Fundamental concepts of inorganic chemistry. Includes theories of atomic structure, ionic compounds, covalent bonding, and acids and bases. Descriptive chemistry of nontransitional elements emphasized. Minerals used in the description of ionic compounds and as resources for the elements. Laboratory will investigate the concepts introduced in the classroom including basic reactivity of the transition and nontransition metals, effects of bonding on spectra, and magnetic effects of electronic structure of atoms. Additional fees apply.