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Course name:
Inorganic Chemistry 1

Academic year:


Attendance requirements:

There are no requirements.



Study level:

basic academic studies, integrated basic and graduate academic studies

Study programmes:

Chemistry: 1. year, summer semester, compulsory course

Chemical Education: 1. year, summer semester, compulsory course


Maja T. Šumar Ristović, Ph.D.
assistant professor, Faculty of Chemistry, Studentski trg 12-16, Beograd

Tamara R. Todorović, Ph.D.
associate professor, Faculty of Chemistry, Studentski trg 12-16, Beograd


Hours of instruction:

Weekly: four hours of lectures + two hours of exercises (4+2+0)


Studying the basics of inorganic chemistry, understanding the patterns in physical and chemical properties of elements and their compounds based on the structure and position of the elements in the Periodic Table. The goal of the practical classes is to teach students to apply the theoretical patterns and use them to solve various problems, including numerical problems.


After successfully passing the exam, students will be able to:

  • predict the properties of elements based on their electronic structure, i.e. their position in the Periodic Table;
  • name the basic types of compounds which elements of different groups of the Periodic Table form and explain their structure and properties;
  • explain the basic differences in physical and chemical properties of the first element in a group compared with the rest of the elements in the group;
  • name and explain the methods for obtaining the s-, p- and d- block elements and their compounds;
  • name and explain the types of bonds and intermolecular interactions in basic classes of inorganic compounds;
  • explain the structure of complex compounds based on ligand field theory;
  • use the names of compounds in accordance with inorganic nomenclature;
  • solve numerical problems and problems from the areas which were covered in lectures.

Teaching methods:

Lectures, experimental demonstrations in the lectures and practical classes.

Extracurricular activities:

Students are expected to prepare in advance for lectures and practical classes by following the syllabus and using the coursebooks listed.


Main coursebooks:

  • Dejan Poleti: Opšta hemija, II deo, Hemija elemenata, TMF, Beograd, 2000.
  • Ivan Filipović i Stjepan Lipanović: Opća i anorganska kemija, II deo, Kemija elemenata, Školska knjiga, Zagreb, 1996.
  • Nenad Juranić: Zbirka zadataka iz opšte hemije, Studentski trg, Beograd, 2004.
  • Material from the lectures is available to students via the Student portal.

Supplementary coursebooks:

  • C. E. Housecroft, A. G. Sharpe: Inorganic Chemistry, Second edition, Pearson Education Limited, Edinburgh, 2005.

Additional material:

Course activities and grading method


6 points (4 hours a week)


  • The Periodic Table of Elements.
  • Nomenclature of inorganic substances.
  • Hydrogen.
  • The halogens.
  • The chalcogens.
  • Nitrogen group elements.
  • Carbon group elements.
  • Boron group elements.
  • The alkaline earth and alkali metals. Noble gases. General properties of d- and f-elements. Transition elements. Electron configuration and chemical properties. Coordination compounds. Scandium group elements. Lanthanides and actinides. Titanium group elements. Vanadium group elements. Chromium group elements. Manganese group elements. The Iron Triad. Platinum group metals. Copper group elements. Zinc group elements.


2 points (2 hours a week)


32 points

Written exam:

60 points

Thu Mar 4 13:52:58 2021

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