Submitted by Adam Johnson / Harvey Mudd College on Sun, 06/09/2019 - 12:31
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Specific Course Information
Course Area and Number
Chem 165
Harvey Mudd College
Claremont, CA
Stanley (online)
Course Meetings and Time
Number of meetings per week
1 meeting / week
Time per meeting (minutes)
75 min / meeting
Number of weeks
14 weeks
Lab Associated
Average Class Size
5 to 15
Typical Student Population
This course is open to juniors and seniors in the fall semester. The juniors are taking 2nd semester organic concurrently and have NOT taken inorganic. The seniors are usually a mix of HMC students who have taken inorganic the previous semester and other students from Claremont who usually have taken inorganic.

Study of the metal-carbon bond: synthesis, structure, bonding, reactivity, and catalysis.

The LOs used in this course are in a VIPEr Collection called "Chem 165 2018."

Learning Goals

By the end of the course students will:

            • describe the structure and bonding of organometallic compounds

            • know the major reactions of organometallic chemistry

            • read, analyze, interpret, and present results from the organometallic primary literature

            • summarize both classic and recent organometallic research in concise form

How the course is taught
The first few weeks are lecture/discussion and the bulk of the course is student-led discussions of the primary literature.
VIPEr LOs used in course
Grading Scheme
Your grade in the class will be based on:
1. Active participation in class discussions/problem-solving exercises: 20 pts
2. Reading guide submissions: 20 pts
3. Homework problems: 20 pts
4. Executive summaries: 20 pts
5. Final exam: 20 pts
TOTAL: 100 pts.
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