Our CHEM145 is offered once every two years: TR 75 min synchronous lectures, F 4 h in-person lab.
A one-semester study of advanced topics in inorganic chemistry with emphasis on structure and bonding, transition metal chemistry, organometallic and solid-state chemistry.
This is the link to the 22nd SLiThEr (Supporting Learning with Interactive Teaching: a Hosted, Engaging Roundtable), presented by Professors Kate McCusker (Eastern Tennessee State University) and Kyle Grice (DePaul University). The SLiThEr was recorded and posted on YouTube (see the web resources link).
This roundtable discussed the use of the D2L learning management system during the pandemic and moving forward. The use of quizzes, forum discussions, awards, and surveys were presented.
Meghan Porter (Indiana University) and Matt Cranswick (Colorado State University - Pueblo) lead the discussion in the 21st SLiThEr on lessons learned during the pandemic and how some of the on-line tools that they used and developed will continue to be used in their classes moving forward.
A nanoCHAt conversation about ways that instructors can mentor students in the many-to-one environment of the classroom. Recorded by VIPEr Fellows Carmen Bustos-Works, Robin Macaluso, and Stephanie Poland with Shirley Lin (moderator) on May 25, 2021. The full nanoCHAt playlist can be accessed at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2wnHWA8OaA5Y6pPaOk2zt6wwrd2HK6kP
A nanoCHAt conversation about ways that instructors can level the playing field for students coming into a course with a variety of academic backgrounds. Recorded by VIPEr Fellows James Dunne, Megan Lazorski, Rudy Luck, and Claude Mertzenich with Shirley Lin (moderator) on April 1, 2021. The full nanoCHAt playlist can be accessed at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2wnHWA8OaA5Y6pPaOk2zt6wwrd2HK6kP
Sibrina Collins (Lawrence Tech) presented a SLiThEr on April 10, 2021. The topic was her recently releases ACS Symposium Series book entitled "African American Chemists: Academia, Industry, and Social Entrepreneurship". Sibrina presented on stories, both hearing them and telling them. She recounted how she used the VIPEr model of learning objects to make the stories in the book accessible for use in the classroom.
The O'Hare group has studied complexes of the permethylpentalene ligand, and recently reported the reaction of a zirconium complex of this ligand with CO2 to form the carbamate. A series of three different complexes were prepared, each with slightly different products upon reaction with CO2, illustrating subtle differences in reactivity based on either sterics or electronics. To further tangle the web, entropic and enthalpic considerations can also be considered.
This literature discussion shows how serious inorganic chemistry topics can related to cultural heritage problems. The paper is pretty dense in EPR and UV/Vis spectroscopy, but the questions don't go in super great depth on those topics instead focusing on the problem, the main findings, structures and the experiment design, with some additional questions about the spectroscopy.