Introduces students to a broad overview of modern inorganic chemistry. Included are considerations of molecular symmetry and group theory, bonding and molecular orbital theory, structures and reactivities of coordination compounds, organometallic chemistry, catalysis and transition metal clusters. Laboratory experiences will include the measurement of several important features of coordination compounds, such as their electronic spectra and paramagnetism, as well as the synthesis and characterization of organometallic compounds. Majors may not receive credit for both CHEM 3300 Inorganic Chemistry and BCHM 3310 Bioinorganic Chemistry. Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in CHEM 3402 and CHEM 2100. Corequisite(s): CHEM 3300L.
1. Student will be able to explain the structure of the atom in qualitative and semi-quantitative terms
2. Students will be able to determine symmetry in a molecule and describe bonding using Molecular Orbital Theory
3. Students will be able to apply acid/base models to applications in inorganic chemistry
4. Students will be able to describe coordination geometry, magnetism, and electronic structure for transition metal complexes