Course Title : Inorganic Chemistry III (Fundamental Chemistry)

Code 72160
Course Year 3rd year
Class day & Period
Credits 2
Restriction No Restriction
Lecture Form(s) Lecture
Language Japanese
Instructor ,Prof. KAGEYAMA Hiroshi, Graduate School of Engineering
Prof. EGUCHI Koichi,, Graduate School of Engineering
Assoc. Prof. TAKAI Shigeomi, Graduate School of Energy Science
Assoc. Prof. TOKUDA Yomei, Institute for Chemical Research

Course Description

This class deals with the topics related to inorganic solids, such as synthesis methods, structures, and properties


Grading will be determined by a term-end examination

Course Goals

Goal of the class is to understand the synthesis method and characterization of inorganic solids, crystals structure, crystallography and diffraction techniques, phase diagrams, crystal defects, non-stoichiometry, solid solutions, and bonding in solids.

Course Topics

Theme Class number of times Description
Synthesis method 2 Solid state reaction, gas phase methods, liquid phase methods, intercalation, electrochemical methods, single crystal growth, and hydrothermal methods will be lectured.
Characterization of solids 2 The characterization of solids will be lectured, such as optical microscope, electron microscope, IR spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, NMR, XAFS, and thermal analysis.
Crystal Structure 2 Symmetry in crystals will be lectured from the point view of the crystal structures.
Crystallography and diffraction techniques 2 Crystallography and x-ray diffraction methods will be lectured.
Phase diagrams 2 Phase diagrams including actual chemical compounds and their interpretations will be lectured.
Crystal defects, non-stoichiometry, solid solutions 2 Solid solution, several types of the defects in solids will be lectured.
Electrical properties 2 Metallic conductivity, superconductivity, semiconductivity, and ionic conductivity will be lectured.
Term-end examination 1 Understanding of this class will be examined.


Solid State Chemistry and its Applications (2nd Edition, Wiley), A. R. West
The following textbooks are also allowed.
Basic Solid State Chemistry (Second Edition), A.R.West, John Wiley &Sons (1999)



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Additional Information

Homework is to read the textbook before the class and to solve the problem.