Chemistry Syllabus

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GENERAL CHEMISTRY: Atomic Structure and elementary quantum mechanics: Blackbody radiation, Planck’s radiation law, photoelectric effect, Compton Effect, de Broglie’s hypothesis, Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle. Postulates of quantum mechanics, Schrodinger wave equation and a particle in a box, energy levels, wave functions and probability densities, Schrodinger wave equation for H-atom, Separation of variables, Radial and angular functions, hydrogen like wave functions, quantum numbers and their importance Chemical Bonding: Valence bond theory, Hybridization, VB theory as applied to ClF3, BrF5, Ni(CO)4,XeF2, Dipole moment, Molecular orbital theory. Stereochemistry of carbon compounds: Stereo isomerism, Stereo isomers: enantiomers, diastereomers - Conformational and Configurational isomerismConformational, Enantiomers, Optical activity asymmetric and dissymmetric molecules, General Principles of Inorganic qualitative analysis: Molecular symmetry: Concept, types, The symmetry operations of a molecule form a group, Theory of quantitative analysis Principles of volumetric, gravimetric analysis, introductory treatment to Pericyclic Reactions. II. INORGANIC CHEMISTRY: Periodicity and Periodic Properties, s,p,d,and f block elements Theories of bonding in metals: Valence bond theory, Explanation of metallic properties and its limitations, Free electron theory, thermal and electrical conductivity of metals, limitations, Band theory, formation of bands, explanation of conductors, semiconductors and insulators. Metal carbonyls and related compounds – EAN rule, classification of metal carbonyls, structures and shapes of metal carbonyls of V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co and Ni, Metal nitrosyls and metallocenes Coordination Chemistry: IUPAC nomenclature, bonding theories, Isomerism in coordination compounds – structural isomerism and stereo isomerism, stereochemistry of complexes with 4 and 6 coordination numbers. Spectral and magnetic properties of metal complexes,...
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