Lecture Notes 4
Notes on some selected topics for B.Sc. and M.Sc. Chemistry students of M.G.University and other Universities in Kerala.
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The Solid State:
Close packing, Packing fraction, Coordination numbers, Shapes of voids, bcc and fcc arrangements, Radius ratio rule, rock salt, CsCl, zincblende, wurtzite, fluorite, rutile, nickel arsenide and perovskite structures, normal and inverse spinels, crystal defects, order-disorder transitions, f-centers, reactions in the solid state, electrical properties, zone theory, band theory, Hall effect, piezoelectricity, ferroelectricity, pyroelectricity, superconductivity, Meissner effect, BCS theory, Cooper pairs, high-temperature superconductors, ceramic superconductors, 1-2-3 superconductors, magnetic properties, diamagnetism, paramagnetism, ferromagnetism, anti ferromagnetism, ferrimagnetism, Curie's law, Weiss law, optical properties.