Atomic and Molecular Structure
In this course, a short review of electronic structure of atoms and molecules including introduction of quantum theory, application of Shrodinger equations to simple systems (e.g. the Hydrogen atom) to show the origin of the :n,I,m,s. nomenclature will be carried out. The relationship between the electronic structure of elements and the formation of covalent, ionic and coordinative (dative) bonds leading to complexation and chelation and the nature and pharmaceutical important application of co-ordination compounds, metal complexes and chelating agents will be discussed.
Pharmaceutical Inorganic Chemistry
This course will involve a comparative study of the physic-chemical properties, preparation and uses of the elements of the periodic table and their compounds of pharmaceutical importance. The chemical basis for the pharmaceutics uses will also be emphasized.