Knowledge an understanding: educate students on the basic concepts of organometallic chemistry with particular emphasis to the synthesis, structure and reactivity of the main classes of organometallic compounds. The concept of donation/back-donation (from ligand to metal and from metal to ligand, respectively), will be particularly addressed. Applying knowledge and understanding: the course furnishes knowledge for the design of organometallic syntheses, for the understanding of the reactivity of organometallic compounds and a critical analysis on the choice of the characterization techniques needed to fully understand the structure and reactivity of a given compound. Making judgments: the student is invited to use all the chemical background acquired from the course and from other courses previously attended (Inorganic and Organic Chemistry) in order to understand the structural and reactivity properties of organometallic compounds, with particular emphasis to the structural and reactivity changes experienced by the coordinated ligand. Communication skills: the student learns the technical-scientific language associated with the organometallic chemistry, being able to give an accurate description of the structural and reactivity features associated with a particular compound. Learning ability: the student is able to understand advanced scientific literature, to analyse spectroscopic data and define the best experimental conditions for carrying out organometallic syntheses.