Essentials of Coordination Chemistry - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128038956, 9780128039373

Essentials of Coordination Chemistry

1st Edition

A Simplified Approach with 3D Visuals

Authors: Vasishta Bhatt
eBook ISBN: 9780128039373
Paperback ISBN: 9780128038956
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 5th November 2015
Page Count: 282
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Essentials of Coordination Chemistry: A Simplified Approach with 3D Visuals provides an accessible overview of this key, foundational topic in inorganic chemistry. Thoroughly illustrated within the book and supplemented by online 3D images and videos in full color, this valuable resource covers basic fundamentals before exploring more advanced topics of interest.

The work begins with an introduction to the structure, properties, and syntheses of ligands with metal centers, before discussing the variety of isomerism exhibited by coordination compounds, such as structural, geometrical and optical isomerism. As thermodynamics and kinetics provide a gateway to synthesis and reactivity of coordination compounds, the book then describes the determination of stability constants and composition of complexes. Building upon those principles, the resource then explains a wide variety of nucleophilic substitution reactions exhibited by both octahedral and square planar complexes. Finally, the book discusses metal carbonyls and nitrosyls, special classes of compounds that can stabilize zero or even negative formal oxidation states of metal ions. Highlighting preparations, properties, and structures, the text explores the unique type of Metal-Ligand bonding which enable many interesting applications of these compounds.

Thoughtfully organized for academic use, Essentials of Coordination Chemistry: A Simplified Approach with 3D Visuals encourages interactive learning. Advanced undergraduate and graduate students, as well as researchers requiring a full overview and visual understanding of coordination chemistry, will find this book invaluable.

Key Features

  • Includes valuable visual content through 3D images and videos in full color, available online
  • Provides a valuable introduction to the study of organic and inorganic ligands with metal centers
  • Discusses advanced topics including metal carbonyls and nitrosyls


Upper undergraduate students and researchers requiring introduction to key topic in inorganic chemistry

Table of Contents

  • Dedication
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • Chapter 1. Basic Coordination Chemistry
    • 1. Introduction
    • 2. Nomenclature
    • 3. Theories of Bonding in Coordination Compounds
    • 4. Geometries of Complexes with Different Coordination Numbers
    • 5. Crystal Field Theory
    • 6. Splitting of d-Orbitals in Fields of Different Geometry
    • 7. Magnetism
    • 8. Catalytic Properties
    • 9. Exercises
  • Chapter 2. Basic Concepts of Symmetry and Group Theory
    • 1. Introduction
    • 2. Symmetry Operations and Elements of Symmetry
    • 3. Point Groups
    • 4. Flow Chart for Determination of Molecular Point Groups
    • 5. Exercises
  • Chapter 3. Isomerism in Coordination Complexes
    • 1. Introduction
    • 2. Classification of Isomerism
    • 3. Structural Isomerism
    • 4. Stereo Isomerism or Space Isomerism
    • 5. Experimental Separation and Identification of Isomers
    • 6. Optical Isomerism or Mirror Image Isomerism
    • 7. Maximum Number of Enantiomeric Pairs in Different Complexes
    • 8. Resolution of Racemic Mixture
    • 9. Exercises
  • Chapter 4. Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Complex Formation
    • 1. Introduction
    • 2. Stability and Lability of Complexes
    • 3. Steps Involved in Formation of a Complex MLn, Stepwise and Overall Stability Constants
    • 4. Explanation of Lability and Inertness of Octahedral Complexes
    • 5. Factors Affecting the Stability and Lability of Complexes
    • 6. Bases for Detection of Complex Formation
    • 7. Experimental Determination of Stability Constant and Composition of a Complex
    • 8. Exercises
  • Chapter 5. Reactions in Octahedral Complexes
    • 1. Introduction
    • 2. Potential Energy Curves Showing Energy Changes Involved in Endothermic and Exothermic Reactions
    • 3. Mechanisms of Nucleophilic Substitution Reactions in Octahedral Complexes
    • 4. Mechanisms Involved in Reactions Like Acid Hydrolysis and Base Hydrolysis of Six-Coordinated Co (III) Ammine Complexes
    • 5. Anation Reaction
    • 6. Substitution Reactions without M–L Bond Cleavage
    • 7. Electron Transfer Reactions
    • 8. Isomerization Reactions
    • 9. Exercises
  • Chapter 6. Reactions in Square Planar Complexes
    • 1. Introduction
    • 2. The Trans Effect and Its Applications
    • 3. Theories for Explaining Trans Effect
    • 4. Mechanism of Substitution Reactions
    • 5. Factors Affecting the Rate of Substitution Reactions in Square Planar Complexes
    • 6. Exercises
  • Chapter 7. Basic Organometallic Chemistry
    • 1. Introduction
    • 2. Nature and Types of Metal–Carbon Bonding
    • 3. Preparation of Metal–Carbon Bonds
    • 4. Classification of Organometallic Compounds
    • 5. Nomenclature
    • 6. Fluxional Organometallic Compounds
    • 7. Applications of Organometallic Compounds
    • 8. Some Organometallic Compounds of Interest
    • 9. Exercises
  • Chapter 8. Metal Carbonyls
    • 1. Introduction
    • 2. Synthesis of Metal Carbonyls
    • 3. Physical Properties
    • 4. Chemical Properties
    • 5. Bonding in Metallic Carbonyls
    • 6. Infrared Spectroscopy
    • 7. Classification of Metal Carbonyls
    • 8. Mononuclear Carbonyls
    • 9. Polynuclear Carbonyls
    • 10. Structures of a Few Polynuclear Carbonyls
    • 11. Effective Atomic Number (EAN) Rule
    • 12. Catalytic Activity of Metallic Carbonyls
    • 13. Exercises
  • Chapter 9. Metal Nitrosyls
    • 1. Introduction
    • 2. Bonding in Metallic Nitrosyls
    • 3. Infrared Spectroscopy
    • 4. Classification of Nitrosyls
    • 5. Synthesis of Metallic Nitrosyls
    • 6. Individual Nitrosyls
    • 7. Effective Atomic Number (EAN) Rule
    • 8. Applications of Some Metallic Nitrosyls
    • 9. Exercises
  • Index


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About the Author

Vasishta Bhatt

Dr. Vasishta Bhatt has two decades of teaching / research experience with individuals of different categories including undergraduate, postgraduate, researchers, college and university teachers, and academic administrators. He has taught a wide variety of topics in chemistry including fundamentals of organic, inorganic, and physical-analytical chemistry to about 10,000 learners to date. A constant endeavor to improvise teaching methods led him to supplement chalk and talk method with the four-quadrant self learning modules via the anywhere–anytime mode of education. His books contain 2D and 3D images as well as anaglyph / color-coded 3D movies. The content in his books are improved and simplified subsequent to classroom interactions with students.

Affiliations and Expertise

UGC-Academic Staff College-Sardar Patel University, Gujarat, India

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