Chemistry of d-block elements Quantum Chemistry and Spectectroscopy

By Dr. Niraj Upadhyay   |   Dr. Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar
Learners enrolled: 1089
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 : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 16 weeks
Category :
  • Chemistry
Credit Points : 4
Level : Undergraduate
Start Date : 01 Jul 2022
End Date : 30 Oct 2022
Enrollment Ends : 15 Sep 2022
Exam Date : 15 Nov 2022 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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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 Upadhyay

Dr. Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar
Dr. Niraj is an Assistant Professor in Department of Chemistry, Dr. Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar (Madhya Pradesh). He completed his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree from Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee. Previously, he has worked as Assistant/Associate Professor and Coordinator of Department of Chemistry in School of Chemical Sciences at Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar, between years 2009-2013. With over 10 years of experience in Teaching and Research, he has built strategy of learning, which is easy to understand and apply. He has taught over 25 different courses and made a good name in the field. His major area of research is Environmental Inorganic Chemistry. Over 30 research articles by him have been published in journals of repute. He has produced four Ph.D. students. He was also involved as an author/co-author of 16 different modules in Paper 03 of Inorganic Chemistry for e-Pg Pathshala.

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