GITAM University Inorganic Chemistry Syllabus
B.Tech. (BT)First Semester
EURCH107: Inorganic Chemistry
Code: EURCH 107 Category: BS
Credits: 3 Hours : 3 per week
Department : Engg. Chemistry
UNIT – I. (8 hours)
Periodic Table: Modern Periodic Table – Classification of elements -Periodic
properties : atomic size, ionization energy, electron affinity, electro negativity.
Representative elements: General Properties and oxidation states of s and p block
elements. Groups IA and IIA – Alkali and Alkaline earth metals: oxides-hydroxides –
halides-carbonates and bicarbonates – anomalous behavior of lithium and beryllium –
difference between IA and IIA.
Group IIIA – Boron family: oxides, halides and hydrides of boron – structure of
Group IVA – Carbon family : carbides – carbonyls – silicates – silicones.
UNIT – II. (7 hours)
Group VA-Nitrogen family: hydrides – halides – oxides and oxyacids of nitrogen
and phosphorous. Group VIA-Oxygen family: halides – oxides and oxyacids of
sulphur. Group VIIA-Halogen family: Hydrogen halides – halogen oxides- oxyacids
of chlorine –interhalogen compounds – pseudohalogens.
UNIT – III. (7 hours)
Chemical Bonding : Types of bonds, Molecular orbital theory – shapes and sign
convention of atomic orbital, modes of overlapping, concepts of sigma and pi bonds,
criteria for forming molecular orbital from atomic orbital, LCAO – Concept, types of
molecular orbital – bonding, anti-bonding and non-bonding. Molecular orbital
treatment for H2, He2, N2 O2, O2
2-, F2, NO and CO.
UNIT – IV. (7 hours)
Transition elements: Oxidation states – colour – magnetic properties – complexes –
comparison of the elements of second and third transition series with the first
transition series. Coordination Compounds : Nomenclature, Werner’s theory –
Sidwick’s theory – effective atomic number (EAN) –valence bond and crystal field
theory – splitting of d – orbital in Octahedral, tetrahedral and square planar
UNIT – V. (7 Hours)
Analytical Chemistry: Titrimetric analysis, Classification of reactions in titrimetric
analysis – standard solutions, Equivalents, Normalities and Oxidation numbers.
Preparation of standard solutions, Primary and Secondary standards – Accuracy and
Precision, Errors – classification of errors. Determinate and Indeterminate errors,
absolute and relative error. minimization of errors, significant figures – mean and
Prescribed Books :
1) Concise Inorganic Chemistry, 5th edition – Oxford: J.D.Lee., Blackwell Sciences Ltd.,
2) University General Chemistry: an introduction chemical science by C.N.R.Rao., –
Madras: Macmillan, 1990.
Reference Books :
1) Advanced Inorganic chemistry – a comprehensive text by Albert F Cotton
and Geoffrey Wilkinson – 5th edition – New Delhi: Wiley Eastern ltd.,
2) Principles of Inorganic Chemistry by B.R Puri, L.R. Sharma and K.C.Kalia, 29th
edition – Delhi : Vallabh Publications 2004.
3) Advanced Inorganic Chemistry by F Albert, Cotton (etal), 6th edition – New York: Joh
Wiley and sons, inc: 2003.