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3.091 Introduction to Solid State Chemistry

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First-year Chemistry, meets General Institute Requirement

Basic principles of chemistry and their application to engineering systems. The relationship between electronic structure, chemical bonding, and atomic order. Characterization of atomic arrangements in crystalline and amorphous solids: metals, ceramics, semiconductors, and polymers (including proteins). Topical coverage of organic chemistry, solution chemistry, acid-base equilibria, electrochemistry, biochemistry, chemical kinetics, diffusion, and phase diagrams. Examples 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

Mens et Manus

MIT's "mind and hand" philosophy is evident in 3.091 with the introduction of the Goodie Bag. Each week, students will be issued a challenge that uses this kit outfitted with all the tools and materials required to discover the real-world aspects of Solid State Chemistry. Without giving away any surprises, the goodie bags will require teamwork, exploring new parts of campus, and a good deal of hands-on science!

3.091 Staff:

DMSE logo Department of Materials Science and Engineering, DMSE Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA