A survey of the inorganic and organometallic chemistry of the elements. Topics include group theory, acid/base chemistry, solid state chemistry, main group elements, coordination chemistry, and organometallic compounds and reactions. Prerequisite: CHEM 112.
Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s):
Course Rotation for Day Program:
Offered odd Fall.
Most current editions of the following:
By G. Miesler and D. Tarr (Prentice Hall) Recommended
By J. Huheey, E. Keiter, and R. Keiter (Benjamin Cummings) Recommended
By D. Shriver, P. Atkins, and C. Langford ( W.H. Freeman) Recommended
To compare and contrast inorganic chemistry to other areas of chemistry.
To apply principles of structure and reactivity to inorganic, organometallic, and bioinorganic compounds.
To describe instrumental techniques for determination of inorganic chemical structures.
Apply rules of inorganic nomenclature.
Predict molecular geometry.
Use molecular-orbital theory to predict properties and spectra of molecules.
Describe experimental measurement of charge distribution in molecules.
Explain the roles of various intra- and inter-molecular forces in structure and reactivity.
Predict trends in melting and boiling point based on bonding type.
Differentiate between common concepts of acid-base reactions.
Assign point groups to molecules and ions.
Determine symmetry of rotational and vibrational modes of molecules.
Describe formation and symmetry of complexes.
Explain basic ideas of crystal field and ligand field theory.
Describe mechanisms of redox and photochemical reactions of coordination compounds.
Summarize properties of different groups of elements.
Describe the structure and properties of the allotropes of carbon.
Classify organometallic compounds.
Describe organometallic catalysis.
Symmetry and group theory
Solid state chemistry
Main group elements
Coordination complexes: structures and isomers; bonding; spectra; reactions and mechanisms; organometallics; bioinorganic chemistry
Recommended maximum class size for this course: 40
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