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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Introduction to Solid-State Chemistry (Fall 2018)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology via MIT OpenCourseWare

Overview

Course Features
  • Video lectures
  • Faculty introduction - video
  • Captions/transcript
  • Special feature - video
  • Tutorial - video
  • Online textbooks
  • Assignments: problem sets with solutions
  • Assignments: problem sets (no solutions)
  • Exams (no solutions)
  • Resource Index
Educator Features
  • Instructor insights
Course Highlights
  • Goodie Bags: mini-experiment kits allow students to explore a key concept and solve related problems, with video tutorials provided by the course TAs.
  • Why This Mattersmoments:a brief portion of each lecture focusing on how the topic relates to innovations in science and in life, real-world applications, and creative directions for research.
  • The CHEMATLAS: includes an overview and summary of the main topics in each lecture, the Why This Matters moment, a section on Why This Employs, and a few example problems with solutions.
Course Description

In this course, we will explore what makes things in the world the way they are and why, to understand the science and consider the engineering. We learn not only why the physical world behaves the way it does, but also how to think with chemical intuition, which can’t be gained simply by observing the macroscopic world.

This 2018 version of 3.091 by Jeffrey Grossman and the 2010 OCW version by Don Sadoway cover similar topics and both provide complete learning materials. This 2018 version also includes Jeffrey Grossman’s innovative Goodie Bags, Why This Matters, and CHEMATLAS content, as well as additional practice problems, quizzes, and exams.

Syllabus

1. Introduction (Intro to Solid-State Chemistry).
Goodie Bag 1: Atoms and Reactions (Intro to Solid-State Chemistry).
2. The Periodic Table (Intro to Solid-State Chemistry).
3. Atomic Models (Intro to Solid-State Chemistry).
4. Atomic Spectra (Intro to Solid-State Chemistry).
5. Shell Models and Quantum Numbers (Intro to Solid-State Chemistry).
Goodie Bag 2: Electronic Transitions (Intro to Solid-State Chemistry).
6. Electron Shell Model, Quantum Numbers, and PES (Intro to Solid-State Chemistry).
7. Aufbau Principle and Atomic Orbitals (Intro to Solid-State Chemistry).
Goodie Bag 3: Ionic Solids (Intro to Solid-State Chemistry).
8. Ionization Energy and Potential Energy Surface (PES) (Intro to Solid-State Chemistry).
9. Lewis Structures I (Intro to Solid-State Chemistry).
10. Lewis Structures II (Intro to Solid-State Chemistry).
11. Shapes of Molecules and VSEPR (Intro to Solid-State Chemistry).
Goodie Bag 4: VSEPR (Intro to Solid-State Chemistry).
12. Molecular Orbitals (Intro to Solid-State Chemistry).
13. Hybridization (Intro to Solid-State Chemistry).
14. Intermolecular Forces (Intro to Solid-State Chemistry).
Goodie Bag 5: Electronic Materials (Intro to Solid-State Chemistry).
Additional Lecture 1. Phases (Intro to Solid-State Chemistry 2019).
15. Semiconductors (Intro to Solid-State Chemistry).
16. Doping (Intro to Solid-State Chemistry).
17. Metals (Intro to Solid-State Chemistry).
18. Introduction to Crystallography (Intro to Solid-State Chemistry).
Goodie Bag 6: Crystallography (Intro to Solid-State Chemistry).
19. Crystallographic Notation (Intro to Solid-State Chemistry).
20. X-ray Emission and Absorption (Intro to Solid-State Chemistry).
21. X-ray Diffraction Techniques I (Intro to Solid-State Chemistry).
22. X-ray Diffraction Techniques II (Intro to Solid-State Chemistry).
23. Point and Line Defects I (Intro to Solid-State Chemistry).
Goodie Bag 7: Defects (Intro to Solid-State Chemistry).
24. Point and Line Defects II (Intro to Solid-State Chemistry).
25. Introduction to Glassy Solids (Intro to Solid-State Chemistry).
26. Engineering Glass Properties (Intro to Solid-State Chemistry).
27. Reaction Rates (Intro to Solid-State Chemistry).
Goodie Bag 8: Reactions (Intro to Solid-State Chemistry).
28. Introduction to Aqueous Solutions (Intro to Solid-State Chemistry).
29. Acids and Bases I (Intro to Solid-State Chemistry).
30. Acids and Bases II (Intro to Solid-State Chemistry).
31. Exam Review (Intro to Solid-State Chemistry).
32. Polymers I (Intro to Solid-State Chemistry).
Additional Lecture 2. The Chemistry of Batteries (Intro to Solid-State Chemistry 2019).
33. Polymers II (Intro to Solid-State Chemistry).
34. Introduction to Organic Chemistry (Intro to Solid-State Chemistry).
Goodie Bag 9: Polymers (Intro to Solid-State Chemistry).
35. Diffusion I (Intro to Solid-State Chemistry).
36. Diffusion II (Intro to Solid-State Chemistry).

Taught by

Prof. Jeffrey Grossman

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