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The definitive source of course information remains the original (paper) syllabus distributed in class.


CHEMISTRY 111 SPRING 1996 SYLLABUS

                                 
Instructors:           Responsibilities:       Office:   Phone:
Dr. Holly D. Bendorf   Lecture and Recitation  209 HBC   4365, 327-2888 
Dr. Charles H. Mahler  Laboratory              202 HBC   4351
Ms. Lou Ann Miller     Laboratory              212 HBC   4180

Course Schedule:
         Lecture:       MWF  9:00 - 9:50 am
         Recitations:   T  7:45 - 8:35 am,  T  1:00 - 1:50 pm
         Lab Sections:  T  2:00 - 4:50 pm,  R  8:45 - 11:35 am, 
                        R  2:00 - 4:50 pm,  R  6:00 - 8:50 pm
Office Hours: M,T 3:00 - 4:00 pm, W 10:00 - 11:00 am and by appointment, or walk-in.

Course Description: CHEM 111 is a continuation of CHEM 110 with emphasis placed on the foundations of analytical, inorganic, and physical chemistry. Topics include kinetics, general and ionic equilibria, acid-base theory, electrochemistry, thermodynamics, nuclear chemistry, coordination chemistry, and descriptive chemistry of selected elements. The laboratory treats aspects of quantitative and qualitative inorganic analysis.

Text and Materials:

"Chemistry" 3rd edition, Steven S. Zumdahl (Heath, 1993)
Bound laboratory notebook (Freeman).
CHEM 111 lab manual ($2.50 at lab check-in plus $5.00 breakage deposit).
Safety glasses or goggles (available at College Store).
Calculator with logarithmic and exponential functions.

Grading Criteria:            Quizzes             150 points     17%     
                             Exams               300 points     35%
                             Laboratory          200 points     25%  
                             Final               150 points     17%
                             Attendance           50 points      6%
                             and Participation   
                             ---------------------------------------          
                             TOTAL               850 points     100%
Final letter grades will be assigned as follows: 765-850 A, 680-764 B, 595-679 C, 510-594 D.

Grades will be posted periodically during the semester using the secret codes from CHEM 110. If you wish to change your code or prefer not to have your grades posted, please notify me in writing. If you did not take CHEM 110 last semester, please submit a secret code (or a request not to have your grades posted) in writing, during the first week of classes.

Exams: There will be three mid-semester exams on the following dates: Friday, February 2; Friday, March 15; and Monday, April 8. Note these dates on your calendar. A missed exam results in a zero for that exam and no make-up exam will be administered. In the case of an excused absence (usually a medical or family emergency which must be documented), a comprehensive make-up exam will be administered at the end of the semester. Please do not assume that I will approve an absence after-the-fact; make every effort to notify me before the absence (call me at home if necessary).

Quizzes: Weekly quizzes will be given each Friday. These quizzes are intended as incentives for you to stay current with the course material since this is a difficult course to "catch-up" in once you fall-behind. The quizzes will also allow you to identify and improve upon any "trouble spots" before you take the exams. There are no make-ups for quizzes, however, the lowest quiz grade will be dropped. "Pop" quizzes on the previous lecture's material may be given at any time during the semester.

Extra Credit: Extra credit points (3) can be earned by attending departmental colloquia (You must stay for the entire colloquium and disruptive behavior will nullify extra credit points). Extra credit points can also be earned by writing a brief research paper on a mutually agreed upon topic (up to 15 points). Other types of extra credit projects may become available during the semester. Extra credit is limited to 30 points. You must receive a passing grade in the course for extra credit to be counted toward your final grade.

Homework: Homework will be assigned at each class period. Although it will not be collected, it will be assumed that you have completed the assigned reading and problems before the next class period.

Recitation: Recitation is your opportunity to have your questions answered in detail and work additional problems. You control what we do in recitation, so bring your questions!

Attendance and Participation: Regular attendance at lecture and recitation sections is expected and repeated, unexcused absences will result in a loss of points from the attendance grade (3 points per absence after the second unexcused absence). Attendance at quizzes, exams, in-class assignments, and laboratory meetings is mandatory. Make-ups will NOT be permitted unless the absence had prior approval by me. In case of an emergency, I can also be reached at my home: 327-2888.

Participation is highly encouraged in lecture and expected in recitation. Do not hesitate to stop me if I am going too quickly or have not explained something to your satisfaction. Regular participation in class will result in an increased attendance and participation grade.

Course Outline: The outline is tentative and subject to change.

Week     Dates          Topic                                    Chapter        
 1   Jan. 8,10,12      Intermolecular Forces, Structure, Bonding  10
 2   Jan. 15,17,19     Solutions                                  11
 3   Jan. 22,24,26     Kinetics                                   12
 4   Jan. 29,31;Feb.2  Chemical Equilibrium                       13     EXAM 1
 5   Feb. 5,7,9        Acid/Base Chemistry                        14 
 6   Feb. 12,14,16     Acid/Base Chemistry                        14
 7   Feb. 19,21,23     Application of Aq. Equilibria              15   
Spring Break -- Feb. 24 - Mar. 3
 8   Mar. 4,6,8        Application of Aq. Equilibria              15        
 9   Mar. 11,13,15     Spontaneity, Free Energy, Entropy          16     EXAM 2
 10  Mar. 18,20,22     Free Energy, Entropy; Electrochemistry     16, 17
 11  Mar. 25,27,29     Electrochemistry                           17   
 12  Apr. 1,3          Descriptive Chemistry                      18, 19 EXAM 3
 13  Apr. 8,10,12      Transition Metals and Coordination Chem.   20
 14  Apr. 15,17,19     Nuclear Chemistry                          21
General Comments: Chemistry 111 builds upon the foundations of chemistry covered in CHEM 110. As a result, you will be held responsible for the material from CHEM 110. It is your responsibility to review the appropriate material from CHEM 110 when necessary. I will make every effort to point-out topics which I think are most appropriate for review and will be available outside of class to assist you in these efforts or to answer any questions you may have.

You should also be aware that much of the material covered in latter portion of CHEM 111 is an extension or application the concepts covered earlier in the course. CHEM 111, therefore, is a very difficult course to "catch-up" in once you have fallen behind. Make every effort to keep-up with the reading and homework problems. To do reasonably well in this course, you will need to study chemistry everyday. If you have any questions regarding the course material or study techniques, come and talk to me as soon as you can.

Laboratory: In the laboratory portion of the course, you will perform a variety of experiments which will illustrate the concepts discussed in class. It is imperative that you come to the lab fully prepared. Careful planning and preparation before you arrive at the lab will allow you to complete your experiments in an efficient and safe manner.

Lab Safety: Unsafe behavior in the lab will not be tolerated and violations will be penalized. Repeated violations during a class may result in a zero for that lab. Some general rules are outlined below.

Wear safety glasses or goggles in the lab at ALL times.
No shorts, skirts, or open shoes are allowed. No Exceptions.
No food, drink, or gum in the lab.
Know the locations of lab exits, fire extinguishers, and emergency equipment.
Report any accidents or injuries to the instructor or student assistant immediately.
Wearing contact lenses is highly discouraged. If you do wear contact lenses to the lab, be sure to notify the instructor.
Additional safety information will be given at lab check-in. It is your responsibility to know and follow all safety regulations. If you have any questions regarding lab safety, please do not hesitate to ask.

Lab Outline:

Week     Dates         Lab                                       Write-up due*:    
 1  Jan. 8,10,12      Check-in, Exp. 17:  Pipet Use
                       Exp. 18: Preliminary set-up
 2  Jan. 15,17,19     Exp. 18:  Gravimetric Analysis   
 3  Jan. 22,24,26     Exp. 18:  Gravimetric Analysis   
 4  Jan. 29,31;Feb. 2 Exp. 20:  Acid-Base Titrations             Exp. 18 (40)
 5  Feb. 5,7,9        Exp. 20:  Acid-Base Titrations                          
 6  Feb. 12,14,16     Exp. 19:  Determination of Ksp             Exp. 20 (40)
 7  Feb. 19,21,23     Exp. 21:  Qualitative Analysis of Cations  Exp. 19 (15)
                       Group I Known and Unknown #1     
Spring Break -- Feb. 24 - Mar. 3
 8  Mar. 4,6,8        Exp. 21:  Qualitative Analysis of Cations                
                       Groups II and III Known                 
 9  Mar. 11,13,15     Exp. 21:  Qualitative Analysis of Cations  Exp. 21, #1 (10)   
                       Groups II and III Known and Unknown #2-3                 
10  Mar. 18,20,22     Exp. 21:  Qualitative Analysis of Cations  
                       Groups IV and V Known         
11  Mar. 25,27,29     Exp. 21:   Qualitative Analysis of Cations Exp. 21, #2,3 (20)
                       Groups IV and V Known and Unknown #4-5                                   
12  Apr. 1,3          Exp. 21:  Qualitative Analysis of Cations
                       General Unknown
13  Apr. 8,10,12      Exp. 21:  Qualitative Analysis of Cations                Exp. 20, #4,5 (20)
                       General Unknown               
14  Apr. 15,17,19     Check-out                                  Exp. 21, general (40) 
* Point values listed in parentheses. Late write-ups will be penalized 3% per day. The evaluation and quiz (to be announced) are worth 15 points.


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