030.449 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds
030. 204 Structure and Bonding
An introduction to the synthesis, structure, and reactivity of materials and inorganic compounds. Modern approaches to chemical bonding, including molecular orbital, ligand field, and crystal field theories, will be applied to understanding the physical and chemical properties of inorganic materials. Other topics to be discussed include magnetic properties, electronic spectra, magnetic resonance spectra, and reaction kinetics. The integrated laboratory will cover synthetic, measurement, and calculation methods of inorganic chemistry, and include hands-on exposure to state of the art materials research. Students taking the course will become knowledgeable about the content presented in the pre-lectures, the content discussed during class, and the laboratory experiments. Relevant textbook chapters are mentioned for reference only. This course uses active learning strategies and its laboratory component carries the writing-intensive designation.