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Selected Topics of Inorganic Chemistry

Teachers in charge

prof. dr. sc. Gordana Pavlović

Study, Module

Textile Technology and Engineering - undergraduate, Module Textile Chemistry, Materials and Ecology

Course summary

3 (2+1+0)



Knowledge verification

preliminary exam

Precondition for testing

Students should pass mandatory course ""General Chemistry"" in I semester.

Lecture type

lectures, seminars

Exercise type


Subject content

Structure of matter at atomic and molecular scale. Characteristics of ionic and covalent compounds.Structural formulas.Structure-property relationship. Solid state. Macromolecular solids. Alotropy, polymorphism. Crystal and molecular structure. Nature of van der Waals' forces. Hydrogen bonds and their influence on physical characteristics of matter such as melting and boiling point, solubility, viscosicity, density. Conventional and non-conventionl HB. Hydrogen bonds in poymers. Coordination chemistry. Selected topics of carbon and silicion inorganic chemistry (fullerens, carbides,silicates, glass, silicides, silicons). Metalurgy. The main compounds of inorganic chemical industry. General ecology: ozone, acid rains, greenhouse effect, heavy metals.

Aim of course

This course is the continuation of mandatory course ""General Chemistry"". It contains inorganic chemistry topics which are not incorporated in ""General Chemistry"" course, but they are of importance for textile materilas study and polymers study. This course is based on solid state features, intermolecularinteractions and their impact on characteristics and structure of compounds. Selected topics in the area of carbon and silicon inorganic chemistry are chosen due to the huge importance of carbon fibers and other inorganic polymers in textile industry nowadays. Coordination compounds and their importance in colour and pigment industry are also the subject of the course. The general ecology selected topics and the chemistry of atmosphere give the chemical bases in air, soil and water polution.

Literature necessary for course

I. Filipović, S. Lipanović, General and Inorganic Chemistry, Školska knjiga, Zagreb, 1995. (Part two: Chemistry of the Elements) Teacher's educational materials as .ppt presentations A. Earnshaw, N. Greenwood, Chemistry of the Elements, Pergamon Press, 1997. C. Baird, Environmental Chemistry, 2. Iz. , W. H. Freeman, 1999.

Supplement literature

Review articles from selected scientific journals in the area used for student's reports in seminars Usage of domestic journals such as Kemija u industriji, Croatica Chemica Acta.

Selected Topics of Inorganic Chemistry

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