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Advanced Inorganic Chemistry II
Instructor: Prof. Viktor V. Poltavets
Office: Room 433 (Chemistry Building)
Course web-page: http://www.chemistry.msu.edu/faculty/poltavets
Lectures: Tuesday and Thursday, 2:40 AM - 4:00 PM, Room 136 (Chemistry Building).
Office Hours: Thursday, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (You are welcome to stop by at my office at any time during the week, or email for an appointment).
Office Hours: Monday, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (You are welcome to stop by at my office at any time during the week, or email for an appointment).
Scope and Purpose: This course is designed to introduce the students to the fundamentals of solid state chemistry with special emphasis on the structure-properties relationships.
Your grade will be determined by your performance on the following assignments:
Quiz (January 29) 50 points
Homework/Presentations 50 points
One in-class Exam (February 26) 100 points
The following grading scheme will be used: 4.0 for ≥90%, 3.5 for ≥83%, 3.0 for ≥75%, 2.5 for ≥68%, 2.0 for ≥61%, 1.5 for ≥54%, 1.0 for ≥46%. I might consider grade curving, so the grading scheme is subject to change.
There is no single book that covers the entire course adequately, and some of this material is only available in research and review articles in journals to which I will refer during the lectures. Lecture notes and list of recommended articles will be posted on the course web-page.
Recommended additional texts
Solids and Surfaces: A chemists view of bonding in extended structures by Roald
Solid state chemistry and its
applications by Anthony R. West
state chemistry: an introduction by Lesley Smart and Elaine Moore
Computational Chemistry of Solid State Materials
by Richard Dronskowski