Spring 2008 – Department of Chemistry, Medical Technology, and Physics
CE 112 – General Chemistry II - Syllabus and Course Outline
Dr. Bradley J. Ingebrethsen
Monday 3:00-4:00, Wednesday 10:00-11:00, 1:00-2:00,
The purpose of this
document is to inform you of certain regulations to
be followed and the topics to be covered and their relative weight in determining your
Please read it carefully.
The pace of CE 112 is set so that the average freshman or
sophomore college science major can master the appropriate amount of material in one
semester. The amount of material to be mastered is typical for this course and follows
American Chemical Society guidelines. Topics not explicitly examined during class
periods must be completed outside of class time. Unfortunately, we do not have the time
to examine all parts of every learning unit in class. Nevertheless you are still responsible
for them for the homework assignments, quizzes and exams.
The course schedule is designed to help you to do your best and for you to
achieve a reasonable degree of success with
six to eight hours per week of highly
focused study each week outside of class
, including focused reading and independent
problem-solving practice. If you have deficiencies in your study habits or prerequisite
skills, or other difficulties such as frequent interruptions to your studying, etc., then more
hours of study will be needed. Remember that at the college level every hour in class
requires a minimum of 2 hours of study. Jobs and other extracurricular activities are not
good excuses for failure to study and being prepared for class. Your studies come first,
and how much you achieve is up to you.
It is extremely important stay caught up, to not miss any classes, and to keep
up with all homework assignments.
Poor attendance in class, whether or not the
absences are excused, will most likely result in a poor course grade. The faculty are ready
and available to help you during regular office hours or at other times by appointment.
There is also limited tutoring available through the LCAC, as well as peer tutoring
provided by one or more of our chemistry majors on a limited basis (subject to our ability
to staff; times will be announced). Please note that the Department is not responsible for
providing you with a tutor in this course and if you require one you will need to make
your own arrangements.
You must have either earned a 3 or better on the Mathematics
Placement Exam or have taken one of the following mathematics courses or their
equivalent: MA 101, 109, 115, 116, 117, 118 or 125. If you have not taken a mathematics
class in some time, you may have great difficulty with general chemistry.
You must have earned a passing grade in CE 111 (D- or better) in order to