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LYCOMING COLLEGE                                            CHEMISTRY 110                                                        FALL 2004

 

Course Description - Chemistry 110 constitutes a quantitative introduction to the concepts and models of chemistry.  Topics include the experimental foundations of the atomic theory of matter, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, periodic trends in atomic properties, the electronic structure of atoms, chemical bonding and the geometry of molecules.  These concepts are used to develop models for the behavior of gases, liquids, solids, solutions and simple chemical reactions.  Prerequisite:  credit for or exemption from Math 100.

Faculty  

Responsibilities    

Office 

Office Hours

email

Dr. David A. Franz   

lectures, recitation

 HBC 232, ext. 4181 

MWF, 9-10; MF, 2:00-3:00 

  franz@lycoming.edu

Dr. Charles H. Mahler

lab coordinator, labs N, Q, R

HBC 202, ext. 4351 

MWF, 10-11;MW, 1:30-2:30

mahler@lycoming.edu

Dr. Henry Berkheimer

lab M

 

 

HankBerk@aol.com

Mrs. Lou Ann Tom  

lab S

 

 

 

Katherine Kressler

study group facilitator

 

 

krekath1@lycoming.edu 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Course Format

        •Lectures - MWF, 11:30 a.m.,  HBC  G09, attendance required (3 pt. penalty per absence > three).

        •Recitation - one hour on Thursday, attendance checked, possibly required.

        •Laboratory - one three-hour period, attendance required in the scheduled period.  In event of known conflicts, see Dr. Mahler.

        •Assigned homework - covered each Thursday in Recitation.  Past experience has shown that a student's performance on homework correlates very positively with his or her performance in the course.

        •Study Group – an optional session, time and place to be announced, led by a student.

 

Grading Scheme

        The final grade is based on the percentage of a total score of 800 points, distributed as follows:

 

                                        10 best quizzes, 20 points each                      =      200

                                        3 hour exams, 100 points each                       =      300

                                        1 lab average, 200 points                                =      200

                                        1 final exam, 100 points                                   =      100

                                                                                                                            800

 

        •Bonus points may be earned by attending the weekly Chemistry Colloquium (3 pts each, max of 21 pts), and/or by completing extra-credit problems and papers to be announced later.

        •There will be no make-up exams.  If the final exam % grade is higher than any one hour exam grade, the lowest hour exam grade will be dropped and the final exam % grade substituted for it.

        •Assignment of letter grades is based roughly on the following:  A (90%-100%); B (80%-89%); C (70%-79%); D (60%-69%); F (below 60%).  Plus and minus grades are included in these ranges.  Consideration is also given to student performance as evidenced in the classroom, laboratory, and on homework. 

 

Texts and Other Items

        •General Chemistry, An Integrated Approach, 3rd Ed. – Hill and Petrucci (Prentice Hall, 2002).

        •Lab safety glasses - available from the Chemistry Club.  Also, long pants required in lab, and no bare feet or sandals.

        •Lab notebook with quadrille pages (Freeman) - available at the Campus Store.

        •Scientific calculator (with log functions and scientific notation) - no passing of this item during quizzes and tests.  Programmable calculators such as the TI-83, PDA’s, and cell phones WILL NOT be permitted during quizzes and exams.

•Website (neat stuff!!) – http://www.prenhall.com/hill.  . To access the textbook’s companion website,.choose chemistry, then choose General Chem 3rd Ed.  You’ll find chapter objectives, practice quizzes, e-media tutorials, and web links.

•Website (our own!!) http://www.lycoming.edu/chem/.  Lots of great web links, and a link to old Chem 110 exams.

 

Academic Honesty  - Unless otherwise stated, all work submitted for a grade must be your own.  Students found cheating on examinations, quizzes, or laboratory reports will be dealt with according to the procedures in the Faculty Handbook, which allow for either a reduction in course grade or expulsion from the course with a grade of F.  You are encouraged to work on homework problems with other students.

 

Special Invitation - Please feel free to bring to any of the faculty your interests, difficulties, questions, or perplexities.  Or just come by for a chat.  If our posted office hours don't suit, you are welcome to make an appointment.

 

If you choose to request academic accommodations due to a specific learning need, please consult with Mr. Dan Hartsock,

Coordinator of Services for Students with Disabilities.  His office is in the ARC on the third floor of the Snowden Library. 

  

Tentative Lecture Outline for General Chemistry, Fall 2004

Day

Date

Reading

Topic

Lab

M

  8- 30

1.1 – 1.2

Introduction; Matter & Properties

Orientation; Check - In

W

  9-  1

1.3 – 1.6

Units; Sig. Figs.; Conversions; Density

 

F

  9-  3

2.1 – 2.2

QUIZ 1 (1.1 – 1.6); Atomic Theory

 

M

  9-  6

2.3 – 2.5

e-,p+,n; Isotopes; Atomic Masses; Periodic Table

Density (#1)

W

  9-  8

2.6 – 2.7

Molecular & Ionic Compounds; Formulas & Names

 

F

  9- 10

2.8

QUIZ 2 (2.1 - 2.7); Acids, Bases, Salts

 

M

  9-13

2.9 – 2.10

Organic Compounds

Separations (#2)

W

  9-15

2.10 – 3.1

Organic Compounds; Molecular Masses

 

F

  9-17

3.2 – 3.3

QUIZ 3 (2.8 – 3.1); The Mole & Avogadro’s Number; g/mol conversions

 

M

  9-20

3.4 – 3.8

Mass % & Formulas; Chemical Equations; Stoichiometry

Alum (#3)

W

  9-22

3.9 –  3.10

Limiting Reactants; % Yields; Solutions

 

F

  9-24

3.11

QUIZ 4 (3.3 – 3.10); Molarity, and Dilution

 

M

  9-27

3.11 –  4.1

Solution Stoichiometry; Electrolytes, Arrhenius’ Theory

% Water (#4)

W

  9-29

4.2 – 4.3

Acids & Bases; Ionic Equations; Precipitation Reactions

 

F

10-  1

 

EXAM 1, Chapters 1 – 3

 

M

10-  4

4.4

Nine-Bottle Reactions; Oxidation-Reduction (Redox)

Nine Bottle (#9)

W

10-  6

4.5 – 4.6

Half Reactions and Balancing Redox Equations

 

F

10-  8

5.1 – 5.2

QUIZ 5 (Chapter 4); Gases and Gas Laws

 

M

10-11

5.3 – 5.8

Gas Laws, Partial Pressures

Atomic Weight (#6)

W

10-13

5.9 – 5.12

Gases in Stoichiometry; Molecular Motion, Kinetic Theory, Real Gases

 

F

10-15

 

LONG WEEKEND, NO CLASS

 

M

10-18

6.1 – 6.3

QUIZ 6 (Chapter 5); Energy, Thermochemistry, First Law of Thermo.

Calorimetry (#8)

W

10-20

6.4 – 6.6

Reaction Enthalpies, Calorimetry, Hess’ Law

 

F

10-22

6.7

Standard Heats of Formation

 

M

10-25

6.8

Quiz 7 (Chapter 6); Combustion & Respiration

Distillation (#7A)

W

10-27

7.1 – 7.5

Atomic Structure, Light and Atomic Spectra

 

F

10-29

 

EXAM 2, Chapters 4 – 6

 

M

11-  1

7.6 – 7.8

Quantum Mechanical Model of the Atom

FP, Density, IR (#7B)

W

11-  3

7.9 – 8.4

Orbitals, Energy Levels, Electron Configurations

 

F

11-  5

8.5 – 8.9

Ions, Periodic Properties and Trends

 

M

11-  8

9.1 – 9.4

QUIZ 8 (Chapters 7 & 8); Lewis Structures, Octet Rule

ReCrystl, MP (#7C)

W

11-10

9.6 – 9.10

Formal Charges; Resonance; Octet Exceptions; Bond Lengths & Energies

 

F

11-12

9.11–9.12

Alkenes, Alkynes, Polymers

 

M

11-15

10.1

QUIZ 9 (Chapter 9); Molecular Shape by VSEPR

Molar Mass (#7D)

W

11-17

10.1

VSEPR

 

F

11-19

10.2 – 10.3

Polar Bonds and Polar Molecules; Atomic Orbital Overlap

 

M

11-22

10.4 – 10.5

QUIZ 10 (9.1 – 10.3); Valence Bond Theory and Hybrid Orbitals

No Lab

W

11-24

 

THANKSGIVING BREAK

 

F

11-26

 

THANKSGIVING BREAK

 

M

11- 29

10.8 – 10.9

Benzene and Aromatic Compounds

GC, IR, UV (#7E)

W

12-   1

11.1 – 11.3

Intermolecular Forces; Phase Changes

 

F

12-   3

 

EXAM 3, Chapters 7 - 10

 

M

12-   6

11.4

Course Evaluations; Phase Diagrams

Check – Out

W

12-   8

11.5 – 11.7

The Liquid State

 

F

12- 10

 

QUIZ 11 (Chapter 11); Illustrated Review

 

M-F

12-

 

Final Exam, date and time to be announced

 

               

TENTATIVE LABORATORY SCHEDULE

General Chemistry 110, Lycoming College, Fall 2004

Date

Experiment

What’s Due

Aug. 31

Sept. 2

Orientation, Check in, Brief Expt. On  Scientific
Method and Conclusions

Lab Deposit, Buy safety glasses, get key

Sept.

7, 9

The Measurement of Mass and Volume:

Density of Liquids and Solids (#1)

 

Start of lab: Density Pre-lab and Title,

Objective, and Approach (TOA)

Leave lab: Density data sheets

Sept.

14, 16

The Separation of a Mixture (#2)

Start of lab: Separation Pre-lab, TOA

Density lab report

Leave lab: Separation data sheets

Sept.

21, 23

The Synthesis of Potassium Aluminum

Sulfate (Alum) From Aluminum Scrap

(#3)

Start of lab: Alum Pre-lab, TOA

Separation lab report

Leave lab: Alum data sheets

Sept.

28, 30

 

Percent Water in a Hydrate (#4)

Start of lab: % Water Pre-lab, TOA

Alum lab report

Leave lab: % Water data sheets

Oct.

5, 7

The Nine Bottle Problem (#9)

Start of lab: Nine Bottle Pre-lab, TOA

% Water lab report

Leave lab: Nine Bottle lab report

Oct.

12, 14

The Atomic Weight of a Metal (#6)

Start of lab: 9 Bot. Ques., At. Wt. Pre-lab, TOA

Leave lab: At. Weight data sheets

Oct.

19, 21

 

Calorimetry, ΔH, and Hess' Law (#8)

Start of lab: Calorimetry Pre-lab, TOA

At. Weight lab report

Leave lab: Calorimetry data sheets

Oct.

26, 28

 

Separation of the Mixture by Simple Distillation and Measurement of the

Boiling Point of the Solvent (#7A)

Start of lab: Distillation Pre-lab, TOA

Calorimetry lab report

Leave lab: Distillation data sheets

Nov.

2, 4

 

Freezing Point (F.P.), Density and IR of

the Solvent (#7B)

Start of lab: FP, Density Pre-lab, TOA

Distillation lab report

Leave lab: FP, Density data sheets

Nov.

9, 11

 

Recrystallization And Melting Point

(M.P.) Of The Solute (#7C)

Start of lab: Recrystal, MP Pre-lab, TOA

FP, Density lab report

Leave lab: Recrystal, MP data sheets

Nov.

16, 18

 

Molar Mass Of The Solvent By Vapor

Density (Dumas Method) (#7D)

Start of lab: Molar Mass Pre-lab, TOA

Recrystal, MP lab report

Leave lab: Molar Mass data sheets

Nov.

23, 25

THANKSGIVING – NO LAB

 

Nov. 30

Dec. 2

Confirmatory Identification by Gas Chromatography (GC) and Infrared (IR) Spectroscopy (#7E)

Start of lab: Molar Mass lab report

Leave lab: GC, IR data sheets if any

Dec.

7, 9

Checkout

Start of lab: GC, IR lab report

Leave lab: Turn in key, get deposit back

Note: The experiments as printed in the lab manual follow the order

of this tentative laboratory schedule for the Fall 2004  semester.

 


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