SALCs are one of those concepts in chemistry that can make students nervous just from their name: symmetry adapted linear combinations of ligand atomic orbitals. Admittedly, that's a mouthful. Yet, SALCs are an important part of molecular orbital theory, and can be incredibly powerful for visualization of electron density in both transition metal complexes and organic molecules. So we want students to learn about them. The "SALC" betting game was crafted in hopes of strengthening student's visualization of the atomic and molecular orbitals for a compound of a given symmetry. Indeed, as students connect the SALCs to the atomic orbitals on the central atom during this game, we believe they will get past any initial reticence and find SALCs to be pretty approachable.
The goal of “SALC” is to be the player with the highest point total from their winning betting chips at the end of the game.
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|Publish Date||August 17, 2021|
|More Info||SALC - Teacher's Pack web site|