Larry Funck, Ph.D.


Professor of Chemistry Emeritus
On Faculty since 1969

Phone: (630)752-5064
Fax: (630)752-5996


Ph.D. Inorganic Chemistry, Lehigh University, 1969

B.S. Chemistry, Lebanon Valley College, 1964

About Larry Funck

Dr. Funck's reseach interests include transition metals, especially as they relate to bioinorganic model studies, and Lewis base interaction with unsaturated coordination spheres. He also has been active in various chemical education functions as a member of ACS examination committees and as a consultant for Advanced Placement.

Dr. Funck served as Chair of the Chemistry Department from1989 until 2002. He is active in his church, serving as Finance Manager and as a choir member. His wife is a music teacher and church organist. His two sons, Brian and David, both graduated from Wheaton College. His hobbies include bike riding, hiking, reading, and following professional and college sports teams (especially Wheaton College athletics). He is a devoted fan of Philadelphia sports and Penn State, reflecting his Pennsylvania origins.

Courses Taught

  • General Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Synthesis and Analysis
  • Chemical Literature, Literacy and Laboratory Practice
  • Origins
  • Capstone Course: Chemistry in Context

Membership in Professional Societies

  • American Chemical Society
  • American Scientific Affiliation
  • Midwest Association of Chemistry Teachers at Liberal Arts Colleges (MACTLAC)


Individual: Solution equilibria involving transition metal coordination compounds.

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