Inorganic chemistry revolves around the research on non-carbon compounds for continuous studies in the field of sciences. Several metals and non-metallic elements and their properties and interactive features are studied for better understanding and usage in industrial and commercial applications. The scope of inorganic chemistry is vast as it deals with everything that is not organic.
According to the modern coordination compounds theory, all organic and inorganic compounds can be used as ligands, which is a departure from the traditional scope of differentiation. The principles of inorganic chemistry also state that the number of valence electrons determines the structure and volatility of metals, including that of the main group chemical compounds.
Known as the crystal field theory, it helps the electronic orbital states and the degeneracies to be described by means of a model. The attraction between negative charge on the non-bonding ligand electrons and the positively charged metal cation is a result of the interaction between ligands and transition metal.
Several other principles of inorganic chemistry describe redox, or oxidation-reduction reactions, and reactions can be completed according to acid-base chemistry by exchanging protons. Inorganic compounds can also play multiple roles as substrates for industrial processes and producing other chemicals.