Dr. Grice will evaluate this LO later this year.
This is an in-class exercise developed based on a recent paper in Angewandte Chemie International Edition that reported a crystal structure of "six-coordinate" carbon. We normally think of carbon being four-coordinate at most, but this case has definitive evidence otherwise. However, we can use our inorganic chemistry knowledge to understand the structure and bonding of this molecule and rationalize its stability. Students do a pre-class exercise and then construct the MO of fhe molecule in class together.
After completion of this Learning Object, students will be able to:
-Assign point groups to organic molecules
-Analyze and discuss chemistry primary literature
-Identify the properties and charges of ligands
-Use Wade's rules to describe clusters
-Construct qualitative MO diagrams using symmetry as a guide
Dr. Grice will be implementing this later this year.
We have included an instructor guide file under Faculty files.