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CHE 375 F11 Course Outline

CHE 375 F11 Course Outline - Electronic structure of atoms...

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CHE 375 Inorganic Chemistry Course Outline The aim of the course is to provide a basic understanding of the chemistry of all elements. The course is structured into three stages: We will first cover a broad range of fundamental and practical aspects of the chemistry of the elements, then discuss the basic theories required to rationalize and categorize the chemical behavior of the elements, and finally focus on selected advanced topics. Chemistry of the main group elements Element groups: Hydrogen, alkali metals to halides and noble gases Element rows: First and second period versus heavier elements Chemistry of the transition metals, the lanthanide elements, and the actinide elements
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Unformatted text preview: Electronic structure of atoms and atomic ions Electron affinity, ionization energy, magnetism Molecular orbitals of diatomics Molecular structure – VSEPR and hybrid orbitals Linear combination of atomic orbitals Molecular symmetry and orbitals Structure of solids Covalent structures, metals, ionic structures Intermolecular interactions Acid-base chemistry Oxidation-reduction chemistry Chemistry of materials Insulators, metals, semiconductors, magnetic materials Semiconductor devices (solar cells, light-emitting diodes) Transition metal catalysis Bioinorganic chemistry...
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