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Chemistry of d-block elements Quantum Chemistry and Spectectroscopy

Doctor Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar via Swayam


This four credit course is a part of UGC curriculum, as a discipline centric elective and has given space in fifth semester of B.Sc. program.Entire course has been divided into two sections: First section describes general trends in properties of d-block and f-block elements. In the sequence, you will first time learn about origin of colour, magnetic and catalytic properties of d- and f- block elements. Ability to form complexes, stability, variable oxidation states etc. of d- and f- block elements will also be discussed. It also includes, bonding theory behind formation of coordination compounds, in which valence bond theory and crystal field theory for complex formation will be discussed. In addition isomerism and IUPAC system of nomenclature for coordination compounds will also be taught.Section two covers quantum mechanical background behind molecular characterization. In this section quantum mechanical approach for molecular spectroscopy will be dealt. In this connection principle like, wave-particle duality, particle in 1-D box, normalization of wave functions, Born-Oppenheimer approximation etc. will be used for finding interaction between matter and electromagnetic radiation. Next, introductory explanation of Rotational and Vibrational spectra and their role in molecular characterization will be dealt. This section also includes electronic spectroscopy and photochemistry.


Week 1 : Introduction of Transition metals: Their identity and properties   Week 2 : Coordination Compounds: Isomerism and IUPAC system of nomenclature   Week 3 : Introduction of Valence Bond Theory and Crystal Field Theory   Week 4 : Handling of distortions in coordination compounds, and tetrahedral crystal field splitting   Week 5 : Application of Crystal Field Theory   Week 6 : F-block elements: Their properties and Applications   Week 7 : Basics of spectroscopy   Week 8 : Quantum mechanical aspects of molecular spectroscopy   Week 9 : Microwave Spectroscopy   Week 10 : Introduction of Infrared Spectroscopy   Week 11 : Application of Infrared spectroscopy,   Week 12 Introduction of electronic spectroscopy   Week 13 : Application of Electronic spectroscopy   Week 14 : Introductions of photochemistry   Week 15 : Application of photochemistry   Week 16 : End term Exam  

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