17 Oct 2009

Bioinorganic Chemistry- Metals in Purely Structural Roles

In-Class Activity

Submitted by Sheila Smith, University of Michigan- Dearborn
This is a discussion leader to bring students into the topic of "Metals in Biochemistry- Structural Roles" by reminding them of pieces they already know from General Chemistry and other courses.
PDF icon BioInorgMetalStructural.pdf59.4 KB
Learning Goals: 
A student should be able to apply their knowledge of Lewis acid-base theory to predict the amino acids that will bind a particular metal. A student should be able to apply their knowledge of transition metal oxidation states to predict whether the metal can play a redox role. A student should be able to apply their knowledge of VSEPR to predict structure.
Equipment needs: 
Time Required: 
15-20 minutes
Evaluation Methods: 
This is mainly a discussion leader. Assessment focuses on student's ability to apply this same logic to other systems at a later time
Creative Commons License: 
Creative Commons Licence


This is really useful, but being a novice at this, while I *think* I could answer these questions right, I'm not really sure. Could you provide a one-sentence-per-question type of key to solidify us bio-ignorami? Also, dovetailing on your assessment, what *do* they typically get, and what do they usually struggle with when you try to reapply this?

Hi, did you ever get the answer key for this? I know it has been a while but I was just wondering..

Emilly, thanks for the reminder.. this got lost in my todo list... I will write a scribbled one and send it directly to you and then pretty it up for VIPEr.  How soon do you need it?  I will be away until Monday.



How are you? I'm sorry my reply is coming almost 2 years later! I was wondering if you ever sent the Ans Key over to me?

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