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Course code:
121A2

Course name:
Fundamentals of Coordination Chemistry

Academic year:

2021/2022.

Attendance requirements:

There are no requirements.

ECTS:

5

Study level:

basic academic studies, integrated basic and graduate academic studies

Study programmes:

Chemistry: 2. year, summer semester, elective (E12H2) course

Biochemistry: 2. year, summer semester, elective (E12B2) course

Chemical Education: 3. year, summer semester, elective (E13P2) course

Teacher:

Maja A. Gruden-PavloviŠ, Ph.D.
full professor, Faculty of Chemistry, Studentski trg 12-16, Beograd

Assistants:

Hours of instruction:

Weekly: three hours of lectures (3+0+0)

Goals:

Introducing students to the principles and descriptive chemistry of complex compounds as one of the most important areas of modern inorganic chemistry.

Outcome:

The course Fundamentals of Coordination Chemistry provides students with a systematic basic knowledge of complex compounds - from nomenclature and stereochemistry, synthesis methods to the interpretation of optical spectra and magnetism and the importance and application of coordination compounds.

Teaching methods:

Lectures and revision.

Extracurricular activities:

Coursebooks:

  • Basolo, Jonson: Coordination chemistry
  • Glen Rodgers: Descriptive Inorganic, Coordination and Solid-State Chemistry (Part I)

Additional material:

Course activities and grading method

Lectures:

10 points (3 hours a week)

Syllabus:

1. Introduction to coordination compounds. Historical development of coordination compounds.

2. Nomenclature of coordination compounds.

3. Acceptors and donors.

4. Stereochemistry of coordination compounds.

5-6. Symmetry aspects of coordination compounds.

7-8. The nature of bond in coordination compounds.

9. Syntheses and chemical transformations of coordination compounds.

10. Stability of coordination compounds.

11. Kinetics and reaction mechanisms of coordination compounds.

12-13. Optical spectra and magnetism of coordination compounds.

14-15. The importance and application of coordination compounds.

Colloquia:

20 points

Remarks:

The progress test is organized once a year, in the seventh week of the summer semester and it is designed to test the areas which have been covered from the beginning of the semester.

Written exam:

70 points

Remarks:

The written exam is organized in every examination period. In order to qualify for the exam, a student has to have more than 15 points assigned for the pre-exam activities. In order to pass the exam, a student has to score more than 50% of the points.

Tue Nov 23 18:31:53 2021

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