Sep 23, 2021
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.
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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