Course List

15. CHEM302 Inorganic Chemistry III

Credits: 3-1-0-3

Prerequisites: None

Unit I (Chemistry and Periodic Trends among Metals) General periodic trends among metals; alkali metals; alkaline earth metals; coinage metals; zinc subgroup; scandium family and rare earths; actinide metals; transition metals - group 4 to 7, group 8 to 10. 

Unit II (Acids and Bases) Bronstat acids and bases: Bronstat acidy, periodic trends in Bronstat acidy, polyoxo compound formation; Lewis acids and bases: definitions, strengths, representative Lewis acids, heterogeneous acid-base reactions. 

Unit III (Solid State Chemistry) Inorganic Solids: Ionic solids, close packing, radius ratio, Structure of ionic crystals, ionic radii, lattice energy; crystal structure, defects structures, insulators, semiconductors and superconductivity. 

Unit IV (Main group Organometallics) Classification and structure, ionic and electron deficient compounds of groups 1, 2 and 12.; Electron deficient compounds of the boron group; Electron-precise compounds of the carbon group. Electron-rich compounds of the nitrogen group.

Unit V (Introduction to Bio-inorganic Chemistry) Pumps and transport proteins: Ion pumps, Oxygen transport; Enzymes and catalysis: Oxaloacetate decarboxylase, carboxy peptidase; Redox catalysis: cytochromes, nitrogen fixation, photosynthesis. 

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. 

4. W. L. Jolly, Modern Inorganic Chemistry, 2nd Edn., McGraw-Hill, 1991.