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1 Course Introduction, Perspective on Intermolecular Interactions and Relevance to Application  
2 Molecular Interactions: Influence on Macroscopic Properties  
3 Review of Chemical Structures and Trends  
4 Polar and VanderWaal Interactions  
5 Dielectric Constants - Origin and Importance  
6 Solvation, Solvent Design, Solute Partitioning Problem set 1 due
7 Chelation and Co-solvents  
8 Solvation of Large Molecules - Polymer Solubility Problem set 2 due
9 Block Copolymers - Ordered Nanophases  
10 Introduction to Solid State and Intermolecular Interactions  
11 Molecular Crystals  
12 Hydrogen Bonding in the Solid State  
13 Molecular Recognition and Self Assembly  
14 Liquid Crystalline Systems - Thermotropic Problem set 3 due
15 Liquid Crystalline Systems - Lyotropic and Bio Examples  
16 Micellar Systems  
17 Micellar Systems (cont.)  
18 Micellar Systems (cont.) / Applications  
  Quiz 1  
19 Introduction to Liquid / Solid Interactions  
20 Wetting  
21 Wetting (cont.)  
22 Fundamentals of Adhesion  
23 Adhesion (Special Guest - Prof. Christine Ortiz)  
24 Molecular Adsorption  
25 Friction Problem set 4 due
26 Polymer Adsorption / Adhesion to Surfaces  
27 Polymer Surface Modification / Surface Engineering  
28 Organic Monolayers (SAMs)  
29 Organic Monolayers  
  Quiz 2  
30 Bio Applications of Organic Monolayers / Bioadhesion  
31 Other Applications of Surface Modification  
32 Project Presentations  
33 Project Presentations (cont.)  
34 Project Presentations (cont.) Course paper due

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