Fundamental properties of atoms: atomic radii, ionisation energy, electron affinity, electronegativity. Relativistic effects on atom properties. Simple ions: solvation of ions, acid-base properties, soft and hard acids and bases (HSAB). Solubility of solids: solution enthalpy and entropy changes, solubility prediction based on composition. Polyatomic species: electron density function, atoms in molecules theory (AIM), the properties of chemical bonding, molecular geometry, ligand close packing principle (LCP). Oxidation-reduction reactions. Speciation diagrams. Charge transfer complexes. Coordination compounds: equilibrium in the solution, chelate and macrocyclic effects, HSAB based prediction of properties and chemistry. Molecular symmetry: basics of group theory, point groups, polarity and chirality, coordination polyhedra.
To give a quantitative estimate of atom properties (radius, ionisation energy, electronic affinity, electronegativity) and simple ions (radii, acidity in aqueous solution) based on electronic structures.
To explain electron density topology analisis and understand the connections between electron density and physical quantities used for the description of the chemical bond.
To describe experimental methods which can be used to measure certain properties of atoms and molecules
To predict geometries od inorganic molecules
To qualitatively and quantitatively describe enhtalpic and entropic contributions to the dissolution of (ionic) solids
To qualitatively predict the solubility of salts based on properties of constituent ions.
To predict acid-base and oxidoreductional properties of substances based on predominance diagrams of constituent ions.
To estimate relative stabilities of compounds employing the hard-soft acid-base preinciple.
To determine the symmetry point group of a molecule and recognise polar and chiral molecules.
- 1. S. F. A. Kettle, Physical Inorganic Chemistry, Oxford Univ. Press, 2000.
2. G. Wulfsberg, Inorganic Chemistry, University Science Books, Sausalito CA, 2001.