University Chemistry ›› 2020, Vol. 35 ›› Issue (8): 111-114.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX202004049

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Introduction of Spin Crossover into the Undergraduate Teaching of Crystal Field Theory

Fan Yu1,*(), Liang Wang1, Bao Li2,*()   

  1. 1 Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Chemical Materials and Devices of Ministry of Education, School of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Jianghan University, Wuhan 430056, P. R. China
    2 Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074, P. R. China
  • Received:2020-04-12 Accepted:2020-05-09 Published:2020-06-04
  • Contact: Fan Yu,Bao Li;


In view of the difficult situation for students in the process of learning crystal field theory in inorganic chemistry, one teaching model that combines the scientific content "spin crossover" into the learning activities of classroom teaching has been introduced in order to improve the students' enthusiasm and core literacy in the course. The implementation of this teaching activity will apply the content and knowledge points of crystal field theory to the concept of spin crossover, combine the classroom teaching of teachers and students' independent learning, and carry out the teaching of relevant knowledge and skills, and finally improve the learning efficiency and core literacy of students.

Key words: Crystal field, Spin crossover, Undergraduate teaching, Scientific research, Core literacy