ERIC Number: EJ717055
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-May-1
Reference Count: 0
Lewis Acid-Base, Molecular Modeling, and Isotopic Labeling in a Sophomore Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory
Nataro, Chip; Ferguson, Michelle A.; Bocage, Katherine M.; Hess, Brian J.; Ross, Vincent J.; Swarr, Daniel T.
Journal of Chemical Education, v81 n5 p722 May 2004
An experiment to prepare a deuterium labeled adduct of a Lewis acid and Lewis base, to use computational methods allowing students to visualize the LUMO of Lewis acids, the HOMO of Lewis bases and the molecular orbitals of the adduct that is formed is developed. This allows students to see the interplay between calculated and experimental results.
Descriptors: Inorganic Chemistry, Laboratory Experiments, Undergraduate Students, Science Education, Higher Education, Molecular Structure, Science Experiments
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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