Credit: 3 credits
The objective of this course is to give the student a basic understanding of theoretical inorganic chemistry and to apply this understanding to problem solving involving critical thinking. The topics covered in this course include periodic trends, foundations of bonding theory, basic coordination chemistry, chemistry of the main group elements and block d elements. Some of the important concepts in bioinorganic chemistry as well as nanomaterials, nanoscience and nanotechnology will be discussed. This basic understanding is to prepare the student for additional coursework, either in chemistry or in other disciplines, and to help the student function in a technological society.
CO1 Explain certain key introductory concepts in inorganic chemistry (e.g. crystal field theory, common structural types, bonding) as well as the physical and chemical properties of inorganic compounds.
CO2 Use these concepts in problem solving, describe the chemistry of main group elements and transition metals.
CO3 Use resources to follow the current interests in inorganic chemistry.