Chemistry of d-Block Elements, Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy

By Dr. Niraj   |   Dr. Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar (M.P.)
Learners enrolled: 2053
This four credit course is a part of UGC curriculum, as a discipline centric elective and has given space in fifth semester of B.Sc. program. 
Entire course has been divided into two sections: First section describes general trends in properties of d-block and f-block elements. In the sequence, you will first time learn about origin of colour, magnetic and catalytic properties of d- and f- block elements. Ability to form complexes, stability, variable oxidation states etc. of d- and f- block elements will also be discussed. It also includes, bonding theory behind formation of coordination compounds, in which valence bond theory and crystal field theory for complex formation will be discussed. In addition isomerism and IUPAC system of nomenclature for coordination compounds will also be taught. 
Section two covers quantum mechanical background behind molecular characterization. In this section quantum mechanical approach for molecular spectroscopy will be dealt. In this connection principle like, wave-particle duality, particle in 1-D box, normalization of wave functions, Born-Oppenheimer approximation etc. will be used for finding interaction between matter and electromagnetic radiation. Next, introductory explanation of Rotational and Vibrational spectra and their role in molecular characterization will be dealt. This section also includes electronic spectroscopy and photochemistry.

Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Core
Duration : 16 weeks
Start Date : 06 Jul 2020
End Date : 30 Nov 2020
Exam Date : 15 Dec 2020
Enrollment Ends : 30 Sep 2020
Category :
  • Chemistry
Level : Undergraduate

Course layout

Week 1 : Introduction of Transition metals: Their identity and properties

Week 2 : Coordination Compounds: Isomerism and IUPAC system of nomenclature

Week 3 : Introduction of Valence Bond Theory and Crystal Field Theory

Week 4 : Handling of distortions in coordination compounds, and tetrahedral crystal field splitting 

Week 5 : Application of Crystal Field Theory 

Week 6 : F-block elements: Their properties and Applications

Week 7 : Basics of spectroscopy

Week 8 : Quantum mechanical aspects of molecular spectroscopy

Week 9 : Microwave Spectroscopy

Week 10 : Introduction of Infrared Spectroscopy

Week 11 : Application of Infrared spectroscopy, 

Week 12 Introduction of electronic spectroscopy 

Week 13 : Application of Electronic spectroscopy 

Week 14 : Introductions of photochemistry

Week 15 : Application of photochemistry

Week 16 : End term Exam

Instructor bio

Dr. Niraj

Dr. Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar (M.P.)

 Dr. Niraj is an Assistant Professor in Department of Chemistry, Dr. Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar (M.P). He completed his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree from Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee. He has over 10 years of experience in Teaching and Research. His major area of research is on Environmental Inorganic Chemistry, where he has published over 25 research articles in journal of repute and produced four PhD students. He was also involved as an author or co-author of 16 modules in Paper 03 of Inorganic Chemistry of e-Pg-Pathshala. 

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