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TENTATIVE LECTURE SCHEDULE

Fall 2006

 

CHEM211T - GENERAL CHEMISTRY II, 3.0 credit hours

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Petr Vanýsek; Office, Faraday West 418

Meeting place for the lecture: NIU Campus (building 27 on the map), Faraday Hall_143

8:00-9:00 Mo, W, Fri. - Sections A1, A2, A3, A4 (As of 21 April 2006 the enrollment in the sections was A1-30, A2 - 20, A3 - 27, A4 -12, As of 27 August 2006 the enrollment in the sections was A1-31, A2 - 31, A3 - 31, A4 -32)

(All the sections meet at the same time for the lecture. The Ax distinction is made for the recitation that is scheduled at different times.)

    Additional recitations are on Mondays in Faraday 238 and are divided by a section:
                    A1          10:00 – 10:50
                    A2          11:00 – 11:50
                    A3          14:00 – 14:50
                    A4          15:00 – 15:50
                    (All the recitations are lead by a teaching assistant, Ms. Courtney Cherok)

This Web version is somewhat different from the syllabus given in class. The web version will be also updated or corrected during the semester. For class policies, the printed syllabus, as issued in the class on the first day, prevails.
The departmental version at
http://www.chembio.niu.edu/chembio/courses.html is unfortunately not always up to date.

The pdf file of the syllabus distributed on the first day of classes is here: recycle3.gif (216 bytes)

Updated list of covered material and recommended out-of-class work: gto.gif (1935 bytes)

     Study guide for tests and quizzes. gto.gif (1935 bytes)

Recitations material posted by your instructor Courtney Cherok: gto.gif (1935 bytes)

 

Late drop  !

Catalog description of the course

TEXT: J. McMurry and R. C. Fay, Chemistry. 4th Edition  ISBN: 0131402080 Publisher: Pearson/Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River 2004. First nine chapters of the text were covered in CHEM210. We will cover the next nine chapters, 10-18. Please, note that this is the last semester when the Department will be using this particular textbook. [You do not need to bring the book to the class; it is a heavy tome.]

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NOTE: I do not require the use of the  Companion Website  of Prentice Hall (although you may find it useful), so you can obtain a used book without coupons or software.

 

(Most will be taking concurrently CHEM 212, the laboratory to accompany CHEM 211T. This is a course separate from CHEM 211T. The laboratory (212) and the class (211T) grading are independent of each other. The instructor who is responsible for CHEM 212 is Dr. D. Ballantine, Jr., Faraday West 424. See him for any question regarding the laboratory course.)

THE SCHEDULE

DATE

dd.mm.yy

TOPIC  

CHAPTER

28.08.06  

Liquid, solids and phase changes

10

30.08.05

Liquid, solids and phase changes

10

01.09.06

Liquid, solids and phase changes

10

04.09.06

No class – Labor Day

 

06.09.06

Solutions, concentrations

11

08.09.06 

Solubility

11

11.09.06

Colligative properties

11

13.09.06 

Chemical kinetics

12

15.09.06 

Chemical kinetics

12

18.09.06

Chemical kinetics

12

20.09.06

Chemical kinetics

12

22.09.06

Test I

10-12

25.09.06

Chemical equilibrium

13

27.09.06

Chemical equilibrium

13

29.09.06

Chemical equilibrium

13

02.10.06

Chemical equilibrium

13

04.10.06

Hydrogen and oxygen

14

06.10.06

Test II

13

09.10.06

Water

14

11.10.06

Water

14

13.10.06

Hydrogen economy

handout

16.10.06

Equilibria in water – Acids and Basis

15

18.10.06

Equilibria in water – Acids and Basis

15

20.10.06

Equilibria in water – Acids and Basis

Last day to withdraw

15

23.10.06

Equilibria in water

15

25.10.06

Equilibria - Applications

16

27.10.06

Equilibria - Applications

16

30.10.06

Review by the TA

 14-16

01.11.06

Test III

14-16+
energy handout

03.11.06

No class

 

06.11.06

Equilibria - Applications

16

08.11.06

Equilibria - Applications

16

10.11.06

Thermodynamics

17

13.11.06

Thermodynamics

17

15.11.06

Thermodynamics

17

17.11.06

Thermodynamics

17

20.11.06

Thermodynamics

17

22.11.06

No class THANKSGIVING BREAK

 

24.11.06

No class THANKSGIVING BREAK

 

27.11.06

Electrochemistry

18

29.11.06

Test IV

17

01.12.06

Electrochemistry

18

04.12.06

Electrochemistry

18

06.12.06

Electrochemistry

18

08.12.06

Course review

9-18

 

SEATING CHART: Sit for the lectures anywhere where you find it comfortable and convenient. For the tests there will be a seating chart, with a seat number assigned to each student.

CALCULATOR:  Although there is no particular calculator specified for this course, you will want to have one for the tests as well as for the lectures. You should bring one that is reliable and you know how to use it. You cannot use a calculator/computer that is capable of storing large amount of data, or a device that can retrieve data from elsewhere. Therefore, you cannot uses PDA’s or telephones as calculators. Calculators are often left behind – write your name on the case.

COURSE PREREQUISITE:  The catalog requires CHEM210. This does not mean that you have taken it; it means that you still know the material from the course. Most chapters require numerical calculations. You have to be comfortable with performing equation manipulations and doing some math in your head.

Schedule of tests:

                   22 September        Test I
                   6 October               Test II
                   1 November           Test III
                   29 November          Test IV
                   11 December          Final 8:00 – 9:50 (all in Faraday 143)

GRADING:  There are four tests given during the semester, each worth 100 points. One test with the lowest score will be dropped.  Note that the rule of dropping the lowest score is your insurance against missing a test. Missed test = 0 = lowest score is dropped. There will be no make-up for tests for any reason. Use a pen when writing your test.

Tests: 50% (300 points, i.e., 3 tests are counted)
 
Comprehensive final test 33% (200 points)
NOTE: TAKING THE FINAL TEST IS REQUIRED and the score of the final cannot be dropped.

Recitation  17% (100 points) [The teaching assistant in charge of the recitations will set the rules for grading.]

[TOTAL 100% = 600 points]

Your class percentage will be calculated as the sum of all the points earned (with the lowest test score dropped), divided by 6. The grades will be as follows (verbal meaning as per the NIU catalog):
         A Outstanding competence 85% and more
         B Above satisfactory competence 70% to 84.99%
         C Satisfactory level of competence 55% to 69.99%
         D Marginally satisfactory competence 40% to 54.99%
         F Unsatisfactory level of competence < 40%

ACADEMIC DISHONESTY:

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In general, cheating means presenting or using work that was not done entirely by you and, in the case of in-class examination, it includes also presenting or using your work that was written outside the classroom. You may not talk or pass notes to each other on any subject. Having other materials than those allowed for the work within your reach during test or sharing calculators is cheating as well. During tests you must put away any devices that would allow you to communicate with others or access databases. Violation of these rules will result in zero on your work. I cannot investigate the nature and legality of your outside contact.

Other issues:
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No smoking in the building, no food or drink in the class.
-  TAPING/RECORDING OF THE LECTURE:   You are encouraged to take good notes, reflecting your interpretation and understanding of the lecture. However, you are not permitted to make verbatim recording or transcription of the lecture.
-  ATTENDANCE: Attendance at the lectures is not monitored but it is in your best interest to be there. Consider the following: (1) The tests are based on the textbook material covered in the class as well as the class material, which is not in the textbook, (2) Office hour cannot be used to catch up on material missed by a class absence. (3) Some questions on the tests are based on information given in the class but not available in the book. LATE ARRIVAL TO CLASS is discouraged. It disrupts the other students and the instructor and if repeated, may be basis for barring from the class. If you absolutely must arrive late, enter quietly from the back and sit in the back. Only the persons enrolled in that class and that section can attend the lecture.
-   CELL PHONES AND THE LIKE: Cell phones are great technology and it is great to have one with you for emergency. (Campus police: 815-753-1212). However, please, turn off your phones and other noise-making devices as a courtesy to others, and do not distract yourself by reading and sending text messages.

Proctors and Graders for this course:
Christina Allard (office 310), Brendan Dutmer, Surender Mandal
(office 319)

Chemistry tutor schedule:

There are tutors available every day

 

Introductory chemistry tutor schedule Fall 2006

Faraday Hall - Room 246

Monday   Danielle Corgliano 8:30-12:00; 12:30-15:30
Tuesday   Dan DeSchepper 8:30-12:00; 12:30-15:30
Wednesday   Kellen Hunter
Elliot Franco
8:30-12:30
13:00-15:30
Thursday   Elliot Franco
Kellen Hunter
8:30-12:30
13:30-15:30
Friday   Ang Li 8:30-12:00; 12:30-14:30

 

Supplemental instruction (look at the leaflet here)
This type of instruction, provided by NIU ACCESS (Access to courses and careers through Educational Support Services)  is available for all sections. The supplemental instruction (SI) leader is Mr. Greg Perian. His office hours are on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9-10 a.m. in Faraday 211. His meeting times for the class are on Tuesday and Thursday from 5-6 p.m. in Faraday West 201.

 

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