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Structures and Applications of Inorganic Compounds

Program: 
Chemistry
ECTS: 
5
Lecturer: 
prof. Jerzy Lisowski
Type: 
Optional
Lecture
Number of hours: 
3h X 15 weeks = 45 hours (1 semester)
Objective: 

- Student learns the relationship between the structure of inorganic compounds, their properties and applications
- Student understands the usage of basic principles of inorganic chemistry in practical applications.
- Student is acquainted with modern inorganic materials and applications of inorganic compounds

Assessment: 

Lecture: exam

Prerequisites: 

Passed the exams: Fundamentals of Chemistry, Math methods in chemistry

Contents: 
  • Inorganic polymers

  • glasses and ceramic materials

  • Zeolites and porous materials for gas storage.

  • Lewis acids, superacids and their application

  • Inorganic compounds for medical diagnostics.

  • Semiconductors and superconductors.

  • Carbon nanotubes and graphene.

  • Inorganic compounds in nano scale.

  • Oxidants and their applications.

  • Inorganic compounds in batteries, fuel cells and artificial photosynthesis.

  • Introduction to .magnetic and optical materials.

Knowledge and understanding

  • Student acquires extended knowledge of inorganic compounds, their molecular and crystal structures, bonding, properties and applications

  • Student can indicate the applications of inorganic compounds

Intelectual and practical skills

  • Utilizes the principles of inorganic chemistry in practical applications of compounds

  • Is able to analyze the relationship between the structure of inorganic compounds, their properties and applications