Humboldt State University ® Department of Chemistry

Richard A. Paselk

Chem 109
General Chemistry

Section 1 (crn 22246); MWF 0900-0950 SciB 135

Discussion & Laboratory - Spring 2015

Office: SA558
Office Hours: MT 1300–1350; WF 1000–1050; W 1100–1150; 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/)

Chem 109 Laboratory Safety and Regulations

HSU Environmental Health & Safety

MSDS's on-line

Chem 109 Equipment List - see my Chem 109 Moodle site

Tentative Discussion/Laboratory Schedule

Check this page WEEKLY for Discussion topics, Quiz topics etc.!

 
Week

Discussion/Exercise
Laboratory Quiz
1 (1/19-23) No Discussion first week due to Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

Check-in/Laboratory; LA – Lab Measurements (Discussion Manual - LA & PS-A)

*Bring your lab manual & Goggles to lab!*

Safety Quiz
2 (1/26-30)

Chap 1 homework - significant figures, exponential notation, solving problems with dimensional analysis.

LC – Determination of Density

Q1/Sig figs; Dimen Anal
3 (2/2-2/6) Discussion Study Module 2 & Module 3 (Nomenclature; Atomic Structure); Chap 2 & Chap 3.1-3.2 homework.

LF – Estimation of Avogadro's Number

Q2/Naming Cmpds; Atom Structure
4 (2/9-13) Discussion Study Module 4 & Module 5a (moles-reaction stoichiometry); Chap 3.3-3.10 homework.

LD – Gravimetric Analysis

NO Quiz—Exam Friday
5 (2/16-20) Discussion Study Module 6 & Module 7 (Net ionic reactions - precipitation, acid/base; Redox balancing by half-reactions) Chap 4 homework

LB – Vitamin C Analysis

Q3/Net Ion Rxn; redox bal. (acid only)
6 (2/23-2/27) Discussion Study Module 9 (oxidation numbers) & Module 10 (Molarity and Dilution Problems)

LS – Ionic Reactions and Net Ionic Equations

Q4/Oxidation Num.; Molarity
7 (3/2-6) Discussion Study Module 11 (gases and gas law problems) Chap 5 homework

LH – Gas Laws

Q5/Gas Prob., Partial P.
8 (3/9-13)

Discussion Study Module 12 (calorimetry, Hess Law problems) Chap 6 homework

**LI – Molar Volume of Oxygen–15 Points**

NO Quiz—Exam Friday
9 (3/16-20)

Spring Break—March 16–20

10 (3/23-27) Discussion Study Module 13 (energy & light); Discussion Study Module 14 (Quantum numbers, problems 1–4) Chapter 7 homework for Quantum Numbers (QN)

LG – Thermochemistry of a Reaction in Solution

Q6/Light vs. Energy
11 (3/30-4/3)

Discussion cancelled due to Cesar Chavez Holiday

Discussion Study Module 14 (Electronic configurations, problems 5–8) Chapter 7 homework for electronic configurations. Do on your own.

LM – Absorption Spectrophotometry

Q7/Electronic structure of atoms and Periodicity; Quantum Numbers
12 (4/6-10)

Discussion Study Module 15 (Lewis Structures) Lab Manual - PS-G.

**LR – Acid-Base Titration (Part 2)–15 Points**

Q8/Lewis Structures & Mol. Geom.
13 (4/13-17) Module 16 (VSEPR Theory and Polarity) Molecular Geometry - Lab Manual - LN.

**LJ – Analysis of a Zin-Al Alloy–15 Points**

NO Quiz—Exam Friday
14 (4/20-24) Discussion Study Module 17 (Hybrid Molecular Orbitals)

LO – Synthesis of Potassium Trioxalatoferrate

Q9/ Orbitals and Bonding
15 (4/27-5/1) Discussion Study Module 19 (Colligative Properties) Chapter 11.4-11.7 along with relevant Homework Problems on Schedule and Chapter 10 problems 33–39, p 488d & 93–97, p 492.

LQ – Molecular Mass by Freezing-Point Depression

Q10/Colligative properties, Concentration.
16 (5/4-8) Discussion—Review for Final Exam

Lab Drawer Check-out: there is a minimum charge of $25 for not checking out!

Q11/ Inter. Molec Forces/bonds; Heating/Cooling Prob
 

** Graded Lab–report due at end of Period! Students work independently, NO COLLABORATION or HELP FROM INSTRUCTOR ALLOWED once lab begins!

 


Schedule

home "refractometer" icon

C109 Home

lecture "spectroscope" icon

C109 Lecture Notes

© R A Paselk

Last modified 8 January 2015