CHEM 360 INORGANIC CHEMISTRY Credits 3.00 Spring 02
Survey of the periodic table; atomic and molecular structure; bonding in covalent, ionic, and electron deficient systems; thermochemical principles and experimental techniques for analysis, structure determination, and synthesis.
Recommended for students in the sophomore year.
Prereq- Chem 211, 213 - BH 180 - TTH 09:25AM - 10:40AM
Instructor: Andrew R. Barron, John L. Margrave Enr: 14 Max: NA



Andrew R. Barron


Butcher Hall 410, Ext. 5610

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Office Hours by Appointment


Text book: Cotton, Wilkinson and Gaus, Basic Inorganic Chemistry, published by Wiley


Course Outline

Professor Andrew R. Barron


1. Ligand field theory
1.1. Crystal field approach
1.1.1. Octahedral complexes
1.1.2. Square planar and tetrahedral complexes
1.2. Molecular orbital approach
1.3. Magnetic properties of transition metal compounds


2. Coordination Complexes

2.1. Ligands
2.1.1. Ligand types
2.2. Types of complexes
2.3. Nomenclature

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3. Halides of Transition Metal

3.1. Structure
3.2. Properties


4. Metals Bonded to Oxygen

4.1. Oxides and oxo-anions
4.1.1. Structure
4.1.2. acid-base behavior4.2. Aquo ions


5. Metals Bonded to Nitrogen

5.1. Nitrides
5.2. Complexes with N donors


6. Metal Bonded to Carbon

6.1. Carbonyls
6.2. Cyanides


7. Iron: A Typical Transition Metal

7.1. Oxides
7.2. Halides
7.3. Complexes


8. Solid State Chemistry

8.1. Insulators, conductors and semiconductors
8.2. Ionic solids
8.3. Covalent solids
8.3.1. Silicates
8.4. Hydrogen bonded solids
8.5. Molecular solids
8.6. Disorder in crystals


If you have a documented disability that will impact your work in this class, please contact me to discuss your needs. Additionally, you will need to register with the Disability Support Services Office in the Ley Student Center.

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