After completing this course, students will be able:
• To understand the basic principles that govern the chemistry of coordination compounds.
• To interpret macroscopic characteristics and physicochemical properties of coordination compounds based on appropriate electronic structure theories.
• To plan and carry out the synthesis and physicochemical characterization of coordination compounds by means of suitable laboratory apparatus and laboratory instruments.
• To operate spectrometers and other laboratory instruments and understand the basic principles governing the respective methods.
• To handle problems on synthesis and identification of complexes.
• To present the results of laboratory studies in the form of laboratory reports.
• To present research articles using audio-visual media.
Course Content (Syllabus)
The d-block elements: atomic properties, physical properties and oxidation numbers. Coordination compounds and types of ligands. Coordination numbers and geometries. Nomenclature of the coordination compounds. Structural isomerism and stereoisomerism in coordination compounds. Thermodynamic stability of coordination compounds and factors affecting it: formation constants, hard and soft acids and bases, chelate, macrocyclic and steric effects. Synthesis of coordination compounds: substitution reactions, thermal decomposition, oxidation of the metal center, reactions of ligands and synthesis of isomers. Bonding Theories of coordination compounds: Valence Bond Theory, Crystal-filed Theory and Ligand-Field Theory. Magnetic properties and UV-vis spectroscopy of coordination compounds (Orgel and Tanabe-Sugano diagrams). Kinetic stability of coordination compounds. Substitution reactions (mechanisms, substitution in octahedral and square-planar complexes), isomerization and redox reactions. Applications of coordination compounds.
Synthesis of nickel(II) coordination compounds with dithiocarbamate anions and phosphines as ligands: study of compounds with magnetic susceptibility measurements, conductivity measurements and FTIR spectroscopy. Synthesis of manganese(III) and nickel (II) coordination compounds with Schiff-base ligand: study of compounds with magnetic susceptibility measurements and FTIR spectroscopy. Synthesis of cobalt(III) coordination compounds with water, ammonia and diethylamine as ligands: study of compounds with magnetic susceptibility measurements, conductivity measurements and UV-vis spectroscopy (determination of spectrochemical series of different ligands). Laboratory reports. Bibliographic work.
d-block elements, coordination chemistry, complexes, ligand, thermodynamic stability of complexes, synthesis and reactions of complexes, magnetic susceptibility measurements, FTIR and UV-vis spectroscopy studies
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
C. E. Housecroft, A. G. Sharpe, ΑΝΟΡΓΑΝΗ ΧΗΜΕΙΑ, Μετάφραση στα Ελληνικά, Εκδόσεις: UNIBOOKS (2017), ISBN: 9786185304522
Δ. Κεσίσογλου, Π. Ακρίβος, ΧΗΜΕΙΑ ΕΝΩΣΕΩΝ ΣΥΝΑΡΜΟΓΗΣ, Εκδόσεις ΖΗΤΗ (2013), ISBN: 9789604563326
Additional bibliography for study
M. Weller, T. Overton, J. Rourke, F. Armstrong, INORGANIC CHEMISTRY, OUP Oxford, 7th edition (2018), ISBN-13: 978-0198768128
A. Cotton, G. Wilkinson, P. Gaus, ΒΑΣΙΚΗ ΑΝΟΡΓΑΝΗ ΧΗΜΕΙΑ, Μετάφραση στα Ελληνικά, Εκδόσεις ΠΑΡΙΣΙΑΝΟΥ Α.Ε. (2015) ISBN: 9789605830663