LABORATORY FOR INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
Learning outcomes of the course unit
To provide the students with fundamentals of synthesis and characterization of inorganic and coordination compounds
Course contents summary
1. Sinthesis of cis/trans-bis(glycinate)Cu(II). Characterization through IR spectroscopy.
Concepts: chelate effect; stereochemical properties of Cu(II); kinetics and thermodynamic of formation of the products
2. Preparation of a N,N bidentate CH2PzPy ligand through phase transfer catalysis. Preparation of the [ZnCl2(CH2PzPy)] complex.
Concepts: properties of Zn2+ ion , phase transfer catalysis, bidimensional NMR
3. Synthesis of tris(acetiacetonate)Al(III). Characterization by NMR spectroscopy.
Concepts: properties of Al(III), Hard-Soft Theory , acetilacetone as ligand, keto/enolic tautomery , stereoisomery and chirality
4. Preparation of the d-tris(ethylenediamine)cobalt(III) through a partial asymmetric sinthesis
Concepts: properties of Co(III), lability and inertness of coordination compounds, asymmetric synthesis, chirality.
Electromagnetic spectrum, matter-radiations interaction, Boltzmann distribution
spin angular/magnetic moment , chemical shift, FT-NMR, NMR in inorganic chemistry
infrared radiation and vibrational energy, normal modes, correlation between molecular structure and IR bands, FT-IR, Michelson interferometer. IR Spectroscopy and coordination compounds; free and coordinated ligand, cis-trans isomery, simmetry, carbonil as ligand (CO)
electronic spectra of coordination compounds, absorbance (A) and transmittance
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