This course introduces the chemistry of the transition metals, focusing on coordination and organotransition metal compounds. It discusses the geometry, bonding models (ligand field theory, molecular orbital theory, isolobal analogy), and electronic properties of the transition metals and their compounds. It examines specific families with respect to their chemical and physical properties and their reactivity (ligand substitution, oxidative addition, reductive elimination, insertion reactions) as related to their structure and bonding. Other topics include application to industrial processes and bioinorganic chemistry. Three lecture hours and three hours laboratory a week. 05-09-2018-30-11-2018 Lecture Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11:30AM - 12:20PM, SDU Main Bldg, Room 113