Spring 2009

Inorganic Chemistry

Listed in: Chemistry, as CHEM-35


Sandra L. Burkett (Sections 01 and 02)


The structure, bonding, and symmetry of transition metal-containing molecules and inorganic solids are discussed. Structure and bonding in transition metal complexes are examined through molecular orbital and ligand field theories, with an emphasis on the magnetic, spectral, and thermodynamic properties of transition metal complexes. Reactions of transition metal complexes, including the unique chemistry of organometallic compounds, will be examined. The laboratory experiments complement lecture material and include a final independent project. Three hours of class and four hours of laboratory per week. Requisite: Chemistry 21 or consent of the instructor. Spring semester. Professor Burkett.