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COURSE GUIDE FOR PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II FCH 361 Spring 2010 State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry Theodore S. Dibble Professor of Chemistry 421 Jahn Laboratory Syracuse, NY 13210 Phone: (315) 470-6596 Fax: (315) 470-6856 E-Mail: tsdibble@syr.edu Copyright T.S. Dibble 2000-2010 Acknowledgments This course guide is based on the ones I developed for FCH 360, Physical Chemistry I. The inspiration for those course guides came largely from Chuck Spuches of the Instructional Development, Evaluation and Services Office here at SUNY-ESF. Some ideas are derived from Dan Apple of Pacific Crest.
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2 Contents Logistics 3 Attitude Check 4 Personal Statement 4 Prerequisites - Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes 4 Background and Purpose of the Course 5 Course Goals and Objectives 6 Course Description and Organization 6 Academic Dishonesty 7 How to Get a Good Grade in Physical Chemistry 7 When you are Struggling 12 Methodology for Understanding an Equation 13 Methodology for Checking a Calculation 13 Contract 14 Exercises for Quiz 1 15 Exercises for Quiz 2 16 Relationship between Δ r Gº, Δ r G, Q, and K 17 Exercises for Quiz 3 19 Exercises for Quiz 4 20 Additional Exercises to Prepare for Problem Set #3 21 Exercises for Quiz 5 22 Exercises for Quiz 6 23
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3 Logistics Class Meets MWF 12:45 -1:40 321 Bray Hall Instructor Dr. Theodore Dibble 421 Jahn 470-6596 tsdibble@syr.edu Office Hours drop in and by appointment Required Text : P. W. Atkins, Physical Chemistry, 7 th or 8 th edition and Student Solutions Manual Course Grade: determined by: Homework Problems 10% Hour Exams (3) 60% Final 30% Grading Scale : 75 and up A- to A 65 -74% B- to B+ 55 - 64% C- to C+ 45 - 54% D Exam Schedule - Tentative Exam Date Subject I Friday, Feb 19 Electrochemistry II Wednesday, March 24 Kinetics III Wednesday, April 28 Quantum Mechanics/Spectroscopy Final Tuesday May 11 (12:45-2:45 p.m.) Comprehensive For each exam you will be allowed to bring into class one 8.5” x 11” sheet of paper (the "cheat sheet") containing whatever notes you desire (three sheets for the final). Cheat sheets must prepared by your own hand (no photocopies) and no magnification equipment allowed. Bring your calculators. Review sessions will be held in class prior to each exam. If there is any student in this class who has need for a test-taking or note-taking accommodation, please feel free to come and discuss it with me.
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4 Homework: Homework Problems will be turned in and graded. Tentative due dates are listed in the course Schedule. A list of Exercises will be provided to help you study for quizzes, but the answers will not be turned in for grading. Quizzes: Quizzes will be administered on-line via Blackboard. Quizzes are required, but do not count towards your grade. Each quiz you skip requires a 30 minute oral exam on the same material. Attitude Check Physical chemistry has a reputation as a difficult course. Some students arrive in class the first day already convinced they cannot do the work, and therefore they do not see any reason to study hard or to study smart. With this attitude, they create a self-fulfilling prophecy.
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