National ACS Award Winners 2022 LO Collection

Submitted by Shirley Lin / United States Naval Academy on Sat, 03/12/2022 - 07:01

This collection of learning objects was created to celebrate the National ACS Award Winners 2022 who are members of the Division of Inorganic Chemistry. The list of award winners is shown below. 

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Activation of η5-Cyclopentadienyl Ligands toward Nucleophilic Attack through η5 → η3 Ring Slippage. Kinetics, Thermodynamics, and NMR Spectroscopy

This literature discussion was created to accompany the coordination chemistry chapter of a foundation-level inorganic course. It introduces the concept of cyclopentadienyl (Cp) ring slippage as a mechanism for ligand substitution.

Shirley Lin / United States Naval Academy Fri, 08/12/2022 - 10:51

Fluorine Azide and Fluorine Nitrate: Structure and Bonding

Submitted by Shirley Lin / United States Naval Academy on Mon, 08/08/2022 - 14:23

This literature discussion was written for a foundation-level inorganic chemistry course to accompany the material on Lewis structures. It utilizes a communication-length article on fluorine azide and fluorine nitrate. The assignment is divided into two parts: a set of questions for students to answer BEFORE they read the communication and then a set of questions that they answer after reading the article.

Analyzing the Proposed Reaction Profile in “Changing the Charge: Electrostatic Effects in Pd-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling”

This LO is a literature discussion based on one figure in Chan et. al.

Megan Lazorski / Metropolitan State University of Denver Tue, 06/28/2022 - 17:20

1FLO: Perhalogenated Carba-closo-dodecaborate Anions as Ligand Substituents: Applications in Gold Catalysis

Submitted by Megan Mohadjer Beromi / United States Naval Academy on Mon, 06/27/2022 - 19:58

This 1FLO focuses on the fundamentals of catalysis and the interpretation of catalytic data. The questions guide students through the definition of catalysts, turnover frequency, turnover number, and require the students to extract information from a table of catalytic data. The data set comes from the unprecedented activity of carba-closo-dodecaborate ligated gold catalysts in hydroamination reported by Lavallo and coworkers in 2013 (Lavallo, V.; Wright II, J. H.; Tham, F. S.; Quinlivan, S. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 3172.