Textbook: Inorganic Chemistry by Housecroft and Sharpe (4 th edition)

Reference Books:

  • ‘Inorganic Chemistry’ Miessler and Tarr
  • ‘Inorganic Chemistry’ Huheey – Keiter & Keiter
  • ‘Inorganic Chemistry’ Shriver and Atkins (6 th edition)
  • ‘Basic Inorganic Chemistry’ Cotton, Wilkinson & Gaus
  • ‘Advanced Inorganic Chemistry’ Cotton & Wilkinson
  • Also check the inorganic chemistry books in the reference section of the library

Topics to be Covered:

    • Atomic Structure and Periodic Trends (Ch 1)
    • Structures and Energetics of  metallic and ionic solids (Ch 6)
    • Covalent Bonding (Valence Bond Theory, Molecular Orbital Theory) (Ch 2)
    • Symmetry  (Ch 3)
    • Bonding in Polyatomic Molecules (MOT) (Ch 5)
    • Acids and Bases (Ch 7 )
    • Introduction to Coordination Chemistry (Ch 9, 19)
    • Acids and Bases (Ch 7 )

     18 electron rule
     Nomenclature
     Coordination number and geometry
     Isomerization
     d-metal complexes

  • Theories of Coordination Complex formation (Ch 20)

     Valence Bond Theory
     Crystal field theory
     Ligand Field Theory