Mechanistic Study of Competitive sp3-sp3 and sp2-sp3 Carbon-Carbon Reductive Elimination from a Platinum(IV) Center and the Isolation of a C-C Agostic Complex (Williams)

Submitted by Shirley Lin / United States Naval Academy on Fri, 05/20/2022 - 08:09
Description

This literature discussion focuses on a J. Am. Chem. Soc. communication that describes a series of Pt complexes that exhibit competitive reductive elimination reactions to form either an sp2-sp3 bond or an sp3-sp3 bond. One of the complexes also contains a C-C agostic interaction with the metal. The questions are written to be addressed by students in a foundation-level inorganic course.

SLiThEr #23: "Strategies to Pre-assess First-year STEM students"

Submitted by Kyle Grice / DePaul University on Sun, 07/25/2021 - 15:30
Description

This is our 23rd SLiThEr. The collection can be found here. 

This discussion focused on ways to assess readiness for the general chemistry course sequence.

The YouTube video link for SLiThEr #23 is below under "Web Resources"

SLiThEr #20: African American Chemists: Academia, Industry, and Social Entrepreneurship

Submitted by Chip Nataro / Lafayette College on Tue, 06/15/2021 - 07:33
Description

Sibrina Collins (Lawrence Tech) presented a SLiThEr on April 10, 2021. The topic was her recently releases ACS Symposium Series book entitled "African American Chemists: Academia, Industry, and Social Entrepreneurship". Sibrina presented on stories, both hearing them and telling them. She recounted how she used the VIPEr model of learning objects to make the stories in the book accessible for use in the classroom. 

SLiThEr #16: Scaffolding oral exams in general chemistry

Submitted by Kyle Grice / DePaul University on Thu, 02/18/2021 - 18:09
Description

Dr. Sabrina Sobel of Hofstra University Presented the 16th SLiThEr (Supporting Learning with Interactive Teaching: a Hosted, Engaging Roundtable) on 2/17/2021. The topic was scaffolding and oral exams in general chemistry. 

The SLiThEr was recorded and posted on YouTube. The link can be found below. 

SLiThEr #15: "Inclusivity in Inorganic Courses And Beyond"

Submitted by Kyle Grice / DePaul University on Sat, 02/06/2021 - 13:44
Description

This is the link to the 15th SLiThEr (Supporting Learning with Interactive Teaching: a Hosted, Engaging Roundtable), presented by Drs. Abby O'Connor and Benny Chan from the The College of New Jersey (TCNJ). The SLiThEr was recorded and posted on YouTube (see the web resources link).

This particular roundtable was presented by two faculty at TCNJ about how they have been working on improving inclusivity in inorganic chemistry and beyond at TCNJ! 

SLiThEr #8: Alternative Grading Systems to Support Student Learning

Submitted by Kari Stone / Lewis University on Thu, 12/31/2020 - 11:47
Description

This is the link to the eighth SLiThEr (Supporting Learning with Interactive Teaching: a Hosted, Engaging Roundtable), presented by Santiago Toledo and Hosted by Chip Nataro. The SLiThEr was recorded and posted on YouTube (see the web resources link).

SLiThEr #4: Flipping Undergraduate Inorganic Chemistry: Effect on Diversity and Inclusivity

Submitted by Kyle Grice / DePaul University on Tue, 12/29/2020 - 15:09
Description

This is the 4th in the series of SLiThErs (Supporting Learning with Interactive Teaching: a Hosted, Engaging Roundtable). This was presented by Dr. Caroline Saouma on how flipping her inorganic chemistry course helped diversity and inclusivity. This ties in very well with SLiThEr #3, which was on flipped classrooms as well (https://www.ionicviper.org/web-resources-and-apps/slither-3-flipping-yo…). 

SLiThEr #3: Flipping Your Classroom

Submitted by Kyle Grice / DePaul University on Tue, 12/29/2020 - 14:46
Description

This is the 3rd SLiThEr (Supporting Learning with Interactive Teaching: a Hosted, Engaging Roundtable) in the series, hosted by both Drs. Anthony Fernandez and Meghan Porter, who discuss how they flip their classrooms. One of the classes discussed was a general chemistry course, and another was an intermediate inorganic chemistry course. The SLiThEr was recorded and posted on YouTube (see web resource link below). 

Pre-Modern Chemistry: A Brief World History

Submitted by Shirley Lin / United States Naval Academy on Fri, 06/19/2020 - 10:40
Description

This Powerpoint presentation was developed to support diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in the chemistry classroom. One of the challenges of modern chemistry (and other modern STEM fields) is that the history discussed in general chemistry textbooks often focuses on achievements by Western scientists. While the most prominent chemists in the area of modern atomic theory were privileged, Western white men, their ideas were influenced by centuries of chemistry practiced by peoples across the globe.