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
SLiThEr #30: Covalent Bond Classification (CBC) Counting of Electrons in TM Complexes

Chip Nataro / Lafayette College Wed, 05/04/2022 - 07:10
5 Slides about:Photophysics and photochemistry of MLCT excited states (Wilson)

This Five Slides About will introduce the basic photophysical and photochemical concepts associated with the metal-to-ligand charge-transfer (MLCT) transitions using luminescent rhenium and ruthenium complexes as examples. The potential therapeutic use of photoactivated metal complexes to kill cancer cells is also presented.

Tracky Huang / Cornell University Tue, 03/15/2022 - 13:54
The ditungsten tetracarboxylate story (Sattelberger)

This literature discussion learning object examines the first reported synthesis in 1983 of the long anticipated quadruply bonded ditungsten tetracarboxylate dimers by Dr. Al Sattelberger and co-workers. This LO is part of a special VIPEr collection honoring the 2022 ACS National Award recipients in the field of inorganic chemistry. Alfred P. Sattelberger was the recipient of the 2022 ACS Award for Distinguished Service in the Advancement of Inorganic Chemistry.

Joanne Stewart / Hope College Tue, 03/15/2022 - 09:37

Enhancement of the Thermal Stability and Thermoelectric Properties of Yb14MnSb11 by Ce Substitution (Kauzlarich)

Submitted by Susan Kauzlarich / University of California, Davis on Mon, 03/14/2022 - 20:57

This article provides an introduction to thermoelectric materials and applications for space, highlighting a complex Zintl phase, Yb14-xCexMnySb11. Yb14MnSb11 is a semiconductor that can be substituted with Ce to change the number of carriers in the material and thereby enhance the transport properties.

Spectroscopic, Structural, and Computational Analysis of [Re(CO)3(dippM)Br]n+ (Nataro)

Submitted by Shirley Lin / United States Naval Academy on Sat, 03/12/2022 - 06:17

This literature discussion will guide students through an article that applies spectroscopic, structural, and computational analyses to a family of compounds of the type [Re(CO)3(dippM)Br]n+  (dippM = 1,1’-bis(diisopropyl)phosphino metallocene, M = Fe, n= 0 or 1; M = Co, n = 1).

Toward the Design of Phosphorescent Emitters of Cyclometalated Earth-Abundant Nickel(II) and Their Supramolecular Study (Yam)

This LO was created to celebrate Dr. Vivian W.-W. Yam's 2022 ACS Award, the Josef Michl Award in Photochemistry. These questions are written to help guide class discussion about this paper and the complexes in it. This LO would be good for an organometallics class or similar upper-division inorganic chemistry class. 

Kyle Grice / DePaul University Tue, 03/08/2022 - 15:15
VIPEr nanoCHAt : NeWBiEs Spring 2022 Learning Objects

This collection accompanies the IONiC VIPEr nanoCHAt video series NeWBiEs, recorded in Spring 2022. This series is comprised of weekly conversations with two IONiC members, Wes Farrell and Shirley Lin from the US Naval Academy, as they taught a foundation-level inorganic chemistry course for the first time. The LOs discussed in the videos are included in this collection.

Shirley Lin / United States Naval Academy Wed, 02/02/2022 - 18:07
Inorganic Chemistry


Chemistry 372 is a course including molecular and solid-state bonding and structure, molecular symmetry, and coordination and organometallic chemistry.

Claude Mertzenich / Luther College Tue, 01/25/2022 - 15:51

Inorganic Chemistry

Submitted by Jason Smee / University of Texas at Tyler on Wed, 01/19/2022 - 16:07

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.