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TENTATIVE LECTURE SCHEDULE
CHEM211T - GENERAL CHEMISTRY II, 3.0 credit hours
INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Petr Vanýsek; Office, Faraday West 418
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:
The pdf file of the syllabus distributed on the first
day of classes is here:
! Late drop !
(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.)
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 PDAs 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:
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.
(300 points, i.e., 3 tests are counted)
[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):
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.
Proctors and Graders for this course:
Chemistry tutor schedule:
There are tutors available every day
Introductory chemistry tutor schedule Fall 2006
Faraday Hall - Room 246
Supplemental instruction (look at the leaflet here)
Inception: 21 April 2006