Details of CH3101 (Autumn 2020)

Level: 3 Type: Theory Credits: 4.0

Course CodeCourse NameInstructor(s)
CH3101 Transition Metal I Parna Gupta,
Venkataramanan Mahalingam

1. Chemical Bonding (5L)
Metal complexes and molecular orbitals: (10 lectures)
Coordination compounds:composition, Isomerism, nomenclature
Recapitulation: Crystal Field Theory, Ligand field stabilization energy, Spectrochemical series etc. (1L)
Ligand Field Theory: Symmetry and Group Theoretical approach) (Excluding 2nd year syllabus)

2. Electronic Spectra (10L)
Microstate, selection rule recapitulation(1L)
If microstates were not taught in the 2nd year (1L more)
Correlation diagrams (1L)
Tanabe-Sugano diagrams(1L)
Jahn-Teller Distortions , Charge-transfer Spectra(1L)
Interpretation of Spectra d1 - d9 (Octahedral, Tetrahedral, high-spin, low spin (3L)

4. Magnetism (4L)

Orbital and spin magnetic moments, spin only moments of dn
ions and their correlation with effective magnetic moments. (1L)

Curie law, para-, ferro, anti-ferro and ferri-magnetic systems (3L)

5. d-Block and f-block metals (14L)
Physical properties, Oxidation States. Structural trends, Representative compounds, Metal-Metal
Bond, Application.


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 5 Core
7 MS 7 Not Allowed
8 MS 9 Not Allowed
9 RS 1 Not Allowed
10 RS 2 Not Allowed