Applied Inorganic Chemistry
Inorganic chemistry deals with the synthesis and behavior of inorganic and organometallic compounds. This field covers all chemical compounds except the myriad organic compounds. Descriptive inorganic chemistry focuses on the classification of compounds based on their properties. Theoretical inorganic chemistry begins with the Bohr model of the atom and, using the tools and models of theoretical chemistry and computational chemistry including molecular orbital theory ligand field theory and density functional theory. Mechanistic inorganic chemistry explains about the mechanisms of reactions which are discussed differently for different classes of compounds which include redox reactions, reactions at ligand, transition metal compounds. Characterization of inorganic compounds includes determination of solubility, melting point and acidity. Commonly employed techniques in characterization are X-ray crystallography, dual polarization interferometer, and various forms of spectroscopy. Inorganic synthetic methods can be classified roughly according to the volatility or solubility of the component reactants. Soluble inorganic compounds are prepared using methods of organic synthesis.