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Final Exam Review

Chem E-1a
Final Exam Review
Thursday Dec. 11, 6-9 pm in Hall B

Final Exam: Thursday Dec. 18, 6-9 pm in Hall B

The Final Exam will contain 9 Problems:
Coordina9on chemistry will comprise approximately one problem on the exam.
Any material from the course could appear on the exam, with the following excep9ons:
Nomenclature of Coordina9on Compounds WILL be tested, but there will not be any other nomenclature ques9ons on the exam. (i.e. you
will not be tested on the nomenclature from Exam 1.)

Chapter-by Chapter refresher:
Chapters 1-3: Dimensional analysis, composi9on of atoms and molecules, stoichiometry,

balancing reac9ons
Chapter 4: Aqueous solu9ons, oxida9on-reduc9on reac9ons, 9tra9ons, precipita9on reac9ons
Chapter 5: Gases, Ideal Gas Law, mixtures of gases, Kine9c-Molecular Theory
Chapter 6: Thermochemistry, calorimetry, heat and work, Hesss Law,

standard enthalpies of forma9on
Chapter 7: Light, energy, photons, hydrogen atom, photoelectric eect, quantum numbers,

orbitals, e congs
Chapter 8: Atomic and ionic radii, ioniza9on energy, electron anity, Ze, periodic trends
Chapter 9: Bond polarity, Lewis structures, average bond dissocia9on enthalpies, Born-Haber cycle
Chapter 10: Molecular geometry, polarity, hybridiza9on, bonding theories, molecular orbitals
Chapter 20: Coordina9on compounds: nomenclature, electron congura9ons, colors, isomers
(Note: This list is simply intended to refresh your memory of some of the key concepts from each chapter. This list is not exhaus9ve, and
topics not men9oned above could appear on the exam.)

How to study for the exam:
Review the midterm exams, problems sets, Prac.ce Problems, and Friday Review problems.
Review the calcula9ons you performed and concepts you learned in Labs 1-8.
(Some material on the exam may reect work you did in the lab, but you will not be expected to have memorized any specic informa9on or
details from the laboratory. However, you should know how to perform any of the calcula9ons or analyses that you did in the lab.)
3 Prac9ce Final Examina9ons will be posted on the course website. You should take these exams under exam-like condi9ons.




Explain the following observa9ons using the language of crystal eld theory:
A solu9on of Ti 3+ ions in water is violet. When excess CN ions are added to the solu9on, the solu9on turns orange.



A solu9on of Fe3+ ions in water is essen9ally colorless. When excess CN ions are added to this solu9on, the solu9on turns bright red

Consider the following complex, which has Co(III) in an octahedral geometry:

where dien = diethylenediammine = H2NCH2CH2NHCH2CH2NH2
(Note that diethylenediammine is a tridentate ligand which can be abbreviated NNN.)


What is meant by tridentate and why can dien act as a tridentate ligand?


Write a correct systema9c name for this complex.

iii) Draw all unique geometric and op9cal isomers of [Co(dien)(H2O)2(Cl)]2+

For each one, indicate if it is chiral or achiral. (The dien ligand is exible, but, like ethylenediammine adjacent nitrogens on dien are
only able to complex to cis posi9ons on the metal.)