Coursebooks 2017-2018

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Coordination chemistry

CH-222

Lecturer(s) :

Lorenz Ulrich
Queen Wendy Lee

Language:

English

Summary

Fundamental knowledge of coordination compounds. Molecular symmetry and basic group theory.

Content

Chapters 1-2, 4-5 are given in English. Chapter 3 is given in English.

1. Coordination complexes: concepts, nomenclature, structure and isomers

2. The preparation and stability of complexes: Ligand substitution, thermodynamic stability, hard-soft acid-base theory, structural aspects of stability

3. Molecular symmetry and group theory: operations and elements, point groups, matrix representations of groups, applications

4. Bonding in coordination compounds: atomic orbitals (reminder), crystal filed theory, ligand field theory, molecular orbitals

5. Properties of coordination compounds: optical properties, explanation of electronic spectra, magnetic properties, magnetic measurements

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Assessment methods

2 compulsory tests during the semester.

Final grade: 15% for each test + 70% for written exam

Resources

Ressources en bibliothèque
Websites
Moodle Link

In the programs

  • Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, 2017-2018, Bachelor semester 4
    • Semester
      Spring
    • Exam form
      Written
    • Credits
      3
    • Subject examined
      Coordination chemistry
    • Lecture
      3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

MoTuWeThFr
8-9
9-10
10-11
11-12 CE1106
12-13
13-14
14-15 CE1103
CE1106
15-16
16-17
17-18
18-19
19-20
20-21
21-22
Lecture
Exercise, TP
Project, other

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  • Autumn semester
  • Winter sessions
  • Spring semester
  • Summer sessions
  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German