Chem 124: General Chemistry for the Engineering Disciplines

 

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Course Schedule
 
 

This schedule is an EVOLVING document. It should be used as a guide to the topics we will be studying and the dates for quizzes and exams. As the quarter progresses, items will be added and existing entries will be modified. It is your responsibility to check the syllabus on a regular basis to see what additions and modifications have been made since the schedule will change frequently throughout the quarter.

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Week
Topics
On Your Own (Homework)
Monday
Wednesday
Friday

1

9/23 - 9/27

Some General Chemistry Review

checkmarkThermochemistry and Thermodynamics

 

 checkmarkOnline Survey Take the first day survey in PolyLearn for Chem 124 located in "My Classes" channel when you login to my.calpoly.edu (Due 9/27 by 11:55 pm)

Review Chapters 1-5

checkmarkStart reading Chapter 6 (We will do sections 6.2, 6.3 on Wednesday, and most likely 6.4 and 6.7 on Friday)

checkmarkSkip PV-work p. 244-245 and skip 6.5

 

Relevant sections of text:  

checkmarkCourse Intro and Safety Guidelines

checkmarkSome General Chemistry Review

checkmarkReactions Pre-Lab Activity An alternate copy if you lose your one from class. (Due 9/25 in class)

 

Relevant sections of text: 6.1-6.3

checkmarkEXP 1: Types of Reactions (Due 9/30)

checkmarkReactions Report Form An alternate copy if you lose your one from class or it is too messy.(Due 9/30)

Some helpful links for the Reactions Lab:

Polyatomic Ions

Solubility Rules

Metal Activity Series

Another Metal Activity Series

Gas Law Pre-Lab (Due at the start of class Friday, 9/27)

Relevant sections of text: 6.4, 6.6, and 6.7 (Skip PV-work p. 244-245)

checkmarkEXP 2: Gas Laws (Due in class today) 

checkmarkCh. 6 Lecture Examples (Print this handout for class on Friday to save yourself from writing out the examples. We will work on the first two during lecture Friday and the rest next week.)

2

9/30 - 10/4

 checkmarkThermochemistry and Thermodynamics

checkmarkWorksheet #1 You should have this done now!

checkmarkRead Chapter 11 sections 6 and 7 only!

checkmarkFinish reading chapter 6 (sections 6.6, 6.8, 6.9)

checkmarkStart reading Chapter 17 (sections 2, 3, 4 and 6)

Relevant sections of text: 6.6, 6.7, Chapter 11 sections 6 and 7

Read over the laboratory guidelines (button above) and prepare your pre-lab this week and every week after this.

 checkmarkEXP 3A: Heat Transfer We will do Part 2 only today.

Typing out Equation Options

You can do problems #8, 13-16 after Monday's lecture on Worksheet #1.

Relevant sections of text: Chapter 11 sections 6 and 7, and 6.8 

checkmarkEXP 3B: Heat Transfer We will do Part 1 only today.

Sublimation Report Form Download this form, fill it in (typed) with your answers, then print out the final version to hand in on 10/9. (Typed, due 10/9)

You can do all of the problems on Worksheet #1 now.

Relevant sections of text: 6.8 and 6.9, 17.2-17.4 and 17.6

checkmarkQuiz #1 Bring your non-programmable calculator.

Thermo Examples

Images for Friday's lecture

3

10/7 -10/11

checkmarkThermochemistry and Thermodynamics

checkmarkWorksheet #2 You can do all the problems now and they are ALL relevant for your exam on Friday!

Go over your Quiz #1, start reviewing for your exam!

Relevant sections of text: 17.6 and 17.7

checkmarkEXP 4A: Heat of Combustion We will do the metal + HCl part today and save the metal oxide part for Wednesday.

Images for Monday

Combustion Report Form (Typed, due 10/16)

checkmarkEXP 4B: Heat of Combustion Today we will finish the metal oxide + HCl part and calculations today.

checkmarkEXAM 1

Study Guide for Exam 1

Equations and Constants for Exam 1

Ch. 7 Light Examples

Relevant sections of text: 7.2

4

10/14 - 10/18

 checkmarkNature of the Atom: Spectroscopy, Electrons, and Quantum Numbers

checkmarkWorksheet #3 You can do ALL of these problems now.

Read all of chapter 7. Section 7.3 and 7.5 applies to lab this week.

Start reading Chapter 8 at the end of the week.

Go over Exam 1, FIX your mistakes! Get help on those you still don't understand.

checkmarkWorksheet #4 You can do ALL the problems now.

 

Relevant sections of text: 7.2 and 7.3

checkmarkEXP 5A: Atomic Spectra We will build the box today only. For the pre-lab, you may draw a picture to represent a LOT of the procedure.

Slides for Monday

 

Relevant sections of text: 7.3-7.5

checkmarkEXP 5B: Atomic Spectra Today we will read the spectral lines using your box and work on the calculations.

EXP 5: Report Form (*.docx) (Typed, Due 10/23)

How to Create a Graph in Excel (Mac version)

How to Create a Graph in Excel (PC version)

Slides for Wednesday

checkmarkTake Home Quiz (Corrected version, Due 10/21)

Take Home Quiz KEY(CORRECTED #3d) (Be honest with this assignment. Take it seriously and be honest with your assessment of how you did. That is the point. To learn from our mistakes without the pressure of a in-class quiz!)

Take Home Quiz #1 due 10/21 in class

How to grade your take-home quiz and sample graded quiz

Relevant sections of text: Chapter 7 sections 5 and 6; Chapter 8 section 3

Lecture slides for class on Friday 4 slides per page or 6 slides per page

5

10/21 - 10/25

 checkmarkNature of the Atom: Quantum Numbers

checkmarkPeriodic Properties

 

Finish reading Chapter 8 this week.

Worksheet #5 All of these problems are relevant for your Exam 2!

Relevant sections of text: Chapter 8 sections 3-5

checkmarkTake Home Quiz #1 due

Lecture slides for class on Friday 4 slides per page

Relevant sections of text: Chapter 8 sections 6-8

Periodic Properties - In-class assignment (Due in class)

checkmarkPeriodic Properties Summary (Print this and bring to class. We will fill it in at the end of the assignment)

Relevant sections of text:

checkmarkQuiz #2

Equations and Constants for Quiz #2

6

10/28 - 11/1

checkmarkPeriodic Properties

checkmarkBonding: Metallic, Ionic, and Covalent

checkmarkSolid State Structures

 

Make sure you understand the periodic properties (including the why!)

Reading this week and CAN be on your exam: sections 9.2, 9.3, 9.4 (only the start, pages 362-363), 9.5 (only the start, pages 369-370 up to double and triple bonds), 9.6 and 9.11

Reading this week for Exam 3 and relevant to the lab this week sections: 11.11, and 11.12.

 Relevant sections of text: 8.7, 9.2, 9.3, 9.6, 9.11, and 11.11

 

Relevant sections of text: 11.11

checkmarkEXP 6A: Solid State Sections 1-4.

Solid State Report Form Print out pages 1-3 for your notebook"pre-lab" for Wednesday. Also read sections 1-4 of experiment.

We will continue this lab next week.

Solid State Quick Reference Form (print this if you would like to fill it in for your "notes" on this material)

Relevant sections of text: 11.11  

checkmarkEXAM 2

Study Guide for Exam 2

Same equations and constants as Quiz #2 (in class)

7

11/4 - 11/8

checkmarkBonding: Metallic, Ionic, and Covalent

checkmarkSolid State Structures

Semiconductors

Go over Exam 2, FIX your mistakes! Get help on those you still don't understand.

checkmarkWorksheet #6 You can do ALL of these problems now.

Born Haber Cycle Energy Diagram

Reading update: Band Theory: Section 11.13

Lattice Energy/Born-Haber Cycle: 9.4

Relevant sections of text: 11.12, 9.4, and 11.13

checkmarkEXP 6B: Solid State (continued) Section 5 (Due 11/8)

Print out the remaining pages of the report form above for lab to fill in during class.

Lecture slides for Monday 4 slides per page or 6 slides per page

Relevant sections of text: Chapter 11, section 13 (most of this material will come from your notes)

Relevant sections of text: Chapter 11, section 13 (most of this material will come from your notes)

checkmarkEXP 7: Conductivity

You need a pre-lab for this experiment. There are lots of little parts, but the actual procedures aren't too long. Things like "draw z-diagram of supercondutor." should suffice for some parts. Make sure you have an attempt at a data table too.

Conductivity Report Form (Typed (except for the z-diagrams), Due 11/18)

8

11/11 - 11/15

Bonding Theories

Lewsi structures

Worksheet #7 You can do ALL of these problems now.

Start reviewing for your Exam!

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No Class - Veteran's Day Holiday 

Relevant sections of text: 9.5, 9.7, and 9.9

EXP 7: Conductivity Wrap-up, discussion of results, bring your notebook to compare data

Relevant sections of text: 9.7 and 9.8

Quiz #3

Modeling Lab Background and Instructions Part A We will do this part today. (Due in class)

9

11/18 - 11/22

 

 VSEPR Theory, Molecular Shapes & Properties

Organic Compounds and Their Properties

Lewis Structures: 9.7, 9.8, and 9.9

Bond Energies/Length: 9.10

Worksheet #8 For your exam on Friday, you should do problems 1 (all but polar part), and problems 2-3.

VSEPR Shapes Handout(print this to have in your notes for a summary of all of the possible VSEPR shapes)

Review for your Exam!

 Relevant sections of text: Chapter 10, sections 2-4

Modeling Lab Background and Instructions Part B We will do more of this today. Read before class on Monday, and in particular, play around with the simulator and find the various sections and options beforehand. (Due in class)

Relevant sections of text: Chapter 10, section 5, Chapter 9, section 10, p. 907-909, 920

Modeling Lab Background and Instructions Part C We will do more of this today. (Due in class)

10

11/25- 11/29

 Organic Compounds and Their Properties

Finish worksheet #8 now

Worksheet #9 You can do problems 1, 4, and 5 now.

Relevant sections of text:  

EXP 8A: Organic Lab We will do the pure organic liquid today.(Due in class)

Organic Pre-Lab Help/Tips This handout will help guide what should be in your pre-lab for this experiment.

Thanksgiving Holiday

Turkey

Thanksgiving Holiday

Turkey

 

11

12/2 - 12/6

 Organic Compounds and Their Properties

Worksheet #9

Review for your final! 

Relevant sections of text:

EXP 8B: Organic Lab We will do Qualitative GC today. (Due in class)

Take Home Quiz #2

Take-Home Quiz #2 Key (Last problem corrected)

Take Home Quiz #2 due 12/4 in class

Relevant sections of text:

Take Home Quiz #2 due

Relevant sections of text:

Finals

Final Exam - Wednesday, December 11, 2013 1:10 - 4:10 p.m. You need your EMPL ID.

new banerReview Session: Tuesday, 10:10 - noon in our classroom (open to all 124 students)

new banerOffice Hours: Tuesday, 9 - 11 am with Dr. Heying outside office 304 in Building 180 (open to all 124 students)

new banerReview Session: Wednesday, 10:10 - noon in our classroom with Dr. Neff (open to all 124 students)

new banerStudy Guide for Final Exam

new banerEquations and Constants for Final Exam