Inorganic Chemistry OpenCourseWare: A Free Graduate Study Chemistry Class by MIT

Published Feb 12, 2009

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Students looking to understand the structure of the main elements in chemistry should take the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) free 'Principles of Inorganic Chemistry III' OpenCourseWare. Students taking this graduate course usually pursue a Ph.D. in Chemistry and must have a background in undergraduate organic and inorganic chemistry.

Principles of Inorganic Chemistry III: Course Specifics

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Principles of Inorganic Chemistry III: Course Description

The Department of Chemistry at MIT in Cambridge, MA, offers an OpenCourseWare course for students interested in the s and p blocks (referring to the outer orbitals) of chemical elements. The course is designed for students pursuing degrees in Chemistry and Biology. Students learn about the structure of these elements, covering their bonding, synthesis and reaction properties. Each course session covers a specific element, including aluminum, phosphorus, gold, fluorine and xenon. In addition, students learn about halogens and the noble gasses. Course materials include a sample problem set and exams to facilitate independent study. Chemistry professor Dr. Christopher Cummins teaches this course.

This OpenCourseWare includes a syllabus, required readings list, lecture notes and a take-home exam. Those interested in this free course should visit the Principles of Inorganic Chemistry course page.

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