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