CHE 135: Accelerated General Chemistry

Fall 2003

Course Description: An accelerated coverage of general chemistry for students with strong high school preparation. Many topics, such as stoichiometry and gas laws, are only briefly reviewed. Topics treated in more detail include atomic and molecular theory, chemical bonding theories, kinetics, equilibrium processes, acids and bases, and chemical thermodynamics. Laboratory work is required. Students who complete CHE 135 may not register for CHE 131 or 132; students who complete CHE 131 or 132 may not register for CHE 135.

Dr. Jennifer Muzyka, Olin 214, 238-5413, muzyka@centre.edu

Office Hours: MTWF: 12:40-1:40 and by appointment. Please see my schedule.

Required Supplies: Chemistry, by Zumdahl and Zumdahl; 6th edition; Houghton Mifflin, 2003. Lab notebook (with yellow carbon copy sheets) and safety goggles for use in lab. The lab manual is available online.

Laboratory. Every student is registered for the laboratory section, which meets on Tuesday morning or afternoon and is taught by Dr. Amy Beilstein. You must pass the laboratory portion of this course in order to pass the course. Please complete the Lab Safety Training before your first lab session.

Grading
Exams (3) 45%
Quizzes 15%
Final Exam 20%
Laboratory 20%

Attendance is expected at every class and laboratory meeting, and will be monitored. Excessive absences hurt a student's grade due to missed material. In addition, quizzes and other assignments may not be made up.

Quizzes may not be made up. There will be weekly quizzes except for weeks in which an exam is scheduled. Other assignments given will count as additional quiz grades. These assignments may be in-class and unannounced, or they may be for students to complete outside of class. The lowest quiz score will be dropped before determining the quiz average.

Tests. There will be three in-class exams and one final exam. If a test is missed due to illness or personal emergency, a written, verifiable excuse must be submitted before a make-up exam will be given. Every student is required to take the comprehensive final exam at the end of the term during the assigned exam period.

Date Chapter Topic Tests
Sept. 8 2 Atoms, Molecules, and Ions  
10 3 Stoichiometry  
12 3   quiz 1
 
15 4 Chemical Reactions  
17 4    
19 5 Gases quiz 2
 
22 5    
24 7 Atomic Structure and Periodicity  
26 7   quiz 3
 
29 7    
Oct. 1   Test 1 (Ch 2, 3, 4, 5, 7) Test 1
3 8 Bonding  
 
6 8  
8 9 Hybridization  
10 9 Molecular Orbitals quiz 4
 
13 10 Intermolecular Forces and Phase Diagrams  
15 11 Properties of Solutions  
17 12 Kinetics quiz 5
 
20 12    
22 12 quiz 6
 
27 12    
29   Test 2 (Ch 9, 10, 11, 12) test 2
31 13 Chemical Equilibria  
 
Nov. 3 13    
5 13    
7 14 Acids and Bases quiz 7
 
10 14    
12 14    
14 15 Acid/Base Reactions quiz 8
 
17 15    
19 15  
21 15 Solubility Equilibria quiz 9
 
24 15    
 
Dec. 1 6 Energy and Chemical Reactions  
3   Test 3 (Ch 13, 14, 15, 6) test 3
5 16 Entropy and Free Energy  
 
8 16    
10 17 Redox Reactions  
12 17    
 
Wed. Dec. 17   Final Exam, 1:30-4:30