2020-2021 University Catalog 
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2020-2021 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CHEM 212 - Inorganic Chemistry

An introduction to structure, bonding, and reactivity across the periodic table. The course begins by comparing the valence-bond and molecular-orbital models of bonding for small covalent compounds. Then, the solid state is explored, focusing on how bonding in ionic compounds, metals, and network-covalent compounds affects their behavior as materials. Additional topics include bonding in transition-metal complexes, reactivity in solution, and the use of physical methods such as spectroscopy and crystallography to elucidate elements of structure and reactivity.

Credits: 1.00
When Offered: Spring semester only

Corequisite: CHEM 212L  
Prerequisites: CHEM 102  (may be taken concurrently) or CHEM 111  
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: None
Area of Inquiry: Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Liberal Arts CORE: None

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