This laboratory course will emphasize both the synthesis of inorganic compounds and the study of their physical properties. Laboratory exercises will introduce novel synthetic techniques including high-temperature synthesis, air-free synthesis using a vacuum line, and synthesis in unusual solvent systems. Molecular and solid-state compounds will be characterized by UV-visible absorption, infrared, and multinuclear and dynamic NMR spectroscopies and x-ray diffraction. Measurements of electrochemical behavior, magnetic susceptibility, and chemical reactivity 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