Chem_145_Syllabus_v1 - Chemistry 145HA Honors Introductory...

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Chemistry 145HA: Honors Introductory Chemistry Autumn 2011 (Course information and Syllabus, Sept. 27, 2010, subject to revision and corrections, be sure to always refer to the most current version, this is “v1”!) General Information: Bill Reinhardt , Professor Office: Bagley 305A Email: [email protected] , N.B. never: [email protected] !!!” Office Hours: Mon (3:30-4:30 pm), Chem. Study Center, BAG 330 Fri (3:30-5:00), Chem. Study Center, BAG 330 Phillip Cox , TA Email: [email protected] Discussion/Quiz Sections: AC, Th 1:30-2:20 MUS 213 Lab AB, Tu 2:30-5:20, BAG293 AC, Tu 5:30-8:20, BAG293 Office hours Th 3:30-4:30, Chem. Study Center, BAG 330 Jeremy Lehner , TA Email: [email protected] Discussion/Quiz Sections: AA, Th 11:30-12:20.WFS201 AB, Th 2:30-3:20, LOW202 Labs AA, Tu, 11:30-2:20,BAG293 Office hours Wed. 10:30-11:20, Chem. Study Center, BAG 330 Chris Bingham, Laboratory Staff Head for CHEM 145A , [email protected]
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Textbook Principles of Modern Chemistry (5th Ed.),” Oxtoby, Gillis, and Nachtrieb. Thomson Learning (2002). Class Lecture: MWF 2:30 to 3:20 BAG 261 Goal Chemistry 145 starts with students who already have a solid introduction to basic chemical concepts. Specifically, this includes the concepts of atoms and molecules, the “mole”, elements of chemical bonding (ionic and the Lewis theory of covalent bonding), molecular shapes, chemical equations, limiting reagents. Thus material in Chapters 1-3, and the elementary parts of Chapters 4 and 6, of Oxtoby will be assumed to be well known to all students! Chemistry 145 will quickly review the empirical (ideal) gas laws, introducing their derivation via the kinetic theory of gases, and extending the discussion to non-ideal systems, overview the states of matter & phase equilibrium and phase transitions, and then briefly discuss reactions in solution, including acid-base and oxidation-reduction reactions. This material is in chapters 4-6 in Oxtoby. This will be followed by a far more careful introduction to the first and second laws of thermodynamics, and to chemical equilibrium, this material being in Chapters 7-9, this latter being the core of the course. The course provides the background needed for continuation in the introductory honors chemistry sequence (Chemistry 155 and 165). Chemistry 155 begins with Oxtoby Chapter 10, as assumes a high level knowledge of Chapters 7-9. Prerequisites Chemistry 145 is a Honors course: it is assumed that you are highly enthusiastic about science; willing to work hard; are an independent learner who is not afraid to ask questions, and to figure out “ what you need to know, and how to learn it .” If you have “math or physics anxiety” it’s time to get over it in a big hurry! Math is the language of the physical sciences. It is assumed that you have already mastered the elementary chemical concepts mentioned above, Oxtoby Chapters 1-3, and the subsections mentioned in your pre-class homework, and above. Prior knowledge of
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