CHM 201 Inorganic Chemistry I 2 + 1 +0 (3 Credits)

A quantitative introduction to the basic principle of inorganic chemistry. The theory of valency -  molecular orbital, crystal field and valence bond theory. Three centre ionic bonding, electonegativity, ionic solids and lattice energy. Hydrogen bonding, molecular solids introduction to coordination chemistry of the first row

Periodicity of Physical Properties: The variation in physical properties with atomic number across the 2nd and 3rd periods (lithium to neon, sodium to argon). Variation in first ionization energies, atomic radii, melting points and explanation in terms of structure and bonding in elements. The relevance of ionization energy and electronic configuration.

Group II Elements: Reactive metals similar to each other with only gradual changes as their atomic numbers increases –the elements magnesium, calcium, strontium and barium. The unreactive nitrogen. Group VII elements – a group of unreactive non-metals.

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