Course Description: General Chemistry II

Chemical equilibria (gases, acids and bases, and solubility equilibria), chemical kinetics, spontaneity of reactions, coordination chemistry, nuclear chemistry, electrochemistry, chemistry of selected representative elements, organic structure and reactions, chemistry of materials.
This is a very important course.  It and its prerequisite (Chem-101) serve as the foundation for all future courses in chemistry.  It covers the basics of chemical thermodynamics, reaction rates, chemical equilibrium, electrochemistry, acids, bases and buffer solutions, organic and inorganic chemistry and nuclear chemistry.

Upon completion of the course the students will be able to

  • recall 80 % or more of the basic principles in the areas covered such as thermodynamics, reaction rates, electrochemistry, and buffers.
  • correctly name the main organic compounds and inorganic coordination compounds using IUPAC nomenclature rules.
  • know the safety regulations and the procedures for the safe handling of chemicals.
  • solve numerical problems correctly on various types of chemical processes.
  • extract information from data and/or figures.
  • demonstrate the ability to work effectively in teams.
  • analyze and process experimental data using the computer.
  • assemble apparatus correctly for performing precise experiments.

Textbooks: Chemistry (3rd Ed.) by J. Burdge
      Laboratory Manual for Principles of General Chemistry (10th Ed.) by J. Beran.

General Policy on attendance and make-ups

(a) Students are expected to be present at the beginning of the class.
(b) Attendance in the lectures classes will be taken within five minutes of the beginning of the class
(c) A DN grade will be given to any student exceeding:
– 9 unexcused absences or a total of 15 absences (whether excused or unexcused) in the lectures or
– 3 unexcused or a total of 5 absences (whether excused or unexcused) in the laboratory sessions
An officially authorized excuse of absence must be presented to the instructor no later than one week following the resumption of class attendance.
(d)  No make-ups will be given for quizzes or exams.

Homework, Quizzes and Exams

The minimum number of end-of-chapter problems that students should solve during self-study at home are instructed by instructor.  Homework will be collected and counted towards the classwork grade. Students are expected to solve as many problems as possible. Solutions to the homework problems will be posted on the Blackboard.  6-8 Quizzes will be given in the recitation classes during the semester.

Laboratory

  1. The assigned experiments are arranged to correlate with the material in the lecture part of the course.
  2. Absence is the most common cause of a low grade in the lab part of the course. A DN grade in the course is given if the number of unexcused absences exceeds three or the total number of absences (whether excused or unexcused) exceeds five.
  3. The laboratory is assigned 80 points (20 % of the course) as follows:
  4. Reports on Experiments –60 points (performance throughout the semester)
  5. Final Lab Exam     –20 points (8 for a written test & 12 for an Experiment)

Plagiarism and Cheating (Please read carefully)

In this course, there will be individual assignments and group assignments.  It is important that your individual assignments be completed with your own efforts alone.  The instructor cannot and will not tolerate any sort of academic dishonesty. It is also the responsibility of the student to be on guard against cheating at any time when writing a paper to be turned in and while taking exams and quizzes.
During tests (quizzes or exams), cheating or attempting to cheat by any means or using any unauthorized tools (such as mobiles) will result in a grade of F in the course and raising the issue to the higher university administration.

Lecture and Laboratory Schedule (Term 151)

Week Lec. Day Date Chap. Sec. Lab.
1 1 Sun Aug. 23 14 1,2 No Lab
2 Tue 25 14 3,4
3 Thu 27 14 5
2 4 Sun 30-Aug 15 6 Lab # 1
Check in, Safety Rules, Network system introduction
5 Tue 1-Sep 15 1,2
6 Thu 3 15 3
3 7 Sun 6 15 4,5 Lab # 2
Exp # 23: Factors Affecting Reaction Rates (p. 265)
8 Tue 8 15&16 Review
9 Thu 10 16 1-3
4 10 Sun 13 16 4,5 Lab # 3
Exp # 24 A Rate Law & Activation Energy (p.275) *
11 Tue 15 16 6-8
12 Thu 17 16 9,10
5 13 Sun 4-Oct 17 11,12 Lab # 4
Exp # 34: An Equilibrium Constant (p. 371)
14 Tue 6 17 1,2
15 Thu 8 17 3
16 Sun 11-Oct 17 Review
First Major Exam — October 12 (Monday) — 6:00 PM — Building 54
17 Tue 13 17 4 Lab # 5
18 Thu 15 17 5,6 Exp # 6: Acids, Bases and Salts; pH (p. 97)
7 19 Sun 18 18 1,2 Lab # 6
Exp # 29: Bleach Analysis
(p. 325) *
20 Tue 20 18 3,4
21 Thu 22 18 5,6
8 22 Sun 25 19 1,2 Lab #7
Exp 17:Antacid Analysis (p. 213)
23 Tue 27 19 3,4
24 Thu 29 19 5,6
9 25 Sun 1-Nov 19 7 Lab # 8
Exp # 32: Galvanic Cells; Nernst Equation (p. 351)
26 Tue 3 18,19 Review
27 Thu 5-Nov 20 1,2
10 28 Sun 8 20 3-5 Lab # 9
Exp 30: Vitamin C Analysis
(p. 335) *
29 Tue 10 20 6-8
30 Thu 12 20 Review
Second Major Exam — November 11 (Wednesday) — 6:00 PM — Building 54
31 Sun 15 21 1-3 Lab # 10
Aspirin Synth. & Analysis (p.231) *
11 32 Tue 17 21 4-6
33 Thu 19 21 7,8
12 34 Sun 22 22 1,2 Lab # 11
Exp # 36: Transition Metal (p. 391)
35 Tue 24 22 3-5
36 Thu 26 21, 22 Review
13 37 Sun 29 25 1,2 Final Lab
Covers only experiments labeled with * sign
38 Tue 1-Dec 25 3,4
39 Thu 3 25 5
14 40 Sun 6 25 6 No Lab
41 Tue 8 12 1,2
42 Thu 10 12 3-5
15 43 Sun 13 12 6,7 No Lab
44 Tue 15 12, 25 Review
45 Thu 17 Prefinal Review
Final Examination     Dec 20, 2015 (Sunday ) — 8:00 AM (MORNING) — Comprehensive