Chemistry 142 Course Information

This is a 5unit course; 3 hours lecture and 6 hours of lab per week.
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Additional requirements and prerequisites • Calculator – A standard scientific calculator is required for the course. If you have any questions concerning your calculator check with your instructor, a calculator which could potentially give an unfair advantage may be disallowed in testing situations! • • • Safety Glasses – Available in bookstore and hardware stores. Lock for laboratory drawer –Must be Master Lock series V56 or V67. Successful completion of Chemistry 141 Registration should be completed before checking into lab. If registered late, bring your validated receipt to lab. You are responsible for any lost or broken equipment in the laboratory and will be charged for all missing equipment at the end of the semester. In addition, a $10 fee will be assessed for any student who fails to check out of the laboratory. Because of potential safety problems, children may not attend lab. This will include not being in the adjacent computer area while the parent is in lab. Also no lab work may be done without an instructor present in the laboratory.

Exams and Quizzes
There will be four exams and one final exam this semester. The four exams will be given as per the schedule. The final is comprehensive and will be given during our scheduled time in finals week. Computer quizzes will have due dates. They must be completed by this time to receive credit. It is very important for the student to stay current and seek assistance when it is needed. If you have a question PLEASE ASK. It is recommended that you keep a file of all work done to use for study material and as a record of scores.

Other Assignments
In addition to exams, quizzes, and lab, you will also have one other sources of evaluation. There are a number of homework assignments to be completed. In addition you will be required to present a chemical demonstration to your classmates and you will be required to summarize the day’s activities at least once for the semester. Each of these will be discussed in class, so please be prepared to take notes.

We will meet for lab two days a week. It is important for you to read the experiment prior to coming to lab. You must also complete any pre-lab questions. You will be given a lab quiz prior to the beginning of each laboratory exercise.

Computer Course Materials
The computer materials for this class are accessed via the web, and can be accessed from home or any Web browser at the URL(s) given on page one of this document. In addition to grades and online assignments, it is also recommended that you create a Twitter account at and follow Chem142. if you would like to receive the posts on Twitter in a timely manner, then it is also recommended that you enroll your cell phone to receive the Twitter posts.

Grading Criteria
Exams Final Exam Lab Reports Homework/Demo/Notes Quizzes Total 35% 10% 35% 8% 12% 100%

Academic Integrity
Please be aware of the College’s and the Chemistry Department’s academic integrity policy. In particular, exam work and lab results are to be entirely your own. Also information may not be programmed into a calculator for use on a quiz or examination. Penalties from a zero on an exam to expulsion are available. Your instructor does not have to observe the cheating. If a fellow classmate makes an allegation, this allegation will be acted upon as if seen by the instructor.

Approximately 90% will be an A, 80% a B, 65% a C and 55% a D grade. Please note however that anyone with less than a 55% average on the exams (including final), or the labs will receive an F. Also the final grade will be no more than 1 letter grade higher than the exam average.

Additional Chemistry Assistance
There is a free tutoring service in the library building, and chemistry instructors are available to all students during “open” help times. Chemistry 142T, the computer drill course, is recommended.

Regular attendance is expected. (A roll sheet may be passed at each class.) The instructor will plan to drop any student who misses over (4) classes. You are an adult and in a college course. If you wish to drop, you must turn in the forms and get a receipt.

Computer Tutorials. These tutorials are available
to anyone who registers for Chemistry 142T. They are useful study tools and completion of 85% of these drills will earn 1 unit of credit. Talk to your instructor for more information on the tutorial course.Student

Those enrolled at the end of the semester must receive a letter grade unless they have chosen the CR/NC option. An “incomplete” may be arranged for completion of a particular item such as the final exam, but will not be given to allow repeat of the course. Withdrawal or CR/ NC grading is available through admissions and records.

For accommodations due to a disability, please see your instructor within the first two weeks of the semester.

142 Schedule - Spring 2008
Jan 28 Feb 4 Feb 11 Feb 18 Feb 25 Mar 3 Mar 10 Mar 17 Mar 24 Mar 31 Apr 7 Apr 14 Apr 21 Apr 28 May 5 May 12 May 19 May 26 13–Kinetics 13–Kinetics Cont’d 14–Chemical Equilibrium (review) No lecture Friday No lecture Monday 15–Acid Base Equilibria 16–Aqueous Ionic Equilibria 16–Applications of Equilibria Cont’d 16–Applications of Equilibria Cont’d

Chapter and Topic
Check-in Expt. #5 Expt. #5 Expt. #6 Expt. #6 Expt. #1

Lab Experiment

Expt. #1 & Expt. #2 Expt. #2 Review Exam #1 (Ch 13–16) Expt. #4 Expt. #4 Expt. #3 Expt. #3

S p r i n g
17–Thermodynamics 17–Thermodynamics Cont’d 18–Electrochemistry 18–Electrochemistry cont’d 24–Transition Elements & Coordination Chemistry 24–Transition Elements cont’d 19–Nuclear Chemistry 22–Nuclear Chemistry 20–Organic

B r e a k
Expt. #10 Expt. #10 Expt. #11 Review Expt. #11 & Expt. #12 Exam #2 Expt. #12 Expt. #7 Expt. #7 Expt. #9 Expt. #13 Expt. #13 Review Exam #3 Expt. #14 Expt. #15 Expt. 17 Exam #4(?)

F I N A L E X A M Consult the schedule of classes for the actual date and time

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