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Chemistry 202: Coordination Chemistry

Course Level: 
Second Year
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Section 1

Introduction to Coordination Chemistry. Survey of coordination numbers; stereochemistry, ligand types; dn configurations; elementary bonding theories; structure determination; nomenclature.

Section 2

Structural and Stereoisomerism. Types of structural isomers; types of stereoisomers (cisand transmer and facsym and asym; optical isomers).

Section 3

Symmetry and Point Groups. Determination of symmetry elements and operations; molecular point group determination; symmetry and dipole moment and chirality.

Section 4

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.

Section 5

Crystal field theory. Magnetic properties and CF stabilization energy; electronic absorption spectra; spectrochemical series; Jahn-Teller effect; thermodynamics and crystal field effects.

Section 6

Special Topics in Coordination Chemistry. Metal-Metal Bonds; Solar Energy Conversion.