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Paper IV (Theory) Inorganic Chemistry Code 09010408

S.No Topics Domain Time (hrs)
1 Chemistry of – f – block elements


·         Electronic structure, oxidation states and ionic radii and lanthanide contraction,

·         Complex    formation, occurrence    and isolation, lanthanide compounds.


·         General   features   and   chemistry   of   actinides,   chemistry   of separation of Np, Pu and Am from U,

·         Comparison of properties of Lanthanides and Actinides and with transition elements.



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2 Theory of Qualitative and Quantitative Inorganic Analysis-I & II

·         Chemistry  of  analysis  of  various  acidic  radicals,

·         Chemistry  of identification of acid radicals in typical combinations,

·         Chemistry of  interference  of  acid  radicals  including  their  removal  in  the analysis of basic radicals.

Theory  of Qualitative and Quantitative Inorganic Analysis-II

·         Chemistry of analysis of various groups of basic radicals,

·         Theory of precipitation, co-precipitation, Post- precipitation, purification of precipitates.



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3 Ionic Liquids

·         Ionic structures (NaCl, CsCl, ZnS (Zinc Blende), CaF2) radius  ratio effect and  coordination   number,

·         limitation of radius  ratio  rule, lattice defects,   semiconductors,  lattice energy (methamtical derivation excluded) and Born-Haber cycle,

·         solvation  energy  and its relation with   solubility of ionic solids, polarizing power and polarisability of ions, Fajan’s rule


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Recommended Texts:

  1. Purecell, K.F. and Kotz, J.C., Inorganic Chemistry W.B. Saunders Co. 1977.
  2. Basolo, F, and Pearson, R.C., Mechanisms of Inorganic Chemistry, John Wiley & Sons, NY, 1967.
  3. Greenwood, N.N. & Earnshaw A., Chemistry of the Elements, Butterworth Heinemann,1997.