College Chemistry II CHM Spring Northern Virginia Community College by katiebelonga


									                                         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:

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
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.

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

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