Course Objectives for CHEM1902 Coordination Chemistry module:
1. To understand the key features of coordination compounds, including:
- the variety of structures
- oxidation numbers and electronic configurations
- coordination numbers
- ligands, chelates
- bonding, stability of complexes
2. To be able to use Crystal Field Theory to understand the
magnetic properties (and in simple terms the colour) of
3. To be able to describe the shapes and structures of coordination complexes
with coordination numbers ranging from 4 to 12.
4. To be able to describe the stability of metal complexes by the
use of formation constants and to calculate thermodynamic
parameters from them.
5. To be able to recognize the types of isomers in coordination
6. To be able to name coordination compounds and to be able to draw the
structure based on it's name.
7. To become familiar with some applications of coordination
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