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Unformatted text preview: safety goggles (NO safety glasses or any other type of goggles). Scientific calculator. Graphing/text‐entry calculators WILL NOT be permitted on exams. ALEKS access. Purchase online: www.aleks.com (see ALEKS info on the course website for more information). Standard (purple) Scantron forms for exams. You will need three Scantrons. LEARNING OBJECTIVES The central ideas we will discuss in this course are: Applications of Aqueous Equilibria. We will begin the course by revisiting “equilibrium” introduced in Chem 142, specifically looking at acid/base systems involving buffers and titrations. Thermodynamics. We will then explore the concepts of energy, enthalpy, entropy, and the Gibbs energy. The ultimate goal of this section of the course is to develop the tools that allow one to predict if a chemical reaction will be spontaneous. Electrochemistry. We will revisit “redox” chemistry previously described in CHEM 142, and use this reaction class as an opportunity to explore the thermodynamic concepts described above. Quantum Mechanics and Atomic Theory. In this portion of the course you will be introduced to the modern description of the hydrogen atom as derived from quantum mechanical principles. This description will be extended to other atoms, and eventually used to construct the periodic table of the elements. In the lab portion of the course you will conduct laboratory exercises that: Explore the concepts learned in lectures. Develop laboratory, data analysis, and scientific writing skills. KEYS TO SUCCESS 1. Attend ALL classes, pay close attention, and take notes. 2. Learning chemistry is a sequential process. You must understand today’s material before you can understand tomorrow's. As with all courses at UW, your instructors and TAs will assume that you are studying at least two hours for each hour of lecture and one hour for every hour of lab. Find a place that allows for periods of uninterrupted study. Skim through the book sections to be covered in the next lecture. 3. Working in shorter, more frequent sessions in ALEKS will be more efficient than long, marathon sessions. 4. Practice! Work on suggested end‐of‐the‐chapter problems and worksheets as well as topics in ALEKS ‐ focus on understanding the concepts and general processes, not just memorizing how to solve a specific problem. 5. Talk chemistry with fellow Chem. 152 students. You will not only l...
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