Many fundamental concepts related to the study of inorganic chemistry will be explored. The course will review and expand upon topics such as atomic structure, simple bonding theory, and donor-acceptor chemistry. Significant emphasis will be placed on symmetry and group theory, molecular orbital theory, angular overlap theory, coordination and organometallic compounds and their properties, the descriptive chemistry of the representative elements, and the interpretation of electronic and infrared spectra as applied to inorganic complexes. In addition, the integral role that inorganic complexes play in biochemical systems and catalysis
will be examined.