SLiThEr #29: Getting into Computational Chemistry
Description

Drs. Lori Watson (Earlham), Adam Johnson (Harvey Mudd), and Kyle Grice (DePaul) discuss how they have incorporated computational methods into their teaching and research, how to get started with computations, and some useful resources. The link is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E36Mg0OKFKU

Sarah Shaner / Southeast Missouri State University Sat, 12/11/2021 - 17:12
SLiThEr #28: Covalent d-Block Organometallics: Teaching Lewis Structures and sd/sd2 Hybridization
Description

Dr. Ulrich Fekl gave a very interesting presentation on Lewis Structures and sd/sd2 hybridization of organometallic compounds! This is the recording for SLiThEr #28. The link is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKccyTW7FOE

Kyle Grice / DePaul University Fri, 12/03/2021 - 16:50

Efficient Hydrogenation of Ketones Catalyzed by an Iron Pincer Complex

Submitted by Todsapon T. / University of Evansville on Tue, 11/23/2021 - 11:40
Description

This literature discussion involves various aspect of organometallic chemistry ranging from synthesis, reactions, symmetry, NMR and IR spectroscopy of organometallic compounds as well as catalysis.

Students are asked to read the article published in Angewandte Chime, and answer the questions from the worksheet. Students later discuss their answers with the entire class.

SLiThEr #26: Foray into Alternative Grading Methods
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Chip Nataro / Lafayette College Fri, 11/05/2021 - 08:40
SLiThEr #27: A mental health conversation - Warning signs, normalization, and responses
Description

As with chemistry, mental health is something we learn more about every day. The major focus of this SLiThEr is depression and anxiety in students, which are more prevalent in these COVID-impacted times. The material presented in this SLiThEr describes the best practices at the time it was recorded, and these practices may change in the future. While this recording is intended to be a resource for faculty, we would strongly encourage future viewers to seek out the latest research or contact a mental health professional for more information on these topics and current best practices.

Chip Nataro / Lafayette College Thu, 10/14/2021 - 17:32

Tanabe Sugano Creative Exercise

Submitted by Janet / Kennesaw State University on Mon, 09/20/2021 - 12:56
Description

Students are asked to provide correct, distinct, and relevant statements about a prompt which includes a coordination complex formula and a Tanabe Sugano diagram. If assigned as an in-class activity, 10 statements meeting the above criteria receive full credit.

Inorganic Chemistry I

Submitted by Rudy Luck / Michigan Technological University on Thu, 08/26/2021 - 12:41
Description

Descriptive chemistry of the main group elements with some emphasis on the non-metals.  Transition metal compounds: aspects of bonding, spectra, and reactivity; complexes of n-acceptor ligands; organometallic compounds and their role in catalysis; metals in biological systems; preparative, analytical, and instrumental techniques. 

SLiThEr 25: "Getting Students Started and Continuing in Research"
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SLiThEr #25 was recorded on Aug 19, 2021. 

The link to the video is found below in the "Web Resources" 

Kyle Grice / DePaul University Wed, 08/25/2021 - 21:18

Advanced MO Diagram Activity

Submitted by Jacob Lutter / Wayne State University on Tue, 08/24/2021 - 13:10
Description

This in class activity will walk students through a more advanced example for MO diagram generation from scratch. The students will work through the symmetry, point group, character table, and MO diagram of PH2F3.