Schedule

2016

Week 1

M – Jan 25 – Interview the scientist (what makes a good question?)
W – Jan 27 – Spartan14: Building with the Inorganic builder
F – Jan 29 – Spartan14: Displaying MO surfaces-slices-coefficients

Week 2

M – Feb 1 – Qualitative MO, pt I: Constructing MOs from AOs (simple 2 AO combinations, perturbation theory)
W – Feb 3 – Qualitative MO, pt II: Constructing MOs from AOs (LCAO, interpreting Spartan’s MO coefficients)
F – Feb 5 – Paper discussion #1 (Knowles, asymmetric hydrogenation)

Week 3

M – Feb 8 – Qualitative MO, pt III: Constructing MOs from AOs (2+ AOs/atom, orbitals of different energy/size)
W – Feb 10 – Qualitative MO, pr IV: Constructing MOs from AOs (3+ atoms, the “group orbital” technique)
F – Feb 12 – Paper discussion #2 (Rowley, metallacyclobutanes)

 

2013 schedule (weeks 1-5)

2013 Week 5

M – Feb 25, 2013 – Alkene complexes. MO models, Part 1, Reading: textbook chapter 5
W – Feb 27, 2013 – Alkene complexes. MO models, Part 2
F – Mar 1, 2013 – Pi complexes

2013 Week 4

M – Feb 18, 2013 – Carbonyl complexes. Reading: textbook chapter 4
W – Feb 20, 2013 –
F – Feb 22, 2013 –

2013 Week 3

M – Feb 11, 2013 – Computer models, Part 2: Quantum Mechanics (HF, DFT)
W – Feb 13, 2013 – 18-electron Rule. Reading: textbook chapter 3
F – Feb 15, 2013 – Paper discussion #2

2013 Week 2

M – Feb 4, 2013 – MO Models, Part 3. Mixing AOs to make MOs
W – Feb 6, 2013 – Paper discussion #1
F – Feb 8, 2013 – Computer models, Part 1: Goals, Handling Errors, Molecular Mechanics

2013 Week 1

M – Jan 28, 2013 – Interview the Scientist. Why are we all attracted to organometallic chemistry? Reading: textbook chapter 1
W – Jan 30, 2013 – MO Models, Part 1 (meet in C203). How to use Spartan’10 to build models of metals and ligands. Reading: textbook chapter 2
F – Feb 1, 2013 – MO Models, Part 2 (meet in C203). How to use MO display tools in Spartan’10