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CHEMISTRY 1210 – FALL 2011 Instructor: Prof. Edward M. Eyring; office S HEB 2428; email: eyring@chem.utah.

edu Office hours: Tuesday 9:00-10:30; Thursday 8:30-11:30; Or stop by my office- if available, I’ll talk with you. Telephone: 801-581-8658 NOTE: Do not send assignments or confidential information by email. MWF 11:50am-12:40pm, HEB 2008 beginning on Monday, August 22nd. Students will be held responsible for knowing all material discussed in class, whether it appears in the text book or not.


Laboratory: You should be concurrently enrolled in the laboratory course, CHEM 1215. This laboratory class is separate and independent from CHEM 1210 with respect to grading and enrollment. It is required for most majors that require CHEM 1210. Prerequisites: College Algebra (Math 1050 or equivalent). If you have not taken High School Chemistry, you are strongly encouraged to take CHEM 1200 prior to enrolling in this course. Many homework and exam problems are story-type problems, and you must be skilled at reading, interpreting, and solving these types of problems. This typically requires a strong foundation in algebra. If you find these types of problems challenging or formidable, you will struggle in this class. A review of some of the concepts from high school chemistry that provides useful background for this class is also found in CHEM 1208, which is an online course that will help you get up to speed for CHEM 1210. Discussion: CHEM 1210 students must be registered in a Discussion Section: Class#2324 Section. 018 Tues, Thurs 7:30 – 8:20 am ST 208 Class#2325 Section. 019 Tues, Thurs 9:40 – 10:30 am LCB 225 Class#2326 Section. 020 Tues, Thurs 12:55 – 1:45 pm AEB 310 Class#2327 Section. 021 Tues, Thurs 9:40 – 10:30 am WEB L120 Class#6046 Section. 022 Tues, Thurs 2:00 – 2:50 pm HEB 2006 Class#7488 Section. 023 Tues, Thurs 2:00 – 2:50 pm ST 208 Class#9308 Section. 024 Tues, Thurs 12:55 – 1:45 pm LCB 215 The first discussion section will be held on Tuesday, August 23rd. Learning to solve problems in general chemistry is the focus of the discussions, which are led by a teaching assistant (TA). Discussions are not meant to be repetitions of the class lectures and in some cases will present material that your lecturer does not cover in class. Your TA’s primary job is to help you solve the suggested homework problems. You will get far more out of discussion if you actually try to solve the problems sets before each Discussion section meeting. You are responsible for knowing your Discussion Section number and your TA’s name. If you have any complaints about your TA, bring them to me and I will speak to the TA about the issue without revealing your identity. Homework: Homework is optional, but may be used in calculating your letter grade. Your overall score in the course will be calculated (see below) including homework and omitting homework, and the highest

Teaching Assistants Justin Jenson Wendy Goller Nicholas Spiropulos Griffin Bullock Bryce Leishman Jiang Yu Griffin Bullock

You are encouraged to buy the new book rather than struggling with differences in problem sets. a used one costs approximately $30. E3 and F are each scaled to count for 75 possible points. CV is scaled to count for possible 60 points. Rock. 4th Edition. Paperback published in 2011. Text: Donald A.ChemVantage. E2 and E3 in my grading description below) One Final exam (called F in my grading description below) Homework from ChemVantage. Peter A. access to which is purchased as part of the tuition for this course. Thus. Students may buy a Turning Technologies "clicker" at the University Bookstore. University Science Books.score will be used to assign your letter grade. E1. the student may elect either Grading Method #1 based only on exam scores or Grading Method #2 based on a combination of exam scores and homework problems administered through a computer system called ChemVantage. and clicker questions (K) count for a possible 40 points. E2. so I can contact you with additional information about the course. 20 Edgehill Road. Pertinent class information. The letter grade is based on 400 points possible. A new unit costs approximately $60. Coming to lecture without a clicker will be a serious mistake if a student has elected Grading Method #3.) Students who have difficulty performing well on three 50 minute duration written mid-term exams when packed shoulder to shoulder in HEB 2008 may recognize possible advantages of clicker questions included in Grading Method The methods are: Method I: Omits all homework and omits all clicker questions (called CV in my grading description below) Clicker questions (called K in the grading description below) The computer will calculate your overall score in the class several different ways. Additionally. (You will have access to ChemVantage at no further cost beyond your registration fee for enrolling in CHEM 1210. 1021 pages plus Appendices. Method III: Includes clicker question points as well as homework (ChemVantage) points E1. exist in print. (out of a total of 400 points) This freshman chemistry course can be completed successfully without owning a so-called clicker device. including class but not clicker questions. E2. doing the homework can only improve your grade.utah. The homework makes use of the ChemVantage website ( and will assign your final score based on his best of these results. Method II: Includes ChemVantage. GENERAL CHEMISTRY. I or a TA will assign homework problems on the ChemVantage website for you to complete after I have lectured on a given subject. CA 94941. Three mid-term exams (called E1. it is an easy way to bump up your grade. McQuarrie. can be found on the course’s WebCT page (http://webct.E2. Earlier editions of McQuarrie et al. To avoid the clicker option. E3 and F are scaled to count for 100 points each. Again the total points possible is 400. Gallogly. make sure that your current email address is on file with the University. and Ethan B. In fact. Mill Valley. if you are disciplined about doing the homework. E3 and F scaled to count for 80 points each and CV for 80 points. 2    Web Info: Grading: .

the names. THERE WILL BE NO MAKE-UP EXAMS! If you miss one midterm exam. Midterm exams will be returned in the discussion section by your TA and will be available for two weeks. all exams in the course will be comprehensive. thermochemistry and the first law of thermodynamics. Primarily. critical thinker who is capable of approaching previously unseen problems and solving them in a scientifically correct manner. chemical reactions in aqueous solution. Among the topics discussed in CHEM 1210 are balanced chemical equations and reaction stoichiometry. and to be able to identify the diatomic elements. those students who have accumulated 85% of the total clicker points will get the maximum points (40) added to their overall score at the end of the semester. Those falling below the 85% threshold will receive a proportional amount of the 40 points. formulas. The first 16 Chapters of the text will be covered. documented reason that is known prior to the exam date. this is decreased to 95%. as follows: If the student gets 80-85% of the total number of possible clicker points. however. you should learn this information now. This structure allows students to miss 15% of the lectures that involve clicker questions without incurring a penalty. common anions. At the end of the semester. I will use your score on the final exam to calculate your score of that exam. I will not give make-up exams after the time of the scheduled exam.There is absolutely no way to make-up clicker question points that a student missed because s/he did not attend lecture or was sitting in the lecture hall without her/his clicker. polyatomic anions. The actual number of raw clicker points will depend on how many clicker questions are posed during the semester. Course Content: This is a first semester class in General Chemistry for Science Majors. the quantum theory and electronic structure of atoms. If you need to miss an exam for a legitimate. but will emphasize information covered since the previous exam. ideal gas laws. At least one clicker question will be posed each week beginning the second week of the semester. If the student gets 75-80% of the total number of possible clicker points. leftover exams will be discarded. You will be assumed to already know the names and symbols of the first 36 elements in the Periodic Table. covalent and ionic bonding models. Because the study of chemistry naturally builds on itself. If you miss more than one exam. you will get a zero for the second (or third) exam that you miss. but enter something (your best guess) regardless. it is in the student’s best interest to try to answer each question correctly. Each student is expected to consider the clicker question and then choose one of the possible answers using a Turning Point “clicker”. The clicker questions will be posted to WebCT at the end of each week. this is decreased to 90%. You must also learn the meaning and application of the SI Prefixes (Inside back cover). let me know and I may permit you to take the exam early. After this period. etc. phase changes and colligative properties. If this is not the case. the goal of this course is to train you to be an independent. 3    . A total of 3 “clicker points” will be awarded for an incorrect answer. Therefore. A total of 4 “clicker points” will be awarded for a correct answer. and charges for common cations. A total of zero points will be awarded if no answer at all is entered.

An “I” must not be used in a way that will permit a student to retake the course without paying tuition. If your phone rings during an exam.” but before completing the work. Inappropriate calculators will be confiscated during examinations. students may drop (delete) any class without penalty during the first week of the term. the “I” will be changed to an “E” by the Registrar’s office. Phones are absolutely forbidden during exams! Phones: Final Grades: Each exam may contain questions related to subject matter discussed in class that has not been discussed in the text. Dropping CHEM 1210: Subject to changes in the official University of Utah Calendar. October 21st. Turn your phone and audible pagers OFF before class begins. hence. you may not have a calculator to use during the exam. After October 21st. PDA’s. The grade of “I” must be used only for a student who is passing the course and who needs to complete 20% or less of the course. It is possible to withdraw from the course up to Friday. will not be permitted. You do NOT need the instructor’s signature to withdraw. except in those cases when a denial would be arbitrary and capricious or illegal. Though the University provides. it is the student’s obligation to determine. you are responsible to see me to verify that your calculator or equivalent can be used during the exam. If there is such a conflict. you will be dismissed immediately after watching the professor shred your exam before your very eyes. Thus. before the last day to drop courses without penalty. a student must petition for withdrawal to the Dean’s office of their academic college. a process by which a student may make such a request. he/she must be registered (either as a regular student or for audit) in the semester in which he/she attends. Prior to an exam.With respect to the course content. If incomplete work has not been finished within one calendar year after the “I” was given.” “I want to avoid a bad grade” or similar excuse 4    . If the student attends the course during a subsequent semester as part of the effort required to complete the course. Appropriate. The student’s request must articulate the burden the requirement would place on the student’s beliefs. August 31st. University policy states that withdrawals after this date should only be granted for “nonacademic reasons beyond the student’s control. Calculator: You will need a scientific calculator capable of log/exponential functions and scientific notation for this course. etc. laptops. when course requirements conflict with the student’s sincerelyheld core beliefs. This request must be made to the instructor in writing. but will not contribute to credit towards graduation or the grade point average. it is prudent to attend all lectures. Should the student graduate within one calendar year after receiving the “I. The last day to drop a class without tuition penalties is Wednesday. Likewise. cell phones. the “I” will remain in the record. the policy does not oblige the instructor to grant the request. If your phone rings during lecture. the student should consider dropping the class. through this policy. A student who finds this solution impracticable may request a content accommodation from the instructor. but you will still have to pay tuition for the course and a “W” will appear on your transcript. be prepared to be ridiculed mercilessly and charged a $10 fee. The mark “I” (incomplete) shall be given and reported for incomplete work because of circumstances beyond the student’s control. inexpensive ($10 to $20) scientific calculators are available at the University Bookstore and other retail outlets. and the student must deliver a copy of the request to the office of the department Chair or the office of the Dean of the College of Science. The General Chemistry Faculty at the University of Utah have agreed that programmable calculators or other electronic devices capable of storing alphanumeric data and/or special equation solving capabilities are not to be used on exams in General Chemistry courses.

To monitor this problem a certain portion of all exams will be photocopied. A single instance of academic misconduct may result in a failing grade for the course. services and activities for people with disabilities. All written information in this course can be made available in alternative format with prior notification to the Center for Disability Services. however. Academic Honesty: By submitting an assignment. Anyone caught cheating on an exam will be referred to the Dean for immediate disciplinary action and should expect to receive an “E” in the course. and clarify the material from lectures. plagiarizing. The SI leader will review. reasonable prior notice needs to be given to the Center for Disability Services (CDS).html). Your SI leader will be attending classes. Do not write on the exam itself or I may choose not to accept it for a regrade. Your SI leader will schedule 3 meetings per week convenient to the majority 5    . If you will need accommodations in the class. organize. The purpose of SI is to see that each of you has the opportunity to do as well as you would like to in this course. suspension or dismissal from the University.regulations.g. Students must decide on or before Friday. These sessions are free and open to all students in the course and are led by an undergraduate who has mastered this subject. the number of question(s) to be regraded. brief justification for the regrade. Incidents of academic misconduct (e. you are representing that it is your own work and that you have followed the rules associated with the assignment. A typical way to cheat is to alter an incorrect answer on a graded exam and then hand it back to be regraded. Trivial resubmissions are strongly discouraged and may result in the entire exam being regraded.utah. 162 Oplin Union Building. and teach you ways to develop effective study skills for this course. research misconduct. reading the material. Additionally. Exam Regrades: Legitimate questions about the grading of an exam (either the grading of a particular problem or an addition error in the score) can be submitted up to one week after the exam is handed back in your discussion class. multiple instances of misconduct may result in probation. misrepresenting one’s work and/or inappropriately collaborating on an assignment) will be dealt with severely in accordance with the Student Code (http://www. The procedure for handing back an exam for regrade is to attach a separate piece of paper to the front of the exam with your name. suspension or dismissal from a program.does not qualify. CDS will work with you and the instructor to make arrangement for accommodations. cheating. 801-581-5020. or revocation of a degree or certificate. Disability Services: The University of Utah seeks to provide equal access to its programs. and help you prepare for exams. Incidents of academic dishonesty will be dealt with severely. Anyone caught turning in an altered exam for additional credit will be promptly referred to the Dean’s Office and be given a Grade of “E” for the course. a letter detailing the cheating incident will be put in the student’s permanent academic This is to be submitted to me (HEB 2428) or to my secretary (HEB 2420) – not to your TA. Supplemental Instruction Program (SI): The Supplemental Instruction Program (SI) is scheduled for this course to provide organized study sessions. and doing any relevant assignments to be prepared for the SI sessions. your student ID number. and exams handed back for regrade will be compared to these photocopies. October 21st if they wish to withdraw from Chem 1210. and a clear.

because knowledge without comprehension or application is a trivial pursuit. Read the chapter before coming to lecture. Expectations: Many of you will find this to be a demanding course. and you may attend as many or as few sessions as you like. 4. attending lecture is critical. as well as to ask questions to further clarify the concepts. people develop these constructs to simplify our understanding of aspects of it. The same principle applies to science. is to practice. little time is available to solve specific problems in class. Watching me or your TA solve problems is a good beginning. You and a scientific calculator are the only resources you will have during the examination. Attendance is voluntary. though a shocking percentage of students fail to realize this – until it is too late. you are expected to be able to read and comprehend the vast majority of the course textbook on your own. perhaps one of the toughest you will take in college. Studying at such a level does not guarantee that level of grade. in turn. As university science students. leads to comprehension/mastery of the science. This. you can grade each other’s exam. the percentage of students who study 10+ hours/week for this course coincides well with the percentage of A’s earned in the course. not just chemistry or science). but remember that neither of us will be solving exam problems for you. particularly in a facile manner as needed for examination problems. provide opportunities to help you learn how to solve problems. 2. Nature does not divide herself into our artificial designations. For the vast majority of students enrolled in CHEM 1210. a technique that you may find useful is to prepare a practice exam for a friend. One does not master any skill simply by watching someone else or being told how. you will be concerned with solving problems by applying your knowledge. you should take this class from someone else. If that is your intent. However. and many examples and applications involve biology and geology. This is not a course merely to check off a prerequisite or requirement. who does the same. Because of the mountain of material covered in lectures. 3.of your schedules. This is how the real world operates (in all subjects. Each semester. The way to solve problems. The course schedule (see below) indicates approximately when a chapter is discussed. Similarly. and practice. Your book is full of problems you can use for practice. but there is a strong correlation. The lectures will not be simple recaps of the book’s presentation of the chemistry. just as one practices a sport or musical instrument. led by graduate students. Attending the Discussion Sections is just as important as attending lectures. After completing the practice exams. then swap practice exams. much of our study this semester will concern ideas that intermingle with physics. Keys to success: 1. bear in mind that the material in these chapters is so intricately linked that topics may be introduced in conjunction with other topics. and to help you see the connections between all the seemingly-disparate parts. practice. but are meant to augment the text and emphasize particular aspects of the science. This technique has the advantage of forcing you to learn the subject well enough to compose 6    . As a scientist. The Discussion Sections. When preparing for an exam.

You should check with the TA first. 2. May I register for one Discussion Section and attend another? Yes. Skipping the discussion section is an option. you can be fairly confident that you’ll be able to answer similar questions on the real exam. 3. If you can do this. the more important it is. and recipes for “solving problems. Will you assist me with solving problems during office hours? Yes. and it is a burden to the assigned TA to have extra students. 5. 4. General chemistry students tend to like shortcuts. in addition to diluting individualized attention any student can expect from the TA when more students are enrolled.questions. Generally speaking the more time I spend on a topic/concept. as well as tell you which are less important. but lead to bewilderment and despair in university-level science courses. so we can use this as a starting point. As stated above. memorization leads to a C or worse. each Discussion section is limited to 50 students. but involve identical ideas that you have seen. it is sufficiently important for you to know and thus be examined on it. but not solve it for you. but I recommend this option only for students who are very confident of their ability to do well on All Four Exams in the course. if the new TA is willing to record your work for transmission to Ted Eyring and there is a vacant seat you may sit in. Will copies of past examinations be on file at the Marriott Library? No.” Those techniques may work well for other courses. but I certainly will help you solve the problem(s). Often. but you skip lectures at your peril. You will learn too little in this course and will likely earn a poor grade by trying to memorize your way through it. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) 1. 7    . Do I have to attend the lectures or the Discussion Section? Attendance will not be taken at the lectures. while comprehension leads to a B or an A. Do I need to know…? or Will the following… be on an examination? Yes! If I think that is important enough to bring to your attention in class. You must be prepared to show me what you have done. A measure of your proficiency in this chemistry class is your ability to solve problems that you have not previously seen. but it is best to schedule an appointment in advance. You will be held accountable for all topics presented in lectures. I may be available at other times. I will note in class specifically important concepts that you must know. memory tricks.

Are extra credit assignments available? No. If you are done answering questions and fifty minutes have elapsed since the exam started. if it is in accordance with the University of Utah guidelines. What is the order of events at the First Midterm Exam? You will show your University ID card as you enter HEB 2008. May I be excused from an exam due to participation in an athletic event? Yes. except to go to the lavatory. you may leave the lecture hall QUIETLY. coats. Grades will not be assigned on the individual exams given in this course. Again there will be no make-up examinations given. 10. turn your exam paper over so your answers are not seen by students seated near you. you will lose some of the valuable fifty minutes to write your exam answers. however. Like illnesses. You may be able to take the exam prior to your scheduled event. If you momentarily leave the exam room. but you can see how your score will be computed in the Grading section on page 2. Next you will be handed an exam paper with a seat number on the front page. (Books. Arrive early. With a large class this process takes some time. during the first fifty minutes of the exam. If you arrive late. Proceed quickly to your seat carrying only the exam paper.6. so you can see how you are doing compared to your colleagues in the class. There will be no make-up examinations given. I will provide distributions of scores. 8    . Do not write anything inside the booklet until you are told to begin the exam. May I be excused from an exam due to an unexpected emergency? Emergencies do occur.) Write your name and student number on the exam booklet. You may be photographed in the lecture room during exams. if you notify me sufficiently far in advance. How will the final grades be assigned? See the Grading section of the syllabus above. 7. Documentation from the athletic department is required prior to the exam. 9. they will be considered as legitimate excuses if proper documentation is provided. your cheap pocket calculator. 8. but you can see how your score will be computed in the Grading section on page 2. No one will be permitted to leave the lecture hall. These photographs will not be made public. By taking this class you agree to be photographed. and other personal property must be left on or behind the long lab bench in front of the blackboards. There will be no extra credit assignments available in this course. and a pen or pencil.

Metals react with water Discussion: Bohr model and atomic spectroscopy problem set. Dissolving elements. Molecular Orbital Theory. Demos. Demo. – 12:40 p. H2O electrolysis Ch. Dimensional Analysis. Law of Const. Composition. Sugar/H2SO4 Lavoisier. 1.m. Chemical Nomenclature Ch. Sulfur allotrope Discussion: geometry/isomers problem set Ch. VSEPR. Demo. Red P & KClO3 Discussion: Q&A Ch. 7. Molecular Shapes. Endpoint Determinution by Conductivity Discussion: Q&A Exam 1 Discussion Ch. Accuracy. 2 Crook’s Tubes Demo. Rxn.m. Combustion Trends Discussion: Q&A Ch. mass spectrometers Discussion: Q&A Ch. Demo. Scientific Method. Figs. Salts melt at high Temp. Demo. 2. 6. 9. Demo. Demo. 5 Demo. 4 Demo Testing Gases NO CLASS: LABOR DAY HOLIDAY Discussion: Q&A Ch. 9. States of Matter. Precision..  Fall 2011    Day M T W TH F M T W TH F M T W TH F M T W TH F M T W TH F M T W TH F M T W TH F M-F M T W TH Date 8/22 8/23 8/24 8/25 8/26 8/29 8/30 8/31 9/1 9/2 9/5 9/6 9/7 9/8 9/9 9/12 9/13 9/14 9/15 9/16 9/19 9/20 9/21 9/22 9/23 9/26 9/27 9/28 9/29 9/30 10/3 10/4 10/5 10/6 10/7 10/10-15 10/17 10/18 10/19 10/20 Introduction and logistics. Ionic Bonds and Compounds Demo. Stepwise oxidation of vanadium Discussion: Lewis structures problem set Ch. valence bond theory. Electrical Conductivities Ch. Zn reacts with Sulfur Ch. Demo. Demo. SI Units. 10. 5. Demo. 4 Demo. Heats of solution. Steel wool burns Discussion: MO/VB theory problem set 9    . Iron/Sulfur Rxn.TENTATIVE SCHEDULE  Chem 1210. Candle & Iron in Cereal. Discussion: Q&A Ch. 8. 5. Lewis Formulas. Prediction of Molecular Geometries. 7. Rutehrford isotopes. Of Al with Br Ch. Subatomic Particles. Demo. Demo. Dalton. 3 Demo. Lecture 11:50 a. Guggenheim notation Discussion: significant figures problem set Ch. Spectral Emission Tubes Discussion: quantum problem set Ch. Discussion Ch. 4 Demo. Demo. Stability of Rare Gases Discussion: Q&A Ch. Chemical Reactivity. 8. Ch. Energy Discussion Ch. 6. Radioactivity. Sig. temperatures. Mixtures. 8. Para and Diamagentism FALL BREAK Ch. Demo.

H2 +O2 explosions Discussion: Ch. Demo. 12. Demo. Gas Solubility. 10:30AM -12:30PM 10    . Liquids and Solids. Colligative Properties of Solutions. CO2 in water is acidic Ch. Properties of Gases. 12. Dehydration of a hydrated salt Discussion: Q&A Exam 2 Ch. Demo. Viscosity. Laser beam into colloid FINAL EXAM: COMPREHENSIVE. Paper chromatography Discussion: Q&A Ch. Titration and neutralization reactions.15. Stoichiometry in a bag Ch. 13. Hess’s Law. Crystal Structures. Demo. NH3 Fountain Ch. Molality Discussion: Condensed phase problem set Ch. Themochemistry. –Vapor phase oxidations Discussion: thermochemistry problem set Ch. Demo. Demo. Acid-Base & Redox Reactions. Empirical Formula. Thermite Reaction Discussion: Q&A Ch. Magnesium +CO2 Fire Discussion: Q&A Ch. Demo. 11. Demo. NH3 + HCl Vapor Rings Discussion: Q&A Ch. Problem-Solving. 13 Gas. Demo. 11. Supersaturated Sodium Acetate Solution Discussion: gases problem set Ch. 14. Demo. Demo. Limiting reactant. Phase Diagrams. 16. Supercritical CO2 Ch. 13. Hydrogen Bonds. Collapsing Can Discussion: Q&A Exam 3 Discussion: Ch. 10. 14. Demo. 16. Demo. Demo. Kinetic Theory. Chemical Calculations. Boiling Point Elevation Discussion: Q&A Ch. Ba(OH)2 and Ammonium Thiocyanate [endothermic] Discussion: Q&A NO CLASS: THANKSGIVING NO CLASS: THANKSGIVING NO CLASS: THANKSGIVING Ch. Demo. 14. Chemical Calculations for Solutions. Demo. 13. Demo. Percent yields Ch. 15.F M T W TH F M T W TH F M T W TH F M T W TH F M T W TH F M T W TH F M T W TH F T   10/21 10/24 10/25 10/26 10/27 10/28 10/31 11/1 11/2 11/3 11/4 11/7 11/8 11/9 11/10 11/11 11/14 11/15 11/16 11/17 11/18 11/21 11/22 11/23 11/24 11/25 11/28 11/29 11/30 12/1 12/2 12/5 12/6 12/7 12/8 12/9 12/13 Ch. 11. Heat Capacity. Demo. Molecular Masses of Gases. Molarity vs. 15.