Inorganic Chemistry: The Elements - CHEM2031

Faculty: Faculty of Science

School: School of Chemistry

Course Outline:

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 6

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: CHEM1011 or CHEM1031 or CHEM1051, CHEM1021 or CHEM1041 or CHEM1061; Exclusion: CHEM2828, CHEM2839

Excluded: CHEM2839

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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This course provides a general introduction to both theoretical and practical aspects of
advanced inorganic chemistry. The principles of quantum theory are explained and then
explored to account for the electronic and geometric structure of atoms and molecules. These concepts are then expanded further to include the study of such diverse areas as solid state chemistry, transition and post transition metals and main group chemistry. The relevance of much of this chemistry to the world around us is highlighted with real examples of inorganic chemistry in action.
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