Humboldt State University ® Department of Chemistry

Richard A. Paselk

Chem 109
General Chemistry

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

Lecture Schedule - Spring 2015

Subject to change WEEKLY - see Discussion column

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 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 Sapling assignments by these dates to recieve credit!

Week Topic Text* Suggested End of Chapter Problems (do odd#) Sapling: Zumdahl Chap.; Due Date** Quiz (see Discussion)
1 (1/19-23)

Monday, 19 January—Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday-Campus Closed

 
Syllabus; Introduction; What is Chemistry? Measurements, Units, and Calculations. Chap1 27–41, 45–69, 77–87; Problem set A (Lab Man)

Chap 1; 2/2

No Quiz
2 (1/26-30) Atoms & Atomic Theory. The Nuclear Atom: Isotopes, Chap 2 47–67

Chap 2; 2/9

Q1/Sig figs; Dimen Anal
3 (2-2/6) Introduction to Periodicity; Molecules & Ions. Chap 2 71–85; Problem set H (Lab Man)   Q2/Chem Names; Atom Structure
Introduction to Stoichiometry. Formula and Reaction Stoichiometry. Chap 3 37–87, 99–121

Chap 3; 2/16

4 (2/2/9-13) Reaction Stoichiometry, cont. Chap 3     NO Quiz—Exam Friday
Water, Aqueous Solutions, Electrolytes, & Aqueous Reactions. Chap 4 23–51, 55–61

Chap 4; 3/2

 

Exam I: Friday, February 13; Chap 1–3

5 (2/16-20) Solution Stoichiometry. Chap 4 (18.1) 65–87   Q3/Net Ionic; Redox balancing in acid only
6 (2/23-2/27) Gases and Gas Laws; Gas Stoichiometry. Chap 5

43–53, 57-79, 85, 89, 91, 107-111

Chap 5; 3/9

Q4/Oxidation Num.; Molarity
7 (3/2-6) The Kinetic Molecular Theory of Gases; Real Gases. Chap 5

 

  Q5/Gas Prob., Partial P.
  Introduction to Thermochemistry; Calorimetry. Chap 6 25-35, 43-65, 69-85    
8 (3/9-13) Hess's Law & Standard Enthalpies. Chap 6  

Chap 6; 3/16

NO Quiz—Exam Friday
Electromagnetic Radiation. & Atomic Structure; Chap 7      

Exam II: Friday, March 13; Chap 4–6

9 (3/16-20)

Spring Break—March 16–20

10 (3/23-27) Quantum Models of the Atom; Quantum Numbers. Atomic Properties & Chemical Periodicity. Chap 7 39-125

Chap 7; 3/30

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

Tuesday, 31 March – Cesar Chavez Holiday-Campus Closed

Chemical Bonding; Electronegativity; Covalent Bonding: Lewis Structures ; VSEPR Theory and Molecular Geometry. Chap 8 27–57, 65-121

Chap 8; 4/13

Q7/Electronic structure of atoms and Periodicity; Quantum Numbers
12 (4/6-10) VSEPR Theory and Molecular Geometry; Polarity. Chap 8     Q8/Lewis Structures & Mol. Geom.

VSEPR Theory and Molecular Geometry, cont.; Polarity.

Covalent Bonding—Orbitals

Chap 8; 9  

Chap 9; 4/20

13 (4/13-17) Covalent Bonding; Quantum View of Bonding Chap 9     NO Quiz—Exam Friday

Exam III: Friday, April 17; Chap 7–9

14 (4/20-24) Hybrid Orbital Model; Molecular Orbital Model Chap 9  

Chap 9; 5/4

Q9/ Orbitals and Bonding
15 (4/27-5/1) Solutions & Solubility; Colligative Properties. Chap 11 29–37, 43–55, 65–87

Chap 11; 5/4

Q10/Colligative properties, Concentration.
Introduction to Liquids and Solids.; Weak Bonds; Vapor Pressure. Chap 10 35–41, 47-49, 63-69, 91-101    
16 (5/4-8) Solids & Crystals, Phase Diagrams Chap 10  

Chap 10; 5/13

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

17 (5/11-15)

Final Exam (comprehensive): 0800-0950 Monday 11 May


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