Solid State Structures tutorial

Submitted by Terrie Salupo-Bryant / Manchester University on Sat, 03/14/2020 - 12:19

This tutorial will introduce students to some of the three-dimensional crystal structures exhibited by ionic and metallic solids.  They will examine the simple cubic, body-centered cubic, face-centered cubic, and the hexagonal closest-packed systems.  To facilitate visualization of the structures at the atomic level, they will use the Crystal Explorer website at Purdue University.

Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

Many of the topics in this course have their origins in the topics that are covered in General Chemistry but are covered in more detail.  Many of the rules learned in General Chemistry are actually the exception.  Chemical systems are much more complicated than the simple models presented in a first year course.  The course begins with the electronic structure and periodic properties of atoms followed by discussion of covalent, ionic, and metallic bonding theories and structures.  Students also apply acid-base principles to inorganic systems.  The second half of the course is dedicated to t

Terrie Salupo-Bryant / Manchester University Fri, 01/31/2020 - 16:02

Visualization of Solid State Structures using CrystalMaker and Physical Models

Submitted by Hilary Eppley / DePauw University on Wed, 01/08/2020 - 14:17

This first-year laboratory is designed to give students an introduction to basic solid-state structures using both CrystalMaker files and physical models. I think this would work in a foundations level inorganic course as well. It could be used alternatively as an in-class activity or take-home problem set depending on the instructor. It was adapted by me and later, David Harvey, from an original activity that was posted as an educational resource on the CrystalMaker website in the mid 2000s.  

Porphyrin UV-Vis

The UV-vis spectra of porphyrins are among the most recognizable spectra in the chemical literature, but the electronic transitions that lead to the observed specta are not as well known.  This presentation provides an introduction to the structure and numbering of porphyrins and the origin of the bands observed in the near UV and visible region, based on the work done by Martin Gouterman beginning in the late 1950's.    

Matthew Riehl / Minnesota State University, Mankato Mon, 11/18/2019 - 16:30
2019 Nobel Prize - Li-ion battery LOs

Congratulations to the 2019 recipients of the Nobel Prize - John B. Goodenough, M. Stan Whittingham and Akira Yoshino. It's a well deserved honor!

There are several LOs on VIPEr that talk about lithium ion batteries and related systems. The 2019 Nobel is a great opportunity to include something about these batteries in your class.

I hope to see more LOs in the coming weeks so we can bring this chemistry into our classrooms!

Barbara Reisner / James Madison University Wed, 10/09/2019 - 20:28

Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

Submitted by Weiwei Xie / Louisiana State University on Sun, 06/09/2019 - 12:11

Foundations: Atomic Structure; Molecular Structure; the Structures of Solids; Group Theory

The Elements and their Compounds: Main Group elements; d-Block Elements; f-Block Elements

Physical Techniques in Inorganic Chemistry: Diffraction Methods; Other Methods

Frontiers: Defects and Ion Transport; Metal Oxides, Nitrides and Fluorides; Chalcogenides, Intercalation Compounds and Metal-rich Phases; Framework Structures; Hydrides and Hydrogen-storage Materials; Semiconductor Chemistry; Molecular Materials and Fullerides.


Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry, Spring 2020

Submitted by Jason D'Acchioli / University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point on Sun, 06/09/2019 - 11:33

An introduction to the chemistry of inorganic compounds and materials. Descriptive chemistry of the elements. A survey of Crystal Field Theory, band theory, and various acid-base theories. Use of the chemical and scientific literature. Introduction to the seminar concept. 

Inorganic Chemistry

Submitted by Craig M. Davis / Xavier University on Sun, 06/09/2019 - 09:09

Modern theories of bonding and structure, spectroscopy, redox chemistry, and reaction mechanisms. Coordination compounds, organometallic clusters, and catalysis.

Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry

Submitted by Carmen Gauthier / Florida Southern College on Sun, 06/09/2019 - 09:03

Fundamental topics in inorganic chemistry will be explored, among them: atomic theory and periodicity of the elements, bonding and properties of solid state materials, main group chemistry, structure and bonding of coordination compounds, and bio-inorganic systems. The laboratory component of the course will give students experience with a various laboratory techniques used in the synthesis and characterization of inorganic compounds.

Inorganic Chemistry I

Submitted by Brad Wile / Ohio Northern University on Sun, 06/09/2019 - 08:55
Bonding, structures, preparation, properties, compounds, and reactions
of main group and transition metal elements. Offered fall semester.