Learning Goals for
Inorganic Chemistry II (413)
On completion of this course, students should
- apply acid base chemistry to non-aqueous media and develop a more
thorough understanding of Lewis acids and bases, solvent system
concepts, leveling effects and superacids.
- acquire general knowledge of main group chemistry with an
emphasis on aggregation phenomena, low valent species,
hypercoordination, multiple bonding beyond the first period,
cluster bonding as exemplified for borane and carborane clusters,
main group organometallic chemistry.
- develop understanding of general concepts of coordination
chemistry: crystal and ligand field theory, isomerism in
coordination compounds, correlation of d-electron configuration
with magnetic and optical properties.
- learn about organometallic chemistry of the transition metals and
its application to catalysis: ligand types (sigma
donor/pi-acceptor and sigma-donor/pi-donor), 18-electron rule and
its rational, understanding of basic catalytic cycles (e.g.
catalytic hydrogenation, hydroformylation, Ziegler-Natta
polymerization, metathesis chemistry, cross-coupling chemistries)