Solids are an important part of our materials-intensive world and at the
foundation of many emerging technologies. This course focuses on the relationships
among structure, composition, and periodic properties; the characterization
of atomic and molecular arrangements in crystalline and amorphous solids
such as metals, minerals, ceramics, semiconductors and proteins; and applications
to the fields of electronics, optics, magnetics, catalysis, and energy generation
and storage. Laboratory work emphasizes the synthesis, purification and
characterization of inorganic compounds. Three class periods and one laboratory
period per week. Offered each fall.
Prerequisite: Chemistry 220 or Chemistry 230 or Geology 200 or Physics 210.
Chemical Hazard Evaluations
Hydrogen Atom Wave Functions
Download Radial Distribution and Angular Function Program
Periodic Table by Michael Dayah
Hydrogen Atom Orbital
by Paul Falstad. Under menu/view, unselect energy.
When the colors look good you might also want to choose stopped in the window
so the phase does not keep changing. Note that you can drag the orbital to look
at it from different sides. There does not seem to be a print option so use screen
capture to collect images. (For OSX use command-shift 4 and then drag a box to capture the image. For Windows hold the Alt key down while pressing Print Screen to capture the active window.)
Java does not work on OSX Chrome; most browsers require you to give permission to run Java.
3-D Graphic Examples of Atomic Orbitals
modifed from Thomas Chasteen shows electron probability density
. Be sure to drag on the orbital picture.
by S. Immel has atomic and hybrid orbital isosurfaces
. Be sure to drag on the orbital picture. (Java problems so Firefox only on Mac OSX.)
by Dean Johnston
Nitrogen dioxide π molecular orbitals
An Earth Scientist's Periodic Table
by L. Bruce Railsback
Final project images
August 24, 2014
by George Lisensky