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Syllabus for Chemistry 1952: Honors General Chemical Science 2

Spring 2015
Class meeting times: MWF 11:00-11:50 AM
Class meeting location: Beury 415
Discussion sections:
(all in Beury 415)

Mon 1:00-1:50 PM (Section 001 CRN:489)
or Wed 12:00-12:50 PM (Section 004 CRN:22365)
or Fri 12:00-12:50 PM (Section 002 CRN:490)

This course is the second semester of a comprehensive survey of modern descriptive,
inorganic, and physical chemistry. Topics include: thermodynamics, solutions and their
behavior, chemical kinetics, and chemistry of the elements.

Contact information for course personnel:
Instructor: Prof. Ann M. Valentine
Office: Beury 352
Phone: 215-204-7836
Email: ann.valentine@temple.edu
Teaching assistant: Liz Cerkez
elizabeth.cerkez@temple.edu
Office hours: Prof. Valentine's office hours are Tuesday and Wednesday, 1:30-3 PM or by
appointment (which is best arranged by e-mail). Your Teaching Assistant (TA) will also give
you her schedule for office hours.
Blackboard®: Important announcements and useful information can be found in:
Chem 1952 Honors General Chemistry II Spring 2015

Presumably you have a textbook and Sapling access from Chem 1951 last semester. Freeman in 2013. you have several options for obtaining your course materials. Note that the possession.Chem 1952 Syllabus · Spring 2015 · Page 2 Course materials: Our textbook is the 6th edition of “Chemical Principles: The Quest for Insight” by Peter Atkins. etc. and subsequent chapters are renumbered. Looseleaf copy of textbook with Sapling Learning 12 month access from bookstore. use and sharing of graphing and programmable calculators. published by W.) A copy of the textbook is also available on 2-hour in-library reserve at the Science & Engineering Library. and cell phones are prohibited when taking quizzes and exams.com) with either 6 or 12 month access. Laurence Lavelle. Calculators: Students should have a scientific calculator that includes exponential and log functions. (ISBN: 978-1-4641-4570-4) Option 2. Chapter 1 in the 5th Edition is split into Chapters 1 and 2 in the 6th Edition. Option 4.) and Sapling Learning access. We’ll again be using Sapling Learning for homework.com) with either 6 or 12 month access. Textbook by some other means (online vendor. 6th Edition” by John Krenos and Joseph Potenza (ISBN: 978-1-46412435-8) and also a “Student Solutions Manual to accompany Chemical Principles: The Quest for Insight. Detailed instructions for signing up for Sapling Learning are included on page 7 of this document. used. Hard copy of textbook with Sapling Learning 12 month access from bookstore. (ISBN 978-1-4641-5919-0) Option 3. Loretta Jones and Leroy Laverman.saplinglearning. 6th Edition” by Carl Hoeger. . Copies of each are available on 2-hour in-library reserve at the Science & Engineering Library. The textbook publisher also offers a “Study Guide to accompany Chemical Principles: The Quest for Insight. If you get a different edition of our text (other than the 6th Edition).saplinglearning. you are responsible for figuring out which sections of the new edition equate to your edition. This option may be purchased from the Sapling Learning website (www. (For example. Sapling Learning access may be purchased from the Sapling Learning website (www. PDAs. Option 1. H. If not. and Yinfa Ma (ISBN: 978-1-46410707-8). Electronic copy of book with Sapling Learning access.

without limitation. a student’s accumulated point total must be more than 75% of the total number of possible points. January 26th. The course will be recorded on the transcript with the notation of “W. After week eight. Incompletes: An incomplete. A student may withdraw from no more than five courses during his/her undergraduate career. Drop/Add: The last day to drop a course without a record of the class appearing on the transcript is Monday. Valentine’s discretion. Penalties may range from a zero on the cheated-on assessment to a failing grade in the course and a report to the Student Conduct Board. To fulfill its functions of promoting and disseminating knowledge.14). but all work to be graded is to be the student’s own work. all previous scores will stand and will be used in the calculation of the final score and grade when the course is completed.” indicating that the student withdrew. the University has authority and responsibility for maintaining order and for taking appropriate action. will only be given in accord with Temple University’s Policy (#03.70. There is no need to seek an instructor’s signature. a student may withdraw only with their advisor’s permission.10. Each member of the University community is expected to have respect for the rights of others.asp?policy_no=03. exclusion of those who disrupt the educational process.temple.temple.13). etc. An “I” cannot be assigned until the specific requirements have been met and the Agreement for Issuing an Incomplete form has been signed and submitted by the instructor and the student prior to submitting the form to the Dean’s Office or Dean’s Designee for final approval.asp?policy_no=03.70. Discussion and collaboration while doing homework and studying are greatly encouraged. Only documented excuses in extraordinary circumstances will be accepted. students may not withdraw from courses and will receive a letter grade. including. Cheating of any kind is not tolerated. illness.) are not automatic and are at Prof. at least 50% of the work for the course must be completed. For students who are assigned a grade of “I”. The last day to withdraw from a course is Tuesday. Valentine as soon as possible. Student Conduct: Students are expected to adhere to the highest standards of academic honesty. March 17th. please see the Student Code of Conduct: http://policies. please discuss predictable conflicts with Prof. . or “I”. It is very unlikely that exams will move.edu/getdoc. For details. A student may not withdraw from the same course more than once. to conduct one’s self in a manner that is compatible with the University’s mission.12 Student Rights and Responsibilities: The University has a policy on Academic Rights and Responsibilities: http://policies. Withdrawal: In weeks three through eight of the semester. and to take responsibility for one’s actions. No “I” designation may be requested after the final exam for the course has been administered. and there must be a valid reason acceptable to academic advising. This is Temple University’s Policy (#02.edu/getdoc. Make-ups of missed examinations (whether for scheduling conflict.02 Temple University is a community of scholars in which freedom of inquiry and expression is valued.12. To obtain an “I”.Chem 1952 Syllabus · Spring 2015 · Page 3 Make-up policy: Please look now at the homework and exam schedule and reconcile it with your other commitments.

but the instructor reserves the right to ease the grade ranges if appropriate. Contact Disability Resources and Services (DRS) at 215-204-1280 in 100 Ritter Annex to arrange reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities.Chem 1952 Syllabus · Spring 2015 · Page 4 Disability: Any student who has a need for accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact Prof. The breakdown is as follows: Exams 1-3 (100 points each) Exam 4 Recitation and lecture quizzes* Homework problems** Final exam Total 300 points 50 points 100 points 100 points 200 points 750 points * Each student’s best 7 recitation quiz scores (out of ~12) and best 3 lecture quiz scores (out of ~5) will count. See also http://www. Valentine to discuss the specific situation as soon as possible. the instructor reserves the right to assign an A. Letter grade assignments will start with: 93-100 A 90-93 A87-90 B+ 83-87 B 80-83 B77-80 C+ etc. For example.edu/disability Classroom etiquette: Silence your cell phone and keep your laptop closed during class. . Grading: There will be a total of 750 points possible. I’ll do my best to estimate grade ranges as the semester goes on.temple. for 100 points total. ** The total homework points will be scaled to 100 points total.to a score of 89 or even lower.

11-10.11 12.11-12.13 12.3 12.1-11.7 10.17 11.1-12.13 10.4-10.14-12.1-13.6-11.5 11.6-13.3 13.4-12.6 12.17 13. read sections 10.8-10.7 .7-12.Chem 1952 Syllabus · Spring 2015 · Page 5 Lecture schedule: Date January Topic 12 Mon 14 Wed 16 Fri Chapter 10: Physical Equilibria Intro & Phases and Phase Transitions More Phases and Phase Transitions Solubility 19 Mon 21 Wed 23 Fri MLK Day – no classes More Solubility Colligative Properties 26 Mon More Colligative Properties Chapter 11: Chemical Equilibria Reactions at Equilibrium More Reactions at Equilibrium 28 Wed 30 Fri February 2 Mon 4 Wed 6 Fri 9 Mon Equilibrium Calculations (Chapter 10 homework due) Response of Equilibria to Changes in Conditions Chapter 12: Acids and Bases Nature of Acids and Bases 11 Wed 13 Fri More Nature of Acids and Bases (Chapter 11 homework due) Exam 1: Physical & Chemical Equilibria: Chapters 10-11 Weak Acids and Bases 16 Mon 18 Wed 20 Fri pH of Solutions of Weak Acids and Bases Polyprotic Acids and Bases More Practice With Acids and Bases 23 Mon 25 Wed 27 Fri March 2 Mon 4 Wed 6 Fri Chapter 13: Aqueous Equilibria Mixed Solutions and Buffers (Chapter 12 homework due) Titrations More Titrations Spring break this week no classes Before class.4-13.3 10.10 12.4-11.5 13.8 11.9-11.14-10.10 10.1-10.3 11.

1-17.12 Chapter 15: Kinetics 25 Wed 27 Fri Reaction Rates Concentration and Time 30 Mon Reaction Mechanisms (Chapter 14 homework due) April 1 Wed 3 Fri 6 Mon 8 Wed 10 Fri 13 Mon 15 Wed 17 Fri 20 Mon 22 Wed 24 Fri 27 Mon May 1 Fri Models of Reactions Catalysis Chapter 16: Main Group Elements Periodic Trends and Hydrogen (Chapter 15 homework due) Exam 3: Electrochemistry & Kinetics: Chapters 14-15 Main Group Part 2 – Students’ Choice Chapter 17: Transition Metals d-Block Elements and Compounds (Chapter 16 homework due) Coordination Compounds Electronic Structures All About __________________ – Students’ Choice (Chapter 17 homework due) Exam 4: Chemistry of the Elements: Chapters 16-17 Chapter 18: Nuclear Chemistry Nuclear Decay Nuclear Radiation and Nuclear Energy Final Exam (10:30 AM-12:30 PM) (Optional Chapter 18 homework due) 15.13 15.12 18.3-14.10 15.1-16.5 18.8-17.11 13. Bases & Aqueous Equilibria: Chapters 12-13 More Galvanic Cells 23 Mon Electrolytic Cells Before class.1-14. read sections 13.1-18.2 14.11-14.7-15.1-15.9 14.4-15.14-15.5-17.6-18.14 14.12-13.11-15.12 .7 17.6-14.4 17.3 15.16 16.6 15.5 14.4 TBA 17.8-13.Chem 1952 Syllabus · Spring 2015 · Page 6 Date 9 Mon 11 Wed 13 Fri 16 Mon Topic Solubility Equilibiria (Chapter 13a homework due) More Solubility Equilibria Chapter 14: Electrochemistry Redox Reactions 18 Wed 20 Fri Galvanic Cells (Chapter 13b homework due) Exam 2: Acids.

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