An introduction to the chemistry of inorganic compounds and materials. Descriptive chemistry of the elements. A survey of Crystal Field Theory, band theory, and various acid-base theories. Use of the chemical and scientific literature. Introduction to the seminar concept.
After completing Chem 355, you should be able to satisfy the following learning outcomes.
1. Apply foundational principles of Inorganic Chemistry to identify and explain the chemical and physical properties of matter.
2. Evaluate and communicate solutions to chemistry-related issues and problems, particularly Inorganic Chemistry related issues and problems, according to accepted scientific standards as, for example, a report, poster, or oral presentation. Please note I will focus on the oral communication aspect of the Chemistry major.
3. Search and discuss the modern chemical literature and databases.
How the course is taught:
Course is lecture-focused, with a sprinkling of group work, guided literature discussion, and Socratic questioning.
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