This course will explore many of the fundamental models and theories that chemists employ in their attempts to understand the physical world, with an emphasis on inorganic systems. Topics will include introductory quantum mechanics; the electronic and nuclear structures of the atom, including nuclear chemistry; bonding theory of covalent molecules and inorganic complexes; electronic and magnetic properties of inorganic complexes; models describing the solid, liquid and gas states; kinetics; equilibria involving gases and inorganic complexes; thermodynamics; and electro-chemistry. The laboratory work is designed to reinforce concepts from the course and to introduce several laboratory techniques.

Three hours lecture, three hours lab