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CHEM 208

Coordination Chemistry

Introduction to nomenclature and bonding of coordination complexes; symmetry and point groups; frontier molecular orbital theory; crystal field theory; properties and applications of coordination complexes.

Fundamentals of Reactivity in Inorganic Chemistry

CHEM 218

Common ligands and their properties; IR and NMR spectroscopy applied to inorganic and organometallic complexes; thermodynamics, kinetics, rate laws, and methods for analyzing reaction mechanisms; descriptive inorganic chemistry and common reactions of octahedral and square planar complexes; electron transfer; reactivity of metal oxos/hydroxos/hydrides;  introduction to organometallic reaction mechanisms; main group chemistry

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