Middlebury

CHEM0230

Inorganic Chemistry

Inorganic Chemistry
Have you ever wondered how a lithium ion battery or a solar cell works? Do you know why a ruby is red, an emerald is green, a sapphire is blue, but the sapphire in your watch crystal is colorless? What is nanoscience? Why do multivitamin tablets contain iron, zinc, cobalt, and calcium? These questions and many others fall in the realm of inorganic chemistry – the chemistry of materials that do not contain carbon. This course is an introduction to the major subfields of inorganic chemistry including solid state, main group, transition metal, organometallic, and bioinorganic chemistry. The physical and structural properties of these materials will be explored using simple bonding theories and symmetry. The chemical properties of these materials will be investigated using basic kinetic and thermodynamic principles. (CHEM 0104 or 0107) 3 hrs. lect.
Subject:
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Department:
Chemistry & Biochemistry
Division:
Natural Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
SCI

Sections

Spring 2017

CHEM0230A-S17 Lecture (Larrabee)

Fall 2013

CHEM0230A-F13 Lecture (Larrabee)

Spring 2013

CHEM0230A-S13 Lecture (Larrabee)

Winter 2012

CHEM0230A-W12 Lecture (Larrabee)