Walsh University Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013
CHEM 305 Inorganic Chemistry 3 sem. hrs.
This course presents fundamental theories and applications of the chemistry of inorganic compounds, particularly the main-group elements. Topics include VSEPR theory, molecular symmetry and group theory, theories in chemical bonding, chemistry of the main-group elements, spectroscopic and analytical methods, coordination chemistry, crystal field theory, inorganic polymers, solid state chemistry, solution chemistry, and organometallic chemistry. Course also includes an oral and writing component and considerable integration of research literature. Students are expected to read, abstract, and present current topics in inorganic chemistry. Prerequisite: CHEM 201-202 with a C- or better grade. Offered spring of every odd-numbered year
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