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Blinn College • Bryan • Natural Science • Chemistry - CHEM


General Chemistry II CHEM-1412

  • Summer II 2013

  • Section SECTION_311 CRN-40249

  • 4 Credits

  • 07/09/2013 to 08/06/2013

  • Modified 07/09/2013



Meeting Times


Lecture

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 9:35 AM to 11:30 AM, S113

Lab

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 11:40 AM to 1:35 PM, S228

Office hour1

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 9:00 AM to 9:30 AM, S117

Office hour2

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 1:35 PM to 2:20 PM, S117

Contact Information


Dr. Soon Mi Lim

Email: soonmi.lim@blinn.edu
Office: S117
Phone: 979-209-8949

Description


CHEM 1412 consists of the study of the fundamental laws, theories and concepts of chemistry including oxidation-reduction reactions, electrochemistry, thermodynamics, chemical equilibria, nuclear and organic chemistry.

Requisites

Prerequisites: MATH 1314 or its equivalent, 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.

Outcomes


1. State the characteristics of liquids and solids, including phase diagrams and spectrometry.

2. Articulate the importance of intermolecular interactions and predict trends in physical properties.

3. Identify the characteristics of acids, bases, and salts, and solve problems based on their quantitative relationships.

4. Identify and balance oxidation-reduction equations, and solve redox titration problems.

5. Determine the rate of a reaction and its dependence on concentration, time, and temperature.

6. 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.

7. Analyze and perform calculations with the thermodynamic functions, enthalpy, entropy, and free energy.

8. Discuss the construction and operation of galvanic and electrolytic electrochemical cells, and determine standard and non-standard cell potentials.

9. Define nuclear decay processes.

10. Describe basic principles of organic chemistry and descriptive inorganic chemistry.

Materials


Textbook:  General Chemistry, John E. McMurry, Robert C. Fay, 6th Edition, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2012.

Lab Manual: General Chemistry 1412 Laboratory Manual, 3rd Edition, Beverly A. Clement, Blinn College, Bluedoor, LLC, 2012.

Online Homework: Mastering Chemistry; Pearson – Prentice Hall; www.masteringchemistry.com (The course ID for this class is MCLIN27280).

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)

Course Requirements


Absences  A severe personal problem such as illness or a death in the family may, with adequate documentation, warrant special academic consideration during the ongoing term for making-up certain work or turning in certain materials late.  However, the difficult situation is not in itself an excuse for failure to meet the course requirements.  If such a situation arises it is the student's responsibility to inform the instructor immediately of the situation and the surrounding circumstances.  Supportive documentation must be provided regardless of the circumstances.  Make-up work may or may not be given for unexcused absences. 

Reading is a requirement.  Lectures and readings are designed to help you develop an understanding of the material being emphasized.  Sometimes I will ask you to read material before you come to class and other times after a lecture is delivered.  Please pay attention to announcements in class as to where you should be with the readings.

Homework is a requirement.  There will be 4 assignments due during the semester worth 25 points each set (100 pts. maximum).  Homework will be graded based on the following criteria:

• Homework is turned in on time (late submission will be 25% deduction/day)

• The assignment is complete

• The answers are correct

Homework collection and grading will be handled by the Mastering General Chemistry system. A code must be purchased in order to access this system. Further instructions are given at: http://www.masteringchemistry.com.  The deadline for each assignment is the date/time of each Lecture Exam.  Past due assignments are accessible until the day of the final exam.

Course ID for this class is MCLIN27280.

Quizz is a requirement.  Several opportunities will be given during the course of the semester to earn quiz credit.  This credit can take many forms, including small out-of-class projects.  Some of these quizzes will be individual and some will be group efforts.  There will be a minimum of 5 quizzes given during the semester, of which your 5 best may be counted towards your final grade.  Your score on the quizzes will contribute a maximum of 50 points toward your final course grade.

Exam is a requirement.  There will be 4 Lecture Exams worth 100 points each given on the days indicated in the attached schedule.  These exams may have a combination of multiple-choice questions that will be machine-graded and non-multiple choice questions that will be hand-graded. The Final Exam is comprehensive and worth 200 points. 

Laboratory Experiments are a requirement  The laboratory portion of this course counts for 25% of the total course grade. The Lab Report must reflect information obtained by you while in the laboratory and recorded in your lab notebook. All the reports must be submitted individually. 1) The Prelab Questions should be submitted prior to starting the experiment. 2) A copy of the Data Sheet from your lab notebook must be turned in before you leave; The Data Sheet will be also used as attendance check. Observation from each experiment should be described on the Data Sheet. 3) Post-lab Reports must be turned in at the next lab experiment session.  Neatness and completeness of your data sheets and reports may be considered when points are assigned.  Points can be deducted for materials not submitted on the date due.  There will be 8 experiments performed during the semester.

Laboratory Quiz is a requirement.  In addition, 3 Lab Quizzes based on laboratory material will be given during the lab period on the days indicated in the attached schedule.  These laboratory quizzes are worth 35 points each.

Students are responsible for purchasing and correctly wearing appropriate eye protection during the lab period. Students must wear approved eye protection, closed toed shoes, and clothes that covers shoulders and knees any time chemicals or equipment are being moved by anyone in the laboratory. Failure to wear eye protection or appropriate attire will result in expulsion from the laboratory for the experiment involved (the student will receive no points for that experiment).

Evaluation


Grading Criteria: Grades will be calculated in the following manner:

 

Lecture Points Possible:

Exams (4 exams @ 100 pts. ea.)     400 pts.

Comprehensive Final                      200 pts.

Homework (4 @ 25 pts. ea.)           100 pts.

Quiz Credit (5 best @ 10 pts. ea.)     50 pts.

Total Lecture Points                       750 pts.

 

Laboratory Points Possible:

Experiments (24 reports @ 6 pts. ea.)              145 pts.

Laboratory Quizzes (3 quizzes @ 35 pts. ea.)     105 pts.

Total Laboratory Points                                     250 pts.

Blinn College Policies


Blinn College policies on civility, class attendance; scholastic integrity; students with disabilities; final grade appeals; and electronic devices as stated in the Blinn College Student Handbook, Faculty Handbook, Blinn College Catalog and specific technical program handbooks. All policies, guidelines and procedures in the Student and Faculty Handbook and the Board and Administrative Policy Manuals are applicable to this course

Final Grade Appeal

If a student wishes to appeal a final grade in a course, Blinn College Board Policy FLDB (Local), Course Grade Complaints, outlines the timeline for the appeal and the four steps in the appeal.  This policy is located in the Blinn College Student Handbook.

Electronic Devices

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 College District classrooms and associated laboratories.  Any noncompliance with this policy shall be addressed in accordance with the College District civility policy (administrative policy).  This information is contained in Blinn College Board Policy FLB (Local).

Students with Disabilities

Blinn College is dedicated to providing the least restrictive learning environment for all students. Support services for students with documented disabilities are provided on an individual basis, upon request. Requests for services should be made directly to the Office of Special Populations serving the campus of your choice.  For the Bryan campus, the Office of Special Populations (Administration Building) can be reached at (979)209-7251.  The Brenham, Sealy and Schulenburg campuses are served by the Office of Special Populations on the Brenham campus (Administration Building Room 104) and can be reached at (979)830-4157.  Additional information can be found at www.blinn.edu/disability/index.html.

Scholastic Integrity

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.

Attendance Policy

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:

  1. 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);
  2. representing the College District at an official institutional function;
  3. high school dual credit students representing the independent school district at an official institutional function; and
  4. 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.

Civility Statement

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.

Course Policies


Schedule


This course covers Chapters 11-17, 20, 22, and 23 in the textbook.

Schedule as of 7/9/13 is as follows:

 Date

 

Lecture

 

Lab

 

 

Tue

7/9

Introduction

Ch. 11/ Safety 

 

 

Wed

7/10

Ch. 11

 

Ch. 11

 

 

 

Thu

7/11

Ch. 12

 

Ch. 12/ Experiment 21 

Fri

7/12

Ch. 12

 

Ch. 12/ HW I due 

Mon

7/15

EXAM I Chapters 11/12

Ch.13/ Experiment 22

Tue

7/16

Ch. 13

Ch. 13/14

 

 

Wed

7/17

Ch. 14

 

Ch.14/ Experiment 23 

Thr

7/18

Ch. 14

 

Ch. 14/ Lab quiz I

Fri

7/19

Ch. 15

 

Ch. 15/ Experiment 24

Mon

7/22

Ch. 15

 

Ch. 16/ HW II due

Tue 

7/23

EXAM II Chapters 13/14/15

Ch. 16

 

 

Wed

7/24

Ch. 16

 

Ch. 16/ Experiment 25 

Thr

7/25

Ch. 16

 

Ch.17/ Experiment 26

Fri

7/26

Ch. 17

 

Ch. 17/ Lab quiz II

*Mon

7/29

Ch. 17

 

Ch. 20/ Experiment 28/ HW III due

Tue

7/30

EXAM III Chapters 16/17

Ch. 20

 

 

Wed

7/31

Ch. 22

 

Ch. 22/ Experiment 31

Thu

8/1

Ch. 22

 

Ch. 23/ Lab Quiz III / HW IV due 

Fri

8/2

EXAM IV Chapters 20/22/23

Review

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tue

8/6

FINAL EXAM

 

 

 

 

*Note:The last day to drop the course with a grade of “Q” is Monday, 7/29/12. 

 

For the moment , you will have 8 Lab experiments. 

Experiment

date performed/date due

Experiment

date performed/date due

21

 

7/11

7/15

25

 

7/24

7/25

22

 

7/15

7/17

26

 

7/25

7/29

23

 

7/17

7/19

28

 

7/29

7/31

24

 

7/19

7/24

31

 

7/31

8/2