NWI-MOL102
Inorganic Chemistry
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleNWI-MOL102
Credits (ECTS)3
CategoryBA (Bachelor)
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Science; Moleculaire Wetenschappen;
Lecturer(s)
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Coordinator
dr. J.A.A.W. Elemans
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Examiner
dr. J.A.A.W. Elemans
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Contactperson for the course
dr. J.A.A.W. Elemans
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Lecturer
dr. J.A.A.W. Elemans
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Lecturer
dr. D.A. Horke
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Academic year2019
Period
KW2  (04/11/2019 to 02/02/2020)
Starting block
KW2
Course mode
full-time
Remarks-
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesYes
Pre-registrationNo
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-
Aims
After this course, you are able to:
  • understand and predict the structure, main properties and reactivity of inorganic coordination complexes
  • apply the important binding models of metal-ligand interactions (crystal field and MO theory) to predict the strength of ligand binding, and the resulting spectroscopic and physical properties
  • distinguish, recognize and name different types of reaction mechanisms involving metal complexes including ligand exchange processes, redox reactions, reactions between ligands and reactions on ligands
Content
In the course Inorganic Chemistry first the basic chemistry of transition metals is discussed. The lectures give an overview of the types of reactions that play a role in transition metal complexes, such as ligand exchange processes, redox reactions and reactions between and on ligands.Later on, ligand exchange processes will be treated in more depth, in particular addition, dissociation and and substitution reactions at octahedral and square planar complexes.
Furthermore, mechanisms of redox reactions will be discussed (electron transfer, oxidative addition, reductive elimination), employing the predictive values of the Marcus theory and the Frank-Condon principle. The reaction mechanisms will be supported by experimental evidence.
Level

Presumed foreknowledge
Structure of Atoms- and Molecules (NWI-MOL079) This is a course in the theme 'Structure and Reactivity'.
Test information
Written exam.
Specifics
The course is scheduled on Thursdays and Fridays, and will alternate with the Inorganic Chemistry lab (NWI-MOL044).
Additional comments
The course is scheduled on Thursdays and Fridays, and will alternate with the Inorganic Chemistry lab (NWI-MOL044).

Topics
• Nomenclature of metal-organic compounds
• Electron counting
• Stereochemistry of metal complexes
• Crystal field theory and molecular orbital theory - correlation to physical properties of complexes
• Redox reactions and electron transfer processes
• Reactivity at metal centers

Test information
Written exam.

Prerequisites
Structure of Atoms- and Molecules (NWI-MOL079)
This is a course in the theme 'Structure and Reactivity'.

Required materials
Book
M.T. Weller, T.L. Overton, J.P. Rourke, and F.A. Armstrong, Inorganic Chemistry, Oxford University Press, 7th edition, 2018. Pack (Includes Solution Manual). ISBN: 9780198835011 or: M.T. Weller, T.L. Overton, J.P. Rourke, and F.A. Armstrong, Inorganic Chemistry, Oxford University Press, 6th edition, 2014

Instructional modes
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Tests
Exam
Test weight1
Test typeExam
OpportunitiesBlock KW2, Block KW3