Inorganic chemistry covers the chemistry of the chemical elements, with the exception of carbon (which is organic chemistry). It is therefore a vast subject with many sub-disciplines, these include solid state, bio-inorganic, organometallic, organic synthesis, catalysis, porous materials, separation science, electro-chemistry, photochemistry, medicinal chemistry, biomedical engineering, and theoretical chemistry. It is therefore impossible to cover inorganic chemistry comprehensively in a one semester course. This course, CH 431, is designed to provide you with some of the basics that will enable you to comprehend some of the relevant literature in the area. In the second part of the course, applications of inorganic chemistry in industrial processes involving homogeneous catalysis are explored. I hope that you will find it relatively straightforward and logical, and not overly complicated. Your feedback is always welcome.
The course is divided into three sections:
2. Transition Metals
3. Homogeneous Catalysis
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