165.112 Inorganic Chemistry II
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2020W, VO, 3.0h, 4.5EC


  • Semester hours: 3.0
  • Credits: 4.5
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to understand and use the fundamental concepts in the chemistry of complexes and metalorganic chemistry. Likewise the course includes an introduction into selected topics in main group chemistry.

Subject of course

Module 1 complex chemistry (Bayer-Skoff): Bonding in metal complexes; electronic structure of transition metal complexes; derived optical and magnetic properties. Ligand substitution and electron transfer reactions.

Module 2 organometallic chemistry (Kirchner): Methods for the synthesis of organometallic compounds of the main group elements (especially Li, Mg, Al, Si and P) and the transition metals. Types of organometallic ligands (metal-ligand bonding), metal-carbon single and multiple bonds. Basic reactions in organometallic chemistry: oxidative addition / reductive elimination, insertion and elimination reactions, ligand reactivity. Simple examples for organometallic compounds in homogeneous catalysis.

Module 3 main group chemistry (Bayer-Skoff): Specialities in the chemistry of the semi-metals, especially boron and silicon. High- and low-coordinated main group compounds and their role in reaction sequences. Chemistry of carbides and nitrides. Inorganic polymers (silicones, phosphazenes). Metal-organic compounds (alkoxides).

The lectures will be provided gradually as prerecorded videos plus the used slides via TUWEL. Coursename: "165.112 Anorganische Chemie II (VO 3,0) 2020W".

To have access the following steps are needed: 1. Register for this lecture (LVA). 2. Register in TUWEL with the following data (Login: Matrikelnumber, Password: your TUPassword). You have access to TUWEL immediately : tuwel.tuwien.ac.at

Lecture materials from prior years are available in the TUWEL course "165.112 Anorganische Chemie II (VO 3,0)".

Teaching methods

Lectures, Example calculations

Mode of examination


Additional information

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Examination modalities

Written. Examinations according to TISS.


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Fri16:00 - 18:0008.10.2021GM 5 Praktikum HS- TCH written08.09.2021 00:00 - 06.10.2021 23:59TISS165.112 VO Anorganische Chemie II (Prüfung)
Fri13:00 - 15:0005.11.2021GM 2 Radinger Hörsaal - TCH written05.10.2021 00:00 - 03.11.2021 23:59TISS165.112 VO Anorganische Chemie II (Prüfung)
Fri16:00 - 18:0014.01.2022GM 2 Radinger Hörsaal - TCH written14.12.2021 00:00 - 12.01.2022 23:59TISS165.112 VO Anorganische Chemie II (Online Prüfung)

Course registration

Not necessary


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
033 290 Technical Chemistry 3. Semester
423 Subject: Chemistry 2. Semester


C.E. Housecroft, A.G. Sharpe, Anorganische Chemie, Pearson, 2006 E. Riedel, Anorganische Chemie, Gruyter, 2007 N. Wiberg, E. Wiberg, A.F. Holleman, Lehrbuch der Anorganischen Chemie, Gruyter, 2007 R. Steudel, Chemie der Nichtmetalle, Walter de Gruyter, 2008 C. Elschenbroich, Organometallchemie, Teubner, 2005