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LYCOMING COLLEGE      CHEMISTRY 110        FALL 2000

Course Description - Chemistry 110 constitutes a quantitative introduction to the concepts and models of chemistry.  Topics include the experimental foundations of the atomic theory of matter, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, periodic trends in atomic properties, the electronic structure of atoms, chemical bonding and the geometry of molecules.  These concepts are used to develop models for the behavior of gases, liquids, solids, solutions and simple chemical reactions.  Prerequisite:  credit for or exemption from Math 100.
 
Faculty Responsibilities Office Office Hours email
Dr. David A. Franz lectures, recitation HBC 232, ext. 4181 MWF, 9-10; MF,1:30-3:00 franz@lycoming.edu
Dr. Charles H. Mahler labs U,X,Y HBC 202, ext. 4351 MWF, 10-11; MW, 1-2 mahler@lycoming.edu
Mrs. Lou Ann Tom lab Z
Ms. Chris Robbins study group facilitator 
 
Course Format
 •Lectures - MWF, 11:30 a.m.,  HBC  G09, attendance required (3 pt. penalty per absence > three).
 •Recitation - one hour on Thursday, attendance checked, possibly required.
 •Laboratory - one three-hour period, attendance required in the scheduled period.
 •Assigned homework - covered each Thursday in Recitation.  Past experience has shown that a student's performance on homework correlates very positively with his or her performance in the course.
 •Study Group – an optional session, time and place to be announced, facilitated by Chris Robbins.

Grading Scheme
 The final grade is based on the percentage of a total score of 800 points, distributed as follows:

  10 best quizzes, 15 points each = 150
  3 hour exams, 100 points each = 300
  1 lab average, 200 points = 200
  1 final exam, 120 points = 120
  1 homework/class average =   30
    800

 •Bonus points may be earned by attending the weekly Chemistry Colloquium (3 pts each, max of 21 pts), and/or by completing extra-credit problems and papers to be announced later.
 •There will be no make-up exams.  If the final exam % grade is higher than any one hour exam grade, the lowest hour exam grade will be dropped and the final exam % grade substituted for it.
 •Assignment of letter grades is based roughly on the following:  A (90%-100%); B (80%-89%);  C(70%-79%);  D (60%-69%);  F (below 60%).  Plus and minus grades are included in these ranges.  Consideration is also given to student performance as evidenced in the classroom, laboratory, and on homeworks.

Texts and Other Items
 •General Chemistry, An Integrated Approach, 2nd Ed. – Hill and Petrucci (Prentice Hall, 1999).
 •Lab safety glasses - available from the Chemistry Club.  Also, long pants required in lab, and no bare feet or sandals.
 •Lab notebook with quadrille pages (Freeman) - available at the Campus Store.
 •Scientific calculator (with log functions and scientific notation) - no passing of this item during quizzes and tests.
•Chem CDX, a CD-ROM included with the text.
•Website (optional) – http://www.prenhall.com or via the CD-ROM

Academic Honesty  - Unless otherwise stated, all work submitted for a grade must be your own.  Students found cheating on examinations, quizzes, or laboratory reports will be dealt with according to the procedures in the Faculty Handbook, which allow for either a reduction in course grade or expulsion from the course with a grade of F.  You are encouraged to work on homework problems with other students.  However, for any homework which is collected for grading, you must submit your own work; outright copying of homework will be penalized.

Special Invitation - Please feel free to bring to any of the faculty your interests, difficulties, questions, or perplexities.  Or just come by for a chat.  If our posted office hours don't suit, you are welcome to make an appointment.

Tentative Lecture Outline for General Chemistry, Fall 2000

Day

Date

Reading

Topic

Lab

M

  8-28

1.1 – 1.2

Introduction; Matter & Properties

Orientation; Check - In

W

  8-30

1.3 – 1.6

Units; Sig. Figs.; Conversions; Density

 

F

  9-  1

2.1 – 2.2

QUIZ 1 (1.1 – 1.6); Atomic Theory

 

M

  9-  4

2.3 – 2.5

e-,p+,n; Isotopes; Atomic Masses; Periodic Table

Density (#1)

W

  9-  6

2.6 – 2.8

Molecular & Ionic Compounds; Formulas & Names

 

F

  9-  8

2.9 – 2.10

QUIZ 2 (2.1 - 2.8); Acids, Bases, Salts; Organic Compounds

 

M

  9-11

2.9 – 2.10

Organic Compounds

Separations (#2)

W

  9-13

3.1 – 3.3

Molecular Masses; The Mole & Avogadro’s Number; g/mol conversions

 

F

  9-15

3.4 – 3.6

QUIZ 3 (2.9 – 3.3); Mass % & Formulas

 

M

  9-18

3.7 – 3.10

Chemical Equations; Stoichiometry

Alum (#3)

W

  9-20

3.11

Limiting Reactants; % Yields; Solutions, Molarity, and Dilution

 

F

  9-22

 

QUIZ 4 (3.4 – 3.11); Solution Stoichiometry

 

M

  9-25

 

EXAM 1, Chapters 1 – 3 

% Water (#4)

W

  9-27

4.1

Electrolytes, Arrhenius’ Theory; Acids & Bases

 

F

  9-29

4.2 – 4.3

Ionic Equations; Precipitation Reactions

 

M

10-  2

4.4

Oxidation-Reduction (Redox); Balancing Redox Equations

Nine Bottle (#9)

W

10-  4

4.5 – 4.6

Half Reactions and Balancing Redox Equations

 

F

10-  6

5.1 – 5.2

QUIZ 5 (Chapter 4); Gases and Gas Laws

 

M

10-  9

5.3 – 5.8

Gas Laws, Stoichiometry, Partial Pressures

Atomic Weight (#6)

W

10-11

5.9 – 5.12

Molecular Motion, Kinetic Theory, Real Gases

 

F

10-13

6.1 – 6.4

QUIZ 6 (Chapter 5); Energy, Heat, Enthalpy and Calorimetry

 

M

10-16

6.5 – 6.6

Calorimetry, Reaction Enthalpies, Hess’ Law

Calorimetry (#8)

W

10-18

6.7 – 6.8

Enthalpies of Combustion, Standard Heats of Formation

 

F

10-20

7.1 – 7.5

QUIZ 7 (Chapter 6); Light and Atomic Spectra

 

M

10-23

7.6 – 7.8

Quantum Mechanical Model of the Atom

Distillation (#7A)

W

10-25

 

EXAM 2, Chapters 4 – 6

 

F

10-27

 

LONG WEEKEND, NO CLASS

 

M

10-30

7.9 – 8.5

Orbitals, Energy Levels, Electron Configurations

FP, Density, IR (#7B)

W

11- 1

8.6 – 8.9

Ions, Periodic Properties and Trends

 

F

11- 3

9.1 – 9.4

QUIZ 8 (Chapters 7 & 8);  Lewis Symbols & Ionic Compounds

 

M

11- 6

9.6 – 9.8

Lewis Structures, Octet Rule, Resonance, Formal Charges

ReCrystl, MP (#7C)

W

11- 8

9.9 – 9.10

Octet Exceptions; Bond Lengths and Bond Energies

 

F

11-10

9.11–9.12

QUIZ 9 (9.1 – 9.10); Alkenes, Alkynes, Polymers

 

M

11-13

10.1

Molecular Shape by VSEPR

Mol. Wt. (#7D)

W

11-15

10.2

VSEPR; Polar Bonds and Polar Molecules

 

F

11-17

10.3

QUIZ 10 (Chapters 9 & 10); Atomic Orbital Overlap

 

M

11-20

10.4 – 10.5

Valence Bond Theory and Hybrid Orbitals

No lab

W

 

 

THANKSGIVING BREAK

 

F

 

 

 

 

M

11-27

10.8 – 10.9

Benzene and Aromatic Compounds

GC, IR, UV (#7E)

W

11-29

11.1 – 11.3

Intermolecular Forces; Phase Changes

 

F

12- 1

 

EXAM 3, Chapters 7 - 10

 

M

12- 4

11.4 – 11.7

Course Evaluations; Phase Diagrams; The Liquid State

Check - Out

W

12- 6

11.8 – 11.10

The Solid State

 

F

12- 8

 

QUIZ 11 (Chapter 11); Illustrated Review

 

M-F

12-

 

Final Exam, date and time to be announced

 


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