National ACS Award Winners 2022 LO Collection

This collection of learning objects was created to celebrate the National ACS Award Winners 2022 who are members of the Division of Inorganic Chemistry. The list of award winners is shown below. 

Shirley Lin / United States Naval Academy Sat, 03/12/2022 - 07:01
Inorganic Chemistry Abdul K. Mohammed / North Carolina Central University Tue, 08/23/2022 - 16:51
Activation of η5-Cyclopentadienyl Ligands toward Nucleophilic Attack through η5 → η3 Ring Slippage. Kinetics, Thermodynamics, and NMR Spectroscopy
Description

This literature discussion was created to accompany the coordination chemistry chapter of a foundation-level inorganic course. It introduces the concept of cyclopentadienyl (Cp) ring slippage as a mechanism for ligand substitution.

Shirley Lin / United States Naval Academy Fri, 08/12/2022 - 10:51
RSC Transition Metal Games
Description

RSC has a series of chemistry games that can be downloaded from their website. The link here is specifically for games related to transition metals. There are three games (a Jeopardy! style game, a Password-style game and a Taboo-style game).  The game formats could easily be adapted to other content. You may need to sign up for a free instructor account to access the resources.

Amanda Reig / Ursinus College Wed, 08/10/2022 - 14:48
Low-Coordinate Transition-Metal Complexes of a Carbon-Substituted Hemiporphyrazine
Description

This literature discussion was created to accompany the coordination chemistry chapter of a foundation-level inorganic course. It introduces the concept of C-H agostic interactions.

Shirley Lin / United States Naval Academy Wed, 08/10/2022 - 09:57
Fluorine Azide and Fluorine Nitrate: Structure and Bonding
Description

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

1 Slide: building better presentations

Submitted by James F. Dunne / Central College on Wed, 07/20/2022 - 14:54
Description

The activity is designed to give students practice and formative feedback in building and delivering professional presentations. After discussing a literature paper in class, students create one slide presenting a major point or idea from the paper.  Students then present their slide briefly (5 min), and the entire class critiques the slide and presentation with two guiding questions: What was done well?  What could have been better?

Inorganic Chemistry

Submitted by Briana Aguila / Francis Marion University on Fri, 07/01/2022 - 11:20
Description

Syllabus for Inorganic Chemistry lecture taught in Spring 2022.