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Materials Chemistry will explore many of the fundamental relationships between a material’s chemical structure and the subsequent interesting and useful properties that result. In order for advances in electronic, magnetic, optical, and other niche applications to be made, an understanding of the structure-property relationship in these materials is crucial. This course will emphasize inorganic systems, and topics will include descriptions of various modern inorganic solid-state materials, polymers, and coordination compounds in conjunction with their unique properties; synthesis strategies; current characterization techniques; and discussions about the research and theory that support the application of materials in our world.
Students who successfully complete this course should be able to:
- Relate a material’s structure to some of its inherent properties.
- Identify the role that materials play in useful applications in our world.
- Predict logical characterization techniques for various types of materials.
- Manipulate calculations involving powder x-ray diffraction.
- Interpret and present scientific literature or other resources concerning the synthesis, characterization, and/or applications of contemporary materials.
100 - 93 A 76 - 73 C+
92 - 90 A- 72 - 70 C
89 - 87 B+ 69 - 67 C-
86 - 83 B 66 - 63 D+
82 - 80 B- 62 - 60 D
79-77 C+ 59 - 0 F