LBS_172_Syllabus - LBS 172 Syllabus

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LBS 172 Syllabus 1 of 5 1/3/2007 11:18 AM LBS 171, section 001-010 General Chemistry II Spring 2007 Syllabus Class Info Goals Objectives Grading Class Format Academic Integrity Hints for Success Calendar Instructor : Dr. Ryan Sweeder Office: W-33 Holmes Hall Office phone: 432-0884 AOL IM screenname: DrSweeder email: [email protected] Class meetings : M, W, F 9:10-10:00am; Room C-106 Holmes (Section 1-5) M, W, F 11:40-12:30; Room C-106 Holmes (Section 6-10) Recitation sections on Thursdays; Room Akers 134, 135, 136, 138 or 141 (see schedule) Course Website: Office hours: Thurs 1:00-3:00 pm; WF 10-11am, other hours by appointment Chemistry Help Room : 4th floor east Holmes Hall; hours approx 6-11 Sun-Thur (location of office hours for LAs) Text : Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity , by Kotz and Treichel, 6th edition. Available at also required : a calculator that can handle scientific notation and exponents. CPS-rf Response Pad (class key is: L25068E926 (Section 1-5), K25069K575 (Section 6-10)) register at [Note: you should NOT enter your MSU PID] My Course Goals: You learn the basic concepts of Chemistry You are able to visualize the connections between science and your daily life We build a learning community Class Objectives : understanding the properties of gases, liquids, and technologically relevant solids understanding the types of intermolecular forces and their effect on physical properties discerning the difference in physical properties between pure liquids and solutions, and using these properties in chemical analysis probing the factors that affect the rate of chemical reactions, and how these factors allow us to examine the underlying mechanism by which a reaction occurs understanding the relationship of chemical equilibrium to kinetics and thermodynamics being able to predict whether precipitation reactions will occur, towards toxic/valuable ion separation utilizing chemical equilibrium concepts for more in-depth analysis of acid-base chemistry, buffer solutions, and solubility gaining a deeper understanding of thermodynamics via the concepts of entropy and free energy learning how to balance reduction/oxidation ("redox") reactions
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LBS 172 Syllabus 2 of 5 1/3/2007 11:18 AM gaining a basic working familiarity with electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, and inorganic coordination chemistry grasping the deep relevance of chemistry to modern medical and technological issues Grading Policy : Points will be assigned according to the following scheme: Problem Sets 12 @ 15 pts 180 pts Group Activity 1 @ 50 pts 50 pts Symposium 1 @ 50 pts 50 pts Participation (based on CPS system) 50 pts Quizzes 7 @ 10 pts 70 pts Prelim. Exams 3 @ 100 pts 300 pts Final Exam 1 @ 200 pts 200 pts Total 900 Note that the total number of points may change during the semester if assignments are added or removed. Grade scale
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LBS_172_Syllabus - LBS 172 Syllabus

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