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.
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
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.