CH 123 400

CH 123 - *GENERAL CHEMISTRY

Spring 2020 Syllabus, Section 400, CRN 52127

Credit hours: 5

Instructor Information

Marita Barth

Session

3\30 to 6\5

Course Description

A general chemistry sequence intended for majors in fields other than the physical sciences. (CH 122 and CH 123 are Bacc Core courses.) Lec/rec/lab.

Course Credits

This course combines approximately 150 hours of instruction, online activities, and assignments for 5 credits.

Course Learning Outcomes

Competently discuss concepts and solve problems relating to: acid/base equilibria, buffers, acid/base titrations, solubility equilibria, principles of entropy and thermodynamics, electrochemistry, and nuclear chemistry.

Recognize and apply concepts and theories of basic physical or biological sciences.

Apply scientific methodology and demonstrate the ability to draw conclusions based on observation, analysis, and synthesis.

Demonstrate connections with other subject areas.

Communication

Please post all course-related questions in the Q&A Discussion Forum so that the whole class may benefit from our conversation. Please contact me privately for matters of a personal nature. I will reply to course-related questions within 24 hours. I will strive to return your assignments and grades for course activities to you within five days of the due date.

Evaluation of Student Performance

Quizzes (15.18%)

Introductory Quiz10 points

This quiz covers material in the Syllabus as well as in the Start Here, Course Information, and Proctoring Information modules.  Please be sure you have reviewed these before attempting this quiz.

You may take this quiz as many times as necessary to earn full credit up until the due date/time.  Please note that this is the ONLY quiz in this course that allows multiple attempts.

CH123 Pre-Quiz10 points

This pre-quiz consists of 15 questions which are drawn from material in each chapter that is covered in CH123.  The questions in this pre-quiz are graded solely on completion, so please answer them to the best of your ability without referring to any course materials or attempting to look the answers up.  

Chapter 14 - Parts 1 & 2 Quiz12 points

This quiz is over material in Parts 1 and 2 in Chapter 14.  You have one attempt, so please be sure that you're prepared before you take the quiz.

Chapter 14 - Parts 3 & 4 Quiz12 points

This quiz is over material in Parts 3 and 4 in Chapter 14.  You have one attempt, so please be sure that you're prepared before you take the quiz.

Chapter 15 Quiz8 points

This quiz is over material in Chapter 15.  You have one attempt, so please be sure that you're prepared before you take the quiz.

Chapter 12 Quiz12 points

This quiz is over material in Chapter 12.  You have one attempt, so please be sure that you're prepared before you take the quiz.

Chapter 16 Quiz12 points

This quiz is over material in Chapter 16.  You have one attempt, so please be sure that you're prepared before you take the quiz.

Chapter 20 Quiz9 points

This quiz is over material in Chapter 20.  You have one attempt, so please be sure that you're prepared before you take the quiz.

Labs (13.39%)

Lab 1 - Lab Techniques5 points

To complete this lab, please go to the Modules page and access the the Online Chem Labs link in the Online Labs module.  Completing the lab at the labs site is sufficient - there is no separate submission step.  Please note that your score on the lab will not update in the Canvas gradebook until after the due date for the lab.

Lab 2 - Titration I10 points

To complete this lab, please go to the Modules page and access the the Online Chem Labs link in the Online Labs module.  Completing the lab at the labs site is sufficient - there is no separate submission step.  Please note that your score on the lab will not update in the Canvas gradebook until after the due date for the lab.

Lab 3 - Titration II10 points

To complete this lab, please go to the Modules page and access the the Online Chem Labs link in the Online Labs module.  Completing the lab at the labs site is sufficient - there is no separate submission step.  Please note that your score on the lab will not update in the Canvas gradebook until after the due date for the lab.

Lab 4 - Weak Acid Equilibrium10 points

To complete this lab, please go to the Modules page and access the the Online Chem Labs link in the Online Labs module.  Completing the lab at the labs site is sufficient - there is no separate submission step.  Please note that your score on the lab will not update in the Canvas gradebook until after the due date for the lab.

Lab 5 - Potentiometry10 points

To complete this lab, please go to the Modules page and access the the Online Chem Labs link in the Online Labs module.  Completing the lab at the labs site is sufficient - there is no separate submission step.  Please note that your score on the lab will not update in the Canvas gradebook until after the due date for the lab.

Lab 6 - Electroplating10 points

To complete this lab, please go to the Modules page and access the the Online Chem Labs link in the Online Labs module.  Completing the lab at the labs site is sufficient - there is no separate submission step.  Please note that your score on the lab will not update in the Canvas gradebook until after the due date for the lab.

Lab 7 - Entropy10 points

To complete this lab, please go to the Modules page and access the the Online Chem Labs link in the Online Labs module.  Completing the lab at the labs site is sufficient - there is no separate submission step.  Please note that your score on the lab will not update in the Canvas gradebook until after the due date for the lab.

Lab 8 - Nuclear Chemistry10 points

To complete this lab, please go to the Modules page and access the the Online Chem Labs link in the Online Labs module.  Completing the lab at the labs site is sufficient - there is no separate submission step.  Please note that your score on the lab will not update in the Canvas gradebook until after the due date for the lab.

Homework Totals (17.86%)

Chapter 14 - Part 1 Homework10 points

This assignment consists of the following homework segments:

  • Bronsted-Lowry Acids and Bases (1.5 pts)
  • Acid-Base Properties of Water (2.5 pts)
  • Acids and Bases: Conjugate Acids...(1.5 pts)
  • pH and pOH (3 pts)
  • pH and pOH: Solution Identification

These can all be accessed directly from the Chapter 14 - Parts 1 and 2 module.

Chapter 14 - Part 2 Homework12.5 points

This assignment consists of the following homework segments:

  • pH Calculations: Strong Acid (2 pts)
  • pH Calculations: Weak Acid (3 pts)
  • pH Calculations: Strong Base (2.5 pts)
  • pH Calculations: Weak Base (2.5 pts)
  • Molecular Structure and Acid-Base Strength (1 pt)
  • Polyprotic Acids (1.5 pts)

These can all be accessed directly from the Chapter 14 - Parts 1 and 2 module.

Chapter 14 - Part 3 Homework8.5 points

This assignment consists of the following homework segments:

  • Conjugate Acids & Bases: Ka and Kb (1.5 pts)
  • Acid and Base Strengths: Ka and Kb (3 pts)
  • Ka and Kb Calculations (4 pts)

These can all be accessed directly from the Chapter 14 - Parts 3 and 4 module.

Chapter 14 - Part 4 Homework9 points

This assignment consists of the following homework segments:

  • Neutralization Reactions (1.5 pts)
  • Buffers and Buffer Capacity (1.5 pts)
  • Buffer Mixtures (1 pt)
  • Buffer Calculations (2 pts)
  • Acid Base Titrations (1 pt)
  • Titration Calculations (2 pts)

These can all be accessed directly from the Chapter 14 - Parts 3 and 4 module.

Chapter 15 Homework11 points

This assignment consists of the following homework segments:

  • Dissolution (1 pt)
  • Ksp and Molar Solubility (3 pts)
  • Calculations with Ksp (3 pts)
  • Common Ion Effect (1 pt)
  • Precipitation (3 pts)

These can all be accessed directly from the Chapter 15 module.

Chapter 12 - Part 1 Homework8 points

This assignment consists of the following homework segments:

  • Spontaneity (2.5 pts)
  • Entropy (3 pts)
  • The 2nd and 3rd Laws of Thermodynamics (3 pts)

These can all be accessed directly from the Chapter 12 module.

Chapter 12 - Part 2 Homework10 points

This assignment consists of the following homework segments:

  • Free Energy Change (1 pt)
  • Free Energy Change Calculations (3 pts)
  • Free Energy: Temperature Effects (1.5 pts)
  • Free Energy: Equilibrium Constant (4.5 pts)

These can all be accessed directly from the Chapter 12 module.

Chapter 16 - Part 1 Homework10 points

This assignment consists of the following homework segments:

  • Redox Reactions (1 pt)
  • Balancing Acidic Redox Reactions (4 pts)
  • Galvanic Cells and Cell Potential (1.5 pts)
  • Standard Reduction Potentials (3.5 pt)

These can all be accessed directly from the Chapter 16 module.

Chapter 16 - Part 2 Homework6.5 points

This assignment consists of the following homework segments:

  • Relationship between Ecell, K, and deltaG (2.5 pts)
  • The Nernst Equation (4 pts)

These can all be accessed directly from the Chapter 16 module.

Chapter 20 - Part 1 Homework6 points

This assignment consists of the following homework segments:

  • Nuclear Structure and Stability (2.5 pt)
  • Nuclear Equations (3.5 pts)

These can all be accessed directly from the Chapter 20 module.

Chapter 20 - Part 2 Homework8.5 points

This assignment consists of the following homework segments:

  • Radioactive Decay (1.5 pt)
  • Half-Lives (3.5 pts)
  • Nuclear Fission and Nuclear Fusion (2.5 pts)
  • Nuclear Binding Energy (1 pt)

These can all be accessed directly from the Chapter 20 module.

Exams (53.57%)

Midterm Exam Spring 2020100 points

This exam consists of 25 questions worth 4 points each, and 1 extra credit question.  You have 80 minutes (one hour and 20 minutes) to complete and submit the exam.  The exam will autosubmit after 80 minutes.

Final Exam Spring 2020195 points

This exam consists of 40 questions worth 5 points each, and 1 extra credit question.  You have 110 minutes (one hour and fifty minutes) to complete and submit this exam. The exam will autosubmit at the end of this period. 

Extra Credit (1.78%)

Midterm Exam Wrapper5 points

This assignment is designed to give you a chance to reflect on your exam performance and, more importantly, on the effectiveness of your exam preparation. Please answer the questions sincerely. 

Extra Credit Survey5 points

This survey is graded based on completion and is worth five extra credit points.  Survey answers are anonymous, so please answer honestly!

Schedule of Topics and Assignments

Week of Reading(s): Agenda/Topic: Due: (Pacific Time)
3/30 Ch. 14, Pt. 1: Sections 14.1-14.2 Acid Base Equilibria
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Due 4/3 at 11:59pm:
Introductory Quiz
CH123 Pre-Quiz
Chapter 14 - Part 1 Homework
4/6 Ch. 14, Pt. 2: Subsections in section 14.3 (see study guide), section 14.5 Acid Base Equilibria Due 4/10 at 11:59pm:
Chapter 14 - Parts 1 2 Quiz
Lab 1 - Lab Techniques
Chapter 14 - Part 2 Homework
4/13 Ch. 14, Pt. 3: Subsections in section 14.3 (see study guide)
Begin Ch. 14, Pt. 4: Sections 14.6-14.7
Acid Base Equilibria Due 4/17 at 11:59pm:
Chapter 14 - Part 3 Homework
4/20 Finish Ch. 14, Pt. 4: Sections 14.6-14.7
Begin Ch. 15: Section 15.1
Acid Base Equilibria
Equilibria of Other Reaction Classes
Due 4/24 at 11:59pm:
Chapter 14 - Parts 3 4 Quiz
Lab 2 - Titration I
Chapter 14 - Part 4 Homework
4/27 Finish Ch. 15: Section 15.1 Equilibria of Other Reaction Classes Due 5/1 at 11:59pm:
Chapter 15 Quiz
Lab 3 - Titration II
Chapter 15 Homework
5/4 Ch. 12, Pt. 1: Sections 12.1-12.3
Begin Ch. 12, Pt. 2: Section 12.4
Thermodynamics
MIDTERM EXAM
Due 5/6 at 11:30pm:
Midterm Exam Spring 2020
Due 5/8 at 11:59pm:
Lab 4 - Weak Acid Equilibrium
5/11 Finish Ch. 12, Pt. 2: Section 12.4
Begin Ch. 16, Pt. 1: Sections 16.1-16.3
Thermodynamics
Electrochemistry
Due 5/15 at 11:59pm:
Chapter 12 Quiz
Lab 5 - Potentiometry
Chapter 12 - Part 1 Homework
Chapter 12 - Part 2 Homework
5/18 Finish Ch. 16, Pt. 1: Sections 16.1-16.3
Begin Ch. 16, Pt. 2: Sections 16.4, 16.7
Electrochemistry Due 5/22 at 11:59pm:
Lab 6 - Electroplating
Midterm Exam Wrapper
5/25 Finish Ch. 16, Pt. 2: Sections 16.4, 16.7
Begin Ch. 20: Sections 20.1-20.4
Electrochemistry
Nuclear Chemistry
Due 5/29 at 11:59pm:
Chapter 16 Quiz
Lab 7 - Entropy
Chapter 16 - Part 1 Homework
Chapter 16 - Part 2 Homework
6/1 Finish Ch. 20: Sections 20.1-20.4 Nuclear Chemistry Due 6/2 at 8am:
Extra Credit Survey
Due 6/5 at 11:59pm:
Chapter 20 Quiz
Lab 8 - Nuclear Chemistry
Chapter 20 - Part 1 Homework
Chapter 20 - Part 2 Homework
6/8 FINAL EXAM Due 6/10 at 11:50pm:
Final Exam Spring 2020

Grading Scale

Grade Percent Range
A 92-100
A- 89-91
B+ 86-88
B 82-85
B- 79-81
C+ 76-78
C 72-75
C- 69-71
D+ 66-68
D 62-65
D- 60-61
F <60

Please Note

This syllabus is subject to change with notice from the instructor.  For students registered in this section, there is additional content in the syllabus, which can be accessed through Canvas at the start of term.