CHE501

Inorganic Chemistry
Year / Semester: 
1st Year

UNIT SCHEDULE


BLOCK 1

SYMMETRY OF MOLECULES

Unit 1

Symmetry Operations and Symmetry Elements

Unit 2

Mathematical Rules of Groups – Abelian and Non-Abelian

Unit 3

Molecular Point Groups

Unit 4

Group Multiplication Tables

Unit 5

Symmetry and Properties of Molecules – Molecular Polarity, Chirality and Optical Activity

 

BLOCK 2

THEORIES OF BONDING AND ELECTRONIC SPECTRA OF METAL COMPLEXES

Unit 6

Crystal Field Theory – Splitting of Metal d-Orbitals in Different Geometries

Unit 7

Ligand Field Parameters

Unit 8

Molecular Orbital Theory

Unit 9

Free Ion Terms and Energy Levels

Unit 10

Orgel Diagrams

 

BLOCK 3

REACTION MECHANISMS OF TRANSITION METAL COMPLEXES

Unit 11

Labile and Inert Complexes

Unit 12

Substitution Reaction Mechanisms of Octahedral complexes

Unit 13

Substitution Reaction Mechanisms of Square Planar complexes   

Unit 14

Electron Transfer Reaction Mechanisms

Unit 15

Reaction Mechanisms of Organometallic Compounds

 

BLOCK 4

 

Unit 16

Stability constants of Metal Complexes and Factors Influencing Stability

Unit 17

Methods of Determination of Stability Constants

Unit 18

Ligational aspects of Diatomic Molecules

Unit 19

Metal Clusters

Unit 20

Coordination Chemistry of Metal Ions in Biomolecules