Basic Inorganic Chemistry




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Prerequisites: CHM102A

Course Contents

Basic Concepts:

  • Molecular symmetry, point groups and character tables

  • Bonding models

  • Chemical forces

  • Acids and Bases Main Group Chemistry

  • Chemistry of selective main group elements and their compounds Transition Metal Chemistry

  • Types of legends, Structure and isomerism of transition metal complexes, Bonding in transition metal complexes Valence Bond, Crystal Field and Molecular Orbital theories, effects of orbital splitting

  • Organo-metallic compounds: EAN rule, metal carbonyls, metal olefins, reactions of organo-metallic compounds

  • Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis Lanthanide Chemistry

  • Chemistry of block elements: special features, lanthanide contraction, co-ordination number, structure and reactions.




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  • Shriver, D. F.; Atkins, P. W. and Langford, C. G.  Inorganic Chemistry, 3rd Edn., Oxford University, Oxford, 1999.

  • 2. Jolly, W. L.: Modern Inorganic Chemistry, 2nd Edn., 1991.

  • 3. Cotton, F. A. Chemical Applications of Group Theory, 3rd Edn., John Wiley and Sons, 2003.

  • 4. Cotton, F. A.; Wilkinson, G., Basic Inorganic Chemistry, 3rd Edn., John Wiley and Sons 1998.

  • 5. Cotton, F.A.; Carlos, A. M,; and Bochmann, M.  Advanced Inorganic Chemistry, 6th Edn. Wiley Interscience Publication, 2001.




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