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If you are accustomed to snazzier websites, we apologize for the appearance of this one.
Please check this website frequently during the semester for updates, especially for new problem sets and assigned reading.

Classes meet: TR 11:15-12:30, 215 Thomas Bldg
Instructor:     Tom Mallouk, 863-9637

Office hours: Tuesdays and Wednesdays 1:30-2:30 PM, 205 S. Frear Lab
     You are welcome to come at other times, but I may ask you to come back later if I have a visitor, am exceptionally busy, etc.
     For best results, call or email to arrange a time outside of office hours.

Learning Assistant (LA) Workshops: Evan Spencer, the LA for Chem 310, will hold problem-solving workshops on Tuesdays evenings at 7-8 pm, beginning on Jan. 27, in 301A Chemistry Building.

Course Materials:
      Chem 310 Syllabus      Chem 310 Textbook

      Term Paper/Poster Handout (PDF file)
      Term Paper Reviewer Guidelines (PDF file)

Copies of Viewgraphs (PowerPoint files - you will find it useful to bring these notes to class.)
It is also advisable to read the relevant chapter of the textbook before class!
     Jan 13-15:       Chapter 1 - Review of chemical bonding
     Jan 20-27:       Chapter 2 - Molecular orbital theory

Problem Sets (See course Angel site for solutions)
     Problem Set 1 - due Thursday, Jan. 29 :      Problems 1.1, 1.5, 1.6, 1.8, 1.10, 1.11, 1.14, & 1.15     
     Problem Set 2 - due Thursday, Feb. 5 :       Problems 2.2, 2.4, 2.5, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, & 2.10               

Discussion Topics (Please be prepared to participate!)
     Tuesday, January 27 - Valence bond theory
     Tuesday, Feb. 3 - Molecular orbital theory
     Tuesday, Feb. 10 - Acid-base and redox reactions
     Thursday, February 19 - Coordination chemistry
     Tuesday, March 17 - Metallic crystals
     Tuesday, March 31 - Unit cells and coordination environments in ionic crystals
     Tuesday, April 7 - Structure-property relationships in solids
     Tuesday, April 14 - Lattice energies, stability, and reactions of inorganic solids

Required supplementary materials
      Mar. 3 lecture - Visualization Tools for Inorganic Crystal Structures

Exam Schedule:
      Exam 1 - Thursday, Feb. 26, 6:30 PM, location TBA
      Exam 2 - Tuesday, April 15, 6:30 PM, location TBA
      Final exam - In the final exam period, time and place TBA
     (See course Angel site for last year's exams)

Useful Links:

Printable and Interactive Periodic Table (PDF file) courtesy University of Sheffield
For a slightly different perspective on the elements, please see The Periodic Table of Comic Books
Semiconductor doping explained in N-doped (Justin Timberlake version)

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"Without lunch, life itself would be impossible."
                                       - L. Peter Gold

Support THON 2015!
Your instructor will donate $100
for every score above 90% on Exam 1.

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apply to all courses offered by the Department of Chemistry.

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