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Inorganic Chemistry

Course Topics

  1. Atomic Structure and Periodic Trends
    • Introduction to inorganic chemistry and its significance
    • Atomic structure, electronic configurations, and periodic table
    • Periodic trends: atomic size, ionization energy, electron affinity, and electronegativity
  2. Chemical Bonding
    • Lewis structures and formal charges
    • Ionic and covalent bonding
    • Molecular orbital theory and hybridization
    • Valence bond theory and molecular shapes
  3. Coordination Chemistry
    • Introduction to coordination compounds and complexes
    • Ligands, coordination numbers, and isomerism
    • Crystal field theory and spectrochemical series
    • Electronic and geometric structures of coordination compounds
  4. Reactions and Mechanisms
    • Acid-base reactions in inorganic chemistry
    • Redox reactions and electrochemistry
    • Reaction kinetics and mechanisms in inorganic systems
    • Inorganic reaction types: substitution, addition, and elimination reactions
  5. Solid-State Chemistry
    • Introduction to solid-state materials and crystal structures
    • Bragg's Law and X-ray diffraction techniques
    • Band theory and electrical conductivity in solids
    • Defects and nonstoichiometry in solid-state compounds
  6. Applications of Inorganic Chemistry
    • Industrial applications of inorganic compounds
    • Environmental and energy-related aspects of inorganic chemistry
    • Bioinorganic chemistry and metalloproteins
    • Frontiers and emerging areas of inorganic chemistry research


The course syllabus is subject to change at the discretion of the instructor. Any modifications or updates will be communicated in advance.