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LEC # TOPICS KEY DATES
1 Vision Statement, Administrative Details

Introduction

Taxonomy of Chemical Species

Origins of Modern Chemistry
Homework 1 and Quiz 1A, Quiz 1B out
2 Classification Schemes for the Elements

Mendeleyev and the Periodic Table

Atomic Structure
3 Rutherford Model of the Atom, Bohr Model of Hydrogen Homework 2 and Quiz 2A, Quiz 2B out (1 day after lecture 3)
4 Atomic Spectra of Hydrogen, Matter/Energy Interactions Involving Atomic Hydrogen
5 The Shell Model (Bohr-Sommerfeld Model) and Multi-electron Atoms

Quantum Numbers: n, l, m, s
6 De Broglie, Heisenberg, and Schrödinger

The Aufbau Principle, Pauli Exclusion Principle, and Hund's Rules

Photoelectron Spectroscopy

Average Valence Electron Energy
Homework 3 out (1 day after lecture 6)
7 Octet Stability by Electron Transfer: Ionic Bonding

Properties of Ionic Compounds: Crystal Lattice Energy
Homework 3 addendum out (1 day after lecture 7)
8 Born-Haber Cycle

Octet Stability by Electron Sharing: Covalent Bonding

Lewis Structures

Hybridization
9 Electronegativity, Partial Charge, Polar Bonds and Polar Molecules

Ionic Character of Covalent Bonds, Pauling's Calculation of Heteronuclear Bond Energies
Homework 4 and Quiz 4A, Quiz 4B out (1 day after lecture 9)
Test 1
10 LCAO MO, Energy Level Diagrams for H2, He2, Li2

Hybridization, Double Bonds and Triple Bonds, Paramagnetism and Diamagetism
11 The Shapes of Molecules, Electron Domain Theory, Secondary Bonding Homework 5 and Quiz 5A, Quiz 5B out (1 day after lecture 11)
12 Metallic Bonding, Band Theory of Solids (Heitler and London), Band Gaps in Metals, Semiconductors, and Insulators, Absorption Edge of a Semiconductor
13 Intrinsic and Extrinsic Semiconductors, Doping, Compound Semiconductors, Molten Semiconductors Homework 5 addendum out

Homework 6 and Quiz 6A, Quiz 6B out (3 days after lecture 13)
14 Introduction to the Solid State, the 7 Crystal Systems, the 14 Bravais Lattices
15 Properties of Cubic Crystals: Simple Cubic, Face-centered Cubic, Body-centered Cubic, Diamond Cubic

Crystal Coordinate Systems, Miller Indices
16 Characterization of Atomic Structure: The Generation of X-rays and Moseley's Law Homework 7 out (1 day after lecture 16)
17 X-ray Spectra, Bragg's Law
18 X-ray Diffraction of Crystals: Diffractometry, Debye-Scherrer, Laue

Crystal Symmetry
19 Defects in Crystals: Point Defects, Line Defects, Interfacial Defects, Voids Homework 8 and Quiz 8A, Quiz 8B out (1 day after lecture 19)
Test 2
20 Amorphous Solids, Glass Formation, Inorganic Glasses: Silicates
21 Engineered Glasses: Network Formers, Network Modifiers, Intermediates

Properties of Silicate Glasses

Metallic Glass 
Homework 9 and Quiz 9A, Quiz 9B out (1 day after lecture 21)
22 Chemical Kinetics: The Rate Equation, Order of Reaction, Rate Laws for Zeroth, First, and Second Order Reactions

Temperature Dependence of Rate of Reaction
23 Diffusion: Fick's First Law and Steady-state Diffusion, Dependence of the Diffusion Coefficient on Temperature and on Atomic Arrangement
24 Fick's Second Law (FSL) and Transient-state Diffusion; Error Function Solutions to FSL Homework 10 out (1 day after lecture 24)
25 Solutions: Solute, Solvent, Solution, Solubility Rules, Solubility Product
26 Acids and Bases: Arrhenius, Brønsted-Lowry, and Lewis Definitions, Acid Strength and pH
27 Organic Chemistry: Basic Concepts, Alkanes, Alkenes, Alkynes, Aromatics, Functional Groups, Alcohols and Ethers, Aldehydes and Ketones, Esters, Amines Homework 11 and Quiz 11A, Quiz 11B out (3 days after lecture 27)
Test 3
28 Organic Glasses - Polymers: Synthesis by Addition Polymerization and by Condensation Polymerization
29 Structure-property Relationships in Polymers, Crystalline Polymers Homework 12 and Quiz 12A, Quiz 12B out (1 day after lecture 29)
30 Biochemistry: The Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins
31 Protein Structure: Primary, Secondary, Tertiary; Denaturing of Proteins  Homework 13 out (1 day after lecture 31)
32 Ipids: Self Assembly into Bilayers

Nucleic Acids, DNA, Encoding Information for Protein Synthesis

Electrochemistry of Batteries and Fuel Cells
33 Phase Diagrams - Basic Definitions: Phase, Component, Equilibrium; One-component Phase Diagrams

Two-component Phase Diagrams: Complete Solid Solubility
34 Two-component Phase Diagrams: Limited Solid Solubility

Lever Rule
35 Wrap-up: Closing Remarks about the Course

Student Course Evaluations
Final Exam