28 Jul 2008

Sherlock Holmes in Transition-Metal Chemistry

In-Class Activity

Submitted by Patrick Holland, Yale University
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This Challenge practices problem-solving and several different characterization techniques for coordination compounds. Inorganic Challenges are exercises designed to be solved by a small group of students. Some Challenges practice a problem-solving algorithm, some reinforce important concepts, and some involve creativity or games. You can pick and choose Challenges from our Web site to increase active learning in your classroom, and we ask that you contribute creative Challenges of your own to give a head start to teachers at other colleges and universities! Please visit http://chem.rochester.edu/~plhgrp/iicf/subjects.htm
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Time Required: 
30 minutes
Evaluation Results: 

This exercise naturally leads to good discussion within groups.

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My students and I have a bit of a debate regarding a couple of these puzzles.  Is there a solution available?

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