Tarleton State University
Department of Chemistry, Geosciences, and Physics
Spring Semester, 2014
CHEM 108-4 College Chemistry II MW 6:00 - 7:15 PM
Room 102, Science
Dr. Linda Schultz firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (254)968-9143 (office), (325)642-0490 (cell), or (325)643-1384 (home)
Office: Room 407, SCIEN Office Hours: by appointment
CHEM 105-4. College Chemistry I
The student should also have successfully completed MATH 101-3 or higher.
Topics to be covered include a study of the chemical and physical properties of selected families of elements, an introduction to energy changes in chemical reactions, chemical equilibria, electrochemistry, rates of chemical reactions, nuclear chemistry, acids and bases, organic and biological chemistry, coordination chemistry, and semi-micro qualitative analysis.
This course is suggested for science majors and pre-professional students and is a pre-requisite for CHEM 201-4 Organic Chemistry.
The course consists of three (3) lecture hours per week and three (3) laboratory hours per week for 4 hours of college credit.
Required Texts and Materials:
CHEMISTRY - The Central Science, Brown, LeMay , Bursten, and Murphy, 12th ed.
(The online homework/testing package (Mastering Chemistry) is also required).
COLLEGE CHEMISTRY II, CHEM 108-4 - Laboratory Manual, Department of Chemistry, Geosciences, and Environmental Science, Tarleton State University
Calculator - scientific type, nonprogrammable.
Protective eyewear for laboratory.
Good attendance is essential to successful mastery of course material. Attendance may be monitored daily by the assignment of seats and occupancy check. Please notify the instructor of excused absences as described in the University Catalog and in the TSU Student Handbook.
Grades will not be lowered due to poor attendance. However, good attendance may be considered as a bonus point for borderline grades at the end of the semester.
Lab attendance policy is outlined in the Laboratory Manual.
The student is expected to be familiar with student responsibilities as outlined in the current University Catalog and TSU Student Handbook.
The departmental Academic Honesty Policy can be found in the Laboratory Manual.
Students with documented disabilities may request accommodations that will enable them to participate in and benefit from educational programs and activities. To ensure that services will be available in an efficient and timely manner, students with disabilities are strongly encouraged to contact Student Disability Services, Math Bldg. Suite 201, (254)968-9400.
Please refer to the current University Catalog for additional information regarding grades and course withdrawal policies. For this course, your grade will be determined in the following manner:
Lecture Grade: 50%
4 exams 80%
10 quizzes 10%
online homework 10%
Final Exam 25%
ACS exam 50%
Instructor exam 50%
Laboratory Grade 25%
see Laboratory Manual see Laboratory Manual
The final grade will be assigned as follows, although the instructor reserves the right to lower the limits slightly at her discretion considering factors such as student attendance. However, the student must earn a passing grade in both lab and lecture to pass the course.
A = 90% or above
B = 80% - 89%
C = 70% - 79%
D = 60% - 69%
F = below 60%
Make-up exams will be by permission of the instructor. Please contact the instructor immediately after the missed exam to make arrangements. There is no make-up for quizzes.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate a satisfactory understanding of:
1. What solutions are and how colligative properties are influenced by concentration.
2. How the rates of chemical reactions are measured, influenced by concentration and other factors and how mechanisms are used to describe reaction processes and how they may bepostulated.
3. Basic principles of chemical equilibrium and be able to write equilibrium constant expressions for chemical reactions.
4. The chemical natures of acids and bases and be able to calculate pH of solutions of strong and weak acids and bases, salts, and buffer solutions.
5. Factors affecting solubility equilibria and be able to calculate solubilities.
6. The thermodynamic functions affecting the spontaneity of chemical reactions.
7. Electron exchange in chemical reactions, the basic principles of electrochemistry, and be able to balance oxidation / reduction equations.
8. Chemical factors influencing the environment.
9. The properties of metals and nonmetals and coordination chemistry.
10. Basic principles involving nuclear reactions and radioactivity.
11. Basic organic and biological chemistry.
Sources of Assistance:
1. The textbook. It cost a lot of money. Read it and work the assigned online homework problems for each chapter on the course schedule
2. Your instructor. If you are having difficulty working the problems, call or come by to see me. I may be elusive, but I can be found.
3. Supplemental Instruction. There will be a supplemental instruction specifically assigned to CHEM 108-4. The tutor will schedule times to give extra help sessions each week. These S.I. sessions are being arranged specifically to assist you in this class and are free.
4. Audiotutorial videotapes/CDs. These are available from the Chemistry Stockroom (tapes) or the Reserve Desk of the TSU Library (CDs). They are ancient, but still effective (and free).
5. Other Chemistry texts. Check the library for one you can read more easily.
6. Old exams. These will be posted approximately a week before each major exam in the glass case across from SCPL 409. These are recommended as practice only and are not intended to represent the actual exam, since these are always written new for each semester.
7. Printed notes. These are available online on my homepage and should be printed out prior to class. These will assist you in following the material, but are not a substitute for attending class!
note: The course schedule is tentative. The instructor reserves the right to change this syllabus at any time. Any changes will be announced in class in advance.
Course Syllabus (download)
Course Schedule (download)
Lab Syllabus (download)
Lab Schedule (download)
Lab Report Instructions (download)