SLiThEr #18: Dr. Strangebook or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Libretext

Submitted by Chip Nataro / Lafayette College on Mon, 04/19/2021 - 12:34

On March 25, 2021, Chip Nataro of Lafayette College presented the 18th SLiThEr ((Supporting Learning with Interactive Teaching: a Hosted, Engaging Roundtable). The topic was on the adoption of a Libretext for use in a foundational inorganic chemistry course.

nanoCHAt #2: Promoting Academic Honesty

A nanoCHAt conversation about innovative methods for promoting academic honesty in our classrooms. Recorded by VIPEr Fellows Taylor Haines, Darkus Jenkins, Jingjing Qiu, and Tasneem Siddiquee with Shirley Lin (moderator) on February 8, 2021.  The full nanoCHAt playlist can be acccessed at

Shirley Lin / United States Naval Academy Tue, 04/13/2021 - 09:28
nanoCHAt #1: Creating a Sense of Belonging

A nanoCHAt conversation about how to create a sense of belonging for our students in the classroom and as chemists. Recorded by IONiC members Anne Bentley, Shirley Lin, Justin Pratt, Jeff Raker, Barb Reisner, and Joanne Stewart on February 8, 2021.  The full nanoCHAt playlist can be acccessed at

Shirley Lin / United States Naval Academy Tue, 04/13/2021 - 09:17
nanoCHAt #3: Getting Students Started in Research

A nanoCHAt conversation about methods of helping students get started doing research by Hilary Eppley and VIPEr Fellows, Tulay Atesin, Matt Cranswick, Ryan Richards, and John Miecznikowski on March 18, 2021.  The full nanoCHAt playlist can be acccessed at

Hilary Eppley / DePauw University Mon, 04/12/2021 - 15:20
nanoCHAts: Informal conversations about teaching

A collection of all of the IONiC VIPEr NanoCHAts. These are short discussion on a teaching topic by 4-5 faculty members from different institutions. Each of these events is recorded and posted to the IONiC VIPEr YouTube Channel.

Hilary Eppley / DePauw University Wed, 04/07/2021 - 14:33
Bonding in electron-rich uranyl complexes (Burns)

This In-Class Activity Learning Object explores a series of uranyl, UO

Joanne Stewart / Hope College Thu, 04/01/2021 - 16:31
Effect of Intramolecular Hydrogen Bonding on Cupric Superoxide Complexes (Karlin)

This study guide/question set will help a student navigate through the related research paper and test the student's understanding on the effects of hydrogen bonding in synthetic Cu-O2 adducts in the realm of bioinorganic model chemistry.

Mayukh Bhadra / Massachusetts Institute of Technology Thu, 04/01/2021 - 12:56
All Science is Either Inorganic Chemistry or Stamp Collecting (Rabinovich)

This LO consists of some web resources for discussing chemophilately, the study of chemistry through postage stamps.

This LO is part of a special VIPEr collection honoring the 2021 ACS National Award recipients in the field of inorganic chemistry. Daniel Rabinovich was the recipient of the ACS Award for Research at an Undergraduate Institution for a career involving outstanding supervision and mentorship of undergraduate chemical professionals in synthetic inorganic chemistry


Shirley Lin / United States Naval Academy Thu, 04/01/2021 - 10:19

Inorganic Chemistry Spectroscopy Tutorial: Theoretical Principles and Applications, Version 2.0

Submitted by Jason Cooke / Department of Chemistry, University of Alberta, Canada on Thu, 04/01/2021 - 07:34

In the 2000s, we developed an online tutorial that demonstrates the fundamental principles and applications of the various types of spectroscopy that students will encounter in the inorganic chemistry laboratory, namely infrared spectroscopy (IR), nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR) and UV-visible spectroscopy (UV-vis).  With the demise of the original Flash browser plug-in at the end of 2020, a revised version 2.0 has been created to update the source content to HTML5.  The tutorial has been designed as a stand-alone interactive resource that can either

Anion Coordination Chemistry (Bowman-James)

Ligands can bind to anions, just as they do to metal ions, and Bowman-James developed these analogies as well as many examples of selective anion binding ligands.  This short slide decks gives background to her work as well as some relevant introductory material.  

Hilary Eppley / DePauw University Tue, 03/30/2021 - 14:56