CHEM 420

Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

This course presents both theoretical and descriptive material on inorganic chemical compounds, synthetic and reaction strategies for important transformations. Typical topics covered are structure and bonding, molecular symmetry, inorganic reaction mechanisms, transition metal chemistry, organometallic compounds, and the main group elements. Laboratory experiments illustrate common synthetic and characterization processes for inorganic compounds.

Prerequisites: MATH 181 or MATH 280, CHEM 230 or 231, CHEM 340, PHYS 122.