Submitted by David R. Weinberg / Colorado Mesa University on Thu, 07/19/2012 - 13:28
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This is a literature discussion of a short JACS communication that describes an iridium catalyst for the reduction of bicarbonate to formate. It addresses green chemistry, potential industrial processes, bridges between homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis, pH-dependent solubility, electron counting, oxidation state assignments, and thermodynamic analyses.

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Learning Goals

A student should be able to

- determine the major goals of published research.

- assign substrates, products, and catalytic species for a reaction.

- calculate enthalpies of reactions.

- determine the electron counts and oxidation states for transition metal complexes.

- compare and contrast homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis.

- assess whether or not a process is green and industrially viable.

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50 - 75 minutes with pre-class reading
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