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Course module: NWI-MOL102
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)
Coordinator
dr. J.A.A.W. Elemans
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Lecturer
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
drs. L.T.C.G. van Summeren
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Academic year2016
Period
KW2  (07/11/2016 to 29/01/2017)
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.
Literature
Mandatory (NEW BOOK starting from 2015!!):M.T. Weller, T.L. Overton, J.P. Rourke, and F.A. Armstrong, Inorganic Chemistry, Oxford University Press, 6th edition, 2014, ISBN 978-0-19-964182-6
Teaching formats

• 16 hours lecture
• 16 hours problem session
• 52 hours individual study period
Additional comments
This course will be taught in English
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'.
Recommended materials
Book
M.T. Weller, T.L. Overton, J.P. Rourke, and F.A. Armstrong, Inorganic Chemistry, Oxford University Press, 6th edition, 2014
Instructional modes
Course

Tutorial

Zelfstudie

Tests
Tentamen
Test weight1
OpportunitiesBlock KW2, Block KW3

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