CH 438 : Main Group Chemistry


Chemistry of non-transition elements, stereochemistry and bonding in non-transition elements and compounds. Solvents, solutions, acids and bases, brief review of inorganic chains, rings and cages, organometallic compounds of non-transition elements, role of non-transition elements in biological processes.

Text References

  1. F. A. Cotton, G. Wilkinson, C. A. Murillo and M. Bochmann, Advanced Inorganic Chemistry, John Wiley, 6th edition, John Wiley, 1999.
  2. C. Elschenbroich and A. Salzer, Organometallics, 2nd edition, Wiley VCH, 1992.
  3. D. F. Shriver, P. W. Atkins and C. H. Langford, Inorganic Chemistry, Oxford University Press, 3rd edition, 1999.