May 27, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
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CHEM 350 - Inorganic Chemistry

Atomic structure, properties, and chemical bonding.  Includes a discussion of molecular orbital theory, symmetry, group theory, and bonding in solids. Course will be offered every year (Winter).

Prerequisites: CHEM 183 and either PHYS 113 or PHYS 123 or PHYS 183 with a grade of C- or higher in each.

Credits: (3)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the periodic properties of the elements using the periodic table.
  • Describe the properties of the atomic orbitals that are derived from quantum mechanics, be able to sketch atomic orbitals.
  • Describe the essential principals of molecular orbital theory, sketch and interpret molecular orbital diagrams for diatomic molecules, interpret molecular orbital diagrams for polyatomic molecules.
  • Describe the different types of solids and identify the primary bonding mechanisms of each.
  • Identify the basic symmetry elements and the point group of molecules.
  • Know the expected geometries of coordination compounds and name simple coordination compounds.

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