1. Catalog Entry
Credit hours (3)
Prerequisites: CHEM 102
This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of Inorganic Chemistry.
2. Detailed Description of Course
The following topics will be covered:
1) Atomic Structure, atomic spectra, molecular orbital theory
2) Group Theory
3) The Chemistry of Main Group elements
4) The Coordination Chemistry of the Transition metals
5) Thermodynamic aspects of Inorganic reactions
6) The Coordination Chemistry of the Lanthanide and Actinide Elements
7) Organometallic Chemistry of Main Group and Transition metal elements
8) Solid state properties of materials: metals, crystal structures, semiconductor
9) Catalysis: heterogeneous and homogeneous
3. Detailed Description of Conduct of Course
Lecture periods will be used to introduce students to the theory and principles of inorganic chemistry. The content described above will be introduced and reinforced through practice problems and graded homework assignments.
4. Goals and Objectives of the Course
After successful completion of Inorganic Chemistry, the student will be able to:
1) Demonstrate proficiency in the topics listed above.
2) Communicate chemical concepts effectively.
5. Assessment Measures
Assessment of the student’s success in the course is based on tests and other materials which may include quizzes, homework exercises, and papers.
6. Other Course Information
Review and Approval