Week 1
1 I. Introduction
II. Structure and bonding

A) Formal charges

B) Oxidation state

C) d electron count

D) Hapticity

E) Coordination numbers and geometries

F) d orbitals

G) Ligands

2 Quiz on the periodic table
II. Structure and bonding (cont.)

G) Ligands (cont.)

H) 18 electron "Rule"

I) Counting electrons

III. Reactivity

A) Ligand substitution reactions

Week 2

III. Reactivity (cont.)

B) Oxidative addition

C) Reductive elimination

D) Migratory insertion and elimination reactions

Problem set 1 due
Week 3
4 III. Reactivity (cont.)

D) Migratory insertion (cont.)

E) α-abstraction and β-abstraction

F) Four-center reactions

G) [2+2] Reactions

H) Activation of L to external attack

I) Reductive coupling

5 III. Reactivity (cont.)

H) Activation of L to external attack (cont.)

I) Reductive couplings (cont.)

Problem set 2 due
IV. Applications

A) Ziegler-natta polymerization

B) TM carbenes

Week 4
6 IV. Applications (cont.)

B) TM carbenes (cont.)

Week 5
7 IV. Applications (cont.)

B) TM carbenes (cont.)

C) Hydrogenation

8 IV. Applications (cont.)

D) Carbonylations

E) Palladium-catalyzed coupling reaction

Problem set 3 due
Week 6
9 IV. Applications (cont.)

E) Palladium-catalyzed coupling reaction (cont.)

Final exam