CHEM-230   Essential Inorganic Chemistry

This foundational course for 1st and 2nd year students covers the properties and trends of molecules derived from across the periodic table, with special emphasis on the main group elements. Topics covered include periodicity, bonding, symmetry, and reactivity. Special attention will be given to visualization tools for molecular structures. Upon completion of the course, students will be prepared to critically compare and contrast molecular and biomolecular structures with chemical reactions presented in subsequent course work throughout the science division. No laboratory requirement. Prerequisite: Chemistry 104 or 105 with a grade of C or better, or approval of the instructor (can also be taken concurrently).