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Course, academic year 2023/2024
Coordination Chemistry - S101011
Title: Coordination Chemistry
Guaranteed by: Department of Inorganic Chemistry (101)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Technology
Actual: from 2022
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:6
E-Credits: winter s.:6
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:3/1, Ex [HT]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Is provided by: AM101003
For type:  
Guarantor: Hoskovcová Irena Ing. CSc.
Interchangeability : N101011
Is interchangeable with: AM101003, N101011
Examination dates   Schedule   
Last update: Hoskovcová Irena Ing. CSc. (08.08.2018)
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.

Last update: Hoskovcová Irena Ing. CSc. (08.08.2018)

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: selected chapters in inorganic chemistry textbooks (Housecroft-Sharpe, 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. (08.08.2018)

Every week a task related to actual topic is given. To obtain the assesment, students should have to at least 7 times work out these tasks.

Last update: Hoskovcová Irena Ing. CSc. (08.08.2018)

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.

Registration requirements
Last update: Hoskovcová Irena Ing. CSc. (08.08.2018)

Inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry

Course completion requirements
Last update: Hoskovcová Irena Ing. CSc. (08.08.2018)

Assessment (see: study control). An oral exam, duration cca 45 min.