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  1. 1. General Chemistry II – Syllabus Chemistry 1240 University of Toledo Fall 2012 Sections Professor Lecture Recitation 1-11, 91 Dr. Joseph Schmidt MWF 10-10:50 AM, RH 1520 Thur at Various Times Office: 3277B Wolfe Hall 419-530-1512 joseph.schmidt@utoledo.edu Office Hours: W, F (1:00 – 3:30 PM) (Friday office hours cancelled on exam days to facilitate grading) Course Material: Text: Chemistry, 9th Edition, 2007, McGraw Hill, Raymond Chang – UT Edition Required: Wireless  Remote  “Clicker”   Supplementary: Student Solutions Manual, Chang/Cruickshank –Access to this book by owning a copy or sharing one is useful and recommended. Optional: The Student Study Guide, Chang/Woodrum INTRODUCTION TO THE COURSE Introductory material for the course is printed in the front of your textbook (UT edition) and posted on Blackboard (see Handouts folder). You should carefully read those pages before the text below. You are responsible for knowing all information in both components. WHY ARE YOU HERE? Chemistry 1240, General Chemistry II, is the second course in the General Chemistry sequence. CHEM 1290 is the appropriate lab course to go with CHEM 1240. This sequence is intended for students who are majoring in the natural sciences, science education, pharmacy, chemical engineering or bioengineering, and allied health fields. Because chemical principles are so important in many other sciences, chemistry is often called the central science. In the General Chemistry sequence we will discuss a wide range of chemical topics. Our goal is to provide you with a foundation that will allow you to continue your education in your chosen field. We hope that these courses will show you that chemistry is an exciting and important science that touches your daily life in many ways. Although college chemistry is a challenging subject, you can be successful if you work diligently and seek help when needed. COURSE GRADES AND GRADING POLICIES Drop, Withdrawal and Incomplete Grades Course drop and withdrawal procedures have been set by the University faculty. Dropped courses do not appear on your transcript. The deadline for dropping is September 3rd . If you are in a course after that date, there will be a grade on your transcript (A-F, W, or IN). You may withdraw from the course and receive a grade of W. The deadline for withdrawal is the end of the 10th week, October 26th . W’s  do  not  affect  your  GPA.    For both dropping the course or withdrawing you should go to the Registrar's Office. You do not need your  instructor’s   permission for either process. Please note that course registration changes might affect your financial aid. During the term instructors are asked to report student attendance. These reports can affect your financial aid, so you will want to be sure that you are in attendance for all classes. However, you will remain enrolled in the class independent of these reports. That is, you remain registered for the class and will receive a final grade unless you take the action of dropping or withdrawing. Note: If you drop or withdraw from CHEM 1240, you must also drop/withdraw from the lab course CHEM 1290 because you need to know the lecture material to be in lab.
  2. 2. General Chemistry II – Syllabus Chemistry 1240 University of Toledo Fall 2012 A course grade of Incomplete is given only to those who have completed all but a small percentage of course requirements for an acceptable reason. The Incomplete must be removed before you take organic chemistry. See the UT general catalog for a full description of the grade of incomplete (IN). Grades on Course Components Scores and course grades in college science classes are often quite different from high school courses. Homework, writing assignment and remote response averages are typically over 90%. Quiz averages are usually in the range 60-65%. Of course each of the above items are done with an open book and with multiple attempts allowed for all but the quizzes. But more importantly, these items are designed to help you prepare for exams. The exams are the primary grade determinants in the course – exams really show if you know the material. The resulting exam averages are typically in the range of 60-70% with some grades over 95%. Grades are not the most important aspect of this course - learning chemistry is why you are here. But grades do have importance for many reasons, including as an indicator to you regarding the knowledge that you have learned. It is a very high priority to us to ensure fairness and equity in all grading aspects of the course. Anyone who has the prerequisites for this course and effectively studies the material can achieve at least a reasonable level of achievement and therefore an acceptable grade, i.e., a C or above. In recent years over 75% of those who remained in the class did earn a C or above. There is nothing about this class that requires anyone to get a lower grade. Our grading system does not assume that anyone must fail the course, which is the case for grading systems based on curves. We  don’t  use  a  curve,  so every one of you can achieve the grade that you are willing to earn! Finally, let us also state this emphatically: is  not  the  instructor’s  role  to   “weed-out”  students,  but  rather  to  help  all  students  gain  a  good  understanding  of  chemical  principles. Course Points The following is the distribution of possible points in the course: Quizzes on Blackboard 100 pts 13.3% Homework Assignments on ARIS 90 pts 12.0% Midterm Exams 3 @ 100 points each 300 pts 40.0% Final Exam 200 pts 26.7% Remote Responses “Clickers” & Writing Assignments 60 pts 8.0% Total: 750 pts Note: For all but the exams, there will be a few extra points to allow for minor errors and/or absences. This will permit you to get full credit if you miss a small number of points in each category, but there will not be extra credit awarded. This is only a small number,  so  don’t  rely  on  these  points to make a big difference. Extra points in any category will NOT be counted towards your final total score. Grade Scale These are the minimum percentages (points) needed to receive the indicated grade: A 87% (652) A– 85% (638) B+ 82% (638) B 75% (562) B– 73% (548) C+ 70% (525) C 63% (472) C– 60% (450) D+ 57% (428) D 52% (390) D– 50% (375) Special Needs: If you have special needs with respect to your participation in this course, please make an appointment to discuss this matter with your instructor. Your instructor will work with you and the Office of Accessibility to make appropriate accommodations for your needs. Section Numbers: All of your university records for this class are kept by section number so be sure that you know your section number. You must place it on all of your papers to ensure that you receive full credit in your personal grade record. For example: CHEM 1240 009 is section 9.
  3. 3. General Chemistry II – Syllabus Chemistry 1240 University of Toledo Fall 2012 COURSE SCHEDULE The table below will give you a general idea of our pace throughout the course. Exams will occur on the dates indicated below. Material covered on each exam will be dependent on class pace and will be specified in lecture prior to each exam. All quiz completion deadlines will be announced in class and on Blackboard. Week Dates Chapter: Topic Notes 1 Aug 20-24 11: Intermolecular Forces and Liquids and Solids Only the Solids sections, 11.3-11.7 will be covered (pg. 461-478) 2 Aug 27-31 12: Physical Properties of Solutions 3 Sept 3-7 12: continued 13: Chemical Kinetics 9/3 is Labor Day – No Classes Last day to Drop the course is Mon, 9/3 4 Sept 10-14 13: continued 5 Sept 17-21 13: continued 23: Nuclear Chemistry Midterm Exam 1, Friday 9/21 6 Sept 24-28 23: continued 14: Chemical Equilibrium 7 Oct 1-5 14: continued 10/1 – 10/2: Fall Break (No Classes) 8 Oct 8-12 14: continued 15: Acids and Bases 9 Oct 15-19 15: continued 10 Oct 22-26 22: Transition Metal Chemistry and Coordination Compounds Note: Oct. 26th is the last day to withdraw from the class Midterm Exam 2, Friday 10/26 11 Oct 29- Nov 2 16: Acid-Base Equilibria and Solubility Equilibria 12 Nov 5-9 16: continued 13 Nov 12-16 18: Entropy, Free Energy and Equilibrium 11/12: Veterans Day observed (No Classes) 14 Nov 19-23 19: Electrochemistry 11/21 – 11/23: Thanksgiving Break (No Classes) 15 Nov 26-30 19: continued Midterm Exam 3, Friday 11/30 16 Dec 3-7 17: Chemistry in the Atmosphere 17 Dec. 10-14 (Finals Week) The Final Exam will include all material covered in CHEM 1240 (Comprehensive) ****** Final Exam ******* Wednesday, 12/12, 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM NOTE: YOU MUST TAKE THE FINAL AT THIS TIME (NO EXCEPTIONS!) BE SURE THAT YOUR TRAVEL AND EMPLOYMENT PLANS DO NOT CONFLICT WITH THIS SCHEDULE – INCLUDING THE FINAL EXAM.
  4. 4. General Chemistry II – Syllabus Chemistry 1240 University of Toledo Fall 2012 HOMEWORK A very important aspect of learning is practice – think about playing music or performing in sports. For learning chemistry we must practice the skills and techniques that are used in the characterization of the physical world on a chemical basis. Homework in this course is of two types: text questions and online exercises in the ARIS system. Some text questions are also on ARIS. Tip: You should master the assigned text questions BEFORE you attempt the graded ARIS questions. Our text gives example problems within the body of each chapter. These are followed by related practice exercises. The answers for the latter are given at the end of the chapter. Each chapter ends with over 100 problems. Answers to the even-numbered ones are in the Student Solutions Manual, which we urge you to obtain by either purchasing your own copy or sharing one with other students. That Manual also has many useful tips on completing the homework. For most of the odd-numbered questions the even-numbered item before or after usually involves the same concept, so you can use the Manual to check your method. BRING YOUR HOMEWORK SOLUTIONS TO EVERY CLASS AND RECITATION. When you are having difficulties, you should bring your work of the Help Center and/or your instructor. You are expected to have solutions to in-chapter questions by the class period after coverage of that section and all end-of-chapter questions completed by the class after we finish the entire chapter. MOST IMPORTANT: Homework assignments are a significant source of exam questions. In some cases the exact same question or problem will be on the exam, perhaps with different data numbers. You don’t  want  to  be  in  the  position  of  taking  the  exam  without  having  already  mastered  this  material.   YOU SHOULD DO EACH OF THESE PROBLEMS AS A MINIMUM. Chapter End of Chapter Questions 11 7,11,13,15,17,19,37,38,41,44,51,53,55,77,79,81,83,85,95, 99,127,129 12 11,15,17,19,21,23,27,28,37,51,55,57,59,61,65,67,73,75,77,79,81,89,91,105,107,113,121 13 1,2,5,7,11,15,17,19,21,27,29,34,35,37,39,41,44,51,63,73,77,81,83,87,91,97,99,109 14 9,13,15,17,19,23,25,29,31,35,37,39,41,43,47,51,53,55,57,65,67,69,77,87,99,107 15 3,5,11,15,17,19,21,23,25,31,33,35,37,42,43,45,47,49,53,55,67,75,76,79,81,83,87,91,93,99,101, 103,107,113,125,131,133 16 5,9,11,15,17,23,25,29,31,32,41,45,47,49,51,53,55,59,61,63,65,67,75,79,81,87,91,97,99,107 17 5,11,14,25,31,33,34,37,43,48,51,52,53,55,56,67 18 2,4,5,9,11,13,17,19,21,22,23,25,27,29,31,33,34,35,41,43,51,55,57,59,61,75,85,91 19 1,11,13,17,19,23,29,31,45,47,49,55,61,63,67,69,73,81 22 4,5,9,11,13,23,47,55 23 3,5,13,17,19,23,25,27,29,55,57,60,67,79,85 Note: This set corresponds to about 2.5 questions per day during the semester. If you keep up to date, the task is not too difficult.