An introduction to modern concepts of inorganic chemistry, including electronic structures, molecular structures and periodic classification of the elements. Additional topics will be selected from the following areas: bonding theories, quantum theory, solid state theory, transition metal complexes, methods of structural determination, bioinorganic chemistry and instrumental techniques currently used in inorganic chemistry. The experiments chosen are to illustrate inorganic synthetic techniques, method of purification, and methods of characterization. Alternate Fall Semesters. (3 hours lecture - 3 hours laboratory). 

Prerequisites: CHE 205, 206, 211.