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Course code:

Course name:
Inorganic Reaction Mechanisms

Academic year:


Attendance requirements:

(101A2 / 101K2) + (102A2 / 102B2 / 102S2)



Study level:

basic academic studies, integrated basic and graduate academic studies

Study programmes:

Chemistry: 3. year, summer semester, elective (E13H2) course

Biochemistry: 3. year, summer semester, elective (E13B2) course

Chemical Education: 3. year, summer semester, elective (E14P2) course


Maja T. Šumar Ristović, Ph.D.
assistant professor, Faculty of Chemistry, Studentski trg 12-16, Beograd


Snežana G. Selaković

Hours of instruction:

Weekly: four hours of lectures + two hours of labwork (4+0+2)


The interpretation of modern concepts of inorganic reaction mechanisms helps students consolidate and integrate their knowledge. The organization of the course encourages students to use individual approach in solving some problems.


Integrated theoretical and applied knowledge of the structure, chemical bonds and free energy of all substances in a reaction provides an excellent base for students to build on and expand their knowledge.

Teaching methods:

The course includes lectures, experimental practical classes with theoretical foundations, calculation exercises and public presentation (Power Point) of the results. The teacher uses interactive approach in the lectures. The practical classes are based on the principles of research/problem-solving learning with detailed kinetic calculations and simulations of mechanisms. Students are also instructed on how to search for information using scientific databases and how to present the result of their work.

Extracurricular activities:

Students study the theoretical material needed for practical classes at home and collect data from the available literature.


Main coursebooks:

  • Dr. Ivan J. Gal: Mehanizmi neorganskih reakcija, Naučna knjiga, Beograd, 1979.
  • Lecture notes.

Supplementary coursebooks:

  • Jim D. Atwood: Inorganic and Organometallic Reaction Mechanisms, Wiley-VCH, NY, 1997.
  • Robert B. Jordan: Reaction Mechanisms of Inorganic and Organometallic Systems, Oxford University Press, 1997.

Additional material:

Course activities and grading method


0 points (4 hours a week)


10 points (2 hours a week)

Semester papers:

15 points


15 points

Oral exam:

60 points

Tue Nov 23 18:31:53 2021

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