Fall 2019: Chem 6500 (Reactivity and Mechanisms in Inorganic Chemistry)

Level: Graduate

Enrollment: 10 (9 graduate students, 1 undergraduate student)

Course  Introduction: The purpose of this course is to provide necessary understandings of reactivities and mechanisms in inorganic chemistry relevant to main group and transition metal elements through readings and presentations on the recommended texts and current literatures.

Course Evaluation: 4.9/5

Fall 2020: Chem 5520 (Advanced Inorganic Chemistry)

Level: Undergraduate + Graduate

Enrollment: 10 (9 undergraduate students, 1 graduate student)

Course  Introduction: The purpose of this course is to provide a deeper understanding of inorganic chemistry based on prior training in general, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry. Advanced topics including coordination chemistry, reaction mechanisms of inorganic, organometallic compounds will be discussed. Selected topics on bioinorganic chemistry, solid-state materials and main group chemistry will also be introduced. Discussions of contemporary research literatures will be used to expose students in the cutting-edge research in inorganic chemistry.

Course Evaluation: 5/5

Spring 2021: Chem 5530 (Advanced Synthesis Laboratory)

Level: Undergraduate

Enrollment: 7

Course  Introduction: The purpose of this lab course is to help students apply their knowledge in chemical theories into applications. Students will conduct experiments to synthesize a variety of organic and inorganic compounds applied in chemical catalysis. Students will also learn how to use instrumentations and technics including NMR, UV-vis spectroscopy, infrared spectroscopy, recrystallization, thin-layer column (TLC), flash column, etc. to facilitate their projects.

Course Evaluation:

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