Course unit code:
Course unit title:
Inorganic chemistry
Mode of completion and Number of ECTS credits:
Exm (7 credits)
Course supervisor:
prof. Ing. Marian Koman, DrSc.
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
Mastering of the basic principles of general and inorganic chemistry, structure, properties, industrial, biological and environmental applications of nonmetallic and metallic elements and their simple inorganic and coordination compounds.
Prerequisites for registration:
Course contents:
Chemical objects. Atomic structure of matter. Substances and their mixtures. Balance of matter. Formation of inorganic compounds.
The spontaneous processes. Chemical equilibrium. Protolytic reactions. Complex formation reactions.
Redox reactions . Precipitation reactions.Orbitals and electron arrangement.
Periodic system and the classification of the elements. Covalent bond. Fundamentals of the theory of molecular orbitals.
The chemical structure of covalent compounds. Shape trinuclear and polynuclear particles. VSEPR method . Hybridization. Chemical bonds and structure in solids.
Hydrogen bonds and other intermolecular interaction. Physical properties of matters. Solution formation. Periodic trends in the properties of elements and compounds.
Noble gases. Hydrogen. Halogens.
Oxygen and sulfur. Selenium, tellurium and polonium. Nitrogen and phosphorus. Arsenic, antimony and bismuth.
Carbon and silicon, germanium, tin and lead. Boron. Aluminum, gallium, indium and thallium.
Alkali metals. Beryllium and magnesium. Alkaline earth metals. Coordination compounds.
3d, 4d and 5d transition metals. Rare earth elements. Lanthanides and actinides.
Organometallic compounds.

Recommended or required reading:
  • ŠÍMA, J. – KOMAN, M. – KOTOČOVÁ, A. – SEGĽA, P. – TATARKO, M. – VALIGURA, D. Anorganická chémia. Vydavateľstvo STU v Bratislave, 2005. ISBN 80-227-2272-3.
  • ŠIMA, J. – KOMAN, M. – KOTOČOVÁ, A. Anorganická chémia. Bratislava: Nakladateľstvo STU, 2009. 480 s. ISBN 978-80-227-3087-7.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods:
Lectures, exercises
Assesment methods and criteria:
Written and oral exams. Evaluation in accordance with the criteria STU.
Language of instruction:
Slovak, English
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