SLiThErs - Supporting Learning with Interactive Teaching: a Hosted, Engaging Roundtable

A collection of all of the IONiC VIPEr SLiThErs (Supporting Learning with Interactive Teaching: a Hosted, Engaging Roundtable). These events are short presentations on a topic followed by a period of discussion between the presenter and live participants. Each of these events is recorded and posted to the IONiC VIPEr YouTube Channel.

Chip Nataro / Lafayette College Thu, 12/17/2020 - 14:18
SLiThEr #42: Our Favorite Labs

Chip Nataro (Lafayette College) hosts a live discussion covering the favorite labs that people teach. The discussion somewhat evolved into a conversation on "so, you are teaching inorganic lab for the first time...what do you do?"

Chip Nataro / Lafayette College Thu, 11/17/2022 - 08:29

A coordination table of the d-block elements

Submitted by Barbara Reisner / James Madison University on Sun, 10/09/2022 - 08:51

Stanley-Gray, Zhang, and Venkataraman from UMass Amherst mined the Cambridge Structural Database to put together graphics that show trends for coordination geometry, distribution of oxidation states, overall coordination geometry,  and coordination geometry with specific ligands to understand the influence of ligand on geometry.

SLiThEr #39: "Learning Object (LO) Development and Course Structuring"

In SLiThEr #39 Chip Nataro (Lafayette University) introduces us to the discussion LOs he uses in his senior-level inorganic course and the topics covered.

Matt Cranswick / Oregon State University Thu, 10/06/2022 - 15:48
Molecular Magnets with Lanthanide Metal-Metal Bonding

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.

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

Inorganic Chemistry

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

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. 

Rudy Luck / Michigan Technological University Wed, 08/17/2022 - 15:52
Fluorine Azide and Fluorine Nitrate: Structure and Bonding

This literature discussion was written for a foundation-level inorganic chemistry course to accompany the material on Lewis structures. It utilizes a communication-length article on fluorine azide and fluorine nitrate. The assignment is divided into two parts: a set of questions for students to answer BEFORE they read the communication and then a set of questions that they answer after reading the article.

Shirley Lin / United States Naval Academy Mon, 08/08/2022 - 14:23
Inorganic Chemistry

Syllabus for Inorganic Chemistry lecture taught in Spring 2022.

Briana Aguila / Francis Marion University Fri, 07/01/2022 - 11:20
Introductory Inorganic Chemistry

A systematic study of chemical principles as applied to inorganic systems. This class consist of a 3 hour lecture and a 4 hour lab. Special emphasis is placed on group theory and the use of molecular orbital, ligand field, and crystal field theories as tools to understanding the structure and reactivity of inorganic compounds. 

Nerissa Lewis / Seattle Pacific University Wed, 06/29/2022 - 00:35