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Coordination Chemistry

Prof. K. Sridharan

 

 

Coordination chemistry is a blend of inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. It finds wide applications in biological systems, drug discovery, chelation therapy, catalysis etc. This course will give a clear understanding of meaning of coordination chemistry, theories of bonding, spectral and magnetic properties of coordination compounds, which will help the students to understand their role in the different disciplines cited above.

 

Sl. No

Course content

Duration (in hours)

Module

1.

Symmetry and group theory

Symmetry elements and symmetry operations

Point groups and molecular symmetry

Irreducible representations and character tables

 

3

3

4

 

Module 1

Module 2

Module 3

2.

Coordination chemistry: Bonding

Valence bond theory, Crystal field theory

Molecular orbital theory

 

3

2

 

Module 4

Module 5

 

3.

Electronic spectra of complexes

Splitting of dn terms in various fields

Tanabe – Sugano diagrams

Distortions from symmetries, Charge transfer spectra

 

3

3

3

 

Module 6

Module 7

Module 8

4.

Magnetic properties of complexes

Types of magnetism

Quenching of magnetic moments

 

3

3

 

Module 9

Module 10

5.

Coordination chemistry: Structure, isomerism, stability

Structure

Isomerism

Stability

 

4

3

3

 

Module 11

Module 12

Module 13

 

Total

40