Submitted by Barbara Reisner / James Madison University on Sun, 10/09/2022 - 08:51
My Notes

Stanley-Gray, Zhang, and Venkataraman from UMass Amherst mined the Cambridge Structural Database to put together graphics that show trends for coordination geometry, distribution of oxidation states, overall coordination geometry,  and coordination geometry with specific ligands to understand the influence of ligand on geometry.

Learning Goals

Students will be able to:

  • identify trends in oxidation states across the d-block
  • identify trends in coordination geometry based on different metal oxidation state and different ligand
Implementation Notes

I haven't used this in class, but plan to have my students look at trends in the different tables the next time I teach inorganic chemistry.

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David Schilter / Texas State University

Oh wow - I've done the first part of my inorganic course (symmetry) but was wondering how to go about the second part of the course - a survey of the d-block. This looks like an extremely useful way of distilling a lot of info into something not-so-overwhelming for students.

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