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Inorganic chemistry is the chemistry of the periodic table, and this course will focus heavily on transition metal chemistry. We will begin by learning about symmetry and group theory, and apply what we have learned to understanding how molecules bond to one another. We will then apply this to coordination chemistry, and we will learn about structure and spectroscopy. The final third of the course is dedicated to inorganic reaction mechanisms, with an emphasis on organometallic chemistry and inorganic chemistry in medicine. Throughout the course examples will be introduced that relate the concepts learned to other areas of chemistry/your daily lives.
From course catalogue:
Current theoretical models for correlation of inorganic systems; review of major chemical trends across periodic table; oxidation states of elements, oxidation-reduction equilibria, and introduction to acid-base equilibria. Introduction to inorganic stereochemistry including coordination compounds, organometallic compounds, and electron-deficient molecules.