Chemistry 151 Schedule Sections 1 and 2 Spring 2017

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This is the schedule for the class this semester. It will be updated regularly, so please check back often. The schedule will contain planned topics to be covered each week in class, dates of all tests, links to pre-lectures and other sites that may be useful to you, and other important information regarding the class.
Textbook: General Chemistry Vining, Young, Day and Botch, Cengage Learning, 2016   Click here to purchase a paper copy of the textbook.

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SI Leaders: Section 1 (9:10 a.m. class): Amber Mills

Section 2 (11:30 a.m. class): Emily Borsom

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Recitation: Thursdays 4:00 - 4:50 p.m. and 5:00 - 5:50 p.m. in room 212

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Monday Class Wednesday Class Friday Class
Week 1
1/16-20

No Class - MLK Holiday

Introduction

Read Chapter 1, Sections 1.1-1.2 (will not be covered in class)

Before today's class: Read Sections 1.1-4 and watch this video on Units, Measurements and Significant Figures. Also complete MindTap reading assignments for Sections 1.2b and 1.3a

Lecture: Units and Measurements (Chapter 1, Sections 3 - 4)

Week 2
1/23-27

Before today's class: Complete MindTap reading assignments 1.3b-c and 1.4a as well as the "1 Introduction and Quick Prep" by Sunday night.
No video for today's class.

Lecture: Units and Measurements (Chapter 1, Sections 3 - 4)

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Before today's class: Read Sections 2.1-2 and watch this video on Atoms. Also complete MindTap reading assignments 2.1a-b are due Tuesday night.

Lecture: Atoms and The Periodic Table (Chapter 2, Sections 1-2)

Thursday is last day to drop class


Before today's class: Read Section 2.3 and watch this video on Covalent Compounds. MindTap reading assignments 2.1c, 2.3b and 2.3d as well as Mastery assignments 1.3-4 are due Thursday night.

Quiz 1 due on MindTap Friday night (11:55 pm)

Lecture: Covalent Compounds (Chapter 2, Section 3)

Week 3
1/30-2/3

Before today's class: Read Section 2.4 and watch this video on Ionic Compounds. MindTap reading assignments 2.4a, 2.4c, 2.4e are due Sunday night.

Lecture:  Naming Ionic Compounds, (Chapter 2, Section 4)

Before today's class: Read Section 3.1 and watch this video on Moles. MindTap reading assignments 2.4d and 3.1a due Tuesday night.

Lecture:  Moles (Chapter 3, Section 1)

Key to Names/Formulas problems

Before today's class: Read Section 3.2 and watch this video on Compound Formulas. MindTap reading assignments 3.1b, 3.2a and 3.2b as well as Mastery assignments 2.1 and 2.3-4 are due Thursday night.

Quiz 2 due on MindTap Friday night (11:55 pm)

Lecture:  Percent Composition and Calculating Formulas of Compounds (Chapter 3, Section 2)

Week 4
2/6-10


Before today's class: Read Section 3.3 and watch two video lectures on Balancing Equations and on Stoichiometry. MindTap reading assignments 3.2c, 3.2d, 3.3a, 3.3b are due Sunday night.

Lecture:  Balancing Chemical Equations and Stoichiometry (Chapter 3, Section 3)

PhET Stoichiometry Simulation


Before today's class: Read Section 3.4 and watch this video on Limiting Reactants and Yields. MindTap reading assignments 3.3c and 3.4a due Tuesday night.

Lecture:  Stoichiometry and Limiting Reactants (Chapter 3, Section 4)


Before today's class: Read Section 4.2 and watch this video on Aqueous Solutions. MindTap reading assignments 3.4b, 4.2a and 4.2b as well as Mastery assignments 3.1-3 are due Thursday night.

Quiz 3 due on MindTap Friday night (11:55 pm)

Lecture:  Aqueous Solutions and Solubility (Chapter 4, Section 2)

Week 5
2/13-17


Before today's class: Read Sections 4.1 and 4.3 and watch two videos on Precipitation Reactions and Acid-Base Reactions. MindTap reading assignment 4.1b is due Sunday night.

Lecture:  Reactions in Aqueous Solution (Chapter 4, Sections 1 and 3)

Before today's class: MindTap reading assignments 4.3a-c are due Tuesday night.

Finish Reactions in Aqueous Solution and Review for Exam 1

Key to review problems for Exam 1

Before the exam: Mastery assignments 3.4 and 4.1-3 are due Thursday night

EXAM 1

Learning goals for the first exam

An old exam can be viewed on BbLearn

Answers to old exam

Week 6
2/20-24

Before today's class: Read Section 4.5 and watch this video on Solution Concentration. MindTap reading assignment 4.5a is due Sunday night.

Lecture:  Concentration of Solutions (Chapter 4, Section 5a-b)

Before today's class: Watch this video on Solution Stoichiometry and Titrations. MindTap reading assignments 4.5b-d are due Tuesday night.

Lecture:  Solution Stoichiometry and Titrations (Chapter 4, Section 5c-d)

Before today's class: Read Sections 5.1-2 and watch this introductory video on Thermochemistry. MindTap reading assignments for Sections 5.1 and 5.2 as well as Mastery assignment 4.5 are due Thursday night.

Quiz 4 due on MindTap Friday night (11:55 pm)

Lecture:  Introduction to Thermochemistry (Chapter 5, Sections 1-2)

Week 7
2/27-3/3

Before today's class: Read Section 5.3 and watch this video on Heat Transfer, Temperature Changes and Phase Changes. MindTap reading assignments 5.3a-b are due Sunday night.

Lecture:  Heat Transfer, Temperature Changes and Phase Changes (Chapter 5, Section 3)

Before today's class: Watch this video on Thermochemical Equations. MindTap reading assignments 5.3c, 5.4a and 5.4b are due Tuesday night.

Lecture:  Enthalpy Changes and Chemical Reactions (Chapter 5, Section 4)

Before today's class: Read Sections 5.5-6 and watch this video on Hess's Law and Heats of Formation. MindTap reading assignments 5.4c, 5.5a and 5.6a as well as Mastery assignments 5.2 and 5.3 are due Thursday night.

Quiz 5 due on MindTap Friday night (11:55 pm)

Lecture:  Hess's Law and Standard Heats of Reaction (Chapter 5, Sections 5-6)

Week 8
3/6-10

Before today's class: Read Sections 6.1-2 and watch this video on Waves and Electromagnetic Radiation. MindTap reading assignments 5.6a, 6.1a and 6.2a are due Sunday night.

Lecture:  Waves, Electromagnetic Radiation and Photons (Chapter 6, Sections 1-2)

Before today's class: Read Section 6.3 and watch this video on Atomic Spectra. MindTap reading assignments 6.3a-b are due Tuesday night.

Lecture:  Atomic Spectra and the Bohr Model of the Atom (Chapter 6, Section 3)

Before today's class: Read Sections 6.4-5 and watch this video on Quantum Mechanics and Atomic Orbitals. MindTap reading assignments 6.4a and 6.5 a-b, as well as Mastery assignments 5.4-6 and 6.1-2 are due Thursday night.

Quiz 6 due on MindTap Friday night (11:55 pm)

Lecture:  Quantum Theory and Atomic Orbitals (Chapter 6, Sections 4-5)

3/13-17

SPRING BREAK

Week 9
3/20-24

Before today's class: Read Sections 7.1-3 and watch this video on Electron Configurations. MindTap reading assignments 7.1a, 7.2a and 7.3a-b are due Sunday night.

Lecture:  Electron Configurations (Chapter 7, Sections 1-3)

Before today's class: Read Sections 7.4-5 and watch this video on Periodic Trends. MindTap reading assignments 7.3c-d and 7.4b-d are due Tuesday night.

Lecture: Periodic Trends (Chapter 7, Sections 4-5, in-class lecture on Section 7.5)

Before today's class: Read Sections 8.1-2 and watch this video on Covalent Bonding and Lewis Structures. MindTap reading assignments 7.5a-c and 8.2a as well as Mastery assignments 6.3-5 and 7.2-3 are due Thursday night.

Quiz 7 due on MindTap Friday night (11:55 pm)

Chemical Bonding and Lewis Structures (Chapter 8, Sections 1-2)

Last day to withdraw from classes (drop with a "W")

Week 10
3/27-31

Lecture:  Properties of Bonds (Chapter 8, Section 3)

Review for Exam 2

EXAM 2

Learning goals for the second exam

An old exam can be downloaded from BbLearn


Week 11
4/3-7

Lecture:  Electronegativity, Polar Bonds, Resonance, Formal Charge and Octet Rule Exceptions (Chapter 8, Section 4, in-class lecture on Section 8.2c)

Lecture: VSEPR: Shapes of Molecules (Chapter 8, Section 5)

Quiz 8 due on MindTap Friday night (11:55 pm)

Lecture:  Shapes and Polarity of Molecules (Chapter 8, Sections 5-6)

Week 12
4/10-14


Lecture:  Valence Bond Theory (Chapter 9, Sections 1-3)

Lecture: Valence Bond Theory (Chapter 9, Sections 1-3) and Gases (Chapter 10, Sections 1-3)


Quiz 9 due on MindTap Friday night (11:55 pm)

Lecture:  Gas Mixtures (Chapter 10, Section 4)

Week 13
4/17-21

Lecture:  Kinetic Molecular Theory of Gases (Chapter 10, Section 5)

Lecture:  Types and Relative Strengths of Intermolecular forces (Chapter 11, Sections 4-5)

Quiz 10 due on MindTap Friday night (11:55 pm)

Lecture:  Properties of Liquids (Chapter 11, Sections 1-3)

Week 14
4/24-28

Lecture:  Phase Diagrams (Chapter 12, Section 5)

Review for Exam 3

EXAM 3

Week 15
5/1-5

Lecture:  Solutions: Concentration Units and Factors that Affect Solubility (Chapter 13, Sections 1-3)

Lecture: Colligative Properties (Chapter 13, Section 4)

Quiz 11 due on MindTap Sunday night (11:55 pm)

Lecture:  Solutions (Chapter 13)

Review for Final Exam

Finals Week

Final Exam:  Tuesday May 9th, 10:00 a.m. 12:00 noon. Location: TBA