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Salem, Oregon 97301
The course begins with a detailed examination of atomic structure and periodic trends, followed by an investigation of the structures, spectra, and magnetic properties of transition metal complexes using a crystal field theory approach. A study of inorganic reaction mechanisms and inorganic acid-base theories will allow a comprehensive approach to understanding metals in biological systems, including metalloprotein catalysis and metal-based pharmaceutical agents.
Corequisite: CHEM 321 or consent of instructor