CD 212 (AUG) 3:0 (Main group and coordination chemistry) which covers the following areas: Coordination chemistry: bonding theories (revision and extension), spectral and magnetic properties; inorganic reactions and mechanisms: hydrolysis reactions, substitution reactions, trans-effect; isomerization reactions, redox reactions; metal-metal bonding and clusters; mixed valence systems; chemistry of lanthanides and actinide elements.
CD 215 (AUG) 0:4 (Organic & Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory) which covers the following areas: Common organic transformations such as esterification, Diels-Alder reaction, oxidation-reduction, Grignard reaction, etc. Isolation and purification of products by chromatographic techniques, characterization of purified products by IR and NMR spectroscopy. Synthesis of coordination complexes, preparation of compounds of main group elements, synthesis of organo-metallic complexes. Physico-chemical characterization of these compounds by analytical and spectroscopic techniques.
UC 103 (JAN) 2:1 (Basic Inorganic Chemistry) which covers the following areas: Multi-electron atoms – periodic trends; chemical bonding: ionic solids, CFT: d-orbital splitting, tetrahedral, square planar, cubic and octahedral crystal fields, covalent bonding; Lewis model (2 Dim); VSEPR (3 Dim) hybridization; molecular orbital theory: heteronuclear diatomics, triatomics; shapes of main group compounds; acid-base chemistry: concepts, measures of acid-base strength, HSAB.