Chemistry 416

CHEM 416

Catalog Entry

CHEM 416. Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
Three hours lecture (3).

Prerequisite: CHEM 216

Study of the chemistry of the transition elements.  (To be taught once every two years.)


Detailed Description of Content of the Course

The topics covered in this course include a study of bonding as applied to transition metal ions with applications of bonding theory to the common geometries, the spectral and magnetic properties, and the kinetics and mechanisms of transition metal complexes. Organometallic chemistry involving a variety of organic ligands are studied. The importance of transition metal complexes as catalysts, in biological systems, and other areas is investigated.


Detailed Description of Conduct of the Course

The course is basically a lecture course. Students are required to turn in approximately five (5) problem sets for grading. These problem sets are designed to have the students organize the information presented to solve specific problems.


Goals and Objectives or the Course

The goals of this course are

1. To provide an introduction to the bonding in transition metal complex ions
2. To apply concepts of bonding to the spectral and magnetic properties of transition metal complexes
3. To introduce the student to the area of organometallic chemistry
4. To provide examples which illustrate the numerous applications of transition metal complexes.


Assessment Measures

Assessment of the student's success in the course is based upon grades of two or three one-hour examinations, a final examination, and/or assigned problem sets.


Other Information 


Review and Approval

September 2001 Reviewed by Walter S. Jaronski, Chair