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CH302 Principles of Chemistry II Vanden Bout Spring 2009 52385 Instructor: Dr. David A. Vanden Bout Office: Welch 3.151 Office Hours: MW 3:30-4:30 Email: [email protected] Note: I have several email addresses, but your emails will be answered most promptly if you use the one specifically for this course Your number one resource for the course will be our webpage. You should check it often Web Page: courses.cm.utexas.edu/dvandenbout/ch302 (case sensitive!) Help to Succeed in CH302 There are a large number of people who are working to help you succeed in CH302. Besides myself there is a vast of array of teaching assistants looking to help you. Go to see them. Come to see me. Ask questions. Get help. It is not difficult. For a list of all the various times you can find me or a TA look at the webpage. I’m serious about the point in the last paragraph. Don’t show up on the last day of class (or after the final) and ask “What can I do to pull my grade up?”. I’ll tell you to go to office hours 2 or more times a week. Of course if the class is over this will be of little help to you. That is why I am saying it now. There are times for every schedule. Make it a habit rather than only cramming before the exam. What we will do in a paragraph or less We’ll learn a lot of chemistry. In class we will try to learn stuff rather than just take notes. To reinforce this learning we will do homework. This will not be graded as everyone will be encourage to work together and teach each other. The homework will not be multiple choice or from the book, but will be in the form of worksheets with a large number of problems developed to help you develop a deeper understanding of what we did is lecture. How will I get a grade? Quizzes and Exam. Quizzes will be in class. Typically every other week. Quizzes will be about 20 min. Exams will be at night. There will be a final. Can I drop a exam? (yes) Do I have to take the final if I have a ridiculously high grade? (no) See further pages for the details.CH302 COURSE OUTLINE Lecture Day Date Topic Course packet Lecture number Quizzes and Exams Physical and Chemical Equilibria, Intro to Aqueous Equilibria 1 T 1/20 Physical Equilibria—Vapor Pressure 1 2 H 1/22 Phases and Phase Transitions 2 3 T 1/27 Solubility 3 4 H 1/29 Colligative Properties, Binary Mixtures 4 Quiz 1 5 T 2/3 Reactions at Equilibrium, Mass Action Law 5, 6 6 H 2/5 Equilbrium and Stress, Van’t Hoff Equation 6, 7 7 T 2/10 Aqueous Equilibria: Water autoprotolysis 8 8 H 2/12 Aqueous Equilibria: Solubility 9 Quiz 2 9 T 2/17 Aqueous Equilibria: Monoprotic acids and bases 10, 11 W 2/18 Exam 1 Lectures 1 - 9 Complex Aqueous Equilibria and Electrochemistry 10 H 2/19 Buffers Systems and Neutralization 12 11 T 2/24 Titrations 13 12 H 2/26 A stepwise approach to pH calculations 14, 14addendum 13 T 3/3 Solving Complex Equilibria: Dilute Species SolutionsEquilibria—Polyprotic Acids 15 14 H 3/5 Polyprotic Acids 16 15 T 3/10 Balancing Redox Reactions 17 16 H 3/12 Electrochemical Cell Convention and Famous Batteries 17 Quiz 3 17 T 3/24 Standard Cell Potentials 17 18 H 3/26 More advanced electrochemistry calculations 18 Quiz 4 19 T 3/31 Famous batteries 18 addendum H 4/2 An overview of exam material Exam 2 H 4/2 Exam 2 Lectures 10 - 19 Kinetics, inorganic chemistry and organic chemistry 20 T 4/7 Reaction rates 19 21 H 4/9 Differential and Integrated Rate Laws 20, 20 addendum 22 T 4/14 Kinetic Theory 21 23 H 4/16 Reaction Mechanisms and Famous catalysts 21,22 Quiz 5 24 T 4/21 Famous Examples of Group I-IV Chemistry 23 25 H 4/23 Famous Examples of Group V-VIII Chemistry 23 26 T 4/28 Organic Chemistry-Hydrocarbons 24 27 H 4/30 Organic Chemistry-Functional Groups 24 Quiz 6 28 T 5/5 Polymers and Biopolymers 25 H 5/7 Overview of material on Exam 3 H 5/7 Exam 3 Lectures 20-28Details about stuff for the course Calculator: You will likely find a calculator usefull for the course. However, we will at times be taking quizzes and/or exam without the use of a calculator at all. As such you should be prepared to deal with simple algebra without leaning on your calculator to solve everything. When we are using a calculator you can use anything that is not a wireless device (cellphone, iTouch, etc…) iClicker: All students must have an iClicker. These are available at the University Co-op and have an ISBN number of 0-7167-7939-0. You can likely buy them elsewhere as well. These are NOT the eInstruction CPS clickers. These are long, white, and skinny with only 6 buttons . We will use them daily in class. You can use ANY iClicker for this class. So if you already have one don’t get another. You will register the iClicker number via the web and then you are good to go. Book: We will be using Chemical Principles 5th Edition, Steven S. Zumdahl Houghton Mifflin (2005), ISBN: 0547005962. We will use the book as resource but no problem sets will be assigned directly out of the text. Eduspace: If you bought the textbook at the Coop they should have given you a code for an online version of the textbook along with the eduspace website. This site is full of additional problem and tutorials for you to work. To register for the “course” on the site use the document found on the webpage.Grading It would be lovely if everyone would just promise to learn and I would promise to try to help you as best I could. However, as it works we need to hand out grades in an effort to evaluate how well people have learned the material in the course. Here is the general grading procedure Overall SCORING for the Course Your overall score will be based on 1000 possible points. Grades will be based on the following A > 900, B 800-899, C 700-799, D 600-699, F 599 and below You will earn points in the following ways • Three night exams worth 180 points each (that is 540 total) • A final exam worth 300 points • The best four out of six in class quizzes at 40 points each (that is 160 total) The quizzes and exams will be fair. So you grade will be based on how you perform not some curve based on how the class performs. Your grade is based on your score. The exam and quiz schedule is posted on the course schedule and can always be found on the webpage. Alternatively grading schemes are on the following pages.Alternate Grading Schemes If the traditional grading scheme is not


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