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TENTATIVE LECTURE SCHEDULE

Fall 2009

 

CHEM211 - GENERAL CHEMISTRY II, 3.0 credit hours

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Petr Vanýsek; Office, Faraday West 418 or check FW 416

Meeting place for the lecture: NIU Campus (building 35 on the map), Faraday West, Room 200.

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

    The recitations are on Mondays in Faraday 238  NIU Campus (building 27 on the map) and are divided by a section:
     
     R001 10:00 - 10:50
            R002 11:00 - 11:50
            R003 13:00 - 13:50
            R004 14:00 - 14:50
(All the recitations are lead by teaching assistant Ms. Megan Murtaugh.)

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 Megan Murtaugh: gto.gif (1935 bytes)

 

Catalog description of the course

TEXTBOOK: M. S. Silberberg, Principles of Chemistry, McGraw Hill, Boston 2007), ISBN-0-07-326291-0. Chapters 12-21 [CHEM210 covered the first eleven chapters from the book.]. Please note that this is the last semester when the Department will be using this particular edition (2007). CHEM210 is now using 2009 edition.

 (Most will be taking concurrently CHEM 213, the laboratory to accompany CHEM 211. This is a course separate from CHEM 211. The laboratory (213) and the class (211) grading are independent of each other. The instructor who is responsible for CHEM 213 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

24.08.09  

Liquid, solids and phase changes

12

26.08.09

Intermolecular forces

12

28.08.09

Liquid state and properties of water

12

31.08.09

The solid state

12

02.09.09

Solutions, solubility

13

04.09.09 

Concentrations

13

07.09.09

No class – Labor Day

 

09.09.09 

Colligative properties

13

11.09.09 

Main group of elements

14

14.09.09

Main group of elements

14

16.09.09

Main group of elements

14

18.09.09

Test I

12-14

21.09.09

Main group of elements

14

23.09.09

Organic Compounds

15

25.09.09

Organic Compounds, Properties of Carbon

15

28.09.09

Organic Compounds, Properties of Carbon

15

30.09.09

Organic Compounds, Properties of Carbon

15

02.10.09

Organic Compounds, Properties of Carbon

15

05.10.09

Kinetics

16

07.10.09

Kinetics

16

09.10.09

Kinetics

16

12.10.09

No class, only recitations

 

14.10.09

Kinetics

16

16.10.09

Test II, Last day to withdraw

15-16

19.10.09

Equilibria

17

21.10.09

Equilibria

17

23.10.09

Equilibria in water

17, 18

26.10.09

Acid-base Equilibria

18

28.10.09

Acid-base Equilibria

18

30.10.09

Aqueous Ionic Equilibria

19

02.11.09

Aqueous Ionic Equilibria

19

04.11.09

Test III

17-19

06.11.09

Thermodynamics

20

09.11.09

Thermodynamics

20

11.11.09

Thermodynamics

20

13.11.09

Thermodynamics

20

16.11.09

Thermodynamics

20

18.11.09

Electrochemistry

21

20.11.09

Test IV

20

23.11.09

Electrochemistry

21

25.11.09

No class THANKSGIVING BREAK

 

27.11.09

No class THANKSGIVING BREAK

 

30.12.09

Electrochemistry

21

02.12.09

Electrochemistry

21

04.12.09

Course review

12-20

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 just had to take; 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:

                   18 September             Test I
                   16 October                     Test II
                   4 November               Test III
                   20 November           Test IV
                   7 December (Mon) Final 8:00 – 9:50 (all in Faraday West 200)

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:
Names not known yet. xxx (office xx), xxxr, x
xx (office xx)

Chemistry tutor schedule:

There should be tutors available every day

 

Introductory chemistry tutor schedule Fall 2009

Faraday Hall - Room 246 (Schedule not known yet)

Monday     8:30-12:00; 12:30-15:30
Tuesday     8:30-12:00; 12:30-15:30
Wednesday     8:30-12:30
13:00-15:30
Thursday     8:30-12:30
13:30-15:30
Friday     8:30-12:00; 12:30-14:30

 

 

 

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