1800 102 5661 [email protected]

Title: Inorganic Special -I  (Code-09040101)

S.N Topic Domain Time                         (Hours)
1 Study of Stereochemistry and Bonding in Main Group Compounds   7
VSEPR theory Must know
dπ -pπ bonds Must know
Bent rule and determine energetics of hybridization Nice to know
Study of thermodynamic and kinetic aspects of metal complexes  
Stepwise and overall formation constants and their interactions Must know 8
Trends in stepwise constants Must know
Factors affecting stability of metal complexes with reference to the nature of metal ion and ligand Must know
Chelate effect and its thermodynamic origin Must know
Determine binary formation constants by pH-metry and spectrophotometry Must know
2 Study of ligand substitution in octahedral complexes


Inert and labile complexes Must know 15
Mechanisms for ligand replacement reactions Must know 15


Formation of complexes of aquo ions Must know
Ligand displacement reactions in octahedral complexes- acid hydrolysis, base hydrolysis Must know
Racemization of tris chelate complexes Must know
Electrophilic attack on ligands Nice to know
3 Study of ligand substitution reactions in square planar complexes  


Mechanism of ligand displacement reactions in square planar complexes, Must know 15
Trans effect Must know 15


Theories of trans effect Must know
Mechanism of  electron transfer reactions – types Must know
Outer sphere electron transfer mechanism and inner sphere electron transfer mechanism, Must know
Electron exchange Nice to know
4 Isopoly and Heteropoly acids and salts of Mo and W
Isopoly and Heteropoly acids and salts of Mo and W Must know 7
Structures of isopoly  and heteropoly anions Nice to know 7


Crystal Structures
Structures of some binary and ternary compounds such as fluorite, antifluorite, rutile, antirutile, crystobalite Must know 8
Layer lattices- Cd I2, Bi I3; Re O3, Mn2O3, corundum, pervoskite, ilemnite and Calcite Must know 8



Books recommended:
1. Concise Inorganic Chemistry by JD Lee
2. Selected Topics in Inorganic Chemistry by Malik, Tuli and Madan
3. Inorganic Chemistry by T. Moeller
4. Modern Aspects of Inorganic Chemistry by H.J. Emeleus and A.G. Sharpe
6. Chemical Binding by O.P. Agarwal
7. Inorganic Reaction Mechanism by Edberg
8. Inorganic Reaction Mechanism by Basolo Pearson
9. Structural Principles in Inorganic Compounds By  W.E.A. Addison
10. Advanced Inorganic Chemistry by Cotton and Wilkinson
11. Concepts in Inorganic Chemistry, Vol. 2, Asim Das and Mahua Das
12. Advances in inorganic Chemistry by SK Agarwal and Keemti Lal