Inorganic Chemistry

China Pharmaceutical University| Updated: September 18, 2020 L M S

A brief introduction to the course

Student interview

About the course

Inorganic chemistry (IC) is the most fundamental course within chemistry for the international students at the China Pharmaceutical University (CPU). It is a mandatory course taught to the freshmen pursuing a major in pharmacy or clinical pharmacy.

Inorganic Chemistry will be the first course taught at an undergraduate level. The main objectives of this course are to familiarize oneself with the basic chemistry terms and their definitions; to master the macroscopic principles of chemical changes and the microscopic theories of matter-structures; to acquire the ability to identify and solve chemical problems in the real world and to build a solid foundation in chemistry and pharmaceutical science.

This IC course consists of three modules: (1) The macroscopic principles of chemical reactions contained within the chapters of thermochemistry, thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, and general knowledge of chemical equilibrium; (2) The microscopic theories of matter-structures mainly focused on the areas of electron behavior in atoms, chemical bonding, molecular geometry, and intermolecular interactions; (3) The knowledge of the four types of chemical reactions and equilibria, namely acid-base, precipitation, Redox and coordination.

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About the teachers


Dr. Jiabin Li is the leader of IC course teaching team. He received his M. Sc. from the Shanxi University with a major in inorganic chemistry in 1996, and pursued his Ph.D. in medicinal chemistry at the CPU from 2001 to 2006. As a visiting scholar, he worked at the Lab of Prof. Liming Zhang at the UCSB from 2013 to 2014. He is now an Associate Professor at the science college and a supervisor for M. Sc. Students for medicinal chemistry at the CPU. Dr. Jiabin Li has been a teacher of IC course for more than twenty years.

There are another four excellent members in the IC teaching team, Dr. Jin Hong, Dr. Yue Wang, Dr. Dramou Pierre and Ms. Qi Guo. They will be introduced in the video below.

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