SCH 509: Special Topics in Inorganic Chemistry The course covers recent topics in Inorganic Chemistry. It relies heavily on recent literature reviews. Objectives: Given the advances in Inorganic Chemistry and the earlier topics covered in this area the learner will be able to extend coordination knowledge of the properties of transition metals and non transition metals like heavy Group IV and VB elements. The learner will associate the reaction mechanisms, structures of compounds and their means of identification. Methods of analysis include infrared, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance of inorganic atoms like H, F, P, B; and chirality of the compounds will be learned and determined using ORD and CD spectra The learner will further learn to distinguished п-acid compounds formed by transition metals with ligands like CO, N2, NO, CS, etc. Apply these structures to predict the formation of other п-acid compounds. The learner will be able to combine the previous knowledge of inorganic chemistry to design new unknown compounds. Evaluation: Assessment of knowledge shall include two tests and the final examination. The final Exam will be marked out of 70%. Reading Materials: Advances in Inorganic Chemistry, Cotton and Wilkinson, 5th Edition Progress in Inorganic Chemistry and various papers published by the Lecturer shall be handed out.