Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry

Submitted by Mitch Anstey / Davidson College on Tue, 07/27/2021 - 10:37
Description

Inorganic chemistry is a branch of synthetic chemistry typified by its focus on compounds composed of elements other than carbon and hydrogen. But don’t let that fool you!

Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

Submitted by Paul Smith / Valparaiso University on Wed, 07/21/2021 - 10:42
Description

A one-semester study of advanced topics in inorganic chemistry with emphasis on structure and bonding, transition metal chemistry, organometallic and solid-state chemistry.

Photochemical Reactions of Copper (II) Carboxylate Artist Pigments
Description

This literature discussion shows how serious inorganic chemistry topics can related to cultural heritage problems.  The paper is pretty dense in EPR and UV/Vis spectroscopy, but the questions don't go in super great depth on those topics instead focusing on the problem, the main findings, structures and the experiment design, with some additional questions about the spectroscopy.  

Hilary Eppley / DePauw University Thu, 05/20/2021 - 09:57
Inorganic Chemistry
Description

This course will emphasize the fundamental concepts needed to understand the diverse chemistry of all the elements of the periodic table. The common theme for the entire course will be Structure and Bonding. The primary focus will be inorganic molecules, ions and solids, but the concepts we will discuss are applicable to all aspects of chemistry. The first two-thirds of the course will cover theories of bonding in molecules and solids along with some background in symmetry and structure.

Dean Johnston / Otterbein University Mon, 04/26/2021 - 17:41

SLiThEr #18: Dr. Strangebook or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Libretext

Submitted by Chip Nataro / Lafayette College on Mon, 04/19/2021 - 12:34
Description

On March 25, 2021, Chip Nataro of Lafayette College presented the 18th SLiThEr ((Supporting Learning with Interactive Teaching: a Hosted, Engaging Roundtable). The topic was on the adoption of a Libretext for use in a foundational inorganic chemistry course.

Bonding in electron-rich uranyl complexes (Burns)
Description

This In-Class Activity Learning Object explores a series of uranyl, UO

Joanne Stewart / Hope College Thu, 04/01/2021 - 16:31
Effect of Intramolecular Hydrogen Bonding on Cupric Superoxide Complexes (Karlin)
Description

This study guide/question set will help a student navigate through the related research paper and test the student's understanding on the effects of hydrogen bonding in synthetic Cu-O2 adducts in the realm of bioinorganic model chemistry.

Mayukh Bhadra / Massachusetts Institute of Technology Thu, 04/01/2021 - 12:56

Anion Coordination Chemistry (Bowman-James)

Submitted by Hilary Eppley / DePauw University on Tue, 03/30/2021 - 14:56
Description

Ligands can bind to anions, just as they do to metal ions, and Bowman-James developed these analogies as well as many examples of selective anion binding ligands.  This short slide decks gives background to her work as well as some relevant introductory material.  

An Atypical CuA Site in Methane-Oxidizing Bacteria: Structural and Spectroscopic Properties (Rosenzweig)
Description

This literature discussion highlights recent research from the Rosenzweig group that probes the structural and spectroscopic properties of a newly discovered, atypical CuA site located in a PmoD protein in a new class of methane-oxidizing bacteria.

Nicole Crowder / University of Mary Washington Mon, 03/29/2021 - 21:48

National ACS Award Winners 2021 LO Collection

Submitted by Shirley Lin / United States Naval Academy on Fri, 03/26/2021 - 12:14

This collection of learning objects was created to celebrate the National ACS Award Winners 2021 who are members of the Division of Inorganic Chemistry. The list of award winners is shown below.