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CH 408 Physical Chemistry II
Claycomb, Gregory D.


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Course

CH 408 Physical Chemistry II Laboratory

Semester

SP 2010 HO

Faculty

Gregory D. Claycomb, Ph.D.

Title

Assistant Professor

Degrees/Certificates

Ph.D. Kansas State University

Office Location

SC305

Office Hours

M, W, F  9:00 - 11:00; T, R, 9:00 - 11:00

Daytime Phone

816-584-6338

E-Mail

gclaycomb@park.edu

Semester Dates

Jan 8th - May 7th

Class Days

---R---

Class Time

2:25 - 5:15 PM

Credit Hours

4


Textbook:
Laboratory experiments will be provided in class.

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Course Description:
Physical Chemistry II Laboratory (CH408)  A continuation of modern theoretical chemistry. Topics covered will include the chemical kinetics and quantum chemistry. Modern theories of atomic and molecular structure will be investigated. 3:3:4 Prerequisites: CH 407 and one of the following: MA 223, MA 302, or MA 311.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe and illustrate the quantum mechanical postulates and apply the various mathematical formulas relating to quantum mechanics
  2. Assess the behavior of fundamental systems using simple QM models
  3. Reformulate the hydrogen atom wave functions, many electron atoms, electron spin, and the application to atomic spectroscopy
  4. Analyze a structure using VB and MO theory
  5. Use Spectroscopy to evaluate molecular structure.
  6. Derive equations for zeroth, first, second order reactions and apply these to chemical reactions and data from the reactions.
  7. Determine reaction mechanisms
  8. Define and calculate activation energy and the effect of a catalyst.
  9. Keep a well organized lab note book
  10. Keep an organized lab notebook and write formal lab reports.


Core Assessment:
Exams, homework, paper, lab notebook, written lab reports

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:
Laboratory reports will be graded.

Grading:
The notebook will be worth 20% of the lab portion of the course grade, and the lab reports will be worth the remaining 80%.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late assignments will not be accepted.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Experiments will be announced.

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.   Park University 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92

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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .



Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
2, 6, 7, 8, 9                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
• Assess a problem in quantum mechanics to determine what information is known/unknown and relevant/extraneous


• Determine the quantum mechanical area the theory in question applies and the relevant equations needed





 
• Assess a problem in quantum mechanics to determine what information is known/unknown and relevant/extraneous

• Determine the quantum mechanical area to determine relevant equations needed



 
• Assess a problem in quantum mechanics to determine what information is known/unknown

• Determine the relevant equations needed



 
• Assess a problem in quantum mechanics to determine what information is known/unknown





 
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
2, 6, 7, 8, 9                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
• Propose a set of appropriate equations for a given problem

• Mathematically manipulate a set of appropriate equations to fit the desired quantum mechanical outcome and the information given

• Propose a well defined function appropriate for a given quantum mechanical system and calculate the average value of observables using this function



 
• Select a set of appropriate equations for a given problem

• Mathematically manipulate a set of appropriate equations to fit the desired quantum mechanical outcome and the information given

• Identify a well defined function appropriate for a given quantum mechanical system and calculate the average value of observables using this function



 
• Recognize a set of appropriate equations for a given problem

• Select the appropriate equations to fit the desired quantum mechanical outcome and the information given

• Calculate the average value of observables using a given wave function



 
• Recognize a set of appropriate equations for a given problem

• Select the correct equation(s) to fit the desired quantum mechanical outcome and the information given

• Calculate the average value of observables using a given wave function



 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
2, 6, 7, 8, 9                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
• Determine the rate law for a given set of data

• Propose kinetic mechanisms

• Explain atomic and molecular behavior by analysis of IR, NMR, UV-VIS spectra

 
• Determine the rate law for a given set of data

• Propose kinetic mechanisms

• Explain atomic behavior by analysis of IR, NMR spectra

 
• Determine the rate law for a given set of data

• Select the correct kinetic mechanisms

• Explain atomic behavior by analysis of a spectrum

 
• Determine the rate law for a given set of data

• Explain atomic behavior by analysis of a spectrum

 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
2, 6, 7, 8, 9                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Illustrate the application of the quantum mechanical postulants to a specified problem

Propose an experiment to affirm kinetic hypothesis

 
Apply a given quantum mechanical postulant to a specified problem

Propose an experiment to affirm kinetic hypothesis

 
Can connect a quantum mechanical postulant to a specified problem

Can interpret simple kinetic data

 
Can interpret simple kinetic data. 
Content of Communication                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
7, 8, 9                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Illustrate a complete understanding of a problem by neatly and in an orderly manner present the solution showing equations, derivations, insertions, and explaining all steps. Illustrate an understanding of a problem by neatly and in an orderly manner present the solution showing equations, insertions, and derivations. Illustrate an understanding of a problem by neatly and in an orderly manner present the solution showing equations and insertions. Illustrate an understanding of a problem by neatly and in an orderly manner present the solution showing insertions in an unspecified equation. 
Technical Skill in Communicating                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Outcomes
7, 8                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Interpret graphical representation of data

Create spread sheets to evaluate data

Graph data

 
Interpret graphical representation of data

Create spread sheets to evaluate data

Graph data

 
Interpret graphical representation of data

Graph data

 
Graph data 
Nomenclature and Periodicity                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
Outcomes
8                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
• Demonstrate a knowledge of inorganic and organic nomenclature



• Demonstrate a complete knowledge of the periodic table



 
• Demonstrate a knowledge of inorganic nomenclature (nonmetals and metals)

• Demonstrate a knowledge of periodic trends

 
• Demonstrate a knowledge of inorganic nomenclature (metals)



• Demonstrate a knowledge of two periodic trends

 
• Demonstrate a knowledge of atomic names.



• Demonstrate a knowledge of one periodic trend

 
Solutions                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
7                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Demonstrate the ability to make and dilute solutions quantitatively and perform the necessary calculations for any concentration Demonstrate the ability to make and dilute solutions quantitatively and perform the necessary calculations for molarity, molality, and normality Demonstrate the ability to make and dilute solutions quantitatively and perform the necessary calculations for molarity Demonstrate the ability to make and dilute solutions 

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