This LO was created to celebrate Dr. Vivian W.-W. Yam's 2022 ACS Award, the Josef Michl Award in Photochemistry. These questions are written to help guide class discussion about this paper and the complexes in it. This LO would be good for an organometallics class or similar upper-division inorganic chemistry class.
At the completion of this litererature discussion, students will be able to....
... identify ligands with respect to the denticity and donor type (X or L)
... determine the 18-electron count of a complex
... examine orbitals for metal or ligand character
,,, define MLCT, LLCL, IL transition, and MC transition
... assess three-dimension structure in relation to aggregation that involves metal-metal interactions
These questions and the paper can be given to students ahead of class to facilitate the discussion of the paper.
Students can be evaluated on participation in the discussion. It has not been used in a classroom yet.