nanoCHAts: Informal conversations about teaching

A collection of all of the IONiC VIPEr NanoCHAts. These are short discussion on a teaching topic by 4-5 faculty members from different institutions. Each of these events is recorded and posted to the IONiC VIPEr YouTube Channel.

Hilary Eppley / DePauw University Wed, 04/07/2021 - 14:33
Bonding in electron-rich uranyl complexes (Burns)
Description

This In-Class Activity Learning Object explores a series of uranyl, UO

Joanne Stewart / Hope College Thu, 04/01/2021 - 16:31
Effect of Intramolecular Hydrogen Bonding on Cupric Superoxide Complexes (Karlin)
Description

This study guide/question set will help a student navigate through the related research paper and test the student's understanding on the effects of hydrogen bonding in synthetic Cu-O2 adducts in the realm of bioinorganic model chemistry.

Mayukh Bhadra / Massachusetts Institute of Technology Thu, 04/01/2021 - 12:56
Anion Coordination Chemistry (Bowman-James)
Description

Ligands can bind to anions, just as they do to metal ions, and Bowman-James developed these analogies as well as many examples of selective anion binding ligands.  This short slide decks gives background to her work as well as some relevant introductory material.  

Hilary Eppley / DePauw University Tue, 03/30/2021 - 14:56
reaction of PPh3 with elements--the COVID edition
Description

This is a research-like laboratory experience based on the one posted by Brad Wile (linked below). My students are mostly juniors and have had 2 semesters of organic. This spring they are taking the inorganic laboratory virtually, so I wanted to give them a more exploratory lab experience. Their job will be to watch the YouTube videos to see the synthesis and isolated products, and then propose characterization methods they want to employ to identify both the identity and purity of the compounds. 

Adam Johnson / Harvey Mudd College Sun, 02/28/2021 - 15:37
SLiThEr #16: Scaffolding oral exams in general chemistry
Description

Dr. Sabrina Sobel of Hofstra University Presented the 16th SLiThEr (Supporting Learning with Interactive Teaching: a Hosted, Engaging Roundtable) on 2/17/2021. The topic was scaffolding and oral exams in general chemistry. 

The SLiThEr was recorded and posted on YouTube. The link can be found below. 

Kyle Grice / DePaul University Thu, 02/18/2021 - 18:09
Linkage Photoisomerization of SO2 Bound to Osmium
Description

In this literature discussion, students are asked to explore the chemistry behind a eta-1 to eta-2 linkage photoisomer of sulfur dioxide bound to pentammine osmium. There are questions that tie to chemical structure and the nature of the two bonding modes of the ligand as well as an examination of the spectroscopic properties of the complex in the solid state. Two of the questions ask students to draw some conclusions based on their knowledge of periodic trends and the sigma donor ability of ligands.

Nicole Crowder / University of Mary Washington Thu, 01/07/2021 - 16:34

SLiThEr #3: Flipping Your Classroom

Submitted by Kyle Grice / DePaul University on Tue, 12/29/2020 - 14:46
Description

This is the 3rd SLiThEr (Supporting Learning with Interactive Teaching: a Hosted, Engaging Roundtable) in the series, hosted by both Drs. Anthony Fernandez and Meghan Porter, who discuss how they flip their classrooms. One of the classes discussed was a general chemistry course, and another was an intermediate inorganic chemistry course. The SLiThEr was recorded and posted on YouTube (see web resource link below). 

SLiThEr #1: Creating online inorganic chemistry labs

Submitted by Kyle Grice / DePaul University on Tue, 12/29/2020 - 14:29
Description

This is the link to the first SLiThEr (Supporting Learning with Interactive Teaching: a Hosted, Engaging Roundtable), presented by Kyle Grice and Hosted by Chip Nataro. The SLiThEr was recorded and posted on YouTube (see the web resources link). 

This particular roundtable focused on the teaching of a Junior/Senior-level inorganic chemistry laboratory completely online. Kyle presented on what he did in Spring 2020 when he had to pivot quickly to a fully remote modality with only a week or so of planning.