ERIC Number: EJ1073070
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
A Guided Inquiry Activity for Teaching Ligand Field Theory
Johnson, Brian J.; Graham, Kate J.
Journal of Chemical Education, v92 n8 p1369-1372 Aug 2015
This paper will describe a guided inquiry activity for teaching ligand field theory. Previous research suggests the guided inquiry approach is highly effective for student learning. This activity familiarizes students with the key concepts of molecular orbital theory applied to coordination complexes. Students will learn to identify factors that affect the ligand field splitting diagram for octahedral and other common geometries. In addition, students use this understanding of ligand field theory to explain the properties of transition metal complexes. This activity could be used in an advanced inorganic chemistry course or at a different level.
Descriptors: Inquiry, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Scientific Concepts, Metallurgy, College Science, Undergraduate Study, Inorganic Chemistry, Cooperative Learning, Discovery Learning, Scientific Principles, Theories, Learning Activities, Science Activities
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: 1043566