CHEM 405 - Solid State Chemistry

Solid State Chemistry - CHEM 405

Lecture Meeting: Monday 12:00 - 02:00

Aim of Course

This course is aimed to provide the students with a solid foundation of the solid state chemistry that is important to understand, control, and predict the structures and properties of solids and in discovering new materials.

Course Description

Bonding in solids, crystal structures, x - ray diffraction, electron models, band theory, crystal defects. Electrical, thermal, optical and magnetic properties of solid state materials from a chemical perspective. Fabrication techniques and modern applications.

Intended Learning Outcomes

    A. Knowledge and Understanding
    
    At the end of this course the students will be able to :

        A1. Memorize the properties of the solid state and solids classification.

        A2. Classify the crystalline solids based on the nature of bonding..

        A3. Discuss the types of lattices.

        A4. Explain the close-packing in crystal.

        A5. Indicate X-Ray and X-Ray diffraction

        A6. Explain the magnetic and optical properties of solids.

    B. Intellectual Skills

    At the end of the course, students should be able to:
   
         B1. Differentiate between crystalline and amorphous solids.

         B2. Deduce the number of atoms per unit cell; atomic radius of a cubic lattice and density of lattice matter.

         B3. Compare between Schottkey and Frenkel defects..

         B4. Deduce the wavelength of the X-ray

         B5. Compare between the types of Defects in Solids
       
    C. Professional and practical Skills

    At the end of the course, students should be able to:

        C1. Sketch Sketch the n- and p-type semiconductor. And the difference between metal, semiconductors and
        insulators
       
        C2. Solve problems related to the given topics

    D. General and Transferable Skills At the end of the course, students will be apple to:

        D1. Communicate with others positively

        D2. Think independently and solve problems on scientific basis

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