21 May 2019


Submitted by Brian Anderson, Keene State College
Specific Course Information
Course Area and Number: 
CHEM 365
Keene State College
The Chemistry LibreTexts Library (https://chem.libretexts.org/
Course Meetings and Time
Number of meetings per week: 
2 meetings / week
Time per meeting (minutes): 
90 min / meeting
Number of weeks: 
14 weeks
Lab Associated: 
Average Class Size: 
5 to 15
Typical Student Population: 
This is an upper level elective serving all chemistry majors

This course introduces the organometallic chemistry of the transition metals and main group elements with emphasis on common structural features and basic reaction types. The role of organometallic complexes in catalysis is also explored.


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Learning Goals: 

Students enrolled in this course will

  • Learn to find and read primary literature and investigate some of the current research within the field of organometallic chemistry.
  • Be able to read, understand, and communicate recent advances in the field of organometallic chemistry and explain the significance of these results.
  • Have a basic understanding of fundamental principles of organotransition-metal chemistry and how chemical properties are affected by metals and ligands
  • Understand important applications of organometallic homogenous catalysis in the production of large- scale-(bulk) and smaller-scale (fine-chemicals) productions
How the course is taught: 
Mostly small group activities and literature discussions with occasional lecture
Grading Scheme: 
In class activities 20% Literature Homework 10% Problem Sets 25% Midterm Exam 15% Final Exam 15% Final paper and presentation 15%
Creative Commons License: 
Creative Commons Licence
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