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Inorganic chemistry with elements of inorganic synthesis, lecture

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Course ID: 1100-1INZ18W
Erasmus code / ISCED: 13.3 Kod klasyfikacyjny przedmiotu składa się z trzech do pięciu cyfr, przy czym trzy pierwsze oznaczają klasyfikację dziedziny wg. Listy kodów dziedzin obowiązującej w programie Socrates/Erasmus, czwarta (dotąd na ogół 0) – ewentualne uszczegółowienie informacji o dyscyplinie, piąta – stopień zaawansowania przedmiotu ustalony na podstawie roku studiów, dla którego przedmiot jest przeznaczony. / (0531) Chemistry The ISCED (International Standard Classification of Education) code has been designed by UNESCO.
Course title: Inorganic chemistry with elements of inorganic synthesis, lecture
Name in Polish: Chemia nieorganiczna z elementami syntezy nieorganicznej, wykład
Organizational unit: Faculty of Physics
Course groups: Nanoengineering, 1st cycle, 1st year courses
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ECTS credit allocation (and other scores): 2.00 Basic information on ECTS credits allocation principles:
  • the annual hourly workload of the student’s work required to achieve the expected learning outcomes for a given stage is 1500-1800h, corresponding to 60 ECTS;
  • the student’s weekly hourly workload is 45 h;
  • 1 ECTS point corresponds to 25-30 hours of student work needed to achieve the assumed learning outcomes;
  • weekly student workload necessary to achieve the assumed learning outcomes allows to obtain 1.5 ECTS;
  • work required to pass the course, which has been assigned 3 ECTS, constitutes 10% of the semester student load.

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Language: Polish
Type of course:

obligatory courses

Short description:

Basics of general and inorganic chemistry, properties of atoms, molecules, solid state and chemical bonds, properties and reactions of chemical elements and main groups of inorganic compounds.

Full description:

1. Structure and properties of atoms, atomic orbitals, electronic configuration, periodic table of elements, main physical and chemical properties of elements.

2. Properties and description of chemical bonds (covalent, ionic and metallic), theory of valence bonds and of molecular orbitals, structure of simple molecules, kinds of intermolecular (van der Waals) interactions, properties of hydrogen bond.

3. Structure of solid inorganic substances, including metals and semiconductors, elements of band theory of solid state.

4. General kinds of chemical reactions: acid / base, precipitation/dissolution, complexation, redox. Brønsted theory of acids and bases, strong / weak acids and bases, buffers, pH indicators, factors affecting solubility of inorganic compounds, properties and stability of complexes, elements of electrochemistry. Environmental role of different reaction kinds.

5. General characteristics of some important inorganic compounds: oxides, hydroxides, acids, exemplary salts and explaining their properties by position of corresponding elements in the periodic table. Methods of synthesis of inorganic compounds. Basic information about inorganic nanoparticles synthesis.

Work required:

Taking part at lectures: 30 h

Preparation do the course: 15 h

Preparation to the examination and examination: 25 h


1. A. Bielański, „Podstawy chemii nieorganicznej”, Wyd. Nauk. PWN Warszawa 2002.

2. L. Jones, P. Atkins, „Chemia ogólna”, Wyd. Nauk. PWN Warszawa 2004.

3. J.D. Lee, „Zwięzła chemia nieorganiczna”, PWN Warszawa 1994.

4. F.A. Cotton, G. Wilkinson, P.L. Gaus, „Chemia nieorganiczna”, Wyd. Nauk. PWN, Warszawa 1995

5. P.W. Atkins, „Podstawy chemii fizycznej”, Wyd. Nauk. PWN Warszawa1999.

6. „Nanotechnologie” pod red. R.W. Kelsall, I.W. Hamley, M. Geoghegan, Wyd. Nauk. PWN Warszawa 2008

7. N.N. Greenwood, A. Earnshaw, „Chemistry of the Elements”, Pergamon Press, 1984.

Learning outcomes:

After this course, the student:

-considers relations between physical and chemical properties of elements and chemical compounds, chemical composition and structure of the compound, position of the element in the periodic table and electronic structure of atoms and molecules; considers ionic equilibria and reactions in aqueous solutions of electrolytes as well as relations between solution composition and properties of solutions (e.g. salt solubility, concentration of various ions, solution pH);

- explains the origin of physical and chemical properties as well as structure of elements and compounds, chemical fundamentals of important processes observed in common life;

- anticipates properties of chemical compounds, basing on their composition,

- uses the knowledge in other courses related to chemistry.

Assessment methods and assessment criteria:

Written examination, concerning the whole course contents (lecture and laboratory).

Maximal number of points: 100


50 - 59 points: 3

60 - 69 points: 3.5

70 - 79 points: 4

80 - 89 points: 4.5

90 - 100 points: 5

Practical placement:


Classes in period "Winter semester 2023/24" (past)

Time span: 2023-10-01 - 2024-01-28
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Lecture, 30 hours more information
Coordinators: Krzysztof Maksymiuk
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Examination: Examination

Classes in period "Winter semester 2024/25" (future)

Time span: 2024-10-01 - 2025-01-26
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Type of class:
Lecture, 30 hours more information
Coordinators: Krzysztof Maksymiuk
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Examination: Examination
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