Faculty Profile

Cindy Samet

Professor of Chemistry (1988)

Contact Information

samet@dickinson.edu

Stuart Hall - Rector Complex Room 1107
717.245.1295
http://users.dickinson.edu/~samet/

Bio

Her research interests are in physical chemistry and spectroscopy in general, and focus on Fourier Transform infrared (FTIR) studies of molecules frozen in noble gas matrices at very low temperatures. She studies weak hydrogen-bonding phenomena, and recently she and her research students have formed several unique C-H---N and C-H---O linkages.

Education

  • B.S., Dickinson College, 1982
  • Ph.D., University of Virginia, 1988

2015-2016 Academic Year

Fall 2015

CHEM 341 Energy and Structure
Examines how the Quantum Theory, and in particular the Schrödinger Equation, makes possible the determination of translational, rotational, and vibrational energies of molecules, and how spectroscopy experimentally determines the energy and hence structure of atoms and molecules. Three hours classroom per week. Prerequisites: 132 or 141, MATH 171 and PHYS 141 or 131, or permission of the instructor. NOTE: PHYS 141 or 131 may be taken concurrently with CHEM 341.

CHEM 347 Concepts of Inorganic Chem
This course will cover fundamental concepts in inorganic chemistry to include: periodic trends, atomic and molecular structure, ionic bonding and crystal structures, solubility of ionic solids, acid-base chemistry, structure and bonding in coordination compounds, and reactions of transition metal complexes. Throughout the course the unifying theme will be the application of principles of structure and bonding to predict and explain reactions involving inorganic compounds. Three hours classroom and four hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisites: 244, 341 or concurrent enrollment.

Spring 2016

CHEM 132 General Chemistry II with Lab
A continuation of Chemistry 131. Topics covered in the second semester will include: kinetics, equilibrium, acids, bases, and buffers, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, and transition metal chemistry. Three hours of classroom and three hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: 131.

CHEM 132 General Chemistry II with Lab
A continuation of Chemistry 131. Topics covered in the second semester will include: kinetics, equilibrium, acids, bases, and buffers, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, and transition metal chemistry. Three hours of classroom and three hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: 131.