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Chemistry 218: Fundamentals of Reactivity in Inorganic Chemistry

Course Level: 
Second Year
Academic Year: 
2017/2018

Introduction

  1. General classification of chemical reactivity, mechanisms
  2. Kinetics recap
  3. Bonding recap

 

Substitution reactions

  1. Mechanisms of substitution
  2. Examples with octahedral complexes
  3. Examples with square planar complexes

 

Oxidation and Reduction

  1. Redox reactions
  2. Oxidation states in inorganic chemistry
  3. Marcus theory of electron transfer
  4. Examples of optimized electron transfer processes
  5. Inner-sphere electron transfer

 

Organometallic complexes

  1. 18 electron rule
  2. Fundamental reactions
  3. Metal multiply bonded systems

 

Main group

  1. Differences and similarities between p-block and d-block reactivity
  2. Reactions of Group 13 elements
  3. Reactions of Group 14 elements
  4. Reactions of Group 15 elements

 

Bioinorganic

  1. Lewis acid-base
  2. Biological redox chemistry
  3. Dioxygen reactions

 

Materials

  1. Synthesis and reactivity