Nov 18, 2019  
2019-2020 Academic Catalogue 
    
2019-2020 Academic Catalogue

CH 486 - The Amazing Chemistry of Boron


Lecture Hours: 1
Lab Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 1

Although all the elements in the first row of the Periodic Table exhibit some differences from the others in the same period, boron seems to be the most amazing in its ability to break the normal rules of bonding and structure. This class will include a study of the commercial uses of boron compounds, synthetic methods, molecular structure, bonding theory, mechanistic principles, medical applications, applications to organic synthesis, and the analytical chemistry of boron compounds using primary literature articles. Prerequisites: CH 246  & CH 335 .
Topics:
1). Introduction to Boron
2). Group 13 and the halides
3). Borates
4). Borides
5). Boranes
6). Boron Potpourri
7). Organoborane Chemistry
8). Carboranes
9). Metallaboranes