Humboldt State University ® Department of Chemistry

Richard A. Paselk

Chem 109
General Chemistry

Section 3; MWF 1500-1550 SCIA 564

Schedule - Spring 2013

Subject to change WEEKLY - see Discussion column

Office: SA560a
Office Hours: MWTr 1000-1050; WF 1100-1150; other times by appointment
Phone: x 5719
Home: 822-1116
e-mail: rap1@humboldt.edu

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

Discussion/Laboratory: See also 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!

Week Topic Text* Suggested End of Chapter Problems (do odd#) OWL: Zumdahl Chap.; Due Date** Quiz (see Discussion)
1 (1/21-25)

Monday, 21 January-Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday-Campus Closed

No Quiz
Syllabus; Introduction; What is Chemistry? Chap1 29–41, 47–63, 73–81 Chem Readiness (Chap 0); 1/27  
Measurements, Units, and Calculations. Chap1   Chap 1; 1/27  
2 (1/28-2/1) Atoms & Atomic Theory. The Nuclear Atom: Isotopes, Chap 2 41–59 Chap 2; 2/10 Q1/Sig figs
3 (2/4-2/8) Introduction to Periodicity; Molecules & Ions. Chap 2 63–77   Q2/Chem Names; Atom Structure
Introduction to Stoichiometry. Chap 3 33–77 Chap 3; 2/17
Formula and Reaction Stoichiometry. Chap 3 81–85, 93–111  
4 (2/11-15) Reaction Stoichiometry, cont. Chap 3     Q3/Stoich.; Rxn Stoich.
Water, Aqueous Solutions, Electrolytes, & Aqueous Reactions. Chap 4 27–51, 55–59 Chap 4; 2/24
5 (2/18-22) Solution Stoichiometry. Chap 4 (18.1) 65–77, 79–83   Q4/Net Ionic; Redox balancing in acid only
Gases and Gas Laws; Chap 5 41–61  
6 (2/25-3/1) The Ideal Gas Law. Chap 5

63–81

Chap 5; 3/3 Q5/Oxidation Num.; Molarity
Gas Stoichiometry; The Kinetic Molecular Theory of Gases; Real Gases. 99–103

Exam I: Friday, March 1

Chap 1–4    
7 (3/4-8) Introduction to Thermochemistry; Calorimetry; Hess's Law & Standard Enthalpies. Chap 6

23–33, 41–61,

 67–83
Chap 6; 3/10 Q6/Gas Prob., Partial P.
8 (3/11-15) Electromagnetic Radiation. & Atomic Structure; Quantum Models of the Atom; Quantum Numbers. Atomic Properties & Chemical Periodicity. Chap 7 37–117 Chap 7; 3/17 Q7/ Calorimetry/heat capacity; Hess's Law.
9 (3/18-22)

Spring Break

10 (3/25-29) Chemical Bonding; Electronegativity; Covalent Bonding: Lewis Structures ; VSEPR Theory and Molecular Geometry; Polarity. Chap 8 27–55, 63–101, 103–115 Chap 8; 3/31 Q8/Light vs. Energy; Quantum Numbers
11 (4/1-4/5) Monday, 1 April – Cesar Chavez Holiday-Campus Closed No Quiz
Introduction to Liquids and Solids.; Weak Bonds; Vapor Pressure. Chap 10 35–39 Chap 10 (skip 10.4 & .5); 4/14

Exam II: Friday, April 5

Chap 5–8      
12 (4/8-12) Solids & Crystals, Phase Diagrams Chap 10 89–97   Q9/Lewis Structures & Mol. Geom.
Solutions & Solubility; Colligative Properties. Chap 11 29–37, 43–47, 51–55, 65–81 Chap 11: 4/21
13 (4/15-20) Introduction to Chemical Equilibrium: Gaseous & Heterogeneous Systems. Chap 13 21–69 (skip 49 & 55), 63 –69 Chap 13: 4/28 Q10/ Inter. Molec Forces/bonds; Heating/Cooling Prob.
14 (4/22-27) Acids & Bases.; pH; Weak Acid Equilibria & Buffers; Acid-Base behavior of Salts. Chap 14 33–67 (skip 45) Chap 14: 5/5 Q11/Colligative properties, Concentration.
15 (4/29-5/3) Polyprotic Acids; Lewis Acids. Chap 14 75–97   Q12/Le Chat. Prin.; Chem. Equilibrium Problems
Acid-Base Equilibria & Buffers Chap 15

15, 17, 21, 23, 27, 31, 37, 41, 45

Chap 15: 5/12  
16 (5/6-10) Acid-Base Equilibria & Buffers, cont.; Titration Curves; Indicators. Chap 15 49–57   Q13/ Acids & bases; pH & Buffer problems

17 (5/13-18)

Final Exam (comprehensive): 1500-1650 Monday 13 May


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