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(CHEM 370) Inorganic Chemistry

The properties and behavior of inorganic compounds. Topics include atomic structure, bonding theory, acid-base concepts, organometallic chemistry, bioinorganic chemistry, environmental chemistry, and coordination chemistry including the major theories of ligand bonding and electronic structure.

Credit Hours 3.0 Lecture
Prerequisites CHEM 106/L
Offered Spring - odd years
Programs -

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Build on knowledge gained in General Chemistry to develop a deeper understanding of the atomic structure, molecular bonding, and acid-base chemistry.
  2. Use symmetry and group theory to describe molecular and crystalline structures.
  3. Be able to discuss and characterize the chemistry of the main group elements.
  4. Be able to discuss and characterize the chemistry of coordination compounds, including using ligand field theory and molecular orbital theory.
  5. Understand how spectroscopy is used in the elucidation of atomic and molecular structure.
  6. Be able to apply inorganic concepts to organic chemistry (organometallic chemistry).
  7. Be able to apply inorganic concepts to biochemistry (bioinorganic chemistry).