Introduction to Coordination Chemistry. Survey of coordination numbers; stereochemistry, ligand types; dn configurations; elementary bonding theories; structure determination; nomenclature.
Structural and Stereoisomerism. Types of structural isomers; types of stereoisomers (cisand trans; mer and fac; sym and asym; optical isomers).
Symmetry and Point Groups. Determination of symmetry elements and operations; molecular point group determination; symmetry and dipole moment and chirality.
Synthetic Reactions. Addition, substitution, dissociation, redox, and reactions of coordinated ligands; catalytic processes; inertness and lability; chelate effect; trans-effect; reactions in non-aqueous media.
Crystal field theory. Magnetic properties and CF stabilization energy; electronic absorption spectra; spectrochemical series; Jahn-Teller effect; thermodynamics and crystal field effects.
Special Topics in Coordination Chemistry. Metal-Metal Bonds; Solar Energy Conversion.