Introduction 
Introduction
by MIT / Donald R. Sadoway
Video Lecture 1 of 35
Copyright Information: Donald Sadoway, 3.091 Introduction to Solid State Chemistry, Fall 2004. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Materials-Science-and-Engineering/... (Accessed August 07, 2008). License: Creative commons BY-NC-SA
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Lecture Description

Prof. Donald Sadoway introduces MIT 3.091 Introduction to Solid State Chemistry

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Course Description

This course explores the basic principles of chemistry and their application to engineering systems. It deals with the relationship between electronic structure, chemical bonding, and atomic order. It also investigates the characterization of atomic arrangements in crystalline and amorphous solids: metals, ceramics, semiconductors, and polymers (including proteins). Topics covered include organic chemistry, solution chemistry, acid-base equilibria, electrochemistry, biochemistry, chemical kinetics, diffusion, and phase diagrams. Examples are drawn from industrial practice (including the environmental impact of chemical processes), from energy generation and storage, e.g., batteries and fuel cells, and from emerging technologies, e.g., photonic and biomedical devices.

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