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Inorganic Chemistry

Inorganic chemistry degrees are available at the bachelor's, master's and doctorate levels. Continue reading to see if specializing in inorganic chemistry fits your career and education goals.

Inside Inorganic Chemistry

According to the American Chemical Society (ACS), inorganic chemistry is concerned with organometallic and inorganic compounds (portal.acs.org). Inorganic chemistry can be divided into six areas, including organometallic, bioinorganic, solid state or materials, along with coordination and main group chemistry and nanoscience. Organometallic chemistry investigates the bonding of carbon atoms to metals. Bioinorganic chemists look at metals in biology, while solid state chemists examine polymers, superconductors and alloys, for example.

Education Information

Degree programs specifically in inorganic chemistry are rare, but students interested in this specialization can enroll in a bachelor's degree program in chemistry with a focus in inorganic chemistry. Those looking for a career in chemistry research or wanting to advance to graduate studies in chemistry generally choose a Bachelor of Science program. Bachelor of Arts curricula might appeal more to students whose interests lie in general or technical areas that require a fundamental background in chemistry. Completing a program certified by the ACS could give graduates an advantage in the job market and getting accepted into advanced academic programs.

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