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General Chemistry II CHEM-1412
Professor: Steve Rathbone
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: General Chemistry, John E. McMurry, Robert C. Fay, 6th Edition, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2012.
Lab Manual: General Chemistry 1412 Laboratory Manual, 4th Edition, Beverly A. Clement, Blinn College, Bluedoor, LLC, 2012.
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)
Final grade will be determined based on the percentage of points earned out of the total possible 1000: >90% A, 80-89% B, 70-79% C, 60-69% D, <60% F.
3 Major Exams (worth 125 pts ea.) = 375 points
Lecture Quizzes/ Prelabs = 25 points
Lab Average = 225 points
Homework = 100 points
Lab Final Exam = 25 points
Comprehensive Final Exam = 250 points
Total = 1000 points
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
3. Dropping: If a student chooses to drop the course, it is that student’s responsibility to complete a drop order at the Office of Enrollment Services. Failure to do so could result in a grade of F in the course. The last day to withdraw with a “Q” is Friday June 21, 2013. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO WITHDRAW FROM THE CLASS.
4. Classroom Conduct: Do not bring anything to eat or drink into the classroom; Do not make a habit of coming to class late; Talking or other disruptive behavior will not be tolerated- you will be asked to leave class so other students can hear the lecture. Cell phones must be turned off in class and lab. Students are expected to behave in a civil, respectful manner that is conducive to learning.
5. Exam Conduct: Major exams will be closed notes/books. A periodic table will be provided. Only conventional scientific calculators will be permitted (no graphing/extended memory).
Dishonesty Statement: Blinn College does not tolerate cheating, plagiarism or other acts of dishonesty. Definitions of these acts and procedures for dealing with them are described in “Scholastic Dishonesty” in the Blinn College Student Handbook, copies of which are available at the information desk in the administration building.
Make-up Policy: There will be no makeup exams except under extreme circumstances, such as illness requiring a physician’s care or a death in the immediate family. For a make-up exam to be given you must notify me before the exam and you must have written documentation of your situation. Make-up exams, if given, will be taken in the learning center and will be different than the regular class exam.
7. 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.
8. Electronic Device Policy: All the functions of all personal electronic devices designed for communication and/or entertainment (cell phones, pagers, beepers, iPods, and similar devices) must be turned off and kept out of sight in all Blinn College classrooms and associated laboratories. Any noncompliance with this policy will be addressed in accordance with the Blinn College civility policy (Administrative Policy).
9. Homework: All homework assignments involve the Mastering General Chemistry system. You must purchase an access code and register to begin. There are deadlines to the assignments and some may be missed if you delay opening your account. You will get an access code with purchase of your new textbook or you can purchase one online separately. The results from your homework assignments will count 100 points toward your final grade.
10. Student E-mails: Students are assigned an E-mail address that must be checked regularly for official Blinn communications and course information. The address is of the form: Firstname.LastnameLast2digitsBlinnID@buc.blinn.edu . Information about accessing this account can be found at: www.blinn.edu/acadtech/studentemail/
11. Laboratory Conduct: Any student failing to practice safe lab procedure (as discussed at the first lab meeting) will be asked to leave immediately. This will automatically result in the loss of points from your lab grade. There are no provisions for making up a missed lab. Lab quizzes are conducted during the first five minutes of lab. Students arriving late will receive a zero for the quiz.
Lab Attire: Students are responsible for purchasing appropriate eye protection and wearing eye protection during lab. Appropriate eye protection will be
1. Safety goggles (required for contact lenses or prescription eyeglasses)
2. OSHA approved safety glasses with side shields
Students must wear closed-toed shoes in lab. Students must wear shirts with sleeves. Students must be clothed from the neck to below the knees or wear a labcoat. Failure to dress according to these guidelines will result in removal from the lab and loss of credit for the day.
The experiments are designed to be practical learning experiences. It is the student's responsibility to complete all work due on time and in full. If you miss a lab you will get a grade of zero for the lab performed that day. Failure to clean up your lab area and equipment will result in loss of points.
CHEM 1412 SUMMER II 2014
PROPOSED COURSE ACTIVITIES: (schedule subject to change)
Date: Lecture: Prelab: Lab:
T Jul 8 CIS; (Ch 8) Ch 16 No Ch 16, MasteringChemistry Homework Intro
W Jul 9 Ch 16 No Lab Intro, Safety
R Jul 10 Ch 11 Yes Expt. 21, MW by freezing point depression
F Jul 11 Ch 11/12 Yes Ch 12/ Expt. 22, Factors influence rates of reactions
M Jul 14 Ch 12 No Review for exam
T Jul 15 EXAM 1 (Ch 16,11,12) No Research Writing Lab (due July 29)
W Jul 16 Ch 13 Yes Expt. 23, Iodine clock reaction – rate expression
R Jul 17 Ch 13 Yes Expt. 25, Spectroscopic determination of equilibrium
F Jul 18 Ch 14 Yes Ch 14/ Expt. 26, pH of common items
M Jul 21 Ch 15 Yes Expt. 28, Antacid analysis
T Jul 22 Ch 15 Yes Expt. 29, Ksp of slightly soluble compound/ Finish expt. 28, Antacid analysis
W Jul 23 Ch 17 Yes Review for exam
R Jul 24 EXAM 2 (Ch 13,14,15) No Video Lab
F Jul 25 Ch 17/20 Yes Ch 17/Expt. 30, Electrochem: Avogadro’s/Faradays #
FM Jul 28 Ch 20 No Electrochemistry Worksheet***
T Jul 29 Ch 22 No Water Hardness experiment***
W Jul 30 Ch 22 No Review for exam3 and lab finals
R Jul 31 EXAM 3 (Ch 17,20, 22) No Expt. 33, Synthesis of Esters
F Aug 1 Ch 23 No Lab Finals
M Aug 4 Ch 23 No Lab Finals
T Jul 5 Final Exam (comprehensive, S113)
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