CHE 332:  Inorganic Chemistry

Course Description:

A study of the chemistry of inorganic compounds,including the principles of covalent and ionic bonding, symmetry, periodic properties, metallic bonding, acid-base theories, coordination chemistry, inorganic reaction mechanisms, and selected topics in descriptive inorganic chemistry.  Laboratory work is required.  4 hours credit.

Prerequisites:  CHE 341and CHE 361

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Some Useful Links to the World-Wide Web

    Software

   ACD/ChemSketch:  Software for drawing molecular structures

    Atomic Structure

    Grand Orbital Table (David Manthey):  Really cool pictures of orbitals

    Hydrogenlike Orbitals (J. Holler, U. of Kentucky)

    Hydrogenic Atom Wavefunction Plotter:(Davidson College) plots wave functions

    Hydrogen Atom Orbital Viewer (falstad.com)

   Molecular Structure

    VSEPR Help Page (Purdue)

    Interactive VSEPR Tutorial (Oxford)

    Symmetry

    Point Groups (U. of Maine)

    References on Symmetry Point Groups (Otterbein College):  many useful links

    Molecular Orbital Theory

    Atomic and Molecular Orbitals (Chemistry.About.com)

    Molecular Orbital Theory (SparkNotes)

    Solid State:  Crystal Lattices

    Crystal Lattice Structures (Naval Research Laboratory)

    Coordination Chemistry

    Structure and Isomerism of Coordination Compounds (Purdue):  Requires Chemscape Chime

    The Organometallic HyperTextBook (Dr. Rob Toreki):  Many Useful Subjects, for example:

    Coordination Numbers

    Electron Counting and the 18-Electron Rule

    Chemical Abstracts

    STN Easy:  Search the Chemical Abstracts database.  Get your password from the reference librarians.

    Using CAS Databases on STN:  Guidelines for carrying out a literature search.

    Other Databases

    NIST Chemistry WebBook:  Database with a wealth of information, especially thermodynamic data.

    Miscellaneous Links

    VIPEr (Virtual Inorganic Pedagogical Electronic Resource):  Lots of useful information related to inorganic chemistry

    Scientific Writing

    Inorganic Chemistry:  many useful links here (from chemistry.about.com)

    WebElements Periodic Table

    Visual Elements Periodic Table

   Concise Chemistry web site:  portal with a variety of information



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