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General Chemistry II CHEM-1412
Chemical equilibrium; phase diagrams and spectrometry; acid-base concepts; thermodynamics; kinetics; electrochemistry; nuclear chemistry; an introduction to organic chemistry and descriptive inorganic chemistry. The laboratory experiments are designed to support theoretical principles presented in lecture and include an introduction of the scientific method, experimental design, chemical instrumentation, data collection and analysis, and the preparation of laboratory reports.
Prerequisites: CHEM 1410 or CHEM 1411 with a grade of "C" or better.
Core Curriculum Statement
This is a Core Course in the 42-Hour Core Curriculum of Blinn College. As such, students will develop proficiency in the appropriate Intellectual Competencies, Exemplary Educational Objectives, and Perspectives.
- State the characteristics of liquids and solids, including phase diagrams and spectrometry.
- Articulate the importance of intermolecular interactions and predict trends in physical properties.
- Identify the characteristics of acids, bases, and salts, and solve problems based on their quantitative relationships.
- Identify and balance oxidation-reduction equations, and solve redox titration problems.
- Determine the rate of a reaction and its dependence on concentration, time, and temperature.
- Apply the principles of equilibrium to aqueous systems using LeChatelier’s Principle to predict the effects of concentration, pressure, and temperature changes on equilibrium mixtures.
- Analyze and perform calculations with the thermodynamic functions, enthalpy, entropy, and free energy.
- Discuss the construction and operation of galvanic and electrolytic electrochemical cells, and determine standard and non‐standard cell potentials.
- Define nuclear decay processes.
- Describe basic principles of organic chemistry and descriptive inorganic chemistry.
- Record experimental work completely and accurately in laboratory notebooks and communicate experimental results clearly in written reports.
- Use basic apparatus and chemicals with proper laboratory techniques and apply experimental methodologies used in the chemistry laboratory.
- Make a detailed written laboratory report that includes careful recording of accurate experimental observations, interpretations of experimental data, and the presentation of logical conclusions according to theoretical principles with supporting references.
- Design fundamental experiments involving principles of chemistry and chemical instrumentation.
Textbook: Chemistry, 6th Edition, McMurry-Fay; Pearson – Prentice Hall, 2012.
Lab Manual: General Chemistry 1412 Laboratory Manual, 4th Edition, Beverly A. Clement, Blinn College, Bluedoor, LLC, 2013.
Online Homework: Mastering Chemistry; Pearson – Prentice Hall; www.masteringchemistry.com
Calculator: simple scientific calculator (standard, without graph and memory features)
Safety Equipment: safety eyewear (OSHA approved, with side shields - REQUIRED), aprons (Optional)
Study Guide (0-321-72724-X) by Julie Klare, Gwinnett Technical College (Optional)
General Chemistry – The Official Guide, American Chemical Society, Division of Chemical Education (Optional)
Textbook: Chemistry, 5th Edition, Brady-Senese.
Lab Manual: Labworks Volume 1, Joseph R. Crook (Out of print), Kinetic Blues (Small Scale Chemistry) (The selected labs will be distributed as handouts.)
Online Homework: OWL (Online Web Learning) Cengage; www.cengage.com/OWL (Optional)
Grades will be calculated in the following manner:
Lecture Points Possible:
Exams (4 exams @ 100 pts. ea.) 300 pts.
Comprehensive Final 150 pts.
Homework 20 pts.
Quizzes 30 pts
Total Lecture Points 500 pts.
Lecture accounts for 75 % of the final Course Grade
Laboratory accounts for 25 % of the final Course Grade
The grading scale will be:
Course Grade ≥ 90 % = A
Course Grade ≥ 80 % = B
Course Grade ≥ 70 % = C
Course Grade ≥ 60 % = D
Course Grade < 60 % = F
Blinn College Policies
Members of the Blinn College community, which includes faculty, staff and students, are expected to act honestly and responsibly in all aspects of campus life. Blinn College holds all members accountable for their actions and words. Therefore, all members should commit themselves to behave in a manner that recognizes personal respect and demonstrates concern for the personal dignity, rights, and freedoms of every member of the College community, including respect for College property and the physical and intellectual property of others.
Civility Notification Statement. If a student is asked to leave the classroom because of uncivil behavior, the student may not return to that class until he or she arranges a conference with the instructor; it is the student’s responsibility to arrange for this conference.
This statement reflects step one in a possible four step process. The Incivility Protocol is detailed in the Blinn College Student Handbook.
The College District believes that class attendance is essential for student success; therefore, students are required to promptly and regularly attend all their classes. A record of attendance will be maintained from the first day of classes and/or the first day the student’s name appears on the roster through final examinations. If a student has one week’s worth of unexcused absences during the semester, he or she will be sent an e-mail by the College District requiring the student to contact his or her instructor and schedule a conference immediately to discuss his/her attendance issues. Should the student accumulate two weeks’ worth of unexcused absences, he or she will be administratively withdrawn from class.
There are four forms of excused absences recognized by the institution:
- observance of religious holy days—The student should notify his or her instructor(s) not later than the 15th day of the semester concerning the specific date(s) that the student will be absent for any religious holy day(s);
- representing the College District at an official institutional function;
- high school dual credit students representing the independent school district at an official institutional function; and
- military service.
Other absences may be considered excused at the discretion of the faculty member with appropriate documentation. A student enrolled in a developmental course is subject to College District-mandated attendance policies. Failure to attend developmental classes shall result in removal from the course as defined by the College District.
It is the student’s responsibility to officially drop a class he or she is no longer attending. To officially drop a class the student must obtain the class withdrawal form from Enrollment Services, complete the class withdrawal form, secure the required signatures, and return the completed form to Enrollment Services. The last day to drop with a Q is according to the Academic Calendar.
Blinn College does not tolerate cheating, plagiarism, or any other act of dishonesty with regard to the course in which you are enrolled. The following text defines the faculty member’s responsibility with regard to the scholastic integrity expectation for this and all courses at Blinn College.
It is the responsibility of faculty members to maintain scholastic integrity at the College District by refusing to tolerate any form of scholastic dishonesty. Adequate control of test materials, strict supervision during testing, and other preventive measures should be utilized, as necessary, to prevent cheating or plagiarism. If there is compelling evidence that a student is involved in cheating or plagiarism, the instructor should assume responsibility and address the infraction. Likewise, any student accused of scholastic dishonesty is entitled to due process as outlined in Blinn College Board Policy FLB (Local). The Scholastic Integrity Policy is located in the Blinn College Student Handbook. In a case of scholastic dishonesty, it is critical that written documentation be maintained at each level throughout the process.
Students with Disabilities
Final Grade Appeal
Attendance Policy Reminder: Missing lecture, lab or both will count as one absence. For classes that meet twice a week during the spring semester two absences counts as one week's absence. Students accumulating two week’s worth of absences (four unexcused absences) will be dropped.
Problem Resolution: If you have a complaint about your class, you should first request a conference with your instructor to try and resolve the problems or issues. If the problems or issues cannot be resolved at the instructor level, you should request a conference with the Division Chair, Mr. Dwight Bohlmeyer, Science 241, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eating and Drinking: Eating and drinking are not allowed in classrooms or laboratories.