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5.04 Principles of Inorganic Chemistry II, Fall 2004

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a pi accepting ligand.

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a π accepting ligand. The bonding of CO to a metal has two components: σ bonding and π backbonding. (Illustration by MIT OCW.)

Highlights of this Course

This course features a full set of lecture notes.

Course Description

This course provides a systematic presentation of the chemical applications of group theory with emphasis on the formal development of the subject and its applications to the physical methods of inorganic chemical compounds. The electronic structure of molecules will be developed. Against this backdrop, the optical, vibrational, and magnetic properties of transition metal complexes are presented and their investigation by the appropriate spectroscopy is described.

Course Meeting Times

Three sessions / week
1 hour / session

One session / week
1 hour / session




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