General Chemistry II: Chm 1007
Spring 2012: Course Outline
Instructor: Dr. Matthew Johll (a.k.a. “Doc”),
Office D203 (the computer center area)
Phone: 224-0468, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
See web page for office and lab hours: www.ivcc.edu/johll
Textbook (REQUIRED): Principles of General Chemistry 2nd edition, Silberberg
Safety Goggles (REQUIRED): Visorgog goggles sold in the IVCC bookstore.
Laboratory Manual: Available starting the second week in the bookstore.
Laboratory Notebook: Available in the bookstore
Calculator: Scientific Calculator, Graphing Calculators are not allowed.
1. Understand the physical properties of gases and calculate the mathematical variables.
2. Understand the physical properties of solutions and how they affect the colligative properties.
3. Understand the principles of chemical kinetics, be able to calculate rate constants and the implications of kinetics on chemical mechanisms.
4. Understand the principles of chemical equilibria and be able to calculate equilibrium variables for a variety of chemical systems.
5. Understand the principles of Entropy and Free energy and the consequences of thermodynamics on chemical systems.
6. Understand the fundamental process occurring in reduction-oxidation reaction and to be able to calculate cell potentials, free energy and equilibrium constants from electrochemical data.
7. Understand the fundamental process occurring in nuclear reactions and how it applies to energy sources, nuclear weapons and medical applications.
Grading: I will regrade ANY question or lab within 1 week of making the assignment/exam available for you to pick up in class. After 1week I will NOT consider regrading any questions or labs. Your final grade is calculated by the following weighting:
Exams-70% Labs, Lab Quizzes, and Homework-30%
Grading Scale: 100-90 pts = A 89-80 pts = B 79-70 pts = C 69-60 pts = D 59-0 pts = F
Testing: There will be 4 unit exams at 100 pts each and a cumulative final exam worth 100 pts. You are expected to take the exam during the scheduled day and time. Only under extreme circumstances are exams given at other times. If you feel that you have a justified reason for missing an exam, you must make arrangements with the instructor prior to the exam time. If you do not make prior arrangements, you will be given a zero. Travel plans for holidays/vacations are NOT a justifiable reason. The only exception is for those late exams due to an official IVCC activity.
Extra Credit: Throughout the semester there will be several opportunities to participate in activities that serve as extra credit. These activities are sponsored by the chemistry club and are intended to encourage your participation in a professional association and to encourage volunteerism in the IVCC community. There are NO make up quizzes, however participation in EC activities will provide an opportunity to make up points missed.
Quizzes: You will be given a quiz about once per exam period in either seminar or in lecture.
Homework: I will typically assign 4-6 problems for you to do online via Blackboard per chapter. Late homework will not be accepted. I will use seminar assignments as homework several times during the semester.
Lecture Attendance: Lecture attendance will be monitored however is not directly tied to your grade. If you miss more than 4 lectures or 3 seminars, I reserve the right to have you withdrawn from the course.
Questions: You are encouraged to ask questions during lecture, feel free to verbally interrupt the class, as I might not notice a raised hand. If you do not feel comfortable asking questions in class feel free to use the office hours, email or lab hours to get your questions answered. I do not however typically return phone calls requesting general information such as “What did I miss today?”
General: Conduct that interferes with the learning process of others will not be tolerated. Students must follow the IVCC student conduct code at all times. I reserve the right to withdraw any student who I feel is causing a problem in the class or lab. Texting or accessing the web for any purpose not specifically directed by the instructor will result in an initial warning followed by withdrawl from the course.
Dishonesty: Students caught cheating on exams, quizzes or labs will face one of three possible outcomes. 1. Grade of F for course given. 2. Withdrawn from course. 3. A zero given for the assignment. I reserve the right choose the option I feel best fits the situation.
Laboratory: You will have 1 week to complete each laboratory assignment. It is up to you to find time within your schedule to complete the laboratory. Lab reports are due in class on the assigned day. Turning in labs late will result in a 10% penalty per day. Failing to complete an assigned lab will result in your grade being lowered by 1 letter, failing to complete two assigned labs will result in an F being assigned as a final grade.
Lab Research Option: You may choose at the beginning of semester to opt into the research program in which you will participate in a research project culminating in a research poster presentation. You will be expected to complete approximately 50% of the traditional laboratory assignments in addition to the research. Details of the research option will be discussed in class.
Exam Schedule: Exam 1: Feb. 2; Exam 2: Mar. 1; Exam 3: April 5; Exam 4 & Final: TBD*
* Exam 4 and Final Exam can either be placed together on the May 10th or they can be split apart on May 3rd for Exam 4 and Final Exam on May 10th. A vote will be taken in class and the majority vote will determine which pattern is used.
Chapter Sequence: This schedule is subject to change, however exam dates are not!
Exam 1: Ch 5, 16, 17
Exam 2: Ch 17, 18, 19
Exam 3: Ch 19, 20, 21
Exam 4: Ch 23, 22