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Chemistry 142 Course Information

This is a 5unit course; 3 hours lecture and 6 hours of lab per week.

Text Chemistry: A Molecular Approach, Tro

Lab Manual Chemistry 142 Lab Manual

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Contact Office: Room 30-218

Phone: 619-644-7341
Email: (email is best)
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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 disal-
lowed 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

Evaluation 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
Exams and Quizzes the laboratory and will be charged for all missing equip-
There will be four exams and one final exam this semes- ment at the end of the semester. In addition, a $10 fee
ter. The four exams will be given as per the schedule. will be assessed for any student who fails to
The final is comprehensive and will be given during our check out of the laboratory.
scheduled time in finals week.
Because of potential safety problems, children may not
Computer quizzes will have due dates. They must be attend lab. This will include not being in the adjacent
completed by this time to receive credit. It is very computer area while the parent is in lab. Also no lab
important for the student to stay current and seek assis- work may be done without an instructor present in the
tance when it is needed. If you have a question laboratory.
Other Assignments
It is recommended that you keep a file of all work done
to use for study material and as a record of scores. In addition to exams, quizzes, and lab, you will also
have one other sources of evaluation. There are a num-
ber of homework assignments to be completed. In addi-
Laboratory tion you will be required to present a chemical
We will meet for lab two days a week. It is important for demonstration to your classmates and you will be
you to read the experiment prior to coming to lab. You required to summarize the day’s activities at least once
must also complete any pre-lab questions. You will be for the semester. Each of these will be discussed in
given a lab quiz prior to the beginning of each labora- class, so please be prepared to take notes.
tory exercise.
Computer Course Materials Grading Criteria
The computer materials for this class are accessed via
the web, and can be accessed from home or any Web Exams 35%
browser at the URL(s) given on page one of this docu-
Final Exam 10%
Lab Reports 35%
In addition to grades and online assignments, it is also
recommended that you create a Twitter account at Homework/Demo/Notes 8% and follow Chem142. if you
would like to receive the posts on Twitter in a timely Quizzes 12%
manner, then it is also recommended that you enroll Total 100%
your cell phone to receive the Twitter posts.

Approximately 90% will be an A, 80% a B, 65% a C

Academic Integrity and 55% a D grade. Please note however that anyone
with less than a 55% average on the exams (including
Please be aware of the College’s and the Chemistry
final), or the labs will receive an F. Also the final grade
Department’s academic integrity policy. In particular,
will be no more than 1 letter grade higher than the exam
exam work and lab results are to be entirely your own.
Also information may not be programmed into a calcu-
lator for use on a quiz or examination. Penalties from a
zero on an exam to expulsion are available. Your Additional Chemistry
instructor does not have to observe the cheating. If a fel-
low classmate makes an allegation, this allegation will Assistance
be acted upon as if seen by the instructor. 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 com-
Attendance puter drill course, is recommended.
Regular attendance is expected. (A roll sheet may be
passed at each class.) The instructor will plan to drop Computer Tutorials. These tutorials are available
any student who misses over (4) classes. You are an to anyone who registers for Chemistry 142T. They are
adult and in a college course. If you wish to drop, you useful study tools and completion of 85% of these drills
must turn in the forms and get a receipt. 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. For accommodations due to a disability, please see your
An “incomplete” may be arranged for completion of a instructor within the first two weeks of the semester.
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.
142 Schedule - Fall 2008
Week Chapter and Topic Lab Experiment
Aug 25 13–Kinetics Expt. #5–The Kinetics of Dissociation of Hydro-
gen Peroxide
No Monday Lecture (Labor Day) Expt. #6–Oxidation of an Alcohol
Sep 1
13–Kinetics Cont’d
Expt. #1–Determination of Ka
Sep 8 14–Chemical Equilibrium (review)

Expt. #2–pH Indicators

Sep 15 15–Acid Base Equilibria

Sep 22 15–Acid/Base Equilibria Cont’d
Exam #1
Expt. #4–Titration Curves
Sep 29 16–Applications of Equilibria

Expt. #3–Solubility Product

Oct 6 16–Applications of Equilibria Cont’d

Expt. #10–Analysis of a Cation Mixture

Oct 13 17–Thermodynamics
Expt. #10
Expt. #11–Group I Cations
Oct 20 17–Thermodynamics Cont’d
Exam #2
Oct 27 18–Electrochemistry
Expt. #12–Group II Cations
Expt. #12
Nov 3 18–Electrochemistry cont’d
Expt. #7–Electrochemistry
No Monday Lecture (Veteran’s Day) Expt. #8 & 9–Electrochem (b) and Corrosion
Nov 10
24–Transition Elements & Coordination Chemistry Expt. #13– Group III Cations
Expt. #13
Nov 17 24–Transition Elements cont’d
Expt. #14–Anion Analysis & Review for exam
19–Nuclear Chemistry Exam #3
Nov 24
No Thurs. Lab and Fri. Lecture (Thanksgiving) Thanksgiving
Expt. #15–5 Solution Analysis
Dec 1 22–Nuclear Chemistry
Expt. #17–Ligand Substitution/Review
Expt. 19–Synthesis of Aspirin
Dec 8 20 & 21–Organic & Biochemistry
Exam #4
Final Exam
Dec 15
Consult your instructor for actual date and time