Lecture Synopsis

Inorganic Reaction Mechanisms I

Second Year Trinity Term

Dr Dermot O'Hare (4 Lectures)

Lecture 1.
Introduction to Kinetics and Mechanism, Substitution Reactions of Square Planar Metal Complexes, Cis and Trans effects, Trans influence.

Lecture 2.
Substitution of Octahedral Metal Complexes, D, A, Ia, and Id mechanisms, Anation and Solvolysis reactions.

Lecture 3.
Electron Transfer Reactions: Outer Sphere reactions, Cross reactions, Marcus Theory. Inner Sphere reactions.

Lecture 4.
Electron Transfer Reactions: 2-Electron Transfer Reactions, Complementary and Non-Complementary Reactions.


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