The Chemical Educator
ISSN: 1430-4171 (electronic version)
Abstract Volume 24
(2019) pp 56-58
What Can Black Panther Teach Us About Transition Metal Chemistry?
Sibrina N. Collins,* Jeffrey Ohmen, LaVetta Appleby, Meng Zhou, Jeffrey Morrissette, and Julie Zwiesler-Vollick
The Marburger STEM Center, Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, Michigan 48075, email@example.com
Published: 27 March 2019
Abstract. This hands-on exercise for high school students utilizes the Marvel Studios’ Black Panther to expose students to inorganic chemistry through the preparation of three metal complexes that contain cobalt and copper coordinated to glycine (gly, sodium salt) and bipyridine (bpy) ligands. The students worked in teams to prepare their own “vibranium” solutions, which exhibited vibrant colors as shown in the movie.
Key Words: Laboratories and Demonstrations; general chemistry; high school; curriculum; inorganic chemistry; public understanding; outreach; collaborative; cooperative learning; internet; web-based learning; amino acids; coordination compounds
(*) Corresponding author. (E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Two Student Laboratory Handouts are available. (231 KB)