Fall 2020

Inorganic Chemistry

Listed in: Chemistry, as CHEM-371

Formerly listed as: CHEM-35

Moodle site: Course


Christopher B. Durr (Section 01)


This course will discuss structure, bonding, and properties of transition metal-containing molecules and inorganic solids. Students will examine structure and bonding in transition metal complexes through molecular orbital and ligand field theories, with an emphasis on the magnetic, spectroscopic, and thermodynamic properties of transition metal complexes. The class will also examine reactions of transition metal complexes, including the unique chemistry of organometallic compounds. The laboratory experiments complement lecture material and include an independent project. Three hours of class and four hours of laboratory per week.

For Fall 2020:  All laboratory will be remote.  There will also be asynchronous content and in-person meetings.

Requisite: CHEM 221 or consent of the instructor. Limited to 20 students.

Fall semester. Professor Durr.

If Overenrolled: Preference given to Amherst College chemistry majors, others by class year.

Cost: 90.00 ?


Lab Science Course, Quantitative Reasoning


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2009, Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Fall 2017, Fall 2018, Fall 2019, Fall 2020, Fall 2021