Submitted by Caroline Saouma / University of Utah on Sun, 06/09/2019 - 14:52
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Specific Course Information
Course Area and Number
CHEM 3100
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT USA
none required
Course Meetings and Time
Number of meetings per week
5 meetings / week
Time per meeting (minutes)
50 min / meeting
Number of weeks
> 15 weeks
Lab Associated
Average Class Size
Typical Student Population
Chemistry majors, typically seniors. Some juniors.

From syllabus:

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.

Learning Goals

None listed

How the course is taught
4 lectures a week + 1 discussion. Lectures are flipped and students are expected to watch a vide before class. Classtime is devoted to pset problems, clicker questions, and general questions.
Grading Scheme
See syllabus
Creative Commons License
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