Humboldt State University ® Department of Chemistry

Richard A. Paselk

Chem 109
General Chemistry

Section 1; MWF 0900-0950 SCIB 135

Schedule - Spring 2011

Subject to change WEEKLY - see Discussion column

Office: SA560a
Office Hours: MTWF 1000-1050; W 1400-1450; other times by appointment
Phone: x 5719
Home: 822-1116
e-mail: rap1@humboldt.edu

Syllabus: See General Chemistry on my Web Page (http://users.humboldt.edu/rpaselk/)

* You will find that I do not necessarily follow your text's order of presentation within or among chapters. IT IS UP TO YOU TO WINNOW THROUGH THE TEXT AND FIND THE APPROPRIATE READING MATERIALS WITHIN THE CITED CHAPTERS OF ZUMDZAHL!
**Note the Due Dates, you must complete the OWL assignments by these dates to recieve credit!
§ New text problem assignments may be added weekly for the following week's quiz topic.

Week Topic Text*   OWL: Zumdahl Chap.; Due Date** Discussion Module/Topic§ Quiz
1 (1/17-21)

17 January-Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday-Campus Closed

None
No Quiz
  Introduction; What is Chemistry? Chap1   Chem Readiness (Chap 0); 1/23    
Measurements, Units, and Calculations. Chap1   Chap 1; 1/23
Atoms & Atomic Theory. Chap 2    
2 (1/24-28) The Nuclear Atom: Isotopes, Atomic Mass & Periodicity; Molecules & Ions. Chap 2   Chap 2; 1/30 OWL 1.3d; 1.5a-1.5d(Lab Measurements and Sig.Figures - Discussion Manual - LA & PS-A)
1/Sig figs
Introduction to Stoichiometry. Chap 3    
3 (1/31-1-4) Formula and Reaction Stoichiometry. Chap 3   Chap 3; 2/6

Module 2 (Atomic Structure) & Module 3 (Nomenclature)

Zumdahl p 72: 59 & 60; 63–78

2/Naming Cmpds; Atomic Structure
Reaction Stoichiometry. Chap 3    
4 (2/7-11) Water, Aqueous Solutions, Electrolytes, & Aqueous Reactions. Chap 4; 18.1   Chap 4; 2/13

Module 4 & Module 5a (moles-Rxn Stoich.)

Zumdahl p 120: 53-58, 63; p 123: 99-101, 103, 104.

3/Stoich.; Rxn Stoich. (No Limit Prob.)
Solution Stoichiometry. Chap 4    
5 (2/14-18) Gases and Gas Laws; The Ideal Gas Law. Chap 5   Chap 5; 2/20

Module 6 & Module 7 (Net ionic reactions - precipitation, acid/base; Redox balancing by half-reactions) See also Zumdahl Chap 18.1 pp 817-22.

Zumdahl p 173-4: 45-48, 65, 66; p 862: 29 & 30.

4/Net Ion & redox balancing in acid only
Gas Stoichiometry; The Kinetic Molecular Theory of Gases; Real Gases. Chap 5    
6 (2/21-25) Introduction to Thermochemistry; Calorimetry; Hess's Law & Standard Enthalpies. Chap 6    

Module 9 (oxidation numbers) & Module 10 (gases and gas law problems 1-5)

Zumdahl p 175: 79–82; p 226-7: 49-52.

5/Oxidation Num.; Gas prob.

Exam I: Friday, February 25

     
7 (2/28-3/4) Electromagnetic Radiation. & Atomic Structure; Quantum Models of the Atom; Quantum Numbers. Chap 7   Chap 6; 3/7

Lecture Notes 15 & 16 (Partial P and Graham's Laws)

Zumdahl Ex 5.18, p 204, p 229: 87-89; Ex.5.20, p213, p 230, 103-106

6/Gases: Graham's Law & Partial P. prob.
8 (3/7-11) Atomic Properties & Chemical Periodicity. Chap 7 Chap 7; 3/13

Module 11(Thermochemistry)

Zumdahl p 277, 49-54; p 278-9, 69-72

7/ Calorimetry/heat capacity; Hess's Law.
9 (3/14-18)

Spring Break

10 (3/21-25) Chemical Bonding; Electronegativity; Chap 8   Chap 8; 4/6

Module 12 (Energy & Light) & Module 13, 1–4 (Quantum Numbers )

Zumdahl p 330–31: 37-40, 49–52; p 332, 67–70, 75, 76, 89, 90.

8/Light vs. Energy; Quantum Numbers
11 (3/28-4/1) Covalent Bonding: Lewis Structures ; VSEPR Theory and Molecular Geometry; Polarity.      

Module 13, 5–8 (electronic structure of atoms)

Zumdahl p 330: 12, 28; p 332: 77-86; p 333: 99-104; p 394: 27-30, 35, 36.

9/Periodic Table; Periodicity & Atomic (electronic) Structure
Thursday, 31 March -Cesar Chavez Holiday-Campus Closed Lab cancelled due to Cesar Chavez Holiday  

Exam II: Friday, April 1

       
         
12 (4/4-8) Introduction to Liquids and Solids.; Weak Bonds; Vapor Pressure; Solids & Crystals. Chap 10   Chap 10; 4/13

Module 14 (Lewis Structures) Discussion Manual - PS-G; Do Problems on your own - complete before Molecular Geometry discussion week 12! Module 15 (VSEPR Theory and Polarity) Molecular Geometry - Discussion Manual - LN.

10/Lewis Structures & Mol. Geom.
Solutions & Solubility; Colligative Properties. Chap 11   Chap 11: 4/20
           
13 (4/11-15) Chemical Kinetics - Rate Laws and Reaction Order. Collision Theory; Reaction Progress Diagrams. Chap 12   Chap 12: 4/27

OWL 10.8r (tutorial), 10.8s

Zumdahl p 488: 33–40; 492: 93–98

11/ Inter. Molec Forces/bonds; Heating/Cooling Prob.
       
           
14 (4/18-22) Introduction to Chemical Equilibrium: Gaseous & Heterogeneous Systems. Chap 13   Chap 13: 5/4

Module 17 (Colligative Properties)

Zumdahl p 534: 65-70, 73, 74 79-82

12/Colligative properties, Concentration.
Acids & Bases.; pH Chap 14    
           
15 (4/25-29) Weak Acid Equilibria & Buffers; Acid-Base behavior of Salts. Chap 14   Chap 14: 5/4

Module 18 (Chemical Equilibrium)

Zumdahl p 632-3: 43-48, 51-54, 63-68

13/Le Chat. Prin.; Chem. Equilibrium Problems
Polyprotic Acids; Lewis Acids. Chap 14      
           
16 (5/2-6) Acid-Base Equilibria & Buffers; Titration Curves; Indicators. Chap 15   Chap 15: 5/11

Module 20 (pH and Buffer problems)

Zumdahl p 737: 27, 28, 31–34

14/ Acids & bases; pH & Buffer problems

17 (5/9-13)

Final Exam: Monday, May 9, 0800-0950


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