Course List

9. CHEM201 Inorganic Chemistry I

Credits: 3-1-0-3

Prerequisites: None

Unit – I (Hydrogen and Hydrides, Alkali and Alkaline earth Metals) Hydrogen and Hydrides: Electronic structure, abundance, preparation and properties, isotopes, ortho- and para hydrogen; Hydrides: ionic, covalent, metallic and intermediate hydrides; Hydrogen bonding. Alkali metals: Introduction, halides, oxides and hydroxides, salts of oxo-acids, aqueous solution chemistry, complexes and organometallic compounds. Alkaline Earth metals: Introduction, halides, oxides and hydroxides, salts of oxo-acids, aqueous solution chemistry, complexes and organometallic compounds. 

Unit – II (Boron and Carbon group – Basic treatment) Boron group: Introduction, diborane and hydrogen compounds of the other elements, metal borides, halides and complex halides of B, Al, Ga, In and Tl, oxides, oxo-acids, oxoanions and hydroxides; nitrogen derivatives; Al, Ga, In and Tl salts of oxo-acids and aqueous solution chemistry, organometallic compounds. Carbon group: Introduction, Intercalation compounds of graphite, hydrides, carbides and silicides, halides and complex halides; oxides and oxo-acids of carbon; oxides and oxoacids and hydroxides of Si, Ge, Sn and Pb; Silicates; Silicones; Sulfides; Cyanogen, its derivatives and silicon nitride; aqueous solution chemistry and oxo-acid salts of Sn and Pb; Organometallic compounds. 

Unit – III (Nitrogen and Oxygen group- Basic treatment) Nitrogen group: Introduction; hydrides; nitrides, phosphides and arsenides; halides, oxohalides and complex halides; Oxides, oxo-acids and sulfides of N, P, As, Sb and Bi; Phosphazenes; Aqueous solution chemistry; Organic derivatives. Oxygen group: Introduction; Hydrides; Halides, Oxohalides and complex halides, Oxides, Oxo-acids and their salts; Sulphur-nitrogen compounds; Aqueous solution chemistry of S, Se and Te; Organic derivatives. 

Unit – IV (Halogens and noble gases- Basic treatement) Introduction; hydrogen halides; general considerations of halides; interhalogen compounds and polyhalogen ions; oxides and oxyfluorides of Cl, Br and I; oxo-acids of halogens and their salts; aqueous solution chemistry; organic derivatives. Noble gases: Introduction; compounds of Xe, Kr and Rn. 

Unit V (Nuclear Chemistry- Basic treatment) Introduction; nuclear binding energy; radio-activity and nuclear reactions; nuclear fission and fusion; spectroscopic techniques based on nuclear properties; separation of stable isotopes and unstable isotopes; applications of isotopes. 

Recommended Books: 

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

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

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