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: CHEM2041 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 and symmetry 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 metal 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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