Applications of Frustrated Lewis Pairs (FLPs)

Submitted by Brad Wile / Ohio Northern University on Thu, 03/05/2020 - 11:22
Description

Short prompts for a mini review about recent applications in FLP chemistry. Trends in Chemistry also includes highlights and outstanding questions in the sidebar, which makes this an approachable review for students. 

ChemCrafter

Submitted by Michelle Personick / Wesleyan University on Mon, 03/02/2020 - 16:24
Description

ChemCrafter, from the Science History Institute (formerly the Chemical Heritage Foundation), is a free iPad app that mimics a classic chemistry set. It is set up as a game, with three sections: reactions with water, reactions with acid, and salts. The app shows the progress of the reaction (smoke, color change, etc.) when two elements are mixed in a reaction vessel, and also gives the change in enthalpy of the reaction.

Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
Description

Foundations: Atomic Structure; Molecular Structure; the Structures of Solids; Group Theory

The Elements and their Compounds: Main Group elements; d-Block Elements; f-Block Elements

Physical Techniques in Inorganic Chemistry: Diffraction Methods; Other Methods

Frontiers: Defects and Ion Transport; Metal Oxides, Nitrides and Fluorides; Chalcogenides, Intercalation Compounds and Metal-rich Phases; Framework Structures; Hydrides and Hydrogen-storage Materials; Semiconductor Chemistry; Molecular Materials and Fullerides.

 

Weiwei Xie / Louisiana State University Sun, 06/09/2019 - 12:11

Triphenylphosphine: Transformations of a Common Ligand

Submitted by Brad Wile / Ohio Northern University on Sun, 06/09/2019 - 11:42
Description

This experiment tasks students with preparing triphenylphosphine sulfide, and the corresponding I2 adduct, then characterizing these products using common instrumental methods. Students are asked to consider MOs and tie this to their Lewis bonding depiction for the final product. This discussion is supported by WebMO calculations and tied to the experimental data obtained by the student.

Inorganic Chemistry
Description

Modern theories of bonding and structure, spectroscopy, redox chemistry, and reaction mechanisms. Coordination compounds, organometallic clusters, and catalysis.

Craig M. Davis / Xavier University Sun, 06/09/2019 - 09:09

Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry

Submitted by Carmen Gauthier / Florida Southern College on Sun, 06/09/2019 - 09:03
Description

Fundamental topics in inorganic chemistry will be explored, among them: atomic theory and periodicity of the elements, bonding and properties of solid state materials, main group chemistry, structure and bonding of coordination compounds, and bio-inorganic systems. The laboratory component of the course will give students experience with a various laboratory techniques used in the synthesis and characterization of inorganic compounds.

Inorganic Chemistry I

Submitted by Todsapon T. / University of Evansville on Sun, 06/09/2019 - 08:54
Description

Surveys classical and contemporary approaches to the study of coordination compounds, solid-state chemistry and the chemistry of elements based on groups in the periodic table.

Principles of Chemistry II

Submitted by Michelle Personick / Wesleyan University on Sun, 06/09/2019 - 08:54
Description

This second semester general chemistry course is a continuation of the Principles of Chemistry sequence that is recommended for science students. The focus of the course is the fundamentals of structure and bonding, with an emphasis on predicting reactivity.

Inorganic Chemistry & Lab

Submitted by Eric Eitrheim / University of Central Oklahoma on Sun, 06/09/2019 - 08:50
Description

CHEM 4654 (CRN: 10411) and the accompanying lab (CHEM 4654L) is worth 4 credit hours. CHEM 4654 covers atomic theory and spectroscopy, periodic properties, descriptive chemistry, inorganic structure and bonding, coordination chemistry, organometallic chemistry, symmetry and group theory.  Students must be concurrently enrolled in CHEM 4654L (CRN: 10412).

VIPEr Fellows 2019 Workshop Favorites

Submitted by Barbara Reisner / James Madison University on Sat, 06/08/2019 - 16:41

During our first fellows workshop, the first cohort of VIPEr fellows pulled together learning objects that they've used and liked or want to try the next time they teach their inorganic courses.