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Undergraduate Course Details
Number CHE 441
Title Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
Credits 3.0
Prerequisites CHE308 and CHE341

Description

This course builds on Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry and Physical Chemistry. Topics include concepts of acids and bases; non-aqueous solvent systems; bonding and structure; molecular symmetry; solid state chemistry; coordination chemistry with an emphasis on ligand field theory, spectroscopy, thermodynamic and kinetic aspects of coordination compounds; organometallic chemistry of mono and polynuclear metal carbonyl, alkyl and analogues. Catalysis and selected bioinorganic compounds will be covered briefly as well. Three lecture hours per week. Not open to students who have received credits for CHE440.