Coordination Chemistry

Course Information
TitleΧΗΜΕΙΑ ΕΝΩΣΕΩΝ ΣΥΝΑΡΜΟΓΗΣ / Coordination Chemistry
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID40000978

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
General Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry
Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course the students are expected to be able to: 1. Identify coordination compounds, i.e. central metal atom, its oxidation state and coordination number. 2. Identify simple, chelate and macrocyclic coordination compounds. 3. Forecast, in simple terms the stability and reactivity of transition metal coordiantion compounds. 4. Understand the utility of specific actions taken during the synthesis of a coordination compound. 5. Extract from spectroscopic and other measurements the information required for the assignement of structure to coordination compounds.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Respect natural environment
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Metallic character of elements. Characteristics of metallic elements. Coordination compounds. Early theories about the coordination compounds. Current theories about the bonding in coordination compounds. The main organic ligands. Coordination number, geometry and central metal hybridization. General physical and chemical properties of coordination compounds. Their spectroscopic characterization, their reactions and utilization. Selected experiments in synthesis and characterization of transition metal coordination compounds.
Coordination compounds, synthesis, characterization, reactions of
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Computer presentation aids the lectures and e-mail exchange between teacher and students extends up to the examination period.
Course Organization
Laboratory Work36
Written assigments6
Student Assessment
Evaluation druing tutorials based on behavior, results and presentation of laboratory notebook. Evaluation of understanding and presentation of recent literature article. Writen exams on theoretical and practical topics related to coordination compounds.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Ανόργανη Χημεία ΙΙ. Δ. Κεσίσογλου, Π. Ακρίβος, εκδόσεις ΖΗΤΗ, Θεσσαλονίκη
Additional bibliography for study
Παρέχεται με τη μορφή εργασιών της διεθνούς βιβλιογραφίας που παρατίθενται στην ιστοσελίδα που προαναφέρθηκε ( Enoseon Synarmogis)
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