Learning outcomes of the course unit
To introduce second year students of Chemistry degree to a study in depth of the general aspects of inorganic stereoisomerism.
Course contents summary
Coordination Chemistry: structural aspects and isomerism. Costitutional isomerism. Stereoisomerism: general aspects of stereochemical notation in coordination chemistry. Two-, three-, four-, five-, and six-coordinate complexes. Isomerism from ligand distribution and unsymmetrical ligands. Isomer enumeration. Isomerism from ligand conformation and chirality. Chirality and the special nomenclature of chiral coordination complexes. Optical activity.
K. F. Purcell, J. C. Kotz, Inorganic Chemistry
Alexander von Zelewsky, Stereochemistry of Coordination Compounds