Chemistry 1474 General Chemistry II Spring 2008
MTWR 9:00 am – 9:50 am, Rm 205 Science Complex
Instructor: Dr. Danny McGuire
Office Hrs: MTWR 10:00-11:00 a.m. or by appointment, Room SC 226C
Textbook: Mandatory: Chemistry: The Central Science, 10th Ed., Brown, LeMay, Bursten
Chemical Education Resource Lab Manual for Chemistry 1364
Prerequisite: Successful completion of General Chemistry I (1364)
Exams/Quizzes: Exam 1, February 21, Thursday
Exam 2, March 27, Thursday
Exam 3, May 1, Thursday
Comprehensive Final Exam, May 9, 8:00 – 10:00 am, Friday
Quizzes will be given every Thursday or Friday toward the end of class (except during exam weeks).
Grading: 3 one-hour exams @ 100 pts each 300 (42.9%)
1 comprehensive final exam @ 200 pts 200 (28.6%)
10 quizzes (drop two lowest) 15 pts each 120 (17.1%)
1 Report (Due Apr. 25 by 5:00 pm) 80 (11.4%)
total possible 700 (100.0%)
Grading Grades will be assigned as follows:
Scale: A: 90-100%; B: 80-89%; C: 70-79%; D: 60-69%; F: <60%
A: 627 pts. B: 557 pts. C: 487 pts. D: 417 pts. F: <417 pts.
No make-up exams or extra assignments will be given to compensate for a poor grade. Only illness, court dates, and University sponsored events are acceptable excuses for missing an exam. You must contact Dr. McGuire in advance if an exam is going to be missed.
Questions about the grading of any assignment should be brought to the instructor within
one week after the assignment is returned.
Drop Policy: Last day to withdraw with an automatic grade of W: Friday, April 11
Last day to withdraw from this course with assigned grade of W or F: Friday, April 25
No I’s will be given for poor performance.
Attendance: Students are expected to attend and be on time to ALL class meetings. Students are responsible for all materials presented in class whether or not they are in attendance.
Studying: It is important to study at home on a regular basis; working problems is the best way to learn chemistry. The instructor will give suggested homework problems during class time. Take advantage of help sessions provided (office hours), but do not allow them to substitute for study time. Finally, lectures will be clearer if you read the chapters before we cover them in class.
Academic Cheating on any exam, quiz or lab report will be regarded as academic dishonesty and
Dishonesty: will be subject to penalties ranging from a zero on a given assignment to a final course grade of F depending on the seriousness of the incident.
Americans w/ Disabilities Act Compliance: If any student feels that he/she has a disability and needs special accommodations, the instructor will work with that student and the Office of the Dean of Students (326 North Shepler; 581-2209), to provide him/her a reasonable and fair opportunity to perform in this class. Please advise the instructor of any such disability at the end of the first class period.
Tentative Lecture Schedule
Week of Material to Examine
January 14 Chapter 5: Thermochemistry
January 21 Chapter 5: Thermochemistry
No Class on the 21st, MLK Day
January 28 Chapter 13: Properties of Solutions
February 4 Chapter 14: Chemical Kinetics
February 11 Chapter 14: Chemicals Kinetics
Chapter 15: Chemical Equilibrium
February 18 Chapter 15: Chemical Equilibrium
Exam #1: February 21, Thursday (Chapters 5, 13, 14)
February 25 Chapter 16: Acid-Base Equilibria
March 3 Chapter 16: Acid-Base Equilibria
March 10 Chapter 17: Additional Aspects of Aqueous Equilibria
March 17 SPRING BREAK
March 24 Chapter 17: Additional Aspects of Aqueous Equilibria
Chapter 19: Chemical Thermodynamics
Exam #2: March 27, Thursday (Chapters 15, 16, 17)
March 31 Chapter 19: Chemical Thermodynamics
April 7 Chapter 19: Chemical Thermodynamics
April 14 Chapter 20: Electrochemistry
April 21 Chapter 20: Electrochemistry
April 28 Chapter 24: Chemistry of Coordination Compounds
Exam #3: May 1, Thursday (Chapters 19, 20)
May 5 Chapter 24: Chemistry of Coordination Compounds
Final Exam: May 9, 8:00 – 10:00 am Friday
The Chemistry Around You
Chemistry is everywhere. The study of chemistry has increased exponentially in many fields. Much of the advancements in agriculture, petroleum, synthetics, medicine, and engineering are due to the growing knowledge and application of chemistry. A brief list of examples due to the developments in chemistry include environmentally safer pesticides and herbicides, stronger and more durable plastics, longer lasting pain relievers, more durable semi-conductors for computers, better cancer fighting agents, and more efficient chemical catalysts to accomplish many types of reactions.
The purpose of doing this report is to show the student how chemistry is directly impacting his/her life. The requirements of the student are as follows:
1. He/she needs to select a topic which incorporates a specific chemical compound. It may be a sugar substitute, a specific medicine, a catalyst, etc.
2. Submit a paragraph describing the topic by February 7th to be approved by the instructor. If the topic is too broad, an additional week will be given
for refinement. If the topic is not approved, an additional two weeks will be given to find another.
3. After the topic is approved, the student must write a five-page report about the compound of interest. Some ideas that could be incorporated into
the report are:
a. finding the chemical structure of the compound,
b. how is the compound synthesized,
c. what are the side effects of the compound if used medicinally,
d. what are the benefits of using the compound,
e. is the compound environmentally safe,
f. is the compound hazardous in some way.
4. The report must have a cover page listing the title of the report, the name of the course, your name and date, and the instructor’s name. By the way,
the cover page is NOT part of the five required pages.
5. The body of the text is five pages. The font must be 12 point Times New Roman. It is to be double spaced with 1” margins at the top, bottom, and
sides. The pages are to be numbered. Graphs, diagrams, and charts are allowed. Remember to cite them.
6. The citation page will be the last page. The student must use at least two primary sources of information. The two primary sources could be from
journals or monographs. Textbooks are (at best) secondary sources of information. Copies of the cited work will be handed in with report.
7. The internet may be used but not as a primary source. It must be cited correctly and completely. The full address must be given. Be very cautious
about the information obtained from the internet.
8. Grammar is important. It must be well written so get help if necessary.
9. Points given will be based on structure, grammar, and content. The report is due April 25th by 5:00 pm. No extensions in time will be granted. I
will not take late reports. Final drafts of the report will not be handed back.
Example of Citations: Journal Articles
1) Treichel, P. M. and Rosenhein, L. D. "Synthesis of a Metal-Complex of Benzenethiol ;
[Fe(C5H5)(CO)2(PhSH)]BF4 ; and Its Characterization as a Strong Acid", Inorg. Chem. 1981, 20, 942-944.
2) Xao, Z. G., Lavery, M. J., Ayhan, M., Scrofani, S. D. B., Wilce, M. C. J., Guss, J. M., Tregloan, P. A., George,
G. N. and Wedd, A. G. "The Rubredoxin From Clostridium-Pasteurianum : Mutation of the Iron Cysteinyl Ligands
to Serine : Crystal and Molecular-Structures of Oxidized and Dithionite-Treated Forms of the Cys42Ser Mutant",
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1998, 120, 4135-4150.
3) Peris, E., Mata, J. A. and Moliner, V. "IR Spectroscopic Study of Hydrogen Bonding Using a Metal Carbonyl
Probe", J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans. 1999, 3893-3898.
Example of Citations: Books
4) Smith, B. C. Fundamentals of Fourier Transform Infrared Sepctroscopy; CRC Press: New York, 1996.
5) Jeffrey, G. A. An Introduction to Hydrogen Bonding; Oxford University Press: New York, 1997.
Example of Citation: Monograph
6) Montanari, F. and Casella, L. Metalloporphyrins Catalyzed Oxidations; Kluwer Academic Publishers: Norwell,
MA, 1994; Vol. 17.