Dr. Abdul Malik Peedikakkal

Welcome to the Official website of

Get Adobe Flash player


                                                                  Undergraduate Courses:

  • ·         CHEM 331 Inorganic Chemistry (Lecture)

Topics: Introduction to inorganic chemistry, Atomic structure, Simple bonding theory, Symmetry and group theory, Molecular orbitals, Acid-base and donor acceptor chemistry, Crystalline solid state, Chemistry of the main group elements, Coordination chemistry I: Structures and isomers.

·         CHEM 331 Inorganic Chemistry (Lab):

Experiments: Symmetry in chemistry, Computing Molecular Orbitals, Synthesis of a Lewis acid-base adduct, Synthesis of a ceramic superconductor, Synthesis and characterization of a meso-porous silica (MCM-41), Synthesis and Thermal Analysis of Group 2 Metal Oxalate Hydrates, Preparation, Elemental Analysis and Spectroscopic Characterization of some Chromium (III) Complexes, Composition of Complex ions in solution, Optical Isomerism in complexes of Cobalt(III), Linkage Isomerism: An Infrared study of Linkage Isomers of a Cobalt(III) Complex (part 1), Linkage Isomerism: An Infrared study of Linkage Isomers of a Cobalt(III) Complex (part 2)

·         CHEM 101 General Chemistry I (Lecture and Recitation)

Chemistry: the central science, Atoms, molecules and ions, Stoichiometry: Ratio of combination, Reactions in aqueous solutions, Thermochemistry, Quantum theory and the electronic structure of atoms, Electron configuration and periodic table, Chemical bonding I: Basic concepts, Chemical bonding II: Molecular geometry and bonding theories, Gases, Intermolecular forces and physical properties of liquids and solids, Modern materials, Physical properties of solutions.

  •     CHEM 111 Basics of Environmental Chemistry I (Lecture)

  • Chemical kinetics, Chemical equilibria (gases, acids and bases, redox and complexation reactions), Thermodynamics(entropy, free energy, and equilibrium), Electrochemistry(galvanic cell, standard potentials, redox reactions, Nernst equation etc.), Environmental Chemistry (atmospheric chemsitry, greenhouse effect, etc), Organic Chemistry (alkanes, nomenclature, hydrocarbon derivatives, etc.)


        CHEM 332 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (Lecture)

    Transition metal chemistry, structural and bonding interpretation of magnetic and spectral propreties of transition metal compounds (ligand field theory), stability of transition metal complexes, reaction mechanism of complexes, polynuclear complexes, coordination compounds as industrial homogeneous catalysts, naturally occuring transition metal complexes, importance of complexes in environment, importance of complexes in biological systems, chemistry of organometallic compounds.

    Graduate Courses:

    • CHEM 520  Physical Methods in Inorganic Chemistry (Lecture)
    This course aims at providing students with an insight into some important physical methods to characterize inorganic compounds. These include molecular orbital calculations, electronic methods, vibration and rotation spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance, electron paramagnetic resonance, diffraction methods and mass spectrometry.
  •       CHEM 521  Advanced Chemistry of Coordination Compounds (Lecture)

  • This course aims at:  providing an overview on the principles of the various bonding theories

    of coordination chemistry, exposing students to the latest advancements in coordination chemistry

    and giving an insight into the application of coordination compounds.