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The definitive source of course information remains the original (paper) syllabus distributed in class.


LYCOMING COLLEGE CHEMISTRY 111 SPRING 1997

Course Description: Chemistry 111 is a sequel to Chemistry 110, a continuation of the introduction to the fundamental of chemistry. The student will be expected to carry over the material learned in Chemistry 110, particularly stoichiometry, thermochemistry, nomenclature, and chemical formulae. Chemistry 111 will examine such topics as solution stoichiometry, acid-base chemistry, ionic equilibria, rates, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, coordination compounds, nuclear chemistry, and inorganic descriptive chemistry. The laboratory component of the course will deal with quantitative and qualitative inorganic analysis.

Faculty               Responsibilities      Office              Office Hours
Dr. David A. Franz    lectures, recitation  HBC 232, ext. 4181  11-12 & 1-2, MWF 
Miss Lou Ann Miller   lab
Mr. Bradley K. Deacon lab
Texts and Required Items
  • Chemistry - McMurray and Fay (Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1995).
  • Partial Solutions Manual to accompany the above.
  • Lab safety glasses - available at the Campus Store.
  • Lab notebook for lab data - available at the Campus Store.
  • Electronic calculator (with log functions and scientific notation) - no passing of this item during quizzes and tests will be permitted.
  • Recommended items: Study Guide, to accompany McMurray & Fay; ChemSkillBuilder, Semester 2, Windows-based tutorial software.

    Prerequisites Chem 110

    Course Format

  • Lectures - MWF, 9:00 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.

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

              10 weekly 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, attendance, class      =  30
                                                   800

  • Bonus points may be earned by attending the weekly Chemistry Colloquium (3 pts. each, max 33 points).
  • 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.
  • You are encouraged to work on homework problems with other students. However, for any homework which is collected for grading, outright copying of homework will be penalized.
  • Assignment of letter grade is based roughly on the following: A (90%-100%); B (80%-89%); C (70%-79%); D (60%-69%); F (below 60%). Consideration is given to student performance as evidenced in the classroom, laboratory, and on homework.

    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 for 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.

    LYCOMING COLLEGE CHEMISTRY 111 SCHEDULE SPRING 1997

    Date    Topic                                          Text         
    1/06    Introduction; Entropy and Free Energy          8-12 13 
    1/08    Changes of State; Properties of Liquids        10-4 5  
    1/10    QUIZ 1; Solids; Phase Diagrams                 10-6,10,11,12        
    Lab     Check in; Exp 17, Pipet Use; Exp. 18 Preliminaries
    
    1/13    Solutions; Energy Changes; Concentration Units 11-1,2,3  
    1/15    Solubility Factors; Colligative Properties     11-4,5,6  
    1/17    QUIZ 2; Colligative Properties                 11-7,8,9
    Lab     Exp. 18, Grav. Analysis
    
    1/20    Equilibrium; Ke; Kp; Heterogeneous Equilib.    13-8,9,10,11    
    1/22    Equilibrium Problems                           13-5
    1/24    QUIZ 3; Altering Equilibria; LeChatelier       13-6,7
    Lab     Exp. 18, Grav. Analysis 
    
    1/27    Altering Equilibria; LeChatelier               13-8,9,10,11 
    1/29    Hydrogen and Oxygen                            14                      
    1/31    QUIZ 4; Hydrogen and Oxygen                    14
    Lab     Exp. 19, Group Project (Demo Mania) 
    
    2/03    EXAM I:  Chaps. 8, 10, 11, 13, 14       
    2/05    B-L Acids & Bases; Strengths; pH               15-1,2,3,4,5
    2/07    Strong A's & B's; Weak Acids, pH, % Dissoc.    15-7,8,9,10
    Lab     Exp. 19, Group Project (Demo Mania) 
    
    2/10    Polyprotic Acids; Weak Bases                   15-11,12,13  
    2/12    Hydrolysis of Salts; Acid Strength Factors     15-14,15 
    2/14    QUIZ 5; Lewis Acids & Bases                    15-15,16     
    Lab     Exp. 21 Cation Qualitative Analysis: Group I; Unknown #1
    
    2/17    Neutralization Reactions; Common Ion Effect    16-1,2  
    2/19    Buffers; Henderson-Hasselbach                  16-3,4
    2/21    QUIZ 6; Solubility Equilibria                  16-10,11
    Lab     Exp. 21, Qual Groups II, III 
    
    2/24-28 SPRING BREAK
    
    3/03    Solubility Factors                             16-12        
    3/05    Qualitative Analysis of Cations                16-13,14,15  
    3/07    QUIZ 7; Qual Scheme Applications   
    Lab     Team Demos 1 & 2;Exp. 21, Qual Groups II, III 
    
    3/10    EXAM II: Chaps. 15, 16                          
    3/12    Reaction Rates; Rate Laws; Constants, Orders   12-1,2,3  
    3/14    First-Order Rates; Half-life                   12-4,5
    Lab     Team Demos 3 & 4; Exp. 21, Qual Unknown #2-3 
    
    3/17    Second-order Rates; Reaction Mechanisms        12-6,7  
    3/19    Rate Laws & Mechanisms                         12-7,8       
    3/21    QUIZ 8; Temperature; Arrhenius Eqn; Catalysts  12-9,10,11
    Lab     Team Demos 5 & 6; Exp. 21, Qual Groups IV/V
    
    3/24    Entropy and The Second Law                     17-1-6     
    3/26    Free Energy & Equilibrium                      17-7-11
    3/27    Required Recitation; QUIZ 9
    3/28    GOOD FRIDAY; no class
    Lab     Exp. 21, Qual Unknown #4-5 
    
    3/31    Electrochemical Terms                          18-1,2,3     
    4/02    Galvanic Cells; Cell Potentials                18-3,4       
    4/04    QUIZ 10; Eo and  Go                            18-5
    Lab     Exp. 21, Qual General Unknown
    
    4/07    Concentration Effect, Nernst Eqn               18-6,7,8     
    4/09    Commercial Cells; Corrosion; Electrolysis      18-3,4  
    4/11    EXAM III; Chaps. 16, 17, 18
    Lab     Exp. 21, Qual General Unknown 
    
    4/14    Nuclear Chemistry                  22- 1,2,3    
    4/16    Radiochemistry                     22- 6-10     
    4/18    QUIZ 11
    

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