During our first fellows workshop, the first cohort of VIPEr fellows pulled together learning objects that they've used and liked or want to try the next time they teach their inorganic courses.
This presentation is meant to be a review of applying VSEPRup to steric number 6. It's designed to be viewed as a powerpoint and printed out to keep for the student's notebook.
It can be used at multiple levels: as a review immediately after learning VSEPR in general chemistry, or as a refresher before starting upper level inorganic chemistry. The instructor could add text or voice over the slides to add more detail or leave the presentation as is for students.
If you'd like .psd or .pdf files of the drawings in these presentation, please contact me directly.
After reviewing this material students should be able to:
Draw the correct VSEPR predicted structure of a molecule based on steric number and lone pair count.
Name VSEPR structures with their appropriate geometry.
Avoid common VSEPR mistakes, particularly those with steric number 5 and 6.
Recognize how lone pairs distort bond angles from ideal geometry in molecules like ClF3
I plan on uploading this flash review (along with others) to my class site before students arrive to my upper level inorganic course. I will voice over the slides, explaining the concepts, so they're ready to apply molecular orbital theory on the first day of class.