092310 Lecture 1

092310 Lecture 1 - Welcome to: Chemistry 120A INORGANIC...

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Unformatted text preview: Welcome to: Chemistry 120A INORGANIC CHEMISTRY Fall 2010 T & Th 9:30 10:50 am Prof. Joshua Figueroa First of All: Who are we? First of All: Who are we? First of All: Who are we? First of All: Who are we? Prof. Joshua S. Figueroa jsfg@ucsd.edu OFfce: Pacifc Hall 4224A OFfce Hours: T & Th 11 am 12 pm (AFter Class) Research Interests: Synthetic Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry, Structure and Bonding in Transition Metal Compounds First of All: Who are we? Prof. Joshua S. Figueroa jsfg@ucsd.edu OFfce: Pacifc Hall 4224A OFfce Hours: T & Th 11 am 12 pm (AFter Class) Something About Me: I Grew up in New York City (Queens) First of All: Who are we? Meet Your TA s Second Year Graduate Student Kubiak Research Group Hometown: Gary Indiana B.S. University of Chicago First Year Graduate Student Figueroa Research Group Hometown: Reno Nevada B.S. Bowdoin College, Maine Travis Blane Alex Carpenter What is Inorganic Chemistry? What is Inorganic Chemistry? Is it really defned by what it isn t? What is Inorganic Chemistry? Is it really defned by what it isn t? Fish!! What is Inorganic Chemistry? Is it really defned by what it isn t? Fish!! Pile of Rocks What is Inorganic Chemistry? Is it really defned by what it isn t? Fish BLING!! What is Inorganic Chemistry? A huge playground !! What is Inorganic Chemistry? N N N N Fe O O HO OH O O Oxygen Carriers in Biology What is Inorganic Chemistry? Hemoglobin N N N N Fe HO OH O O O C Hemoglobin What is Inorganic Chemistry? Oxygen Carriers in Biology SOCIETALLY IMPORTANT CHEMICAL TRANSFORMATIONS Methane Activation to Methanol: CH 4 + (1/2)O 2 = CH 3 OH Direct Methanol Fuel Cell: CH 3 OH + H 2 O = CO 2 + 6H + + 6e- CO 2 (Photo)reduction to Methanol: CO 2 + 6H + +6e- = CH 3 OH H 2 /O 2 Fuel Cell: H 2 = 2H + + 2e- ; O 2 + 4 H + + 4e- = 2H 2 O Photochemical Water Splitting: 2H + + 2e- = H 2 ; 2H 2 O = O 2 + 4H + + 4e- Improved Oxygen Cathode; O 2 + 4H + + 4e- = 2H 2 O Dinitrogen Reduction: N 2 + 6 e- + 6H + = 2 NH 3 Challenges Tackled by Inorganic Chemists Inorganic Chemists: What They Do Metal Organic Frameworks for CO 2 Capture (Prof. Seth Cohen) Porous Silicon Nano-Sensors (Prof. Mike Sailor) Control of Biological Self-Assembly (Prof. Akif Tezcan) Electro-Catalysts for CO 2 Conversion to Liquid Fuels (Prof. Cli Kubiak) New Bonding and Molecular Structure Types; New Catalysts for Organic Transformaons (Prof. Josh Figueroa) About This Class- Chemistry 120A - A survey of the fundamentals of inorganic chemistry SpeciFc focus on bonding and reactivity of transition metal and main group compounds Required Text: Inorganic Chemistry, Miessler and Tarr, 4 th Ed....
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092310 Lecture 1 - Welcome to: Chemistry 120A INORGANIC...

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