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Classes meet: TR 4:35-5:50 pm, 260 Willard 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.

Course Materials:
      Spring 2019 Syllabus      Chem 310 Textbook

     Term Paper/Poster Handout (PDF file)
     Poster Template (PPTX file)
      Guidelines for Printing your Poster (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 8-10:       Chapter 1 - Review of chemical bonding
     Jan 15-22:     Chapter 2 - Molecular orbital theory
     Jan. 31:          Chapter 3 - Acid-base chemistry
     Feb. 5:           Chapter 4 - Oxidation-reduction
     Feb.7:            Chapter 5 - Coordination chemistry - part 1
     Feb.12:          Chapter 5 - Coordination chemistry - part 2
     Feb.12:          Chapter 6 - Bonding in Metals
     Feb.26:          Chapter 7 - Metals and Alloys - Mechanical Properties
     Mar.12:          Chapter 8 - Ionic and Covalent Solids - Structures
     Mar.18:          Chapter 11 - Basic Science of Nanomaterials
     Apr.25:          Chapter 11 - Applications of Nanomaterials

Problem Sets (See course Canvas site for solutions)
     Problem Set 1 - due Thursday, Jan. 24 :      Problems 1.1, 1.5, 1.7, 1.9, 1.12, 1.13, 1.17, & 1.19     
     Problem Set 2 - due Thursday, Jan. 31:       Problems 2.2, 2.4, 2.5, 2.8, 2.10, 2.13, & 2.14               
     Problem Set 3 - due Tuesday, Feb. 12 :       Problems 3.4, 3.5, 3.7, 4.1(a), 4.2, 4.4, & 4.6               
     Problem Set 4 - due Tuesday, Feb. 19 :       Problems 5.1, 5.3, 5.4, 5.6, 5.7, 5.10, 5.11                

     Problem Set 5 - due Thursday, Mar. 14 :    Problems 6.1, 6.2, 6.4, 6.5, 6.7, 6.8, 6.11, 6.12
     Problem Set 6 - due Thursday, Mar. 28:     Problems 7.1, 7.2, 7.4, 7.5 and 8.2 - 8.5
     Problem Set 7 - due Thursday, Apr. 4 :      Problems 8.6-8.8, 8.12-8.15, 8.18, 8.20

     Problem Set 8 - due Thursday, Apr. 11 :      Problems 9.1 - 9.4, 9.6, 9.7
     Problem Set 9 - due Thursday, Apr. 18 :      Problems 10.1 - 10.4, 10.6, 10.7, 10.10
     Problem Set 10 - due Thursday, April 25 :   Problems 11.1 - 11.4

Discussion Topics (Please be prepared to participate!)
     Tuesday, January 22 - Valence bond theory
     Tuesday, Jan. 29 - Molecular orbital theory
     Thursday, Feb. 7 - Acid-base and redox reactions
     Thursday, February 14 - Coordination chemistry
     Tuesday, March 12 - Metallic crystals
     Tuesday, March 26 - Unit cells and coordination environments in ionic crystals
     Tuesday, April 2 - Structure-property relationships in solids
     Tuesday, April 9 - Lattice energies, stability, and reactions of inorganic solids
     Tuesday, April 23 - Electronic properties of materials

Required supplementary materials
      Feb. 26 lecture - Visualization Tools for Inorganic Crystal Structures
      Mar. 21 lecture - Crystal structure worksheet
      Apr. 9 lecture - Lattice energy worksheet
      Apr. 23 lecture - Semiconductor worksheet

Exam Schedule:
      Exam 1 - Thursday, Feb. 21, 7:45-9:00 PM, 110 Business Bldg.
      Exam 2 - Tuesday, April 9, 7:45-9:00 PM, 110 Business Bldg.
      Final exam - in the final exam period; date, time, and place TBA

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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)

Chemistry 310 shamelessly promotes the Eberly College of Science Take a Professor to Lunch program.
"Without lunch, life itself would be impossible."
                                       - L. Peter Gold

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apply to all courses offered by the Department of Chemistry.

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