Chem 102 Basic Principles of Inorganic & Organic Chemistry

A course covering periodicity and molecular symmetry: Atomic/ ionic radii, Electron affinities and electrone gativity, Symmetry operations and elements, Point groups and character tables, Chirality. General groups' properties: Alkali metals: Group I, Earth alkali metals: Group 2, Earth metals: Group 13, d- block chemistry. Coordination and Organometallic Chemistry: Ligand field theory, Jahn-Teller effect, Common types of ligands, Carbonyl complexes, Isolobal principle. Functional groups and their transformations: Alcohols and alkyl halides, Aldehydes and ketones, Carboxylic acids and esters, Amines and amino acids, Lipids. Common Organic Reactions and their mechanism: Condensation reactions, Elimination reactions, Substitution reactions, Radical reactions.