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Chem 220 - Theoretical Inorganic Chemistry

Journals, Journal Articles etc.

This is a list of journals selected for your course. We will cover how to find the journals and articles in these journals in our class session.

Selected Journals and Serials

 A. Multidisciplinary Journals

1. Journal of the American Chemical Society

2. Journal of Chemical Education

3. Angewandte Chemie, International Edition in English

4. Journal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications

B. Inorganic Chemistry

1. Inorganic Chemistry

 2. Synthesis and Reactivity in Inorganic and Metal-Organic Chemistry

3. Polyhedron

4. Journal of the Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions

5. European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry

6. Inorganica Chimica Acta

C. Organometallic chemistry

1. Organometallics

2. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry

3. Applied Organometallic Chemistry Journal

D. Metals and complexes

1. Journal of Coordination Chemistry

E. Solid state chemistry

1. Journal of Solid State Chemistry

2. Chemistry of Materials

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