College Chemistry II – CHM 112, Spring 2009 Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria Campus Instructor: Dr. Smriti Anand Office: Room 352, Bisdorf Building Phone: 703-845-6504 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Office Hours: Monday 2 PM-3 PM, Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 AM -9:30 AM and 4:30 -5:00 PM, Wednesday 11 AM to 2 PM Or by appointment I will be available for tutoring on Monday 3PM - 4 PM, Tuesday 2 PM– 3 PM and Thursday from 11 AM -12 PM (Room to be decided) Text: “Chemistry” by Zumdahl and Zundahl, 7th edition Class meets: Tuesday and Thursday 3 PM – 4:20 PM Room AA 355 Course Description: This is the second half in the two semester College chemistry series. The goal of this course is to become aware of the fundamental concepts and have a general understanding of chemistry. The emphasis will also be on problem solving and critical thinking skills. Topics to be covered include Liquids and Solids; Solutions; Kinetics; Equilibrium; Acids and Bases; Aqueous Equilibria; Thermodynamics; Electrochemistry. Lecture Schedule (Tentative) Week of Tuesday Thursday Jan 12 Introduction, Chapter 10 Chapter 10 Jan 19 Inauguration day – No class Chapters 10, 11 Jan 26 Chapter 11 Chapter 11 Feb 2 Chapter 11, Review Exam 1 Feb 9 Chapter 12 Chapter 12 Feb 16 Chapter 12 Chapter 13 Feb 23 Chapter 13 Chapter 13, Review Mar 2 Exam 2 Chapter 14 Mar 9 Spring break -No Class Spring break – No class Mar 16 Chapter 14 Chapter 14 Mar 23 Review Exam 3 Mar 30 Chapter 15 Chapter 15 Apr 6 Chapter 15 Chapter 16 Apr 13 Chapter 16 Chapter 17 Apr 20 Chapter 17 Chapter 17 Apr 27 Chapter 18 (if time permits) Review for Finals May 4 Final Exam on Thursday May 7, 2009 Ground Rules: Try to be on time. If you happen to be late to class, please enter the classroom without causing any disturbance. In case you have to leave early, you may do so quietly. Please turn off all cell phones/pagers when in class. You may leave the cell phone/pager on vibrate mode if you are expecting an important phone call and attend the call by excusing yourself quietly. Please do not disrupt the class in any way. I reserve the right to ask you to leave the room if I decide that you are a distraction to others in the class. A command of basic algebra is assumed. You must have a calculator that gets you into scientific notation, logarithms, and inverse logs. I recommend the TI 30X A How to succeed in the course: Read the chapter that is being discussed before coming to class to help you better understand the material being covered in the lecture. Ask questions. Remember that the only stupid question is the one which is never asked To succeed in this course, you should work on the assignments and read/review the material on a regular basis. Once a chapter has been completed in class, go back and read the lecture notes and the text book. The key is to review the material on a regular basis. If at any point you feel lost in the course, please see me as soon as possible. I encourage you to stop by my office during office hours (or a mutually decided convenient time). Do not wait until the last minute to get help. Note: This syllabus is meant to provide an outline for the course. Specifics are subject to change with prior notification. Criteria for evaluation: Quizzes: A number of short 10 minute quizzes will be given in class on a regular basis to evaluate your performance in the course. The questions in these quizzes will be based on the material covered in the lectures and also on homework questions. These will be closed book quizzes. These will be worth 10 points each and the lowest quiz grade will be dropped. Homework: Though homework will not be collected /graded on a regular basis, I reserve the right to ask you to hand in a particular homework set and will grade the even numbered problems only. The homework that you turn in will be graded out of 10 points and the lowest homework grade will be dropped. Chapter 10: 29, 31, 32, 33, 34, 36, 37, 39, 40, 45, 46, 61, 62, 71, 72, 79, 81, 83, 84, 91, 92, 93, 96 Chapter 11: 26, 27, 31, 37, 39, 45, 49, 57, 58, 61, 64, 67, 71, 72 Chapter 12: 19, 20, 25, 26, 30, 36, 39, 43, 44, 49, 50, 53, 54, 59, 60 Chapter 13: 17, 18, 24, 25, 29, 31, 34, 35, 38, 39, 40, 43, 46, 47, 51, 53, 54, 58, 60, 63, 67 Chapter 14: 28, 29, 37, 38, 42, 43, 47, 48, 53, 56, 59, 61, 65, 70, 71, 77, 81, 84, 87, 91, 93, 95, 97, 99, 100, 107, 110, 111, 113, 114, 116, 119, 121 Chapter 15: 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 34, 36, 39, 44, 48, 51, 52, 53, 56, 75, 77, 82, 91 Chapter 16: 19, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 33, 37, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45 c, 51, 56, 57, 65 Chapter 17: 25, 27, 29, 31, 37, 43, 44, 46, 49, 55, 60, 71, 77 a, 81, 82 In class exams: Three in class exams will be given during the course of the semester and will each count for 15% of your course grade. These exams will consist of multiple choice and short answer type questions and will be closed book exams. Final exam: The closed book comprehensive final examination will consist of all the material covered in the class and is mandatory. This final exam accounts for 15% of your course grade. If your score on the final exam is higher than your lowest exam score, then it will replace your lowest exam score. Lab Grades: Your Lab grade counts as 25% of your final course grade and will be assigned by your laboratory instructor. Your laboratory instructor will provide you details regarding your lab grade. Grading scale: Grade distribution: 45% Class exams 15% Final exam 5% Homework 10% Quizzes 25% Labs Grade assignment: A: 90% and above B: 80 % - 89% C: 70% - 79% D: 60% - 69% There will be no formal „curving‟ of the grades. However, I reserve the right to alter the above grade assignment to reflect student/ class achievement more accurately and fairly. Missed exams/quizzes: Make up exams/quizzes are not automatic and any makeup is at the discretion of the instructor. Being unprepared is not an acceptable reason for missing an exam. Failure to justify absence on examination dates will result in a zero for that exam. Notify me immediately in case you miss an exam due to an emergency or illness. Absence on medical grounds will be accepted only if proper documentation is provided. Please inform me in advance if you must miss an exam. Attendance: Regular attendance in the lecture is expected and encouraged, though not required. If you miss a class, you are responsible for the material covered during that class. A sign in sheet will be provided during each class for administrative purposes. Academic Honesty: Cheating in any form will not be tolerated. Any attempt to give or receive information (Cheating) on an Exam, Final, Lab or Quiz will result in an immediate zero for that work that cannot be dropped. This includes looking at another student's exam or having any type of notes on your desk or person during an exam/quiz. Providing information to another student during an exam, final, lab or quiz is also cheating and will result in both of you getting zeros. A second attempt at cheating will result in an automatic F for the course. Miscellaneous information Last Day to Drop with Tuition Refund – January 28, 2009 Last Day to withdraw from the course – March 27, 2009 Any student who thinks he/she may need an accommodation based on a disability should make an appointment to see a counselor for disability services. You must provide a memorandum of accommodation which can be obtained from the Counselor for Disability Services, Academic Center, Room 228 Bisdorf building Tel No. (703) 845- 6067 Note: This syllabus is meant to provide an outline for the course. Specifics are subject to change with prior notification.
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