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CH-807 Coordination Chemistry
Campus RCMS
Programs PG
Session Spring Semester 2017
Course Title Coordination Chemistry
Course Code CH-807
Credit Hours 3-0
Pre-Requisutes None
Course Objectives The major objectives of this course are: (a) To understand the key features of coordination compounds, including the variety of structures, oxidation numbers and electronic configurations, coordination numbers, ligands, chelates, bonding and stability of complexes. (b) To be able to describe the stability of metal complexes and to become familiar with some applications of coordination compounds.
Detail Content
  • Introduction to transition metals
  • Historical development of coordination compounds and Werner Theory
  • IUPAC nomenclature of complexes
  • Coordination number (CN) and geometry (shape) of complexes (CN 2-6)
  • Isomerism and classification of isomers
  • Bonding Theories
  • Crystal Field Theory (CFT)
  • Molecular Orbital Theory (MOT)
  • d-d spectrum theory
  • Kinetic and Mechanism
  • Reactions of Coordination Compounds – Stabilization of complexes
  • Application of coordination compounds
Text/Ref Books
  • Rusmidah Ali, Mohd Nordin Garif, Mustaffa Shamsuddin, Razak Ali, Wan Azelee Wan Abu Bakar, Zainab Ramli, Abdull Rahim Mohd Yusoff and Nor Aziah Buang, Coordination Chemistry, 2009, Dept of Chemistry, UTM. (Text Book).
  • Robert Crabtree, The Organometallic Chemistry of the Transition Metals, Wiley & Sons In, 2001.
  • D. Shriver and P. Atkins, Inorganic Chemistry, 5th Edition. W. H. Freeman. 2009.
  • Catherine E. Housecroft and Alan G. Sharpe, Inorganic Chemistry, 3rd Edition, Pearson Education Limited, 2008.
  • Gary L. Miessler and Donald A Tarr, Inorganic Chemistry, 3rd Edition, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2004.
  • David Nicholls, ‘Complexes and First Row Transition Elements’ The Mac Millan Press Ltd. 1979
Time Schedule Spring Semester 2017
Faculty/Resource Person Dr Uzma Habib
PhD (Heidelberg University, Germany)
Discipline : Computational Chemistry