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
by G. Lisensky
Hydrogen Atom Orbital Viewer
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.)
Most browsers require you to give permission to run Java. (Note: Java does not run in Mac 32 bit Chrome for OSX 10.7+.)
3-D Graphic Examples of Atomic Orbitals
modifed from Thomas Chasteen shows electron probability density.
Be sure to drag on the orbital picture or turn "spin" on.
Hydrogenic Atomic Orbitals - Single Electron Orbitals
by S. Immel.
You can show orbitals with constant probability surfaces (isosurfaces) or represent probability as a dotted model. You can display angular nodes or show slices through the orbital. Be sure to drag on the orbital picture.
Most browsers require you to give permission to run Java. Firefox recommended on mac. (Note: Java does not run in Mac 32 bit Chrome for OSX 10.7+.)
by Dean Johnston
Nitrogen dioxide π molecular orbitals
An Earth Scientist's Periodic Table
by L. Bruce Railsback
Final project images
September 1, 2014
by George Lisensky