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.
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