Inorganic Chemistry II

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The course aims at providing junior student with a solid background in coordination chemistry, with emphasis on transition metal elements and their coordination compounds. Both theory and descriptive chemistry are involved, at a balanced approach, without mathematical rigor. Course Description: A lecture course focusing on coordination chemistry and complexes. Contemporary theories of bonding and structure are treated rigorously. Preparations, chemical and redox reactions (including mechanisms), magnetism, spectroscopy and applications of coordination compounds are treated. A general survey of transition metals and their descriptive chemistry are also included. Expected Learning Outcomes: After completing the course, the student is expected to: 1) Able to read and comprehend literature about chemical and physical properties of transition metal elements 2) Applying new bonding theories (CFT, VBT and MOT) in studying coordination compounds 3) Use such theories in explaining (and predicting) structural, magnetic and spectral properties of coordination compounds. 4) Explain chemical properties of coordination compounds together using mechanistic and theoretical details 5) Explain stability and isomerism of coordination compounds, 6) Use VBT, CFT and MOT in predicting structural and conformational preferences among coordination compounds Course Outline: Chapter Topic Chapter Lectures Introductory remarks 1 8 Descriptive chemistry of elements 4 9 Coordination Chemistry I: Structures and Isomers 9 10 Coordination Chemistry II: Bonding 10 11 Coordination Chemistry III: Electronic Spectra 10 12 Coordination Chemistry IV: Reactions & Mechanisms 10 1st Test 8+9+10 1 2nd Test 11+12 1 Final Exam 2 Total Lectures 48 Evaluation: 1st hour test 25% 2nd hour test 25% Final exam 50% Text books: 1) G. L. Miessler and D. A. Tarr, Inorganic Chemistry, 4th Ed., Pearson, Boston, 2011. Other Readings: 1) Purcell and Kutz, Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry, WB Saunders, Philadelphia. 2) Cotton and Wilkinson, Basic Inorganic Chemistry, 3rd ed., J. Wiley, NY, (1995). 3) Inorganic Chemistry, second edition, D. F. Shriver, P. W. Atkins, and C. H. Langford; W. H. Freeman and Co., New York, 1994. 913 pp. 4) W. L. Jolly; Modern Inorganic Chemistry, second edition, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1991. 655 pp. 5) Complexes and First Row Transition Elements, David Nicholls, Macmillan. 6) Advanced Inorganic Chemistry, fifth edition, F. A. Cotton and G. Wilkinson; Wiley-Interscience, New York. 7) Shriver and Atkins' Inorganic Chemistry, 5th ed., Freeman, NY, 2010. Updated by: Hikmat S.Hilal & Samar Shakhshir, May, 2012.