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Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Coordination Chemistry

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and NPTEL via Swayam

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It will give an excellent opportunity to study and use the century old Nobel prize winning knowledge of coordination chemistry. The study will also lead to understand the difference between a coordinated ligand and charge balancing ion in a coordination compound. Complexation reactions, stability constants, structures, geometrical and optical isomerism, bonding, reactions and reactivity will be discussed. Color and electronic, and magnetic properties will be delineated with respect to their application in analytical chemistry, industry and medicine. Use of coordination compounds of some precious metal ions will be explained in relation to homogeneous catalysis for the production of useful organic and pharmaceutically important substances.
PRE-REQUISITES: H. S. +2 level
INDUSTRY SUPPORT: Hindustan Lever Ltd, Ranbaxy, Shell, ONGC, NTPC, SAIL, CIL, Waters, Environment protection agencies, PHE Dept.



Week 1: Introduction - Definitions and Classification of LigandsWeek 2: NomenclatureWeek 3: Coordination Number and StereochemistryWeek 4: Structures, Symmetries Isomerism and Coordination Equilibria
Week 5: Bonding in ComplexesWeek 6: Jahn-Teller Effect and Spin CrossoverWeek 7: Colors and Optical SpectraWeek 8: Orgel and Tanabe Sugano DiagramsWeek 9: Applications of CFT and SpinelsWeek 10: MagnetochemistryWeek 11: Ligand Field Theory – Sigma and Pi OrbitalsWeek 12: Reactions, Reactivity and Biological Inorganic Chemistry Structures, Symmetries Isomerism and Coordination Equilibria

Taught by

Prof. Debashis Ray



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