Hikmat S. Hilal
Nature of Work
Academic
Profession
Emeritus prof
Email Address
[email protected]
Office Phone
(+970) 9 2345113 Ext. 882385

Hikmat S. Hilal

Nature of Work
Academic
Profession
Emeritus prof
Email Address
[email protected]
Office Phone
(+970) 9 2345113 Ext. 882385
-دكتوراه-دراسة المركبات غير العضوية - 1/423621
Course Title
-دكتوراه-دراسة المركبات غير العضوية
Course Number
1/423621
Instructor Name
Hikmat S. Hilal
Contact Information
[email protected]
Semester(s) and academic year(s)
Summer Semester 2021
Summer Semester 2020
Summer Semester 2019
Compulsory / Elective
Compulsory
Course Description

The course involves a number of advanced characterization techniques commonly used in elucidating structures for different inorganic compounds.  NMR, Moss-Bauer, Vibrational spectra. Other structural techniques (XPS & Auger, and other microscopic methods) will be independently studied by the students. Different types of inorganic compounds (including molecular inorganic compounds, coordination compounds, organometallic compounds) will be involved.  Solid state material characterizations will also be involved in this course.

Course Objectives

The course aims at enabling learner to utilize physical characterization techniques in studying inorganic chemistry.  The course material will thus enable students employ contemporary advanced techniques in their future research activities. 

Intended learning Outcomes and Competences

After completing this course students should be able to:

  1. Independently use NMR spectra (including 1H, 195Pt, 31P,  19Si and other systems) in inorganic molecular structure determination. 
  2. Use Group Theory to interpret Infra-Red and Raman Scattering Spectra measured for different inorganic compounds.
  3. Use Mossbauer spectra to characterize different inorganic molecular compounds, with special reference to iron complexes.
  4. Use X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) and Auger spectra to elucidate molecular structures

5. Use other additional analytical techniques and use them in structural determination of inorganic compounds.

Textbook and References

Textbooks

  1. Rankin, Mitzel and Morrison, Structural methods in Molecular Inorganic Chemistry, J. Wiley, Chichester UK, (2013).
  2. Russel S. Drago, Physical Methods in Chemistry, Van Nostrand Reinhold; 1st edition (January 1965).
  3. Russel S. Drago, Physical Methods for Chemists, Saunders HBJ, 1992.
  4. E.A.V. Ebsworth, D.W.H. Rankin, and S. Cradock, Structural Methods in Inorganic Chemistry, Blackwell Scientific Publications,

References

  1. Brian Pfenning, Principles of Inorganic Chemistry, J. Wiley, 2015.
  2. Alain Vincent, Molecular Symmetry & Group Theory, Wiley,
  3. Hikmat S. Hilal, Introductory Course on Group Theory & Chemical Applications, Novascience, 2011.
  4. F.A. Cotton, Chemical Applications of Group Theory, 3rd ed., J. Wiley, (Paper back ed, 2008). 

New Online Resources: Journals and Review articles.

Assessment Criteria
Activity Percent (%)
1st 20%
2nd 20%
Student activities + Homeworks 20%
Final 40%