Coordination Chemistry - AM101003
Title: Coordination Chemistry
Guaranteed by: Department of Inorganic Chemistry (101)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Technology
Actual: from 2023
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:6
E-Credits: winter s.:6
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/2, C+Ex [HT]
Capacity: 15 / 15 (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
For type: Master's (post-Bachelor)
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Hoskovcová Irena Ing. CSc.
Interchangeability : S101011
Is interchangeable with: M101003
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This subject contains the following additional online materials
Last update: Hoskovcová Irena Ing. CSc. (21.02.2018)
The subject focuses on the importance of transition metals for the composition and properties of molecules. It gives an overview of the approaches used to describe coordinating compounds, it deals with the properties of the metal and the ligand that are critical to 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. (21.02.2018)

Students will be able:

to use basic terms of coordination chemistry

to differentiate viewpionts of CFT, LFT and MO theories, to know their benefits and usability limits

to explain the typical properties of coordinating compounds with help of a suitable model

They will be able to use the concepts necessary for the study of primary literature and monographs.

Last update: Hoskovcová Irena Ing. CSc. (20.02.2018)

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

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

C. E. Housecroft, A. G. Sharpe:Inorganic Chemistry, 4th Ed., Pearson Edu. 2012, ISBN-13: 978-0273742753, ISBN-10: 0273742752

G. A. Lawrence: Introduction to Coordination Chemistry, Wiley 2010, ISBN: 978-0-470-51930-1, 978-0-470-51931-8

Learning resources
Last update: Hoskovcová Irena Ing. CSc. (21.02.2018)

e-learning: FCHT -> Ústav anorganické chemie -> Koordinační chemie

At that place slides from lectures in English are available.

Last update: Kubová Petra Ing. (28.02.2018)

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.

Course completion requirements
Last update: Hoskovcová Irena Ing. CSc. (19.02.2018)

Each week a homework is given to the topic being discussed. In order to become eligible for classification each student has to work it out at least 7 times. The final exam is oral.

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
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