Details of CH2101 (Autumn 2019)

Level: 2 Type: Theory Credits: 3.0

Course CodeCourse NameInstructor(s)
CH2101 Inorganic Chemistry II Arindam Mukherjee

1. Oxidation and reduction: Balancing redox equations, electrochemical cells, electrolysis and galvanic cells, reference electrode, standard potential, Nernst equation, working principle of pH electrode, corrosion, standard redox potential and relevance with Biology (5 lectures)

2. Acids and Bases: Arrhenius model, Brnsted model, Lewis model, correlation of Lewis model with MO theory, HSAB, pKa, correlation of HSAB with organic reactions, substituent effect, superacids(4 lectures)

3. Solids: Types of solids, amorphous/crystalline, lattice periodicity, symmetry elements, BCC, FCC, calculation of void space, different naturally available structures, thermodynamics of crystal formation, equivalence of lattice sites, miller indices(6 lectures)

4. Symmetry elements, character table, MOs of BeH2,CO2, H2O, NH3, HF2-and CO2using character table(20 lectures)

5. Shape of d-orbitals, general introduction to transition metals, crystal field and ligand field theory, MO of ML6and ML4, Color, magnetism, introduction to organometallic compounds(8 lectures)

References :

1.Inorganic Chemistry Shriver and Atkins
2.Inorganic Chemistry Miessler and Tarr
3.Chemical Applications of Group Theory-F. A. Cotton
4.Chemical Structure and Reactivity-Keeler and Wothers

Course Credit Options

Sl. No.ProgrammeSemester NoCourse Choice
1 IP 1 Not Allowed
2 IP 3 Not Allowed
3 IP 5 Not Allowed
4 MR 1 Not Allowed
5 MR 3 Not Allowed
6 MS 3 Core
7 RS 1 Not Allowed
8 RS 2 Not Allowed