Introductory topics in inorganic chemistry including descriptive inorganic chemistry, solid-state chemistry, and coordination chemistry with the latter area consisting of nomenclature, stereochemistry, bonding, and reaction mechanisms.
Course Description: This foundational course for 2nd-year students covers the properties and trends of molecules derived from across the periodic table. In addition to main-group elements, a deeper understanding of transition metal ions will be developed. Topics covered include periodicity, bonding, symmetry, and reactivity.
Course catalog description: The chemistry of non-metals. This course consists of a systematic study of the properties and reactions of the elements and their compounds based upon modern theories of the chemical bond, as well as from the viewpoint of atomic structure and the periodic law.
In this assignment students search for and choose an inorganic chemistry related research article. After reading, students write an analysis of their article, explaining the background, experimental data, and conclusions to their classmates.
Dr. Ulrich Fekl gave a very interesting presentation on Lewis Structures and sd/sd2 hybridization of organometallic compounds! This is the recording for SLiThEr #28. The link is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKccyTW7FOE
This literature discussion involves various aspect of organometallic chemistry ranging from synthesis, reactions, symmetry, NMR and IR spectroscopy of organometallic compounds as well as catalysis.
Students are asked to read the article published in Angewandte Chime, and answer the questions from the worksheet. Students later discuss their answers with the entire class.
This article from Organometallics 2000 describes the use of Cp* amido titanium constrained geometry catalysts for the carboalumination of alkenes.
This in class activity will walk students through a more advanced example for MO diagram generation from scratch. The students will work through the symmetry, point group, character table, and MO diagram of PH2F3.
This video discusses symmetry, geometrical structure, infinite patterns that do not repeat, and quasicrystals.