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Please check this website frequently during the semester for updates, especially for new problem sets, solutions to problems, and assigned reading.

Exam 2 will be held at 6:30 PM on Thursday, April 10, in 108 Henderson.

Classes meet: MWF 9:05-9:55, 108 Henderson Bldg
Instructor:     Tom Mallouk, 863-9637

Office hours: Thursdays 11:15 AM-12:15 PM and Fridays 10:10-11:00 AM, 224 Chemistry Building
     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: Russ Fayfar, the LA for Chem 310, will hold problem-solving workshops on Tuesdays from 6:00-7:15 pm in 301A Chemistry Building.

Course Materials:
      Chem 310 Syllabus      Chem 310 Textbook

Lecture notes (PDF files - please print and bring to class)
     Jan 13-17:            Review of chemical bonding
     Jan 20-Feb. 3:      Molecular orbital theory       Molecular orbital theory viewgraphs (pptx file)
     Feb. 5:                  Acid-base chemistry
     Feb. 7-10:            Redox stability and redox reactions
     Feb 12-26:           Coordination chemistry and crystal field theory
     Feb 27-Mar. 5:     Metals and alloys: structure, bonding, electronic and magnetic properties
     Mar. 7:                 Metals and alloys: mechanical properties
     Mar. 17-26:          Ionic and covalent solids - structures
     Mar 28-Apr 7:     Ionic and covalent solids - energetics
     Apr 9-Apr 21:     Electronic properties of metals, superconductors, and semiconductors
     Apr 23-Apr 28:   Basic science of nanomaterials
     Apr 30-May 2:    Applications of nanomaterials

Discussion Topics (Please be prepared to participate!)
     Wednesday, January 22 - Valence bond theory
     Wednesday, Feb. 5 - Molecular orbital theory
     Wednesday, Feb. 12 - Acid-base and redox reactions
     Monday, February 24 - Coordination chemistry
     Wednesday, March 19 - Metallic crystals
     Wednesday, March 26 - Unit cells and coordination environments in ionic crystals
     Friday, April 4 - Structure-property relationships in solids
     Wednesday, April 16 - Lattice energies, stability, and reactions of inorganic solids

Essay Assignment
      Group essay project - due Friday, Jan. 31

Problem Sets (See course Angel site for solutions)
     Problem Set 1 - due Friday, Jan. 24 :       Problems 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9, 1.13, & 1.15     
     Problem Set 2 - due Friday, Feb. 7 :        Problems 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.9, & 2.10               
     Problem Set 3 - due Monday, Feb. 17 :    Problems 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, & 4.4               
     Problem Set 4 - due Wednesday, Feb. 26 :    Problems 5.1-5.8               
     Problem Set 5 - due Friday, Mar. 21 :    Problems 6.1, 6.2, 6.4, 6.5, 6.7, 6.8, 6.11, 6.12
     Problem Set 6 - due Monday, Mar. 31 :    Problems 7.1-7.5 and 8.1 - 8.4
     Problem Set 7 - due Monday, Apr. 7 :    Problems 8.5 - 8.13
     Problem Set 8 - due Friday, Apr. 18 :    Problems 9.1 - 9.6
     Problem Set 9 - due Friday, Apr. 25 :    Problems 10.1 - 10.7
     Problem Set 10 - due Friday, May 2 :    Problems 11.1 - 11.4

Required supplementary reading
      Feb. 21 lecture - Metals and Alloys (PDF file)
      Mar. 3 lecture - Computer Visualization Tools
      Apr. 21 lecture - Semiconductor nanocrystals (PDF file)
      Apr. 23 lecture - Plasmonic metal nanoparticles (PDF file)
      Apr. 28 lecture - Shape control of metal nanocrystals (PDF file)

Exam Schedule:
      Exam 1 - Thursday, Feb. 27, 6:30 PM, 117 Henderson
      Exam 2 - Thursday, April 10, 6:30 PM, 108 Henderson
      Final exam - Monday, May 5, 6:40-8:40 PM, 108 Henderson
     (See course Angel site for last year's exams)

Useful Links:
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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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