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Chemistry 122 (Section 003) -- General Chemistry

January 11 - May 7, 2010

Syllabus

Meeting time: TTh 12:30-1:45 PM Meeting place: 140 Little Hall

Instructor: Dr. François G. Amar

   Office: 253 Aubert Hall
Telephone: 581-1196
e-mail: francois_amar@umit.maine.edu (FirstClass) or amar@maine.edu
Office hours: T 9:30 to 10:30AM&Th from 10 to 11 AM; W from 1 to 2 PM or by appointment.

Peer Led Team Learning Groups will meet for this section on
Thursdays from 6 to 8 PM in Aubert Hall

Text: Chemistry, by Julia Burdge

 

Week

Dates

Topics

Burdge

ARIS/OWL

PLTL

Week 1

1/12

1/14

From real gases to liquids

Liquids & solids; crystal structure

12.1-12.2  

12.3-12.4

HW#1

Due 1/17

organize for next week

Week 2

1/19

1/21

Kinds of solids

Phase changes & phase diagrams(Q1)

12.4,12.5

12.6,12.7

HW#2

Due 1/27

Workshop #1

Week 3

1/26

1/28

Solutions

Solubility & colligative properties

13.1-13.3

13.4-13.6

HW#3

Due 2/3

Workshop #2

Week 4

2/2

2/4

Chemical Kinetics; Concentration vs. time

Rate laws & mechanisms(Q2)

14.1,14.2

14.3,14.5

HW#4

Due 2/10

Workshop #3

Week 5

2/9

2/11

Nuclear decay reactions are1st Order reactions

Reaction rate & temperature; catalysis

20.1-20.3

14.4,14.6

HW#5

Due 2/17

PRELIM I -- 6:00 PM in Little Hall 140

Week 6

2/16

2/18

Chemical Equilibrium

Heterogeneous equilibria; eq. constant calculations

15.1

15.1-15.3

HW#6

Due 2/24

Workshop #4

Week 7

2/23

2/25

Applications of Equilibrium constants (Q3)

LeChatelier's principle

15.4-15.5

15.6

HW#7

Due 3/17


Break Weeks

3/1 to

3/13

Yippee Yi Yay

Spring Recess




Week 8

3/16

3/18

Bronsted acids; strong acids & bases; pH

Weak acids & bases

16.1-16.4 

16.5-16.8

HW#8

Due 3/24

Workshop #5

Week 9

3/23

3/25

Chapter 16

Chapter 17

16.9-16.12

17.1-17.2

HW#9

Due 3/31

PRELIM II -- 6:00 PM, in Little Hall 140

Week 10

3/30

4/1

Chapter 17

Chapter 17

17.1-17.3

17.4-17.6

HW#10

Due 4/7

Workshop #6

Week 11

4/6

4/8

Chapter 18

Chapter 18 (Q4)

18.1-18.3

18.4-18.6

HW#11

Due 4/14

Workshop #7

Week 12

4/13

4/15

Chapter 18

Chapter 18


19.5-19.8

HW#12

Due 4/21

PRELIM III -- 6:00 PM in Little Hall 140

Week 13

4/20

4/22

Chapter 19

Chapter 19

19.1-19.2

19.3-19.4

HW#13

Due 4/28

Workshop #8

Week 14

4/27

4/29

Chapter 19

Chemistry of vision

19.5-19.6

Handout

HW#14

Due 5/4

Review

Finals Week

Tuesday,5/4

Time Slot B1: 8AM-10AM

428 Aubert



COURSE RULES: Attendance is expected at all lectures and review sessions. Please observe rules of common courtesy in lecture. If you arrive late for a class, please do not cross front of the lecture hall. Cell phones and laptops must be turned off and stowed during class. Exams will be given during recitation time, Thursday evenings. Quizzes will be given during the class period. A calculator can be used during exams and quizzes but no cell-phone calculators may be used. There are no make-ups of exams or quizzes. Help session times will be announced (usually the Sunday evening before a prelim).

GRADING POLICY: The class will be graded on the basis of 600 total points.

The 3 prelims will be worth 300 points of the total grade.

Quizzes and in-class work will count for 75 points.(I will drop the lowest quiz)

On-line homework will count for 50 points.

Attendance at PLTL sessions will count for 50 points

The final exam will count for 125 points of the grade.

The final exam will be based partly on the final 2 weeks of the course (50 pts) and partly cumulative over the previous material (25 pts per prelim section). It will be very much to your advantage to review material that you missed on prelims since questions based on the earlier part of the course will be scored so that if you do better on that portion of the final than you did on the corresponding prelim, you will be able to recover missed points. Example: Jane Godolyenko gets 70% on the first prelim and gets 23 out of 25 points (92%) on the first section of the final; she will have half of the difference in percentage points added back to her original prelim score, getting a net of 81% on the first prelim.

Success in this course depends upon doing the problems conscientiously.

Help session times will be announced.

Exams consist of about half multiple choice questions and half problems similar to homeworks.

Quizzes will usually consist of multiple choice and short answer questions.

WEEKLY SUMMARIES of lecture material and homework assignments will be available on the WEB at http://chemistry.umeche.maine.edu/~amar/spring2010/syllabus.html

The syllabus is intended as an overall guide and may be subject to change during the semester. See weekly summary pages for updated assignment information.

 

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If you wish to request an accommodation for a disability, please contact either your instructor or Ann Smith, Coordinator of Services for Students with Disabilities (Onward Building, 1-2319) as early as possible in the semester.

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