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Chemistry of Inorganic Materials I(2.0 credits)

Course Type:Basic Specialized Courses
Class Format:Lecture
Course Name : Chemistry
Starts 1 : 3 Autumn Semester
Elective/Compulsory : Compulsory
Lecturer : SAMJESKE Gabor arwed Designated Professor 

•Course Purpose
The purpose of this two semester course consisting of Chemistry of Inorganic Materials I & II is to understand the chemical and physical properties of various inorganic materials, their functions, their analysis and their applications.

At the end of the two-part course, students will have gained knowledge of solid-state chemistry enabling them to understand structures, synthesis and analysis of inorganic solid materials.

•Prerequisite Subjects
Fundamentals of Chemistry I and II, Analytical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry I

•Course Topics
The course Chemistry of Inorganic Materials I will be structured as follows:

Class 1: Introduction, unit cells & crystal systems
Class 2: Symmetry & choice of the unit cell
Class 3: Lattice planes & directions
Class 4: Important structures, Pauling rules
Class 5: Important structures (Part II)
Class 6: Perovskites, Introduction to defects
Intermediate exam
Class 7: Solid solutions, extended defects
Class 8: Dislocations & mechanical properties
Class 9: Bonding in solids
Class 10: Metallic bonding
Class 11: Synthesis & reactions (Part I)
Class 12: Synthesis & reactions (Part II)
Class 13: Phase diagrams & interpretation (Part I)
Final exam (comprehensive)

Depending on the situation a shift of topics between classes might happen

Solid State Chemistry and its Applications (2nd Edition, Student Edition), Anthony R. West; Wiley 2014

•Additional Reading
Ceramic Materials, Science and Engineering (Second Edition), C. Barry Carter & M. Grant Norton; Springer 2013

•Grade Assessment
"Grading will follow the rules for G30 students who have entered NU before AY2020 (5 letter system) or since AY2020 (6 letter system):

maximum TOTAL 100% (= 100 pts)

Homework submission: 10% (= 10 points)
Presentation: 10% (=10 points)
Intermediate exam: 30% (= 30 pts)
Final exam (comprehensive): 50% (= 50 pts)
The presentation and both exams are mandatory

Grades are final and calculated on the basis of the performances during class (homework submission) and in the two exams only. There will be no possibility to improve a grade after the final exam. Students who miss the final exam due to a (documented) illness, injury or other unavoidable reasons can ask the instructor."

The course will be graded "F" (failed) if less than 60% of the total points were obtained. The course will be graded as "absent" ("A" or "W") if withdrawal was applied before the intermediate exam, as stated in "course withdrawal"

Face-to-Face class and if required remote class (MS-Teams, recorded) combined.

•Contacting Faculty
Students can ask questions during class or after class, ask by email or make an appointment with the instructor


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