Spring 2022 - CHEM 332 D100
The Chemistry of Transition Metals (3)
Class Number: 1467
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Mo, We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5018, Burnaby
Exam Times + Location:
Apr 14, 2022
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
RCB 8100, Burnaby
Prerequisites:CHEM 230, 236W and 260, all with a minimum grade of C-, or permission of the Department.
The synthesis and characterization of classical and organometallic complexes of the transition metals, and their physical and chemical properties. Quantitative.
Please note, this course outline was accurate at the time of publication but is subject to change.
Mode of Teaching:
3 lecture hours/week; 1 tutorial hour/week
Lecture: In-person at Burnaby campus (MWF, 12:30-13:20, AQ 5018)
Tutorial: In-person at Burnaby campus (F, 13:30-14:20, AQ 5018)
The synthesis and characterization of classical and organometallic complexes of the transition metals, and their physical and chemical properties.
1. Introduction. Classification of the transition metal (TM) elements, lanthanides and actinides and comparison with main group elements. Review of basic concepts and nomenclature
2. Brief overview of the coordination chemistry of the transition metals
3. Introduction to common techniques used to characterize transition metal compounds: Infrared, Raman, NMR, ESR, X-ray, etc
4. Symmetry and Group Theory
5. Crystal/ligand field theory, magnetic properties and spin transition materials
6. UV-vis spectroscopy of classical transition-metal complexes.
7. Reaction mechanisms exhibited by TM complexes: substitution and electron transfer.
8. Introduction to TM organometallic chemisry: 18 electron rule, ligand survey, common reactions, catalysis
9. Lanthanide and Actinide chemistry
- Midterm Exams 40%
- Quizzes/Assignments 20%
- Final Exam 40%
Gary L. Miessler, Paul J. Fischer & Donald A. Tarr. Inorganic Chemistry. 5th Edition. 2014. Publisher: Pearson.
Alan. K. Brisdon. Inorganic Spectroscopic Methods. 1998. Publisher: Oxford University Press.
R. S. Drago. Physical Methods for Chemists. 2nd Edition. 1992. (Available online)
Department Undergraduate Notes:
A grade of C- or better is required for all prerequisite courses.
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