Inorganic Chemistry III

Course Information
TitleΑΝΟΡΓΑΝΗ ΧΗΜΕΙΑ ΙΙΙ / Inorganic Chemistry III
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID40002647

Programme of Study: PPS-Tmīma CΗīmeías (2016-sīmera)

Registered students: 246
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
VASIKOS KYKLOSCompulsory Course6310

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours8
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 (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
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.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
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. 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). 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. Kinetic stability of coordination compounds. Substitution reactions (mechanisms, substitution in octahedral and square-planar complexes), isomerization and redox reactions. Applications of coordination compounds. Laboratory exercises. 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
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • 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
Course Organization
Laboratory Work401.6
Reading Assigment1295.2
Written assigments100.4
Oral presentation60.2
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Summative)
  • Report (Formative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Summative)
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
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