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
Inorganic Chemistry (II) - 1/10231322
Course Title
Inorganic Chemistry (II)
Course Number
1/10231322
Instructor Name
Hikmat S. Hilal
Contact Information
[email protected]
Semester(s) and academic year(s)
Summer Semester 2020
Summer Semester 2019
First Semester 2019
Compulsory / Elective
Compulsory
Course Description

A lecture course focusing on coordination chemistry and complexes. Contemporary theories of bonding and structure are treated rigorously. Preparations, chemical and redox reactions (including mechanisms), magnetism, spectroscopy and applications of coordination compounds are treated. A general survey of transition metals and their descriptive chemistry are also included.

Course Objectives

The course aims at providing junior student with a solid background in coordination chemistry, with emphasis on transition metal elements and their coordination compounds. Both theory and descriptive chemistry are involved, at a balanced approach, without mathematical rigor.

Intended learning Outcomes and Competences

At the end of this course students should be able to;

  1. Read and interact with literature about chemical and physical properties of main group elements and transition metal elements
  2. Explain chemical properties of coordination compounds together using mechanistic and theoretical details
  3. Explain structure, stability and isomerism of coordination compounds
  4. Apply new bonding theories (CFT, VBT and MOT) in studying coordination compounds
  5. Use such theories in explaining (and predicting) structural, magnetic and spectral properties of coordination compounds.

6. Use VBT, CFT, MOT and AOM in predicting structural and conformational preferences among coordination compounds

Textbook and References

Text:

Gary L. Miessler and Donald A. Tarr,  Inorganic Chemistry, 4th ed., Pearson Prentice Hall, USA and other countries, 2011.

 

References:

1) Purcell and Kutz, Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry, WB Saunders, Philadelphia         .

2) Cotton and Wilkinson, Basic Inorganic Chemistry, 3rd ed., J. Wiley, NY, (1995).

3) Inorganic Chemistry, second edition, D. F. Shriver, P. W. Atkins, and C. H. Langford; W. H. Freeman and Co., New York, 1994. 913 pp.

4) W. L. Jolly; Modern Inorganic Chemistry, second edition, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1991. 655 pp.

5) Complexes and First Row Transition Elements, David Nicholls, Macmillan.

6) Advanced Inorganic Chemistry, fifth edition, F. A. Cotton and G. Wilkinson; Wiley-Interscience, New York.

7) Shriver and Atkins' Inorganic Chemistry, 5th ed., Freeman, NY, 2010.

 

Assessment Criteria
Activity Percent (%)
1st 20%
2nd 20%
Final 50%
Student Activities + Home works 10%