ACHM112 - ACHM 112 Fall 2011 General Chemistry II Combined...

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ACHM 112 Fall 2011 General Chemistry II Combined lecture and lab, M,W,F 9:00 – 10:50 Room 301 – SBDG Dr. Ralph Steinhaus Office Hours: M, W, F 11:00 – 12:00 Office – 302 SBDG M, W 1:00 – 2:00 Phone: 641-3561 Email: [email protected] Required materials: 1. Text – CHEMISTRY: A Molecular Approach, 2 th ed. by N. J. Tro, Published by Prentice Hall PREPARING FOR YOUR ACS Exam in general chemistry; The Official Guide by Eubanks and Eubanks. 2. ACHM 111 and 112 LAB MANUAL by K. Pariyadath, R. Ruszczyk and M. Feterolf compiled, written and/or edited summer 2011 (Red color). 3. LAB NOTEBOOK with carbonless copy. 4. Scientific calculator capable of doing logs, inverse logs, scientific notation, Square roots, n th roots and exponents. ALWAYS BRING THIS TO CLASS. 5. A valid e-mail address Other Useful Materials: Study guide for text by Jennifer Shanoski, 2 nd ed. published by Prentice Hall Pre-requisites: Placement above, successful completion of, or concurrent registration in AMTH 111 Passing grade in ACHM 111. Since most of what was learned in ACHM 111 will be needed in ACHM 112, those who earned a D or D+ in ACHM 112 are STRONGLY urged not to take ACHM 112 until they have retaken and earned a grade of C or better in ACHM 111. Course Objectives: The goals of this course are a continuation of the introduction to foundational chemical topics started in ACHM 111. These include transition metal chemistry, rates of chemical reactions, chemical equilibrium involving acid/base, precipitation, redox and complexation reactions, thermodynamics, electrochemical cells and a brief introduction to organic and nuclear chemistry.
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How to Succeed in Chemistry: Chemistry is a difficult subject so that unless you are nobel prize winning material, you will have to put in a lot of study time in order to succeed. The following is a list of the things you should be prepared to do. 1. Take extensive and complete notes in class. DO NOT RELY ON YOUR MEMORY OF LECTURE TO GET YOU THROUGH. 2. Read the book and your notes. THIS DOESN’T MEAN TO JUST READ THE WORDS BUT RATHER TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THE CONCEPTS MEAN. 3. Do as many problems as you can from the end of the chapters in the text, the chapters in the ACS Exam book and any study guide or student solutions manual that you have. You have all heard this before and it is certainly true here – PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT. 4. Do the assigned homework. 5. Get help when needed from me (office hours) or available tutors. Homework: Problem solving is an integral part of learning the concepts in chemistry. Problems will be assigned using Mastering Chemistry, a web-based program for
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