Instructor: Richard Gunawardane
As a part of the course you are required to write a short paper on a scientific topic of current interest related to chemistry. This may take the form of a brief written summary or a short synopsis (not exceeding one page) of some topic chosen by you with the approval of the instructor. If you have any difficulty in selecting a topic you may discuss possible topics with the instructor or the SI. This paper should deal with some important aspect of chemistry and/or its applications.
You may use contents in the textbook not covered by lectures, any other chemistry text, chemistry journals available in the library, internet resources etc to select a suitable topic.
The paper should be printed in one page with single spacing and the number of words should be in the range 300-400. At least two references other than the textbook should be cited at the end of the paper. A typical written assignment should contain about 350 words with 2-4 references cited at the end of paper. Title of the paper and your name should be written at the top of the page.
You should get the topic approved by the instructor on or before February 27, 2012. Writing assignment should be submitted in printed form on or before April 04, 2012. No submissions will be accepted after this date. This paper carries 10% of your final grade.