On completion of this subject the student should be able to:
1. Predict the properties, stability and reactivity features of the compounds of s- and p- block elements;
2. Discuss on the structures and bonding aspects of s- and p- block elements and their compounds;
3. Discuss on the principles involved in various nuclear reactions;
4. Classify the types of nuclear reactions and radio isotopes;
5. Explain on the constructive as well as destructive applications of nuclear chemistry and its reactions to the mankind.
Descriptive inorganic chemistry: s- and p- block elements, selected compounds of selected s- and p- block elements and their chemistry, various bonding theories (advanced VSEPR and molecular orbital theory); Nuclear chemistry: introduction, penetrating powers of α, β, γ particles and neutrons, fundamental particles of nucleus, Meson theory of stability of nucleus, inner structure of nucleus (shell and liquid drop models), chain reactions, kinds of radioactive transformations, decay series, half-life, induced nuclear reactions, nuclear fission and fusion, binding energy (BE) and model calculations pertaining to BE, separation of isotopes, nuclear reactors, applications of radio isotopes, carbon-14 dating.
Housecroft, C., Sharpe, A. G., Inorganic chemistry, Pearson Education, Upper Saddle River, USA, 2005.
Miessler, G. L., Torr, D. A., Inorganic chemistry, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, USA, 2013.
Continuous assessment 40%
Written examination 60% (1×2 hrs.)
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