A 3-lecture, compulsory course that is given to students at the beginning of their enrollment to the graduate school (M.Sc. level) in chemistry. The course bridges new graduate students with their basic chemistry backgrounds. The course treats molecular spectroscopy in depth including absorption spectra and electron spin spectra. Periodicity of the elements, with special focus on lanthanides and actinides, is rigorously treated. Inorganic Solids (including theory, characterization and application in photo-voltaics and photo-electrochemistry) are rigorously treated. Students are expected to participate in presenting their own presentations.
This course will enable students to master their earlier basic studies (Coordination Compounds, Crystal Field Theory, Molecular orbital Theory, etc.) together with new added concepts (Bonding and structure in Solid States such as Band Theory, advanced characterization techniques) to deal with advanced inorganic chemistry topics at the graduate level collectively in an interconnected comprehensive approach. The student will then be able to apply such basic and theoretical skills in understanding and developing contemporary materials technologies. The student will apply his/her own understanding and vision in critically analyzing current advanced technologies.
After completing the course, the student is expected to be able to:
Online sources: Inorganic Chemistry Journals and Reviews.
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