SCH 2200 COMPARATIVE STUDY OF S AND P BLOCK ELEMENTS
(SCH 2200)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

OBJECTIVES: At the end of this course Learner should be able to:
-Understand element classification in the periodic table, along the period, down the group
-Explain the unique position, of Hydrogen in the periodic table.
-Describe occurrence and extraction of various S and P Block elements.
-Understand the chemical properties of compounds of S & P Block elements.
-Understand the unique nature of water
-Prepare at least some compounds of S & P Block element
-Investigate (lab-work) chemical properties on both the elements and compounds (carbides, inter halogens etc.)

EXPECTED OUTPUT:

At the end of the Unit, students should be able to:-
-Explain element classification in the periodic table.
-Describe the occurrences and extraction of various elements in the S and P block elements.
-Explain the chemical properties of compounds formed by S & P Block Elements etc etc. etc.
-Explain the diagonal relationship of S & P-block elements

TEACHING METHODOLOGY:

Lectures, Tutorials and practicals

SYLLABUS: Occurrence, extraction and formation of the common compounds such as halides, oxides, hydrides and others for elements in groups I-VII. General trends in physical and chemical properties down the groups, along the periods and diagonally. A brief discussion of group zero elements. Practical work includes the systematic identification of cations and anions in solution. Preparation of selected complexes of groups II-VII elements.

Reference:

1. Cotton, F and Wilkinson, G. (1987). Basic Inorganic Chemistry, Wiley, New York
2. Cotton, F and Wilkinson, G. (1980). Advanced Inorganic Chemistry, Wiley, New York.
3. Orgel, L.E.(1966). An introduction to Transition Metal Chemistry, Muthuen, London
4. Shriver, D.F. Atkins, P.W., Langord, C.H.(1990). Inorganic Chemistry. Oxford University Press, Oxford
5. Liprot, G.F Modern Inorganic Chemistry