CHEM 402 - Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry
Fall 2014, Section 100
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Subject: Chemistry (CHEM)
Department: LSA Chemistry
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Requirements & Distribution:
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Advisory Prerequisites:
CHEM 302 or CHEM 303, and 461/462.
Other Course Info:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
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CHEM 402 is a second-term course in inorganic chemistry at the undergraduate level. The goals of the course are two-fold. On the one hand, it will build upon the concepts presented in the earlier course. Topics included here will emphasize the interrelations of ideas presented earlier in the curriculum. For example, discussion can include the relation between oxidation and reduction and acidity, periodic trends in acids and bases, the relation of hard and soft ideas to molecular orbital theory, periodic trends in standard reduction potentials, the relation of molecular structure to conductivity and magnetism. The key topics to be covered in this portion of the course include acid-base chemistry, theories of bonding, periodic properties and d-metal complexes. The course goes on to cover additional topics selected from issues in catalysis, bioinorganic chemistry, structure-property relations, solid state chemistry, organometallic chemistry, kinetics of organometallic reactions, f-block compounds, electron deficient clusters, and quantum models of structure and bonding. The course has three lectures per week. There will be 1-3 exams and a final. Weekly homework problems will be assigned.


CHEM 402 - Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry
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100 (LEC)
 In Person
MWF 10:00AM - 11:00AM
9/2/14 - 12/10/14

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