Inorganic Chemistry -II




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  1. CHM441(forInt.MScStudents)
  2. CHM345(NewARCforMS/BSstudents)


Course Contents

  1. Symmetry, point groups, character tables, concepts of orbital symmetries for d-orbital splitting diagrams in different stereochemistry (5)

  2. Synthesis and structure of mononuclear and multinuclear transition metal complexes (2)

  3. Theories of bonding. Crystal-field and Molecular orbital, effects of ligand-field (spectrochemical series, consequences of d-orbital splitting)  (6)        

  4. Spectroscopy of transition-metal complexes: Russell-Saunders coupling scheme, Term Symbols (6)

  5.  Magnetism of transition-metal complexes: Curie law, para-, ferro, anti-ferro and ferri-magnetic systems. (4)

  6. Reaction mechanism of transition metal complexes and electron-transfer reactions (5)

  7. Introduction of bio-inorganic chemistry: heme, non-heme, Fe-S proteins (5)

  8. New trends of research: supramolecular chemistry, metal-organic frameworks, gas-storage,

  9. nanochemistry, the renaissance of carbon (6)

  10. Transition metal-based inorganic materials (magnetic, optical and biomaterials) (3)



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  1. Huheey, J. E.; Keiter, K. E.; Keiter, R. L., Inorganic Chemistry-Principles of Structure and Reactivity: 4th Edn, Pearson Education, 2008.
  2. Shriver. D. F.; Atkins. P. W.; Langford, C. G., Inorganic Chemistry.  3rd Edn., Oxford University, Oxford, 1999.
  3. Cotton, F. A.; Murillo, C. A.; and Bochmann, M., Advanced Inorganic Chemistry, 6th Edn., Wiley Interscience, 2001.
  4. Cotton, F. A., Chemical Applications of Group Theory 3rd ed., John Wiley and Sons, 2003
  5. Carter, R. L.,  Molecular Symmetry and Group Theory, John Wiley and Sons,  3rd Edn.,1998
  6. Kahn, O., Molecular Magnetism, VCH, Weinheim, 1993
  7. Lehn, J. M., Supramolecular Chemistry: Concepts and Perspectives, VCH, Weinheim, 1995
  8. Berg, J. M.; Lippard, S. J., Principles of Bioinorganic Chemistry, University Science Books, CA, 1995.



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