After introducing my Gen Chem students to the Quantum Mechanical Model of the Atom today and waiting...waiting for that lovely question..."but how does an electron get from one side of the p orbital to the other?", I decided this might be my favorite lecture of the semester.
Which got me to thinking...what is my favorite lecture of Inorganic Chemistry? I think it is a close tie between the MO diagram of CH4 and connecting it to the photoelectron spectrum or (since that is boring old carbon), explaining the spectrochemical series and effects of π-donors and π-acceptors with MO diagrams of octahedral complexes.
What's your favorite lecture in Inorganic Chemistry?