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This course is required for all Chemistry and Biochemistry (B.S.) majors. This is an optional course for our Biochemistry (B.A.) majors and for students pursuing a minor in Chemistry.
This course introduces the chemistry of transition metals and main group elements. Topics include theories of bonding, kinetics and mechanisms of reactions of transition metal complexes, oxidation-reduction reactions, hard-soft acid-base theory, and solid-state chemistry. Applications of inorganic chemistry to other areas (organic, analytical, and physical chemistry, as well as biology and biochemistry) are highlighted throughout the course. The laboratory portion of the course involves the synthesis and spectroscopic investigation of inorganic complexes.
Four hours of lecture and one four-hour laboratory per week.
When Offered: Every fall semester.
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Literature and Review Assignments - 8%
Semester Exams (4) - 40%
Final exam - 15%
Laboratory - 25%