Coordination Chemistry - N101011
Title: Koordinační chemie
Guaranteed by: Department of Inorganic Chemistry (101)
Actual: from 2019
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:6
E-Credits: winter s.:6
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:3/1 [hours/week]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
For type:  
Guarantor: Holzhauser Petr RNDr. Ph.D.
Hoskovcová Irena Ing. CSc.
Interchangeability : S101011
Is interchangeable with: M101003, S101011
Examination dates   Schedule   
Annotation -
Last update: TAJ101 (03.12.2013)
The course focuses on the importance of transition metals for the construction and properties of molecules. It provides an overview of the approaches used to describe coordination compounds, deals with what properties of the metal and ligand are crucial for the formation of complexes and what determines their properties (reactivity, interaction with IR and UV-Vis radiation, magnetic behavior, biological activity).
Aim of the course -
Last update: Hoskovcová Irena Ing. CSc. (08.08.2018)

Students will be able to:

Use the basic coordination chemistry notions

Distinguish access CFT, LFT and MO theory, know their advantages and applicability limits

Explain the typical properties of coordination compounds using an appropriate model

Understand the primary literature and monographs

Literature -
Last update: TAJ101 (26.08.2013)

R: J. Ribas Gispert: Coordination Chemistry, Wiley-VCH, 2008, ISBN: 978-3-527-31802-5

A: Y. Jean: Molecular Orbitals of Transition Metal Complexes, OxfordUP, 2005, ISBN: 0-19-853093-5

A: R. Boča: Chémia koordinačných a organokovových zlúčenín, Nakladatelství STU, 2009, ISBN: 978-80-227-3082-2

A: příslušné kapitoly v učebnicích (Housecroft-Sharp, Cotton-Wilkinson, Jolly, Wulfsberg, Greenwood-Earnshaw)

Learning resources -
Last update: Hoskovcová Irena Ing. CSc. (08.08.2018)

Requirements to the exam -
Last update: Hoskovcová Irena Ing. CSc. (16.09.2016)

Each week tasks related to actual topic is given. To obtain the credit the students should have to at least 7 times independently resolved this tasks. The exam is oral.

Syllabus -
Last update: Hoskovcová Irena Ing. CSc. (19.11.2012)

1. History of coordination chemistry

2. Crystal Field Theory, Ligand Field Theory.

3. Molecular orbitals in coordination compounds.

4. Coordination polyhedra, fluxionality. Continuous symmetry concept..

5. Isomerism. Description ad determination of the absolute configuration.

6. Stability of coordination compounds, mechanisms of ligand substitution.

7. Ligands and their classification: nature of donor atoms, bonding possibilities. Chelates.

8. Metal � ligand interaction from the Lewis acid-base theory’s point of view.

9. Allyl complexes, metallocenes, cyclic ligands, template effect.

10. Polynuclear complexes, clusters.

11. Changes of ligand properties and reactivity after coordination to a metal centre.

12. Spectroscopy of coordination compounds. Photochemical reactions.

13. Magnetic properties of coordination compounds. Molecular magnets.

14. Electron transfer mechanisms.

Registration requirements -
Last update: TAJ101 (26.08.2013)

General and Inorganic Chemistry II

Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Konzultace s vyučujícími 0,5 14
Účast na přednáškách 1,5 42
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 1,5 42
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 1,5 42
Účast na seminářích 1 28
6 / 6 168 / 168
Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Regular attendance 40
Oral examination 60