CONTENTS:- I. Inorganic reaction mechanism: 1. Inorganic reaction mechanism. 2. Rate laws and Stoichiometric reactions and mechanisms for Ligand substitution reactions. 3. Labile and inert coordination compounds. 4. Intimate mechanisms for Ligand substitution reactions. 5. Substitution reactions of Octahedral complexes. 6. Entering group, leaving group and metal effects on Ligand substitution rates. 7. Spectator Ligand effects on Ligand substitution rates. 8. Redox or electron transfer reactions. 9. Classification of Redox reaction mechanisms. 10. Outer sphere electron-transfer processes. 11. One-electron inner-sphere and long-range electron-transfer processes. 12. Two electron inner-sphere electron-transfer processes. 13. Substitution reactions in square planner complexes: the Kinetic Transfer Effect. 14. Test your knowledge. II. Symmetry and Group Theory: 1. Symmetry in chemistry -- group theory. 2. Introduction to symmetry and point groups. 3. Combination of symmetry elements in Finite groups. 4. Symmetry elements in arrays. 5. Philosophical implications of chemical symmetry. 6. Group (mathematics). 7. Group Theory. 8. The development of Group Theory. 9. Introduction to computational chemistry. 10. Elementary introduction of group theory. 11. Bonding in Hypervalent molecules. 12. The Isolobal analogy. 13. Non-classical effects in heavy main group elements. 14. Bonding in organic and inorganic p systems. 15. Bonding in electron deficient molecules. 16. Relativistic effects. 17. International tables for X-Ray crystallography. 18. Introduction and symmetry operations. 19. Space groups. III. Bioinorganic chemistry: 1. Bioinorganic chemistry. 2. Biopolymers involved in complexing in biological systems. 3. Coenzmes B12. 4. Hydrogenases and Methanogens. 5. Nitrogen fixation. 6. Metal ions in biochemistry. 7. Chlorophyll and photosynthesis. 8. Bioinorganic chemistry and Crystal Field Theory: Heme and Hemaglobin. 9. Biochemical nitrogen activation. 10. Biochemical oxygen transport and activation. 11. Applications of HSAB and Chelation: medicinal chemistry. 12. Applications of HSAB: biological functions and toxicology of the elements. 13. Inorganic biochemistry and protection of the environment. 14. Biological role of inorganic compounds. IV. Crystallography and crystal structure: 1. Introduction to crystallography. 2. X-Rays and crystallography. 3. Modern crystallographic techniques. 4. Elucidation of structure of a crystal. 5. Theories of bonding in solids. 6. Application of statistical thermodynamics to crystals (solid state). 7. Crystal growth versus experimentation. 8. Sizes of atoms, ions and molecules. 9. Solved examples on crystallography.
This textbook has been written especially for undergraduate and postgraduate students who have opted Inorganic Chemistry as the major paper. This book includes four chapters such as inorganic reaction mechanism, symmetry and group theory, bioinorganic chemistry, and crystallography and crystal structure. Each chapter is self-sufficient in itself and needs no previous knowledge. Throughout this text, IUPAC system of nomenclature has been followed. Each chapter includes the latest development. Wherever possible, complicated mathematical treatments have been simplified. Every effort has been made to simplify the tough concepts of bioinorganic chemistry.