1 SYLLABUS Course: General Chemistry II: CHEM-1100
Course: General Chemistry II: CHEM-1100-001
Lecture: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM Tues. & Thurs. in Room 6068
Recitation: 12:00 PM-12:50 PM in Room 3066
Laboratory: 01:00-03:50 PM Wed. in Room 3066
Semester: Spring 2009
Text: General Chemistry. 9th Edition, Chang, 2007
Lab Experiments: Online at: http://www.ccri.edu/chemistry/ then click
on “Faculty and Staff” then “Robert Wirkkala” or from Pipeline click on “Academic
Departments”, then “Chemistry”, then “Faculty and Staff”, then “Robert Wirkkala”
Homework: ChemSkill Builder To purchase the online version go to
http://www.chemskillbuilder.com/ and click on “purchase chemskill
builder” Instructor: Robert Wirkkala Class ID: CHEM 1100 Section ID: 001
Laboratory: Department Approved Safety Glasses, Scientific Calculator,
Knowledge of computer graphing techniques.
Lecture and laboratory: Dr. R. Wirkkala
Introduction: This course is the second semester of General Chemistry for science,
pharmacy, engineering, etc students. The lectures cover the topics kinetics,
equilibrium, acids, bases, thermodynamics, redox reactions, electrochemistry, and
nuclear chemistry. This material covers chapters 13-16, 18, 19, 23 in the text. Three
exams (given during the lecture period) and a cumulative final are given. The lowest
exam grade is dropped.
Weekly quizzes covering current lecture material are given and the lowest quiz grade
dropped. In the one hour recitation the quiz is given, questions answered and the
current experiment discussed.
The lab experiments supplement and coordinate with the lecture topics. There is a
prelab assignment (prestudy) which must be done and handed in the Tuesday before the lab
is done. Points are deducted if late. Lab reports involve filling in the report sheets in the
lab manual, writing a title page, and an abstract page and are due a week after the lab is
done unless otherwise indicated. The lowest prestudy and lab report grades are dropped.
ChemSkill Builder: (online), is required and is worth an exam grade. The assigned topics
must be done online by the due date (day of final exam) for credit (100 points maximum).
The grade is based on overall percent correct of all assigned problems.
Missed exams, quizzes or lab experiments will count as a drop.
Review of Basic Concepts
Chapter 4, Section 4.5, pp 142-148: Molarity
Beer’s Law and Parts per Million calculations
Chemical Kinetics 13.1 to 13.6
Definitions and rate expressions
Nature of reactants and reaction rate
Concentration and temperature effects on reaction rates
Order of reaction and graphing in kinetics
Activation energy and Catalysis
Chemical Equilibrium 14.1 to 14.5
Definition and conditions of equilibrium
Law of Mass Action
The equilibrium constant, Kc and Kp
Le Chatelier's Principle: Factors affecting equilibrium
Calculations and interpretation of Q and K
Exam No. 1 Thursday F eb. 19(Chapts. 13, 14)
Acids and Bases 15.1 to 15.10, 15.12
Water dissociation; acid-base theories
Strong and weak acids and bases
Conjugate acids and bases
The pH scale
Acid/base dissociation constants, Ka and Kb
Hydrolysis; Acidity and Basicity of Salts
Acid-Base and Solubility Equilibria 16.1 to 16.9
Buffer solutions, calculations and preparation
The solubility product constant, Ksp
The common ion effect
The effect of pH on solubility
Exam No. 2 Thursday Mar. 26 (Chapts. 15.1-15.10, 15.12, 16.1-16.9)
Chemical Thermodynamics: Entropy, Free Energy, Equilibrium 18.1 to 18.6
The Three Laws of Thermodynamics
Entropy, definition and calculations
Gibbs free energy, definition and calculations
Spontaneity of physical and chemical processes
Free energy and equilibrium
Electrochemistry 4.4, 4.8, 19.1 to 19.5, 19.8
Chapter 4, Section 4.4, pages 134-137
Oxidation numbers of elements in compounds
Definition of oxidation and reduction
Balancing oxidation-reduction equations
Redox Titrations 4.8: pp 153-155
Standard reduction potentials
Voltaic and electrolytic cells
EMF calculations and Nernst equation
Cell voltage and free energy changes
Cell voltage and equilibrium constants
Nuclear Chemistry 23.1 to 23.6
Nuclear Particles and Radioactivity
Half-life and Dating Techniques
Binding Energy, Fusion, Fission
Kinetics of radioactivity and radiocarbon dating
Exam No. 3 Tuesday April 28 (Chapts 18.1-18.6, 4.4, 4.8, 19.1-19.5, 23.1-23.6)
Comprehensive Final Exam: Week of May 5-8
Exact date and room location will be announced in class.
Copies of old exams I, II, and III with answers are on reserve in the Learning Center.
They may be copied but not taken out of the library. No copies of the final exam are
available. Questions and format are similar to the three regular exams. The final is
worth 200 points.
ChemSkill Builder Homework Assignments
The following sections must be completed online at the chemskill builder website by
the final exam for credit. You may do the problems as many times as you like,
only the highest grade is saved.
Rate Law Equations
First Order Rate Problems
Temperature and Rate
Equilibrium Law and Kc
Gas Equilibrium and Kp
Le Chatelier's Principle
Kw and pH Calculations
Weak Acids and Bases
Common Ion Effect
Solubility Product Equation
Common Ion Effect
Free Energy Changes
Spontaneity of Reactions
Free Energy and Concentration
Identifying Species in Redox Reactions
Determining Oxidation Numbers
Balancing Simple Redox Reactions
Half Reaction Method
Using Redox Potentials
Faraday Law Problems
Nernst Equation Problem
Properties of Radiation
Balancing Nuclear Equations
All sections must be completed by date of final exam for maximum credit.
J an 21
Check-In, Safety Lecture
J an 28
Spectroscopy: Beer's Law
Ca Analysis by EDTA Titration
Ca Analysis by Atomic Absorption
Equilibrium Constant Determination
Le Chatelier's Principle
Group A Cation Analysis
Spring Vacation No Classses
Group B Cation Analysis
pH: Its Measurement and Uses
Enthalpy of Neutralization
Thermodynamics of Borax Dissolution
Fe Analysis by Redox Titration
Prestudies are found at the end of the lab experiments. Prestudies are due in lecture
the Tuesday before the experiment is to be done in the laboratory. Lab Reports are
due a week after they are done unless otherwise indicated. Points are deducted for
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Quizzes are given on Wednesdays in the recitation period.
Exams are given during the lecture period.
Prestudies are due Tuesday in lecture the week of the lab.
Laboratory reports are due the next lab period unless otherwise indicated
No make ups are given on quizzes, exams, prestudies, or labs.
Any items missed count as a drop.
Scientific calculator (with exponential and log functions).
Several No. 2 pencils for exams.
Knowledge of proper graphing techniques or computer graphing programs.
a. Best 10/11 Quizzes......... ….…..100 Points
b. Best 2/3 Exams.........……....…. 200 Points
c. Best 11/12 Prestudies..…...….....110 Points
d. Best 11/12 Lab Reports...….….. 220 Points
e. ChemSkill………….....…….…..100 Points
f. Comprehensive Final Exam……200 Points
Total Maximum Points.......……......930 Points
The lowest quiz, exam, prestudy, and lab report are dropped.
Percent of maximum total points: Grade:
90% -- 100%
80% -- 89%
70% -- 79%
60% -- 69%