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Introduction to Solid State Chemistry

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    Introduction to Solid State Chemistry is a one-semester college course on the principles of chemistry. You’ll begin with an exploration of the fundamental relationship between electronic structure, chemical bonding, and atomic order, then proceed to the chemical properties of “aggregates of molecules,” including crystals, metals, glasses, semiconductors, solutions and acid-base equilibria, polymers, and biomaterials. Real-world examples are drawn from industrial practice (e.g. semiconductor manufacturing), energy generation and storage (e.g. automobile engines, lithium batteries), emerging technologies (e.g. photonic and biomedical devices), and the environmental impact of chemical processing (e.g. recycling glass, metal, and plastic).

    Thumbnail: Model of intercalation of potassium into graphite. (Public Domain; Ben Mills via Wikipedia)

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