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(Theory) Inorganic Chemistry  Code;09010607

S.No. Topic Domain Hours as

per MCI

1 Organometallic Chemistry:

1. Definition, nomenclature and classification of   organometallic  compounds.

2. Preparation, properties, and bonding of alkyls of Li,Al,  Hg,  and Sn

3. Brief account of metal- ethylenic complexes, mononuclear   carbonyls   and   the   nature   of   bonding   in   metal carbonyls.


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2.  Acids and Bases, HSAB Concept

1. Arrhenius, Bronsted–Lowry, the Lux– Flood, Solvent system

2. Lewis concepts of acids & bases, relative strength of acids & bases,

3. Concept of Hard and Soft Acids & Bases.

4. Symbiosis, electronegativity and hardness and softness.




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3. Silicones and Phosphazenes

Silicones and phosphazenes, their   preparation,  properties, structure and uses.


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Bioinorganic Chemistry

1. Essential and  trace  elements   in   biological processes,

2. Metalloporphyrins   with   special   reference   to   haemoglobin   and myoglobin.

3. Biological role of alkali and alkaline earth metal ions with special reference to Ca2+. Nitrogen fixation.


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1.Inorganic Chemistry: James E Huheey

  1. Purcell, K.F & Kotz, J.C. Inorganic Chemistry W.B. Saunders Co, 1977.
  2. Huheey, J.E., Inorganic Chemistry, Prentice Hall, 1993.
  3. Chemistry for Degree Students ( B. Sc III) By Dr. R.L. Madan , S . Chand

5.. Cotton, F.A. & Wilkinson, G, Advanced Inorganic Chemistry. Wiley-VCH, 1999.