A laboratory course emphasizing both the synthesis of inorganic compounds and the study of their physical properties. Laboratory exercises will introduce novel synthetic techniques including high-temperature synthesis and vacuum-line manipulations. Compounds will be spectroscopically characterized by UV-visible absorption, gas-phase infrared, and multinuclear and dynamic NMR spectroscopies. Measurements of electrochemical behavior, magnetic susceptibility, and electrical conductivity will be performed. Prereq: Chem 461 or consent of the instructor. A Writing Intensive option is available with the permission of the instructor.
Course Attributes: FA NSM; AR NSM; AS NSM