CH 122 400

CH 122 - *GENERAL CHEMISTRY

Summer 2020 Syllabus, Section 400, CRN 71449

Credit hours: 5

Instructor Information

Marita Barth
Markas Grove
Keun-Il Kim
Alexis Scida

Session

7\20 to 8\14

Course Description

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

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 24-48 hours. I will strive to return your assignments and grades for course activities to you within about five days of the due date.

Evaluation of Student Performance

Quizzes (15.18%)

Introductory Quiz10 points

This quiz is over material in the Syllabus and in the Course Information module.

CH 122 Pre-Assessment10 points

The pre-assessment is to measure how much of the course material students already know, and is graded based on completion.

Chapter 8 Quiz12 points

This quiz is based on material in Chapter 8: Gases. Sections covered are 8.1-8.3, 8.5 & 8.6

Chapter 9 Quiz12 points

This quiz is based on material in Chapter 9: Thermochemistry

Chapter 10 Quiz8 points

This quiz is based on material in Chapter 10: Liquids and Solids. Sections covered are 10.1-10.4

Chapter 11 Quiz9 points

This quiz is based on material in Chapter 11: Solutions and Colloids. Sections covered are 11.1, 11.3, and 11.4

Chapter 17 Quiz12 points

This quiz is based on material in Chapter 17: Kinetics

Chapter 13 Quiz10 points

This quiz is based on material in Chapter 13: Fundamental Equilibrium Concepts.

Labs (13.39%)

Lab 1 - Lab Techniques5 points

This lab is an introduction to the online lab site and will familiarize students with how instrumentation in the labs works and how experiments are designed.

Lab 2 - Linear Regression4 points

This lab introduces students to the use of spreadsheets in analyzing data from scientific experiments.

Lab 3 - Metals and HCl11 points

This lab has students use their knowledge of ideal gas laws and balancing chemical equations to identify an unknown metal after reaction with an acid.

Lab 4 - Calorimetry11 points

In this lab, students will perform calorimetry experiments and identify an unknown substance based on its heat of combustion

Lab 5 - TLC Elution11 points

In this lab, students will investigate intermolecular interactions based on the chromatographic elution of compounds in different solvents

Lab 6 - Freezing Point Depression11 points

In this lab, students will investigate freezing point depression, and identify an unknown using this property

Lab 7 - Osmotic Pressure11 points

In this lab, students will investigate osmotic pressure, and identify an unknown compound based on this property

Lab 8 - Iodine Clock11 points

In this lab, students will investigate reaction kinetics and learn how to use data collected from their experiments to evaluate the kinetics of a reaction.

Homework Totals (17.86%)

Chapter 8 - Part 1 Homework3 points

This assignment consists of the following homework segments:

  • Gas Pressure (1 pt)
  • The Kinetic Molecular Theory (2 pt)

These can all be accessed directly from the Chapter 8 module.

Chapter 8 - Part 2 Homework7 points

This assignment consists of the following homework segments:

  • Gas Laws: Pressure, Temp, Volume (2 pt)
  • Gas Laws: Avogadro's Law  (2 pt)
  • Gas Laws: Ideal Gas Laws (3 pt)

These can all be accessed directly from the Chapter 8 module.

Chapter 8 - Part 3 Homework11 points

This assignment consists of the following homework segments:

  • Gas Law Calculations (1.5 pt)
  • Density and Molar Mass of a Gas (2 pt)
  • Non-Ideal Gas Behavior (1 pt)
  • Gas Stoichiometry (2.5 pt)
  • Partial Pressure Calculations (2.5 pt)
  • Kinetic Molecular Theory and Gas Laws (1.5 pt)

These can all be accessed directly from the Chapter 8 module.

Chapter 9 - Part 1 Homework8.5 points

This assignment consists of the following homework segments:

  • Energy Basics (2 pt)
  • Heat and Heat Capacity (3 pt)
  • Heat Transfer and Calorimetry (3.5 pt)

These can all be accessed directly from the Chapter 9 module.

Chapter 9 - Part 2 Homework8 points

This assignment consists of the following homework segments:

  • Enthalpy (3 pt)
  • Standard Enthalpies of Formation (2.5 pt)
  • Covalent Bond (2.5 pt)

These can all be accessed directly from the Chapter 9 module.

Chapter 10 Homework10.5 points

This assignment consists of the following homework segments:

  • Intermolecular and Intramolecular Forces (1 pt)
  • Types of Intermolecular Forces (2 pt)
  • Phase Transitions: Introduction (1 pt)
  • Phase Transitions: Vaporization (2 pt)
  • Phase Transitions: Sublimation and Melting (1 pt)
  • Phase Transitions: Heat/Cooling Curves (2 pt)
  • Phase Transitions: Interpretations (1.5 pt)

These can all be accessed directly from the Chapter 10 module.

Chapter 11 - Part 1 Homework6 points

This assignment consists of the following homework segments:

  • The Solution Process (1.5 pt)
  • General Solubility (1.5 pt)
  • Colligative Properties (1 pt)
  • Colligative Properties: Concentration Units (2 pt)

These can all be accessed directly from the Chapter 11 module.

Chapter 11 - Part 2 Homework7 points

This assignment consists of the following homework segments:

  • Colligative Properties: Vapor Pressure Lowering (2 pt)
  • Colligative Properties: Boiling Point Elevation (2 pt)
  • Colligative Properties: Freezing Point Depression (1.5 pt)
  • Colligative Properties: Osmotic Pressure (1.5 pt)

These can all be accessed directly from the Chapter 11 module.

Chapter 17 - Part 1 Homework5.5 points

This assignment consists of the following homework segments:

  • Theories of Chemical Kinetics (1.5 pt)
  • Chemical Reaction Rates (2 pt)
  • Chemical Reaction Rates: Experimental Data (2 pt)

These can all be accessed directly from the Chapter 17 module.

Chapter 17 - Part 2 Homework12.5 points

This assignment consists of the following homework segments:

  • Factors Affecting Reaction Rates (2 pt)
  • Rate Laws: Definition (2 pt)
  • Rate Laws: Reaction Order and... (3 pt)
  • Integrated Rate Laws: First Order... (2 pt)
  • Reaction Mechanisms (2 pt)
  • Catalysis (1.5 pt)

These can all be accessed directly from the Chapter 17 module.

Chapter 13 - Part 1 Homework10.5 points

This assignment consists of the following homework segments:

  • Chemical Equilibria (1.5 pt)
  • Chemical Equilibria: Reaction Quotient (2 pt)
  • Chemical Equilibria: Equilibrium Constants  (2.5 pt)
  • Chemical Equilibria: Homogenous &... (2 pt)
  • Equil. Calc: Equilibrium Constants (2.5 pt)

These can all be accessed directly from the Chapter 13 module.

Chapter 13 - Part 2 Homework10.5 points

This assignment consists of the following homework segments:

  • Equil Calc: Equilibrium Concentrations: (3 pt)
  • Equil Calc: Equilibrium Concentrations II: (3.5 pt)
  • LeChatlier's Principle: Conc. & Press. (2 pt)
  • LeChatlier's Principle: Temp & Catal. (2 pt)

These can all be accessed directly from the Chapter 13 module.

Exams (53.57%)

Midterm Exam (U20) (Remotely Proctored)100 points

This exam covers material from Chapters 8, 9, and 10.

Final Exam (U20) (Remotely Proctored)190 points

This exam is comprehensive, and covers all of the material in the term, although it is more heavily weighted toward material that has not yet been assessed on an exam.

Extra Credit (4.29%)

Course Introductions3 points

This extra credit discussion board post will help us get to know each other and build a course community.

Week 1 Extra Credit3 points

This assignment will have students reflect on study strategies that will be useful for this course.

Week 2 Extra Credit3 points

This assignment will have students reflect on how they're doing so far, and make sure they are using their calculators correctly.

Week 3 Extra Credit3 points

This assignment is to check in with students on their confidence in the course, and also make sure students are using calculators correctly as we move into calculations that use scientific notation.

Week 4 Extra Credit3 points

This assignment will have students reflect on how they are preparing for the upcoming midterm exam in the course.

Week 5 Extra Credit3 points

This assignment will have students reflect on strategies to manage exam anxiety, both before and during exams.

Week 6 - Extra Credit - Midterm Exam Wrapper3 points

This assignment is designed to give students a chance to reflect on your exam performance and, more importantly, on the effectiveness of their exam preparation.

Week 7 Extra Credit3 points

This assignment will have students reflect on situations when they have persevered and overcome obstacles.

Week 8 Extra Credit3 points

This assignment will have students reflect on retrieval practice as a study strategy, and about how chemistry will be relevant to their chosen field of study.

Week 9 Extra Credit3 points

This assignment asks students to reflect on how their study strategies have changed since the midterm exam.

Week 10 Extra Credit3 points

For our final extra credit assignment, we're going to create a discussion board where people can discuss preparations for the final exam, and offer encouragement to each other.

Schedule of Topics and Assignments

Week of Reading(s): Agenda/Topic: Due: (Pacific Time)
7/20 Ch 8: Sections 8.1-8.3, 8.5-8.6 Gases
*Register for Knewton Alta homework (through Canvas)
*Register for online labs site (through Canvas)
*Find an exam proctor & sign-up through Ecampus Testing
Due 7/21 at 11:59pm:
Introductory Quiz
CH 122 Pre-Assessment
Lab 1 - Lab Techniques
Chapter 8 - Part 1 Homework
Course Introductions
Due 7/23 at 11:59pm:
Week 1 Extra Credit
Due 7/24 at 11:59pm:
Chapter 8 Quiz
Lab 2 - Linear Regression
Chapter 8 - Part 2 Homework
Chapter 8 - Part 3 Homework
Due 7/26 at 11:59pm:
Week 2 Extra Credit
7/27 Ch. 9: Sections 9.1-9.4
Ch. 10: Sections 10.1-10.4
Thermochemistry
Liquids & Solids
Due 7/28 at 11:59pm:
Chapter 9 Quiz
Lab 3 - Metals and HCl
Chapter 9 - Part 1 Homework
Chapter 9 - Part 2 Homework
Due 7/29 at 11:59pm:
Week 3 Extra Credit
Due 7/31 at 11:59pm:
Chapter 10 Quiz
Lab 4 - Calorimetry
Lab 5 - TLC Elution
Chapter 10 Homework
Due 8/1 at 11:59pm:
Week 4 Extra Credit
Due 8/2 at 11:59pm:
Week 5 Extra Credit
8/3 Ch. 11: Sections 11.1, 11.3-11.4
Ch. 17: Sections 17.1-17.7
MIDTERM EXAM
Physical Properties of Solutions
Kinetics
Due 8/3 at 10pm:
Midterm Exam (U20) (Remotely Proctored)
Due 8/3 at 11:59pm:
Week 6 - Extra Credit - Midterm Exam Wrapper
Due 8/4 at 11:59pm:
Chapter 11 Quiz
Lab 6 - Freezing Point Depression
Chapter 11 - Part 1 Homework
Chapter 11 - Part 2 Homework
Due 8/5 at 11:59pm:
Week 7 Extra Credit
Due 8/7 at 11:59pm:
Chapter 17 Quiz
Lab 7 - Osmotic Pressure
Chapter 17 - Part 1 Homework
Chapter 17 - Part 2 Homework
Due 8/8 at 11:59pm:
Week 8 Extra Credit
Due 8/9 at 11:59pm:
Chapter 13 - Part 1 Homework
Week 9 Extra Credit
8/10 Ch. 13: Sections 13.1-13.4 Chemical Equilibrium
FINAL EXAM
Due 8/10 at 11:59pm:
Week 10 Extra Credit
Due 8/11 at 11:59pm:
Chapter 13 Quiz
Lab 8 - Iodine Clock
Chapter 13 - Part 2 Homework
Due 8/13 at 10pm:
Final Exam (U20) (Remotely Proctored)

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.