Quantum Materials Research Group
Last Updated: May 12, 2016
An introduction to the synthesis, structure, and reactivity of materials and inorganic compounds. Modern approaches to chemical bonding, including molecular orbital, ligand field, and crystal field theories, will be applied to understanding the physical and chemical properties of inorganic materials. Other topics to be discussed include magnetic properties, electronic spectra, magnetic resonance spectra, and reaction kinetics. The integrated laboratory will cover synthetic, measurement, and calculation methods of inorganic chemistry, and include hands-on exposure to state of the art materials research.
Students taking the course will become knowledgable about the content presented in the pre-lectures, the content discussed during class, and the laboratory experiments. Relevant textbook chapters are mentioned for reference only.
From Spring 2015 onward, this course also carries the writing-intensive designation.
|Class Times:||MWF 9:00-9:50 AM|
|Lab Times:||M or Th 1:30-5:00 PM|
|Classrooms:||Monday/Wednesday/Friday||Bloomberg 478 (building 10 on the campus map)|
|Labs||UTL G82/G84 (building 68 on the campus map)|
|Prof. Tyrel M. McQueen|
|Office: New Chemistry Building #312 and Bloomberg #301|
|Office Hours:Special Hours: 1-2 PM on Monday, May 9th, in Bloomberg 337 or just stopping by ("open door policy").|
|TA Final Review Session: Friday, May 6, 2016, 2-4 PM, in Bloomberg 261|
|TA Independent Projects Help Session: Monday, May 9, 2016, 2-4 PM, in Bloomberg 337|
|Lab Day||TEACHING ASSISTANTS||Location to turn Write Ups In|
|Monday||Jessica Panella (firstname.lastname@example.org)||Gray Box in NCB 105 (building 14 on the campus map)|
|Thursday||Jennifer Morey (email@example.com)||Gray Box in NCB 105 (building 14 on the campus map)|
Point Distribution: 5% Watching Pre Lectures, 5% Pre Lecture Quizzes, 5% Class Participation, 20% Laboratory, 20% Laboratory Writeups/Problem Sets, 10% each of two hour exams, 15% final exam, 10% Independent Project and Writeup
Late Assignments: Problem sets will be marked off 50% for each day late. Late Pre Lectures receive zero credit.
Final grades will be assigned by looking at class averages, medians, and large point gaps between students. However, the following table indicates minimum grades awarded for a given percentage of points earned:
Above is the final distribution of scores for Spring 2016.
Regrade Policy: If you believe that a mistake was made in grading your exam, you may submit a regrade request. A regrade request should be a clean sheet of paper with a short description of what was done wrong paperclipped to the front of your exam. TMM reserves the right to inspect the exam for other grading errors if you submit a regrade request. All regrade requests are due by the dates that will be posted here. Submission of a formal regrade request is required to have your exam score changed, but TMM is of course available to discuss any issues or problems you have.
Excused Exams: If you are appropriately excused from an exam (see above), your class rank on each of the exams you took will be determined, and the average of this rank will be calculated. For the exam you missed, the numerical grade for the student of this rank will be entered.
Your in-laboratory grade will be determined by the quality of your notes and observations as written down in your laboratory notebook. Laboratory notebooks are primary documentation and cannot be taken out of the laboratory, and instead will be turned into your TA at the conclusion of each laboratory period. You will be able to take the carbon copy of your notes in order to complete the associated problem sets / write ups.
There are two kinds of homework assignments. Pre Lectures are short video lectures followed by an online quiz that are required to be completed by midnight prior to every class period. Problem Sets are associated with the laboratory experiments that you carry out and are due by 9 AM the following week (on the same day as your scheduled lab). If you have lab on Mondays, the questions from one lab are due by 9 AM the following Monday. If you have lab on Tuesdays, the questions from one lab are due by 9 AM the following Tuesday. If you have lab on Thursdays, the questions from one lab are due by 9 AM the following Thursday. Problem Sets are graded in the usual way, i.e. a number on a scale of 0 to 10. Pre Lectures are graded on an all-or-nothing (0 or 10 points) basis (for the purposes of grading any "passing" score on the Pre Lecture quiz will be awarded a full 10 points). If you do not pass the Pre Lecture quiz on the first attempt, you have an opportunity to watch a second (different) video lecture and have a second attempt at the problem(s), but only if the second attempt is also made before the deadline.
PROPOSAL DUE: Friday, April 1, 2016 at 11:59:59 PM (in box or via email)
PROPOSAL REVISIONS DUE: Monday, April 11, 2016 at 09:00:00 AM (class)
REPORT DUE: Friday, April 29, 2016 at 11:59:59 PM
REPORT REVISIONS DUE: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 09:00:00 AM
Your independent project laboratory reports are due on Friday, April 29, at 11:59:59 PM. Reports will be accepted with no late penalty up to 11:59:59 PM on Sunday, May 1. You will receive feedback on your reports by end of day on Monday, May 2. Revised reports are due on Wednesday, May 11, at 09:00:00 AM (final exam period).
|1||Monday||11:59:59 PM Eastern, Sunday, January 24||No Prelecture (Snowed out)|
|1||Wednesday||11:59:59 PM Eastern, Tuesday, January 26||https://occamy.chemistry.jhu.edu/courses/AS.030.204/prelectures/index.php?qseq=1|
|1||Friday||11:59:59 PM Eastern, Thursday, January 28||https://occamy.chemistry.jhu.edu/courses/AS.030.204/prelectures/index.php?qseq=2|
|2||Monday||11:59:59 PM Eastern, Sunday, January 31||https://occamy.chemistry.jhu.edu/courses/AS.030.204/prelectures/index.php?qseq=3|
|2||Wednesday||11:59:59 PM Eastern, Tuesday, February 2||https://occamy.chemistry.jhu.edu/courses/AS.030.204/prelectures/index.php?qseq=4|
|2||Friday||11:59:59 PM Eastern, Thursday, February 4||https://occamy.chemistry.jhu.edu/courses/AS.030.204/prelectures/index.php?qseq=5|
|3||Monday||11:59:59 PM Eastern, Sunday, February 7||https://occamy.chemistry.jhu.edu/courses/AS.030.204/prelectures/index.php?qseq=6|
|3||Wednesday||11:59:59 PM Eastern, Tuesday, February 9||https://occamy.chemistry.jhu.edu/courses/AS.030.204/prelectures/index.php?qseq=7|
|3||Friday||11:59:59 PM Eastern, Thursday, February 11||https://occamy.chemistry.jhu.edu/courses/AS.030.204/prelectures/index.php?qseq=8|
|4||Monday||11:59:59 PM Eastern, Sunday, February 14||https://occamy.chemistry.jhu.edu/courses/AS.030.204/prelectures/index.php?qseq=9|
|4||Wednesday||11:59:59 PM Eastern, Tuesday, February 16||No Prelecture (Snowed out)|
|4||Friday||11:59:59 PM Eastern, Thursday, February 18||https://occamy.chemistry.jhu.edu/courses/AS.030.204/prelectures/index.php?qseq=10|
|5||Monday||11:59:59 PM Eastern, Sunday, February 21||https://occamy.chemistry.jhu.edu/courses/AS.030.204/prelectures/index.php?qseq=11|
|5||Wednesday||11:59:59 PM Eastern, Tuesday, February 23||https://occamy.chemistry.jhu.edu/courses/AS.030.204/prelectures/index.php?qseq=12|
|5||Friday||11:59:59 PM Eastern, Thursday, February 25||No Prelecture (Exam)|
|6||Monday||11:59:59 PM Eastern, Sunday, February 28||https://occamy.chemistry.jhu.edu/courses/AS.030.204/prelectures/index.php?qseq=13|
|6||Wednesday||11:59:59 PM Eastern, Tuesday, March 1||https://occamy.chemistry.jhu.edu/courses/AS.030.204/prelectures/index.php?qseq=14|
|6||Friday||11:59:59 PM Eastern, Thursday, March 3||https://occamy.chemistry.jhu.edu/courses/AS.030.204/prelectures/index.php?qseq=15|
|7||Monday||11:59:59 PM Eastern, Sunday, March 6||https://occamy.chemistry.jhu.edu/courses/AS.030.204/prelectures/index.php?qseq=16|
|7||Wednesday||11:59:59 PM Eastern, Tuesday, March 8||https://occamy.chemistry.jhu.edu/courses/AS.030.204/prelectures/index.php?qseq=17|
|7||Friday||11:59:59 PM Eastern, Thursday, March 10||https://occamy.chemistry.jhu.edu/courses/AS.030.204/prelectures/index.php?qseq=18|
|8||Monday||08:59:59 AM Eastern, Monday, March 21||https://occamy.chemistry.jhu.edu/courses/AS.030.204/prelectures/index.php?qseq=19|
|8||Wednesday||11:59:59 PM Eastern, Tuesday, March 22||https://occamy.chemistry.jhu.edu/courses/AS.030.204/prelectures/index.php?qseq=20|
|8||Friday||11:59:59 PM Eastern, Thursday, March 24||https://occamy.chemistry.jhu.edu/courses/AS.030.204/prelectures/index.php?qseq=21|
|9||Monday||11:59:59 PM Eastern, Sunday, March 27||https://occamy.chemistry.jhu.edu/courses/AS.030.204/prelectures/index.php?qseq=22|
|9||Wednesday||11:59:59 PM Eastern, Tuesday, March 29||https://occamy.chemistry.jhu.edu/courses/AS.030.204/prelectures/index.php?qseq=23|
|9||Friday||11:59:59 PM Eastern, Thursday, March 31||No Prelecture (Exam)|
|10||Monday||11:59:59 PM Eastern, Sunday, April 3||https://occamy.chemistry.jhu.edu/courses/AS.030.204/prelectures/index.php?qseq=24|
|10||Wednesday||11:59:59 PM Eastern, Tuesday, April 5||https://occamy.chemistry.jhu.edu/courses/AS.030.204/prelectures/index.php?qseq=25|
|10||Friday||11:59:59 PM Eastern, Thursday, April 7||https://occamy.chemistry.jhu.edu/courses/AS.030.204/prelectures/index.php?qseq=26|
|11||Monday||11:59:59 PM Eastern, Sunday, April 10||https://occamy.chemistry.jhu.edu/courses/AS.030.204/prelectures/index.php?qseq=27|
|11||Wednesday||11:59:59 PM Eastern, Tuesday, April 12||https://occamy.chemistry.jhu.edu/courses/AS.030.204/prelectures/index.php?qseq=28|
|11||Friday||11:59:59 PM Eastern, Thursday, April 14||https://occamy.chemistry.jhu.edu/courses/AS.030.204/prelectures/index.php?qseq=29|
|12||Monday||11:59:59 PM Eastern, Sunday, April 17||https://occamy.chemistry.jhu.edu/courses/AS.030.204/prelectures/index.php?qseq=30|
|12||Wednesday||11:59:59 PM Eastern, Tuesday, April 19||https://occamy.chemistry.jhu.edu/courses/AS.030.204/prelectures/index.php?qseq=31|
|12||Friday||11:59:59 PM Eastern, Thursday, April 21||https://occamy.chemistry.jhu.edu/courses/AS.030.204/prelectures/index.php?qseq=32|
|13||Monday||11:59:59 PM Eastern, Sunday, April 24||https://occamy.chemistry.jhu.edu/courses/AS.030.204/prelectures/index.php?qseq=33|
|13||Wednesday||11:59:59 PM Eastern, Tuesday, April 26||https://occamy.chemistry.jhu.edu/courses/AS.030.204/prelectures/index.php?qseq=34|
|13||Friday||11:59:59 PM Eastern, Thursday, April 28||https://occamy.chemistry.jhu.edu/courses/AS.030.204/prelectures/index.php?qseq=35|
Check that you are able to play pre-lecture videos by trying out the demo available at http://occamy.chemistry.jhu.edu/courses/030.204-demo/index.php?qseq=1
Pre Lectures and Problem Sets will be posted here as they are required for class. Pre Lectures will be posted no later than 5 PM on the date of the previous class (so a Wednesday prelecture link will appear here by 5 PM on Monday), but will sometimes be posted earlier. Lab handouts will typically be posted by 5 PM Friday of the previous week.
|Week 1 (1/25-1/29):||Coordination Chemistry: Structures and Isomers (2 lectures, Monday Snowed Out)||[M&T Ch. 9]||No lab (Snowed Out)|
|Week 2 (2/1-2/5):||Coordination Chemistry: Structures and Isomers (1 lecture), Symmetry as an Organizing Principle and Introduction to Point Groups (2 lectures)||[GER Ch. 4, M&T Ch. 4]||Safety and the Art of Measurement|
|Week 3 (2/8-2/12):||Crystal Fields and Spectrochemical Series (2 lectures), Effective Presentation of Scientific Data (1 lecture)||[M&T Ch. 4,10]||Spectrochemistry Lab|
|Week 4 (2/15-2/19):||Symmetry Continued: Point Groups (2 lectures, Monday Snowed Out)||[M&T Ch. 5]||Symmetry Lab (Thursday, Monday Closed)|
|Week 5 (2/22-2/26):||Symmetry Continued (1 lecture), Beyond CFT: MO Theory (1 lecture), HOUR EXAM 1||[TMMHO]||Symmetry Lab (Monday, None Thursday)|
|Week 6 (2/29-3/4):||Beyond CFT: MO Theory (3 lectures)||[M&T Ch. 11]||Quantum Dots Lab|
|Week 7 (3/7-3/11):||From MO Theory to Spectroscopy (1 lecture), Introduction to Spectroscopy (2 lectures)||[GER Ch. 5]||Solid State Synthesis Lab|
|Spring Break Week (3/14-3/18)|
|Week 8 (3/21-3/25):||Donor-Acceptor Chemistry (2 lectures), Kinetics and Thermodynamics (1 lecture)||[GER Ch. 6, M&T Ch. 6]||MOF Lab|
|Week 9 (3/28-4/1):||Inorganic Complex Reactivity (2 lectures), HOUR EXAM 2||[M&T Ch. 12]||No Lab (Exam Week)|
|Week 10 (4/4-4/8):||Probing Reactions with Spectroscopy (1 lecture), From Reactivity to Electrochemistry (2 lectures)||[A&J Ch. 14]||Redox/Electrochemistry Lab|
|Week 11 (4/11-4/15):||Electrochemistry (1 lecture) to Products and Magnetism (2 lectures)||[TMMHO]||Magnetic Properties Lab|
|Week 12 (4/18-4/22):||Inorganic and Solid State Reactivity (3 lectures)||[TMMHO]||Independent Project 1|
|Week 13 (4/25-4/29):||Bringing It All Together: Symmetry, Group Theory for Catalysis and Energy Conversion||[TMMHO]||Independent Project Continued|
|Wednesday, May 11||Final Exam (scheduled by registrar)||9:00 AM - Noon|
These will be posted here as mentioned in the class.
Problem solving lecture slides are posted here after completion in class.
This course is not open for auditing.
You may add this course after the start of the semester. You must, however, contact TMM directly to make arrangements to make up any important work you may have missed.
If you are a student with a disability or believe you might have a disability that requires accommodations, please contact Dr. Brent Mosser in Student Disability Services, 385 Garland, (410)516-4720, firstname.lastname@example.org
The strength of the university depends on academic and personal integrity. In this course, you must be honest and truthful. You may collaborate with other students in this course, but you must acknowledge this collaboration. Furthermore, you should collaborate with others rather than simply copying the ideas or solutions of others. Ethical violations include cheating on exams, plagiarism, reuse of assignments, improper use of the internet and electronic devices, unauthorized collaboration, alteration of graded assignments, forgery and falsification, lying, and facilitating academic dishonesty. For more information, see the guide on "Academic Ethics for Undergraduates" and the Ethics Board web site (http://ethics.jhu.edu).