Course List

12. CHEM301 Inorganic Chemistry II

Credits: 3-1-0-3

Prerequisites: None

Unit – I (Coordination Compounds 1) Introduction, physical and chemical properties of transition elements; Introduction to coordination compounds; coordination numbers and geometries in transition metal complexes; nomenclature; isomerism in transition metal complexes – structural, geometrical and optical isomerism. 

Unit – II (Coordination Compounds 2) Double salts and coordination compounds; Werner’s work; effective atomic number; bonding in transition metal complexes – valence bond theory, crystal field theory (octahedral and tetrahedral complexes); magnetism. 

Unit – III (Transition Metals of the First Series) Introduction and the chemistry of Scandium, Titanium, Vanadium, Chromium, Manganese, Iron, Cobalt, Nickel, Copper and Zinc. 

Unit – IV (Transition Metals of the Second and Third Series) Introduction and the chemistry of Yttrium & Lanthanum, Zirconium & Hafnium, Niobium & Tantalum, Molybdenum & Tungsten, Technetium & Rhenium, Ruthenium & Osmium, Rhodium & Iridium, Palladium & Platinum, Silver and Gold, Cadmium & Mercury. 

Unit – V (Lanthanide and Actinide Elements) Lanthanides: Introduction, occurrence, separation, oxidation states and general chemistry. Actinides: Introduction, isolation and general chemistry. 

Text Book: 

D. F. Shriver, P. W. Atkins, C. H. Langford, Inorganic Chemistry, ELBS. 1990. 

Recommended Books: 

1. A. G. Sharpe, Inorganic Chemistry, 3 rd Edn., Addison-Wesley, 1999. 

2. J. D. Lee, A New Concise Inorganic Chemistry, 3rd Edn., ELBS, 1987. 

3. B. Douglas, D. McDaniel, J. Alexander, Concepts and Models of Inorganic Chemistry, 3rd Edn., John Wiley, 2001.