Dr. Ron F. See

Professor

Office: 229C Weyandt Hall
Phone: 724-357-4489
Email: rfsee@iup.edu

Education

BA- State University of New York, Fredonia
MA- State University of New York, Buffalo
PhD- State University of New York, Buffalo
Postdoctoral Fellowship- Harvard University

Field

Inorganic Chemistry
Computational Chemistry

Courses

CHEM 100 Preparatory Chemistry
CHEM 111/112 General Chemistry I and II
CHEM 113/114 Advanced General Chemistry I & II
CHEM 214 Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry
CHEM 290 Chemistry Seminar I
CHEM 411 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

Research Interests

Our research works to understand the physical basis for the bonding and structure of a variety of chemical species. Currently, we are focusing on metal-ligand interactions in coordination and organometallic compounds, as expressed in both discrete molecular compounds and extended macromolecular arrays.

Select Publications

Ronald F. See, Thomas A. Baker and Pamela J. Kahler, "On the Geometry of Simple Molecules, II. Modeling the Geometry of AX3E and AX2E2 Molecules through Non-Bonded Repulsions." Inorganic Chemistry (2005) 44, 4961-4968.

Ronald F. See, "Which method of assigning bond order in Lewis structures best reflects experimental data? An analysis of the octet rule and formal charge systems for Period 2 and 3 nonmetallic compounds." Journal of Chemical Education (2009) 86, 1241-1247.

Ronald F. See and Daniel Kozina, "Quantification of the trans influence in d8 square planar and d6 octahedral complexes: a database study." Journal of Coordination Chemistry (2013) 66, 490-500.