Excellent Introduction to point groups and symmetry operations for inorganic chemistry

A SIMPLE INTRODUCTION

Common Inorganic Ligands
hydrido
H-
fluoro
F-
chloro
Cl-
bromo
Br-
nitrido
N^3-
oxo
O^2-
cyano
CN-
thiocyano
SCN-
isothiocyano
NCS-
hydroxo
OH-
aqua
H2O
carbonyl
CO
thiocarbonyl
CS
nitro
NO2-
phosphine
PR3
pyridine
C5H5N
ammine
NH3
methylamine
MeNH2
amido
NH2

imido

NH2-
nitrosyl
NO+
nitrito
ONO-
methyl isocyanide
CH3NC


Inorganic chemistry - the study of the structure, bonding and interactions of compounds with little to no carbon atoms (Eg. CO2 is accepted as inorganic). The field has a special interest with respect to transition metals and their uses as effective catalysts. A unique phenomenon in inorganic chemistry is the existence of the quadruple bond, discovered by F. Albert Cotton.

Geometry of Inorganic Compounds

Basic Inorganic Chemistry and Reference Sheet


Is water inorganic?

Yes, water is an inorganic substance as it does not contain any carbon atoms. Surprisingly, this is a very common question since humans are mostly water but are referred to as carbon based lifeforms. This is because the dryweight of cells is actually 50% carbon, the building blocks of amino acids, proteins, lipids, and nucleotides.


What is an inorganic substance?

Simply put, an inorganic substance is anything that does not contain carbon.


 Quantum Numbers


NAME
SYMBOL
VALUES
Principal
n
1,2,3...
Angular Momentum
l
0,1,2,n-1
Magnetic
ml
-l...-2,-1,0,+1,+2,...+l
Spin
ms
+1/2, -1/2