Chem215_Summer_2011_syllabus - DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY...

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D EPARTMENT OF C HEMISTRY IOCHEMISTRY 1600 Holloway Avenue San Francisco, CA 94132-4163 Tel: 415/338-1288 Fax: 415/338-2384 CHEM 215, General Chemistry II: Quantitative Applications of Chemistry Concepts Any changes to the course syllabus will be posted on the CHEM 215 iLearn site. Instructor Kent Lau, Ph.D. (City U of Hong Kong) Office SCI 201A Contact Information [email protected] (Please include “CHEM 215” in the subject line.) Office Hours M-F 8:30-9:00. Course Description and Learning Objectives The focus of CHEM 215 is on the quantitative applications of general chemistry concepts. Students re-examine, in a quantitative fashion, fundamentally important chemistry concepts that were introduced in CHEM 115, learn new chemistry concepts, and apply the four themes developed in CHEM 115 (properties of atoms, interactions of atoms, reaction chemistry and stoichiometry, and chemical dynamics) to quantitative chemistry problems. The course explores the following topics: Electromagnetic radiation, atomic spectra, quantum-mechanical model of the atom; coordination chemistry and Lewis acid-base theory; electrochemistry; chemical kinetics; chemical equilibrium, especially of aqueous solutions; Brønsted-Lowry acid-base chemistry and equilibrium; chemical dynamics, including the thermodynamics of phase changes; properties of solids, liquids, and gases, including vapor pressure; stoichiometry; and nuclear chemistry. A detailed list of CHEM 215 course objectives and learning outcomes is provided below. Lecture Information Class time is spent reviewing concepts introduced in CHEM 115, introducing new chemistry topics, analyzing and solving quantitative chemistry problems, identifying relationships between different chemistry topics, discussing OWL assignments and textbook problems, and answering student questions. Questions and comments from students during the lecture are welcomed, expected, and encouraged. The daily lecture schedule is available as a separate document on iLearn. Because textbook is not followed in a linear fashion, students should be sure to pay attention to the lecture schedule. The lecture schedule is subject to change during the semester, depending on the pace of the class; any changes will be posted on iLearn. Lectures begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 10:00 a.m. Please be courteous to the instructor and to fellow students by keeping personal conversations to a minimum during the lecture, by being on time for lecture and by not packing up early. Please turn off all cell phones during the lecture. CHEM 215 page 1 of 23 Summer 2011
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If you arrive late, please enter through the rear door. Course Prerequisites and Structure To enroll in CHEM 215, students must have earned a C or better grade in CHEM 115 and earned a C- or better grade in any two of the following courses: MATH 226, MATH 227, PHYS 111, PHYS 121, PHYS 220, PHYS 230, PHYS 240. CHEM 215 is a three-unit lecture course. Enrollment in its
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