Theoretical and descriptive inorganic/bioinorganic chemistry. Examines molecular structure and other properties of crystals, coordination compounds, and organometallic compounds. Topics include the roles of metal complexes as acids and bases, in oxidation-reduction reactions, and in biochemical systems. Laboratory in which main group and transition metal compounds are synthesized and studied. This course counts towards the Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.
Students will know key topics of inorganic chemistry, including the foundations of coordination chemistry, solid state chemistry, and organometallic chemistry.
Students will also learn more sophisticated applications of general chemistry topics in acid-base and oxidation-reduction chemistry.