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As you have asked about the syllabus of M.Sc Chemistry of Nagpur University, I am providing you with it, check below for the details
Scheme of Examination for M.Sc. (Chemistry)

Semester I
CH-101: Paper I (Inorganic Chemistry)
CH-102: Paper II (Organic Chemistry)
CH-103: Paper III (Physical Chemistry)
CH-104: Paper IV (Analytical Chemistry)
CH-105: Practical-I (Inorganic Chemistry)
CH-106: Practical-II (Physical Chemistry)
CH-107: Seminar-I

Semester II
CH-201: Paper V (Inorganic Chemistry)
CH-202: Paper VI (Organic Chemistry)
CH-203: Paper VII (Physical Chemistry)
CH-204: Paper VIII (Analytical Chemistry)
CH-205: Practical-III (Organic Chemistry)
CH-206: Practical-IV (Analytical Chemistry)
CH-207: Seminar-II 25 Marks 1 Credit

Semester III
CH-301: Paper IX (Spectroscopy)
CH-302: Paper X (Special I-Inorganic /Organic/ Physical/Analytical)
CH-303: Paper XI (Special II-Inorganic /Organic/ Physical/Analytical)
CH-304: Paper XII (Elective- Applied Analytical/ Nuclear/ Environmental/ Polymer/ Medicinal )
CH-305: Practical V- Special (Inorganic /Organic/ Physical/Analytical)
CH-306: Practical VI–Elective (Applied Analytical/ Nuclear/ Environmental/ Polymer/ Medicinal)
CH-307: Seminar-III

Semester IV
CH-401: Paper XIII (Spectroscopy)
CH-402: Paper XIV (Special I-Inorganic /Organic/ Physical/Analytical)
CH-403: Paper XV (Special II-Inorganic /Organic/ Physical/Analytical)
CH-404: Paper XVI (Elective- Applied Analytical/ Nuclear/ Environmental/ Polymer/Medicinal)
CH-405: Practical VII- Special (Inorganic /Organic/ Physical/Analytical) 80+20 Marks 4 Credits
CH-406: Practical VIII- Project 80+20 Marks 4 Credits
CH-407: Seminar-IV

CH-101: Paper I (Inorganic Chemistry)
60 h (4 h per week): 15 h per unit 100 Marks


A) Stereochemistry and Bonding in Main Group Compound: 5h

VSEPER-Shape of simple inorganic molecules and ions containing lone pairs,
various stereo chemical rules and

resultant geometry of the compounds of non-transitional elements, short
coming of VSEPR model. Bent’s rule

and energetics of hybridization.

B) Metal – Ligand Bonding: 10h

Crystal Field Theory: Splitting of d-orbital in tetragonal, square planar and
trigonal bipyramid complexes.

John teller effect, spectrochemical series, nephelauxetic effect. Limitaion of
crystal field theory. M.O.theory

for octahedral, tetrahedral & square planar complexes with and without π-


A) Metal – Ligand Equilibria in Solution: 5h

Stepwise and overall formation constants; trends in stepwise formation
constants; factors affecting stability

of metal complexes with reference to nature of metal ion, ligand, chelate
effect and thermodyanamic origin.

Determination of formation constant by :

(1) spectrophotometric method (Job’s and Mole ratio method)

(2) Potentiometric method (Irving-Rossotti Method)

B) Reaction Mechanism of Transition metal complexes: 10h

Energy Profile of a reaction, reactivity of metal complexes, Inert and Labile
complexes, Kinetics of Octahedral

substitution: Acid hydrolysis, factors affecting acid hydrolysis, Stereochmistry of intermidiates in SN1 & SN2 ,

Base hydrolysis, Conjugate base mechanism, Direct and indirect evidences in
favour of conjugate mechanism,

Annation reaction, reaction without metal-ligand bond breaking.

Unit-III: Cluster- I 15h

Boron hydrides: Classification, nomenclature, structure, bonding and topology
of boranes, 4-digit coding (s, t,

y, x) numbers for higher boranes and their utilities. Chemistry of diboranes:
Study of Metalloboranes,

Carboranes and Metallocarboranes with reference to preparations and

Unit – IV: Cluster-II

A) Metal-Metal bonds: 10h

Occurrence of metal-metal bond, Classification of metal clusters, Binuclear,
trinuclear, tetranuclear,

pentanuclear and hexanuclear with reference to halide, oxide, alkoxide and
acetate clusters.

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