FATILA RESEARCH GROUP
This course covers fundamental topics in chemistry. Topics include: dimensional analysis, nomenclature and stoichiometry. Students can find resources and information on Moodle.
Physical Chemistry Lab
Experimental physical chemistry lab where we will do experiments using DSC, vapor pressure, calorimetry, distillations, and look at the temperature dependence of equilibrium constants.
Topics include: point groups and symmetry, electrostatic interactions, ionic solids and packing, crystallography, quantum chemistry (an introduction), valence bond theory, molecular orbitals, and metal complexes.
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
Topics include: organometallic chemistry, catalysis, electronic structure of atoms and transition metal complexes, lanthanide and actinide coordination chemistry.
Special Topics: Bioinorganic Chemistry
Topics include: general overview of coordination chemistry,
introduction to metalloenzymes and the concept of the entatic state, biological ligands, electron transfer in biology, photosynthesis, iron uptake, storage and transfer, oxygen transport, photosynthesis, the role of zinc in biology, toxic and therapeutic metals.
Pictured: the Entatic State (an enzyme gets itself into a state of cat-like readiness).