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CHEM 431 - Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

(3 units)
Atomic structure; types of bonding; relationships among molecular structure and symmetry, physical properties, and reactivity of the elements and their compounds.

Corequisite(s): CHEM 422 .

Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Spring

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. draw and explain advanced Lewis structures for compounds of p-block elements that depict the correct number of valence electrons and the correct spatial arrangements of atoms.
2. identify and explain coordination geometries and diastereoisomerism.
3. draw d orbital splitting diagrams to determine high and low spin configurations and to predict magnetic properties.
4. describe the nature of the metal-ligand interaction using simple orbital diagrams.
5. calculate electron count as it pertains to the 18-electron rule.
6. draw orbital diagrams for bonding interactions of common organometallic ligands.
7. construct and explain the electronic structure of transition metal complexes.
8. explain and apply the fundamentals of symmetry and group theory.


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