration of atoms and ions
  • theory of molecular orbitals for diatomic homonuclear and heteronuclear molecules
  • electron/Lewis structures; VSEPR theory; hybridization
  • type of bonding
  • chemical equilibria (Le Chatelier principle)
  • Bronsted and Lewis theory of acidity; acidity of cations, basicity of anions; predominance diagrams
  • general knowledge of the chemistry of inorganic compounds (chemistry of elements, covalent compounds of p-block elements, oxyanions and oxides of metals and non-metals, ionic inorganic compounds)

Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Konzultace s vyučujícími 0,2 6
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 1,1 30
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 1,7 48
Účast na seminářích 1 28
5 / 5 140 / 140