Inorganic Chemistry I

Descriptive chemistry of the main group elements with some emphasis on the non-metals.  Transition metal compounds: aspects of bonding, spectra, and reactivity; complexes of n-acceptor ligands; organometallic compounds and their role in catalysis; metals in biological systems; preparative, analytical, and instrumental techniques. 

Rudy Luck / Michigan Technological University Thu, 08/26/2021 - 12:41

Record Keeping & Data Management in the Lab

Submitted by Amanda Reig / Ursinus College on Thu, 08/12/2021 - 10:18

This is a set of PowerPoint slides I put together for a brief presentation and discussion with summer research students in our department about good record keeping and data management practices. 

An editable Review Jeopardy game via a Macro Powerpoint

Submitted by Paul Smith / Valparaiso University on Wed, 08/04/2021 - 23:17

In searching for a way to review topics before exams, I was informed about this powerpoint template which is macro'd to be operated as a realistic Jeopardy game. The site for the original author of the macro is:

(Jeopardy for PowerPoint by Kevin R. Dufendach is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License.)

Creating Accessible Documents, pdfs, and Slides - Web Resources and Checklists

Submitted by Nicole Crowder / University of Mary Washington on Thu, 06/10/2021 - 11:43

Creating Word files, pdfs, and PowerPoint files in an accessible way addresses equity in the classroom. These web resources are focused on how to create materials for your courses that will be more accessible. There are also some checklists to consult as you are creating materials for your courses (and LOs for this website!) to ensure they meet some basic accessibility guidelines.

*Note that some of the materials link to or refer to resources specific to the University of Mary Washington, but you should be able to find similar resources at your institution.*

nanoCHAt #2: Promoting Academic Honesty

Submitted by Shirley Lin / United States Naval Academy on Tue, 04/13/2021 - 09:28

A nanoCHAt conversation about innovative methods for promoting academic honesty in our classrooms. Recorded by VIPEr Fellows Taylor Haines, Darkus Jenkins, Jingjing Qiu, and Tasneem Siddiquee with Shirley Lin (moderator) on February 8, 2021.  The full nanoCHAt playlist can be acccessed at

nanoCHAt #1: Creating a Sense of Belonging

Submitted by Shirley Lin / United States Naval Academy on Tue, 04/13/2021 - 09:17

A nanoCHAt conversation about how to create a sense of belonging for our students in the classroom and as chemists. Recorded by IONiC members Anne Bentley, Shirley Lin, Justin Pratt, Jeff Raker, Barb Reisner, and Joanne Stewart on February 8, 2021.  The full nanoCHAt playlist can be acccessed at

nanoCHAts: Informal conversations about teaching

Submitted by Hilary Eppley / DePauw University on Wed, 04/07/2021 - 14:33

A collection of all of the IONiC VIPEr NanoCHAts. These are short discussion on a teaching topic by 4-5 faculty members from different institutions. Each of these events is recorded and posted to the IONiC VIPEr YouTube Channel.

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

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

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!