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Advanced Structure and Bonding in Chemistry

Wave Mechanical Concept of the Covalent Bond
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 6h 30m
Language: English
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This course covers the theories related to the Wave Mechanical Concept of the covalent bond beyond Lewis theory.
The following are the highlights of the course –
•A brief idea about wavefunction.
•Valence Bond Theory – Its postulates and limitations.
•Molecular Orbital Theory –
What is M. O. Theory?
Conditions for the combination of Atomic Orbitals – The LCAO concept.
Effective overlap of Atomic Orbitals – The symmetry conditions.
Types of Molecular Orbitals and how we obtain them? (sigma and pi M. O.)
Distribution of Molecular Orbitals and its discrepancy – Orbital mixing.
The concept of s-p Mixing.
Bonding and Antibonding M. O.s – What do they mean?

•Construction of Molecular Orbital Diagrams – How to draw M. O. diagrams?
Homonuclear molecules – H, He, Li, Be, B, C, N, O, F and Ne molecules;
Various types of Oxygen ions.
Heteronuclear molecules – The concept behind heteronuclear M. O. diagram construction.
CO, NO and HF.
•Calculation of Bond Order.
•Comparative analysis of Valence Bond and Molecular Orbital Theories.
•The VSEPR concept – Salient Features
Relation with Hybridization, Bond angle, and Electron Pairs.
Applying VSEPR theory to –
Molecules with regular geometry –
BeF2, BCl3, CH4, PF5, SF6, IF7
Molecules with irregular geometry –
IF5, ClF3, SF4, XeF2, I3-, XeOF2
•Tips and tricks to flawlessly predict molecular geometries using VSEPR.
•Applying VSEPR concept – explained with few practice problems.

You will learn

✓ Wave Mechanical Concept of the Covalent Bond – Valence Bond Theory, Molecular Orbital Theory and VSEPR Theory.
✓ Techniques to construct Molecular Orbital diagrams.
✓ Bond Order calculation for a variety of Homonuclear and Heteronuclear molecules.
✓ Predicting molecular geometries using VSEPR Theory.


• Basic Knowledge of Chemistry.

This course is for

• Students of 11th and 12th grade in Science stream.
• Students pursuing Bachelor’s degree with Chemistry as one of the subjects.
• Students pursuing Master’s in Chemistry.
• Students preparing for various competitive exams.
Chemistry Professor
Dr. Uttama Mukherjee is a seasoned academic Chemistry professor, who holds a doctoral degree in Computational Chemistry. Post her Master’s in Chemistry, she was actively involved in the drug discovery and development industry, before delving full-time into her doctoral studies and research.
She is the author of several research papers published in peer-reviewed international journals of repute. Some of these are –
“Computational Study of Proton and Methyl Cation Affinities of Imidazole-based Highly Energetic Ionic Liquids”, Journal of Molecular Modeling, (Springer), 17:2687-2692, 2011.
“Computational Studies on Nitro Derivatives of 1-Hydroxy-1,2,4-triazole”, Journal of Energetic Materials, (Taylor & Francis Group), 30:265-281, 2012.
“A Computational Approach to Design Energetic Ionic Liquids”, Journal of Molecular Modeling, (Springer), 19:2317-2327, 2013.
“Invoking Chemical Principles to Predict the Anions of Dihydrooxazole Family as Prospective Carbon Capture Moieties”, Computational and Theoretical Chemistry (Science Direct/Elsevier), 1206: 113472, 2021.
She has presented her research papers and posters at various national conferences and symposia including Hyderabad Central University (Hyderabad, 2011) and Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC-Mumbai, 2013).
Currently, she is working as Women Scientist – A in a DST funded project at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) – Pune (India).
She has taught Chemistry at various undergraduate and postgraduate colleges and institutes in India (Mumbai, Pune).  She is passionate about teaching and has been doing so since her college days. She is admired by her peers for her unique ability to teach Chemistry in simple language. She now looks forward to reaching out further and helping students across the world achieve their learning objectives in Chemistry successfully.

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Platform: Udemy
Video: 6h 30m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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