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Map: Inorganic Chemistry (Housecroft)

Inorganic chemistry deals with the synthesis and behavior ofinorganic and organometallic compounds. This field covers all chemical compounds except the myriad organic compounds (carbon based compounds, usually containing C-H bonds), which are the subjects of organic chemistry.

Thumbnail: The crystal structure of sodium chloride, \(\ce{NaCl}\), a typical ionic compound. The purple spheres represent sodium cations, \(\ce{Na^{+}}\), and the green spheres represent chloride anions, \(\ce{Cl^{-}}\). Image used with permission (Public Domain; Benjah-bmm27).