This is a short set of slides I use to introduce aspects of coordination chemistry for my foundation level inorganic chemistry class.
Students should be able to:
- Define the terms "primary valence" and "secondary valence"
- Translate these terms to modern concepts of oxidation state and coordination numbers.
- Relate the secondary valence of a metal to the inner coordination sphere of the coordination complex
- Use the Chain Theory espoused by Blomstrand and Jorgensen to account for the observed ratios of Co and NH3 in cobalt ammonates
- Apply Chain Theory to predict the ease of precipitation of chloride ions from metal complexes
- Predict the number of isomers expected for six-coordinate complexes with hexagonal planar, trigonal prismatic, or octahedral shapes
- Draw a chiral coordination complex, and demonstrate that it is the non-superimposable mirror image of it's enantiomer
Notes for implementation are included in the presenter notes section of each slide.
Images used in these slides are all public domain, or no attribution required.
Typically evaluated using related quiz or exam questions about chain theory and the concept of valence. I can create a separate LO with past exam questions and link it here.