CH 108 Introduction to Chemistry II
UJL 2007 HO
Laboratory Coordinator/Chemical Hygiene Officer
M.S. , NRCC- CHO, 40 hour HAZWOPER Cert.,
Science Hall 03A
Sched. :MTWR 2:00-4:00 PM, F: By arrangement only; Unsched.-OPEN DOOR POLICY-If my door is open I am available to students.
09 July – 03 August 2007
8:00 - 10:15 AM
earned “C” or better in CH107
Chemistry The Central Science, 10th edition, 2006, Brown, LeMay, Bursten,
-A scientific calculator (with statistical capabilities)
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The instructor’s education philosophy is based on inquiry and constructivism utilizing lecture, lecture demonstrations, discussions, dialogues, readings, laboratory investigations, quizzes, examinations, videos, internet, and writings e.g. formal laboratory reports, and a review of the literature over some aspect of chemistry.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Your final grade will be based on three (4) one-hour exams and a comprehensive final. (See dates under COURSE TOPICS/DATES/ASSIGNMENTS. The dates of exams are on Wednesday.) Your grade will also reflect your performance on weekly quizzes and your lab performance (see separate syllabus for lab) and homework.
Snow/tornado days – If there is no class due to inclement weather, the scheduled exam will be given the next class time. If the weather affects the final, check with the nursing office or your email for an alternate date. This will most likely be the following Wednesday or Thursday.
MAKE UP EXAMS If you miss an exam and choose to make up the zero, an exam will be given the Thursday of finals week. This exam will count as the missed exam. This exam will be over any material I choose. You cannot miss more than one exam. Any exams missed over one will have a grade entered as zero.
If you know you will be absent for an exam, see me, call, or e-mail to set up a time to take it before the class. You will have this privilege once during the semester.
You are to do the first three red colored problems of each section behind each chapter under “Problems”. You also are to do 4 (every other blue numbered questions) from the Additional Problems section and the first red question from Apply Your Knowledge. You must show all work. You must show all steps to get to that answer that appears in back of the text. Box in the final result. Staple the pages. Be careful not to staple through problems. The grader will not struggle to try to read your work through a staple. Put your name on the top page. Failure to show all work will result in no credit for the problem.
Failure to box in the final answer will result in a deduction of ¼-problem credit.
Failure to staple the pages will result in a deduction of ¼ credit of the problem-set.
If you staple through written work, the grader will not struggle to try to read your work. Zero credit will be given for that problem.
Failure to put your name on the top page will result in no one grading the problem set.
Late Homework: You will be given a check mark for any homework late. This is a zero numerically.
No Homework: You will be given a zero. More than three zeros will result in a decrease of one letter grade for the course. More than five zeros will result in a decrease of two letter grades for the course.
Exams(4) 35% A 85-100
Final 25% B 75-84
Quiz 10% C 60-74
Homework 10% D 50-59
Rev. of Lit. 20% F <50
Late Submission of Course Materials:
The instructor will not accept assignments late. Assignments not submitted on the due date will receive a grade of “zero”.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Computers make writing and revising much easier and more productive. Students must recognize though that technology can also cause problems. Printers run out of ink and hard drive crash. Students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines in spite of technology. Be sure to save copies of your work to disk, hard drive, and print out paper copies for backup purposes.
Remember, you are not the only one in class and we have a lot of material to cover. Ask questions, but do not monopolize the class time.
Purchase a stapler. All reports and papers must be stapled.
Rates and Conc change
pH and K’s
Second Law of Thermo
Gibb’s Free Energy
REDOX and Voltaic cells
EMF and Gibbs
Chemistry of the Nonmetals
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Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90
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This course is designed to provide you with a basic understanding of scientific principles and concepts. As much as possible we will discuss how chemistry is used in everyday activities. In order to achieve the goals, you will be asked to come to class prepared to take an active role in the lecture. Outside of class you will need to work problems, read the text, and re-write your notes, take practice tests. This must be done daily if you expect to get a decent grade for the course. Chemistry, as all science courses, cannot be learned the night before the exam. Chemistry is learning, not memorizing, although it may seem to be a lot of memorizing. This is due to the development of your scientific language. As a general rule, you should do three hours of outside classroom work for each hour of class work. You are responsible for all material covered in the text and any additional material in class.
§ come to class.
§ come prepared for class.
§ do not monopolize class time. We have a lot of material to cover and I will generally be in my office 6 or more hours a day. Having said that, if you have a question about the course material usually someone else will have the same question. Remember: aside from redundancy there is no such thing as a stupid question.
§ utilize practice tests
§ submit homework problems.
§ adhere to published due dates. (Late work is NOT accepted for a grade.)
Review of the Literature
Chemistry 108 Literature Review Project
The objective of this assignment is the preparation of a literature report demonstrating your ability to search the chemical reference literature for specialized information related to a specific topic or technique. The nature of the assignment allows you to fulfill this task by selecting a topic that is of personal interest to you, perhaps because of past experience or (future) interests. You should select a unique topic that involves chemistry in some way. You must obtain approval from Mr. Yates for your topics before proceeding with the writing of the reports. Finding good topics is the hardest step for many students. One way to find a topic is to browse current journals that publish chemistry papers. If possible, a key literature reference might be selected to provide an "entrance" to the literature of the chosen area. The Journal of Chemical Education, The Chemist, and C&E News (all in Park’s library) are just three journals to start your search and may provide a useful source of ideas. For example, the topic might involve a particular separation problem, a new energy calculation, or another theoretical idea. Your topic should not overlap with that of another student. Presumably, if you choose a topic of interest to you, you may find yourself motivated enough to read in detail all the articles that you find! As your chemistry career progresses, it is exactly this sort of reading on your own that will serve as an important way to advance your knowledge. The summary and list of journal references that you produce should be complete enough to provide an adequate overview of the current state-of-the-art in the selected topic. The reference list of research publications related to your chosen topic should place emphasis on journal articles published within the last few years.
References older than 10 years should not be included unless they represent truly major contributions or unless the literature is sparse. The primary source of this reference list should be research journals not textbooks, although textbooks may be listed as background references if necessary. Because the emphasis is on recent literature, it is appropriate to seek material from the following sources: a. Scan current journals for articles published in the last few months. b. Search abstracting indexes such as "Current Contents" for appropriate keywords related to the topic; this will identify publications 6-12 months old. c. Having found an article in the literature that is several years old, you can find more recently published articles that reference that old article by searching "Science Citation Index." SCI is published several times each year and five-year cumulative indexes are published. You can find the listing of the old article in SCI and under the listing, any articles that cite that article during the pertinent time period. This is good way to quantitate the importance of an article to the growth of the literature in an area: important articles will tend to be cited more heavily (although it is possible to be cited for a major debacle). Ask our librarian for help if needed.d. Another avenue of literature exploration is the computer-searchable CD-ROM material available in the Linda Hall Library or web databases provided by the Park University library. Use these sources, but do not rely on them alone. There is a considerable delay before articles appear in the any database. If you are looking for current or recent articles, browsing the current journals may be the best resource.
Specific instructions 1. Select your topic and get approval from Mr. Yates 2. Compile your list of references (you should have used a minimum of 2 references (for meets expectations) in your list per page of paper(not citations): i.e. a 4 page paper would use 8 refs.; a 5 page paper would use 10 at the minimum), arranging them sequentially, based upon when first cited in the paper. Use the ACS reference style for the appropriate literature citation style(see attachment). It might be useful to mark with an asterisk the more important or interesting articles that you have found. Also, include in your citation of each article the TITLE of the paper; place it between the author list and the journal name. Although including the title deviates from the ACS citation style, retaining it with the reference may make the list of citations more useful to you in the future.
3. Write a summary describing the topic that you selected for your literature survey. Your written report should explain the background of the problem, and should describe the major approaches used to solve the task or problem. Focus on the instrumental analysis techniques employed if the article is on instrumentation. Describe instrumentation, conditions, etc., along a summary of results achieved. You can imagine that the report you are writing might serve as the background introduction to an article on this subject. The text should refer to the literature that you have found by citing the references by number from your list grouped at the end of the paper. Your paper should average, at a minimum, 3 citations per paragraph( for meets expectations) Excluding the Introduction and Conclusion.4. Your report should be typed in double-spaced format. The writing should be concise— no less than five pages, no more than six pages in length, not including the list of references or the cover sheet. The last counted page should be at least ¾ filled. Diagrams and inserts should be placed at the end so as not to count as your text. Insert the date that the literature report was completed at the bottom of the report. Font: no greater than 12, Margins: one inch on all sides. You may use up to three websites, properly referenced.5. Turn in your completed literature review by 7/26/07, no later than 5:00 pm by sending a copy of the report (preferably in Microsoft Word format) as an email attachment to Mr. Yates. “The subject line must be CH108 report.” Your report will be graded and returned to you by email by the last day of class, 8/2/07.
Problems You are expected to spend a minimum of three hours a day on problem solving(the class goes very fast and you must keep up).
It is well known to the scientific community that by engaging on hands-on, intellectually stimulating activities and by encouraging people (i.e., students) to ask questions and think critically, learning science becomes enjoyable and exciting. Hence, it is recommended that you do all the problems at the end of each chapter. It is highly recommended that you do all the odd problems at the end of each chapter. The answers to these are in the back of the text and the solutions are in the Student Solution Manual. See homework discussion above for the problems that need to be turned in.
Doing Problems sets: Some students do not read the assigned material but go right to the problems and try to solve them When they cannot solve a particular problem, they go back into the chapter and find a worked example that is similar enough to the assigned problem to provide the necessary parallel steps. This method of using the textbook neither saves time nor gives the best preparation for exam. It simply treats the problem sets as homework and will not help you understand the concepts you need to know.
Equations, formulas, diagrams, tables, illustrations, etc: Paying attention to equations: highlighting each equation as it appears becomes mechanical and is unlikely to aid in comprehension. On the other hand, writing out the equations to explain what they mean and performing the mathematical manipulations described can be quite useful to you. Drawing the essential parts of a diagram can also be useful. Remember that when you see a diagram, a formula, or an equation you should expect to spend more time with it than regular text, not less time. That is because diagrams, formulas, and equations are usually shorthand methods of expressing ideas.
Attachments:Literature Review RubricLab Report RubricPeriodic TableConversion Factorsconcentrations of AcidsRubric
Last Updated:7/2/2007 1:00:57 PM