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CHEM 331

Inorganic Reaction Mechanisms

This course offers a more in-depth look at the range of inorganic reactions. Basics of structure, bonding and properties are used to rationalize reactions ranging from simple precipitation, redox, and acid-base reaction to significantly more involved organometallic reaction mechanisms. Topics vary from year to year but other possible topics include inorganic catalytic cycles, inner and outer sphere redox chemistry, dissociative and associative mechanisms in coordination chemistry, and major bioinorganic reaction mechanisms. Frequently examples are chosen from the most recent primary chemical literature. Prerequisite: CHEM 120, 130 and 260. May not be taken pass/fail.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
CHEM 120, CHEM 130 and CHEM 260 1/2 course, class only