CHEM 348 - Inorganic Chemistry II

Inorganic Chemistry II - CHEM 348

Lecture Meeting: Wednesday 08:00 - 09:30
                            Thursday 0800 - 0930

1. Overall Aims of Course

This course aims at providing an introduction to organometallic compounds of transition metals; synthesis, properties and reactions: Alkyls, hydrides, carbonyls, olefinic, allylic, butadiene, η5 and η6 complexes. It also provides a brief introduction to Group theory and the structure of chemical compounds.

2. Intended Learning Outcomes

A. Knowledge and Understanding


At the end of this course, students will be able to:

    A1. Identify and define theories and concepts used in organometallic chemistry.

    A2. Classify and give examples of the different types of organometallic complexes.

    A3. State and interpret the fundamental principles that dictate the geometry and electronic structure of organometallic complexes.

    A4. Summarize and discuss concepts used in organometallic chemistry: 18-electron rule, synthesis, reactions and properties of organometallic complexes, symmetry and group theory.

    A5. Explain the elementary reactions involved in organometallic chemistry.

B. Intellectual Skills

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

    B1. Predict the correct geometry, multiplicity and likely color of conventional coordination and organometallic complexes.

    B2. Postulate a reasonable guess about the likely mechanism of new reactions.

    B3. Determine and apply appropriate theories, principles and concepts relevant to organometallic chemistry.

C. Professional and Practical Skills

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

    C1. Solve problems relevant to organometallic chemistry using ideas and techniques some of which are at the forefront of the course discipline.

    C2. Sketch the structure of organometallic complexes.

    C3. Determine the properties, syntheses and reactions of organometallic complexes.

D. General and Transferable Skills

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

    D1. Acquire the skill of understanding the chemistry of organometallic complexes.

    D2. Think independently and enrich their factual knowledge of the presence and function of transition metal complexes in biological systems, and their potential use as catalysts of organic reactions.

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