Chemistry 127 - Inorganic Chemistry II

Jenny Yang

Professor: Jenny Yang

Assistant Professor, Chemistry

School of Physical Sciences

Available Winter Quarter 2014

  • Prerequisites: Chem 107. Inorganic Chemistry.
  • Available: Winter Quarter 2014.
  • Format: Video Lecture
  • License:CC-BY-SA 3.0
  • Description: This is an advanced inorganic chemistry course. In Chemistry 107 you should have become familiar with basic coordination chemistry, molecular orbital theory, group theory, and electronic absorption spectroscopy. In this course we will further investigate topics important to inorganic chemist. Specifically our focus will be on the kinetics, thermodynamics, and mechanisms of inorganic reactions. This will include classical coordination compounds, organometallic compounds, main group compounds, transition metal active sites of enzymes, and important catalysts in industrial reactions. The goal is to familiarize you what has been established in inorganic chemistry and how that knowledge is applied to current research to answer new scientific questions.
  • Lecture Topics:
    • Week 1: Coordination geometries, types of bonding, summary of spectroscopic techniques
    • Week 2: Coordination Chemistry: Reactions and Mechanisms
    • Week 3: Coordination Chemistry: Reactions and Mechanisms
    • Week 4: Organometallic Chemistry
    • Week 5: Organometallic Chemistry
    • Week 6: Organometallic Reactions and Catalysis
    • Week 7: Organometallic Reactions and Catalysis
    • Week 8: Topics in Main Group Chemistry
    • Week 9: Bioinorganic Chemistry & Environmental Chemistry
    • Week 10: Bioinorganic Chemistry & Environmental Chemistry