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Title: Inorganic Special -I  (Code-09040101)

S.N/Unit Topic Learning Objectives Teaching Guidelines Methodology Time                         (Hours)
1 Study of Stereochemistry and Bonding in Main Group Compounds VSEPR theory To cover types of orbitals and their shapes, s and p bonds, hybridization,  dπ -pπ bonds with the example of SO2, bent rule and energetics Conventional 7
dπ -pπ bonds Presentation
  Bent rule and determine energetics of hybridization Presentation
Study of  thermodynamic and kinetic aspects of metal complexes Stepwise and overall formation constants and their interactions To cover thermodynamic and kinetic stability, formation constants, stepwise and cumulative formation constants, trends in stepwise constants, factors affecting stability of metal complexes, chelate effects and methods to determine formation constants Conventional 8
Trends in stepwise constants Conventional
Factors affecting stability of metal complexes with reference to the nature of metal ion and ligand Conventional
Chelate effect and its thermodynamic origin Conventional
Determine binary formation constants by pH-metry and spectrophotometry Conventional
2  Study of ligand substitution in octahedral complexes Inert and labile complexes To cover inert and labile complexes, mechanisms of ligand replacement reactions, formation of complexes of aquo ions, ligand displacement reactions in acid and base hydrolysis, racemization of trischelate complexes and electrophilic attack on ligands Conventional 15
Mechanisms for ligand replacement reactions Conventional
Formation of complexes of aquo ions Conventional
Ligand displacement reactions in octahedral complexes- acid hydrolysis, base hydrolysis Conventional
Racemization of tris chelate complexes Conventional
Electrophilic attack on ligands Conventional
3 Study of ligand substitution reactions in square planar complexes Mechanism of ligand displacement reactions in square planar complexes, To cover mechanism of ligand displacement reactions in square planar complexes, trans effect, theories of trans effect, mechanism of electron transfer reactions- outer sphere and inner sphere, electron exchange Conventional 15
Trans effect Conventional
Theories of trans effect Conventional
Mechanism of  electron transfer reactions – types Conventional
Outer sphere electron transfer mechanism and inner sphere electron transfer mechanism, Conventional
Electron exchange Conventional
4 Isopoly and Heteropoly of Acids and Salts Isopoly and Heteropoly acids and salts of Mo and W To cover isopoly and heteropoly acids and salts of Mo and W, structures of isopoly and heteropoly ions, structures of some binary and ternary compounds and layer lattices Conventional 7
Structures of isopoly  and heteropoly anions Presentation
Crystal structures Structures of some binary and ternary compounds such as fluorite, antifluorite, rutile, antirutile, crystobalite Presentation 8
Layer lattices- Cd I2, Bi I3; Re O3, Mn2O3, corundum, pervoskite, ilemnite and Calcite Presentation