Lecture Notes 2
Notes on some selected topics for B.Sc. and M.Sc. Chemistry students of M.G.University and other Universities in Kerala.
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Huckel's rules, MO theory, pi-bonding, antiaromaticity, pseudoaromaticity, homoaromaticity, effect of aromaticity on NMR, annulenes, ferrocene.
Flying-wedge, sawhorse, Newmann and Fischer projections, asymmetric and dissymmetric molecules, chirality, absolute and relative configuration assignments, CIP rules (R and S notation), enantiomers, diastereomers, epimers, mesomers, racemic mixtures, racemisation and resolution, enantiomeric purity, enantiomeric excess, axial chirality, planar chirality, atropoisomerism, optical activity in nitrogen and sulfur compounds, geometrical isomerism, Z and E notation, oximes.
Electronic configuration and oxidation states, complex formation, splitting of f-orbitals in o- and t- ligand fields, general properties, magnetic properties, term symbols, synthesis of trans-uranium elements.