Submitted by Kyle Grice / DePaul University on Tue, 03/08/2022 - 15:15
My Notes

This LO was created to celebrate Dr. Vivian W.-W. Yam's 2022 ACS Award, the Josef Michl Award in Photochemistry. These questions are written to help guide class discussion about this paper and the complexes in it. This LO would be good for an organometallics class or similar upper-division inorganic chemistry class. 

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Yam Literature Discussion Questions 17.14 KB
Learning Goals

At the completion of this litererature discussion, students will be able to....

... identify ligands with respect to the denticity and donor type (X or L)

... determine the 18-electron count of a complex

... examine orbitals for metal or ligand character

,,, define MLCT, LLCL, IL transition, and MC transition

... assess three-dimension structure in relation to aggregation that involves metal-metal interactions

Implementation Notes

These questions and the paper can be given to students ahead of class to facilitate the discussion of the paper. 

Time Required
45 min
Evaluation Methods

Students can be evaluated on participation in the discussion. It has not been used in a classroom yet. 

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John Miecznikowski / Fairfield University

This is an excellent literature discussion.  I plan to utilize this learning object when I teach Advanced Inorganic Chemistry in the Fall 2022 term.

Wed, 03/16/2022 - 11:39 Permalink
Kyle Grice / DePaul University

In reply to by John Miecznikowski / Fairfield University

Awesome! I had a lot of fun making this LO and plan to use it next time I teach inorganic too. 

Thu, 03/17/2022 - 11:33 Permalink