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
ACD/ChemSketch: Software for drawing molecular structures
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)
VSEPR Help Page (Purdue)
Interactive VSEPR Tutorial (Oxford)
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)
Structure and Isomerism of Coordination Compounds (Purdue): Requires Chemscape Chime
The Organometallic HyperTextBook (Dr. Rob Toreki): Many Useful Subjects, for example:
Electron Counting and the 18-Electron Rule
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.
NIST Chemistry WebBook: Database with a wealth of information, especially thermodynamic data.
VIPEr (Virtual Inorganic Pedagogical Electronic Resource): Lots of useful information related to inorganic chemistry
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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