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General Chemistry
Scientific Measurements, Stoichiometry, Chemical reactions, Atomic Structure, Molecular Structure, Periodic Table, Chemical Bonding, Gases and their Laws, States of Matter and Forces among Molecules, Chemical Kinetics, Thermo chemistry and thermodynamics, Electrochemistry, Acids and bases, Chemical equilibria, Precipitation reactions, Introduction to organic chemistry.
Inorganic Chemistry (I)
Atomic structure : The hydrogen atom and polyelectronic atoms, Basic concepts of molecular structure : Lewis structure, electron pair repulsion model, hybridization concept and its use in explaining molecular properties, molecular geometry and point groups, molecular orbital theory of homonuclear and heteronuclear diatomic molecules and some triatomic molecules, Descriptive non-metal chemistry : the donor-acceptor concept and non-metal functional groups, Descriptive chemistry of Alkali and Alkaline earth metals. Transition Metal Chemistry Course): Electronic structure and general properties of transition elements.
Inorganic Chemistry (II)
Transition metal complexes: definition, types of ligands, coordinate bond, coordination number and nomenclature, magnetic properties and electronic structure using theories of bonding. Structural aspects of coordination compounds: geometrices and isomerism. Substitution reactions. Organometallic compounds : the 16-and 18-electron rules, synthesis, structure and bonding of Organometallic compounds.
Detentions, properties, nomenclature, classification and stability of organometallic compounds, organometallic compounds of selected elements of the first three periods, organometallic compounds of the transition elements: classification of ligands and theories of bonding, Lgands discussed include alkyl, alkyldienes, allyls dienes, five and six-electron donors.
Chemistry of Elements
Group A elements, Occurrence, Properties, Uses, Simple Inorganic Compounds, Organometallics Compounds.
Graduated Courses/ Organiometallics
General properties of organometallic complexes. Transition metal carbon and hydrogen bonds. Ligand substitution reactions. Complexes of P-bound ligands. Carbenes, carbynes and polymerization. Clusters and metal-metal bonds. Applications to organic synthesis. Isomerism in coordination chemistry-optically active isomers, absolute configuration, configuration number, chirality symbol, methods for the determination of absolute configuration (Optical Rotatory Dispersion (ORD) and Circular Dichroism (CD)). Biochemical applications of transition metals : hemoglobin, myoglobin, cytochromes, Fe-S proteins and Vitamin B12. Reaction mechanisms-Electron Transfer reactions. Zero valent transition metal complexes.
Chemical Application of Group Theory for graduate students
Group theory, matrices, symmetry adapted linear combination of atomic orbitals, symmetry and spectroscopy (electronic spectra and ligand field theory, infrared and raman spectra).