Organometallic Precursor in [FeFe] Hydrogenase H-Cluster Bioassembly (Britt)

Submitted by Amanda Reig / Ursinus College on Wed, 03/22/2023 - 15:11
Description

In Fall 2022, R. David Britt was awarded the ACS Alfred Bader Award in Bioinorganic Chemistry for pioneering pulse electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy of the photosystem II oxygen-evolving complex, plus the advanced EPR spectroscopic characterization of numerous and varied key metalloenzymes and catalysts. 

A Thousand Manipulatable Inorganic Electron-Counting Problems from Crystallography

Submitted by George Lisensky / Beloit College on Wed, 03/01/2023 - 14:40
Description

One thousand interactive organometallic and coordination complexes have been selected and prepared for practice and discovery in electron counting problems. The structures can be displayed and manipulated without requiring software installation using a web browser with JavaScript and JSmol.

Building Heteronuclear Diatomic MOs

Submitted by Andrea Van Duzor / Chicago State University on Thu, 01/26/2023 - 14:53
Description

A guided inquiry activity for students to build the MO diagram for HF based on energetic and symmetry considerations.  Students then compare their model to a standard MO diagram and examine what additional information a MO diagram conveys that the Lewis structure does not.

Phosphate Reduction by Mechanochemistry (Cummins)

Submitted by Kyle Grice / DePaul University on Fri, 01/13/2023 - 11:15
Description

This Literature Discussion LO was created for the ACS Inorganic Chemistry Award Winners. Dr. Kit Cummins was the recipient of the 2023 Frederick Hawthorne Award in Main Group Inorganic Chemistry. This LO is based on a recent paper from the group of Dr. Cummins, entitled "Sustainable Production of Reduced Phosphorus Compounds: Mechanochemical Hydride Phosphorylation Using Condensed Phosphates as a Route to Phosphite", published in ACS Central Science20228, 332-339.

Molecular Magnets with Lanthanide Metal-Metal Bonding

Submitted by A. M. Christianson / Bellarmine University on Wed, 08/24/2022 - 11:36
Description

This literature discussion is based on a 2022 Science paper describing a series of dilanthanide complexes with exceptional magnetic properties due to the presence of metal-metal bonding. These molecules are the first reported species to feature direct bonding between two lanthanides! The paper contains ample material for discussion of molecular symmetry and bonding, oxidation states and electron configurations, and magnetism. The handout includes a description, glossary, discussion questions, and pre-class worksheet.

Inorganic Chemistry

Submitted by Abdul K. Mohammed / North Carolina Central University on Tue, 08/23/2022 - 16:51

Inorganic Chemistry I

Submitted by Rudy Luck / Michigan Technological University on Wed, 08/17/2022 - 15:52
Description

Descriptive chemistry of the main group elements with some emphasis on the non-metals.  Transition metal compounds: aspects of bonding, spectra, and reactivity; complexes of n-acceptor ligands; organometallic compounds and their role in catalysis; metals in biological systems; preparative, analytical, and instrumental techniques. 

Inorganic Chemistry SC356

Submitted by Shirley Lin / United States Naval Academy on Fri, 08/12/2022 - 12:02
Description

From the course catalog: The chemistry of the Main Group elements and the transition metals are studied with emphasis on the properties, structures, and reactivities of these elements and their compounds.