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Inorganic Chemistry

Chemical periodicity

Structure and bonding in homo- and heteronuclear molecules including shapes of molecules (VSEPR Theory)

Concepts of acids and bases, Hard-Soft acid base concept, Non-aqueous solvents

Main group elements and their compounds: Allotropy, synthesis, structure and bonding, industrial importance of the compounds

Transition elements and coordination compounds: structure, bonding theories, spectral and magnetic properties, reaction mechanisms

Inner transition elements: spectral and magnetic properties, redox chemistry, analytical applications

Organometallic compounds: synthesis, bonding and structure, and reactivity. Organometallics in homogeneous catalysis

Cages and metal clusters.

Analytical chemistry- separation, spectroscopic, electro- and thermoanalytical methods

Bioinorganic chemistry: photosystems, porphyrins, metalloenzymes, oxygen transport, electron- transfer reactions; nitrogen fixation, metal complexes in medicine

Characterisation of inorganic compounds by IR, Raman, NMR, EPR, Mössbauer, UV-vis, NQR, MS, electron spectroscopy and microscopic techniques

Nuclear chemistry: nuclear reactions, fission and fusion, radio-analytical techniques and activation analysis

Physical Chemistry

Basic principles of quantum mechanics:


operator algebra

exactly solvable systems: particle-in-a-box, harmonic oscillator and the hydrogen atom, including shapes of atomic orbitals

orbital and spin angular momenta


Approximate methods of quantum mechanics:

Variational principle


theory up to second order in energy


Atomic structure and spectroscopy

term symbols

many-electron systems and antisymmetry principle

Chemical bonding in diatomics

elementary concepts of MO and VB theories

Huckel theory for conjugated π-electron systems

Chemical applications of group theory

symmetry elements

point groups

character tables

selection rules

Molecular spectroscopy:

Rotational and vibrational spectra of diatomic molecules

electronic spectra; IR and Raman activities - selection rules

basic principles of magnetic resonance

Chemical thermodynamics:

Laws, state and path functions and their applications

thermodynamic description of various types of processes

Maxwell's relations

spontaneity and equilibria

temperature and pressure dependence of thermodynamic quantities

Le Chatelier principle

elementary description of phase transitions; phase equilibria and phase rule

thermodynamics of ideal and non-ideal gases, and solutions

Statistical thermodynamics: Boltzmann distribution

kinetic theory of gases

partition functions and their relation to thermodynamic quantities - calculations for model systems


Nernst equation, redox systems, electrochemical cells

DebyeHuckel theory

electrolytic conductance - Kohlrausch's law and its applications

ionic equilibria

conductometric and potentiometric titrations

Chemical kinetics:

Empirical rate laws and temperature dependence

complex reactions

steady state approximation

determination of reaction mechanisms

collision and transition state theories of rate constants

unimolecular reactions

enzyme kinetics

salt effects

homogeneous catalysis

photochemical reactions

Colloids and surfaces:

isotherms and surface area

heterogeneous catalysis

Stability and properties of colloids

Solid state:

Crystal structures

Bragg's law and applications

band structure of solids

Polymer chemistry:

Molar masses

kinetics of polymerization

Data analysis:

Mean and standard deviation

absolute and relative errors

linear regression

covariance and correlation coefficient.

Organic Chemistry

IUPAC nomenclature of organic molecules including regio- and stereoisomers

Principles of stereochemistry:

Configurational and conformational isomerism in acyclic and cyclic compounds

stereogenicity, stereoselectivity, enantioselectivity, diastereoselectivity and asymmetric induction.

Aromaticity: Benzenoid and non-benzenoid compounds - generation and reactions

Organic reactive intermediates: Generation, stability and reactivity of carbocations, carbanions, free radicals, carbenes, benzynes and nitrenes.

Organic reaction mechanisms involving addition, elimination and substitution reactions with electrophilic, nucleophilic or radical species. Determination of reaction pathways.

Common named reactions and rearrangements - applications in organic synthesis.

Organic transformations and reagents:

Functional group interconversion including oxidations and reductions

common catalysts and reagents (organic, inorganic, organometallic and enzymatic)

Chemo, regio and stereoselective transformations.

Concepts in organic synthesis: Retrosynthesis, disconnection, synthons, linear and convergent synthesis, umpolung of reactivity and protecting groups.

Asymmetric synthesis: Chiral auxiliaries, methods of asymmetric induction - substrate, reagent and catalyst controlled reactions

determination of enantiomeric and diastereomeric excess

enantio-discrimination. Resolution - optical and kinetic.

Pericyclic reactions - electrocyclisation, cycloaddition, sigmatropic rearrangements and other related concerted reactions

Principles and applications of photochemical reactions in organic chemistry.

Synthesis and reactivity of common heterocyclic compounds containing one or two heteroatoms (O, N, S).

Chemistry of natural products: Carbohydrates, proteins and peptides, fatty acids, nucleic acids, terpenes, steroids and alkaloids. Biogenesis of terpenoids and alkaloids.

Structure determination of organic compounds by IR, UV-Vis, 1H & 13C NMR and Mass spectroscopic techniques.

Interdisciplinary topics

Chemistry in nanoscience and technology.

Catalysis and green chemistry.

Medicinal chemistry.

Supramolecular chemistry.

Environmental chemistry