Co-Ordination Chemistry (Chemistry Of Transition Elements)

By Prof. Debashis Ray   |   IIT Kharagpur
Learners enrolled: 1712
It will give an excellent opportunity to study and use the century old Nobel prize winning knowledge of coordination chemistry. The study will also lead to understand the difference between a coordinated ligand and charge balancing ion in a coordination compound. Complexation reactions, stability constants, structures, geometrical and optical isomerism, bonding, reactions and reactivity will be discussed. Color and electronic, and magnetic properties will be delineated with respect to their application in analytical chemistry, industry and medicine. Use of coordination compounds of some precious metal ions will be explained in relation to homogeneous catalysis for the production of useful organic and pharmaceutically important substances.

NTENDED AUDIENCE :  B. Tech.B. E.M. Sc.B. Engg.
PRE-REQUISITES :  H. S. +2 level
INDUSTRY SUPPORT   Hindustan Lever Ltd, Ranbaxy, Shell, ONGC, NTPC, SAIL, CIL, Waters, Environment protection agencies, PHE Dept.  
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 12 weeks
Category :
  • Chemistry
Credit Points : 3
Level : Undergraduate
Start Date : 24 Jan 2022
End Date : 15 Apr 2022
Enrollment Ends : 07 Feb 2022
Exam Date : 24 Apr 2022 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week 1:   Introduction -  Definitions and Classification of Ligands
Week 2:   Nomenclature
Week 3:   Coordination Number and Stereochemistry
Week 4:   Structures, Symmetries Isomerism and Coordination Equilibria
Week 5:   Bonding in Complexes
Week 6:   Jahn-Teller Effect and Spin Crossover
Week 7:   Colors and Optical Spectra
Week 8:   Orgel and Tanabe Sugano Diagrams
Week 9:   Applications of CFT and Spinels
Week 10: Magnetochemistry
Week 11: Ligand Field Theory – Sigma and Pi Orbitals
Week 12: Reactions, Reactivity and Biological Inorganic Chemistry Structures, Symmetries Isomerism and Coordination Equilibria

Books and references

1.Inorganic Chemistry - Gary Wulfsberg
2.Inorganic Chemistry - William W. Porterfield
3.Inorganic Chemistry - Atkins, Shriver and Langford.

Instructor bio

Prof. Debashis Ray

IIT Kharagpur
Prof. Debashis Ray is an M. Sc. (Gold Medalist) from Burdwan University in 1985 and did his Ph. D.from IACS (degree from Jadavpur University) in 1989 and in faculty roll of IIT Kharagpur from 1990. Specialization: Inorganic Chemistry, Coordination Chemistry, Bioinorganic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry.Received INSA YS Medal in 1994 and CRSI Bronze Medal in 2007. PHE Dept.

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 24 April 2022 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Kharagpur .It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

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