Chemistry 151 Schedule Sections 1 and 2 Spring 2018

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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: Chemistry: A Molecular Approach, Nivaldo J. Tro; Pearson Prentice Hall, 4th Edition, 2017


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An introduction to ALEKS can be downloaded here, and the list of the topics covered during the semester is here.

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SI Leaders: Section 1 (9:10 a.m. class): William Robinson

Section 2 (11:30 a.m. class): Amber Mills

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Recitation: Wednesdays 3:00 - 3:50 p.m. in room 502 and Thursdays 5:00 - 5:50 p.m. in room 212

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Monday Class Wednesday Class Friday Class
Week 1
1/15-19

No Class - MLK Holiday

Introduction

Read Chapter 1, Sections 1.1-1.5 (will not be covered in class)

Please watch pre-lecture video before today's class. Link: Units of Measurements

Lecture: Measurements and Problem Solving (Chapter 1, Sections 6-8)

ALEKS Prerequisite Review due Sunday night before midnight

Week 2
1/22-26

Pre-lecture links for today's class:
Please watch this video on Reliability of Measurements

Lecture:  Measurements and Problem Solving (Chapter 1, Sections 6-8)

iClickers must be brought to class every day starting today.

You must register your clicker in BbLearn

Pre-lecture links for today's class:
Please watch this video on Matter, Atoms, Ions and Atomic Mass
. Also please watch this video from the textbook on Subatomic Particles and Isotopes, as well as Worked Examples on (1) Isotopes and (2) Calculating the Atomic Mass of an Element

Lecture:  Atoms and Elements (Chapter 2)

Thursday is last day to drop class

Pre-lecture links for today's class:
Please watch videos on: The Mole Concept, a Worked Example on Moles and
Molecules and Compounds.

Lecture:  The Mole Concept (Chapter 2, Section 9); Molecules and Compounds (Chapter 3, Sections 1-4)

ALEKS Objective due tonight before midnight
Week 3
1/29-2/2

Pre-lecture links for today's class:
Please watch these videos on naming 1. Ionic Compounds and 2. Molecular Compounds. There are also two worked example videos: 
Example 3.3 and Example 3.11

Lecture:  Naming Compounds (Chapter 3, Sections 5-7)

Please watch this pre-lecture video before today's class: Moles of Compounds and Percent Composition.

Lecture:  Moles of Compounds and Percent Composition (Chapter 3, Sections 8-9)

ALEKS Objective due tonight before midnight, followed by Knowledge Check and Open Pie period

Pre-lecture links for today's class:
Please watch this video on
Calculating Formulas of Compounds.
Also watch: Worked Example 3.18 from textbook

Lecture:  Calculating Formulas (Chapter 3,
Section 10)

Week 4
2/5-9

Pre-lecture links for today's class:
Please watch these videos on Balancing Equations and
Stoichiometry as well as Worked Example 3.23 and Worked Example 4.1.

Lecture:  Writing and Balancing Chemical Equations (Chapter 3, Section 11); Stoichiometry (Chapter 4, Section 2)

PhET Stoichiometry Simulation


Pre-lecture links for today's class:
Please watch this video on Limiting Reactants and Yields of Reactions as well as Worked Example 4.3.

Lecture:  Limiting Reactant (Chapter 4, Section 3)

ALEKS Objective due tonight before midnight

Pre-lecture video:
 Aqueous Solutions and Solubility Rules

Lecture: Types of Aqueous Solutions and Solubility Rules (Chapter 4, Section 5)

Week 5
2/12-16

Pre-lecture links for today's class:
Please watch this video on Reactions in Solution as well as Worked Example 4.10. Then watch this video on Net Ionic Equations.

Lecture:  Precipitation Reactions and Net Ionic Equations (Chapter 4, Sections 6-7)

Review for Exam 1

ALEKS Objective due tonight before midnight, followed by Knowledge Check and Open Pie period

Key to review problems for Exam 1

EXAM 1

Learning goals for the first exam

An old exam can be viewed on BbLearn

Answers to old exam

Week 6
2/19-23

Pre-lecture links for today's class:
Please watch this video on

Solution Concentrations. Also please watch: Worked Example 4.5 from textbook

Lecture:  Solution Concentrations (Chapter 4, Section 4)


Pre-lecture links for today's class:
Re-watch the video on Reactions in Solution and watch this video on Acid-Base reactions.

Lecture:  Acid-Base and Redox Reactions (Chapter 4, Sections 8-9)

ALEKS Objective due tonight before midnight

Pre-lecture links for today's class:
Introduction to Thermochemistry: Please watch this video and also this video on the 1st Law of Thermodynamics.

Lecture:  Thermochemistry (Chapter 6)

Week 7
2/26-3/2

Pre-lecture links for today's class:
Please watch this video on Measuring Heat and this example.

Lecture:  Measuring Heat (Chapter 6, Section 4)

Pre-lecture links for today's class:
Please watch videos on
Enthalpy of Reactions and Enthalpy calculations and Calorimetry as well as these examples on Stoichiometry involving H and Calorimetry.

Lecture:  Enthalpy, Thermochemical Equations and Calorimetry (Chapter 6, Sections 5-8)

ALEKS Objective due tonight before midnight, followed by Knowledge Check and Open Pie period

Pre-lecture links for today's class:
Please watch this video on Calculating Enthalpies of Reaction as well as this example on Calculating 
Hrxn fromHf values.

Lecture:  Hess's Law and Enthalpies of Formation (Chapter 6, Sections 8-9)

Week 8
3/5-9

Pre-lecture links for today's class:
Please watch this video on Waves and Electromagnetic Radiation and this video on the Photoelectric Effect. Here are some worked examples on Types of Electromagnetic Radiation and Photon Energy

Lecture:  Quantum Theory: Waves and Electromagnetic Radiation (Chapter 7, Section 2)

Pre-lecture links for today's class:
Please watch this video on Atomic Spectra
and this worked example.

Lecture:  Quantum Theory: Atomic Spectra (Chapter 7, Section 3)

ALEKS Objective due tonight before midnight

Pre-lecture links for today's class:
Please watch these videos on The Wave Nature of Matter and Quantum Mechanics and the Atom and this Worked Example

Lecture:  Quantum Theory (Chapter 7, Sections 4-6)

Week 9
3/12-16

Pre-lecture links for today's class:
Please watch these videos on 
electron configurations of atoms: 1. this video, 2. this video and 3. this example.

Lecture:  Electron Configurations (Chapter 8, Sections 3-4)

Pre-lecture video:  Worked example of writing electron configurations for ions.

Lecture:  Electron Configurations (Chapter 8, Sections 3-4)

Review for Exam 2

ALEKS Objective due tonight before midnight, followed by Knowledge Check and Open Pie period

Key to review problems for Exam 2

EXAM 2

Learning goals for the second exam

An old exam can be viewed on BbLearn

Answers to old exam


3/19-23

SPRING BREAK (ALEKS will be in Open Pie)

Week 10
3/26-30


Pre-lecture links for today's class:
Please watch this video on the size of atoms and this example.

Lecture: Periodic Trends (Chapter 8, Sections 6-8)

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

Pre-lecture links for today's class:
Please watch 1. this video on Lewis Theory and 2. this video on Drawing Lewis Structures as well as 3. This example and 4. This example

Lecture: Periodic Trends (Chapter 8, Sections 6-8)

Lecture:  Chemical Bonding (Chapter 9)

ALEKS Objective due tonight before midnight

Pre-lecture links for today's class:
Please watch videos on 1.  Electronegativity and Polar Bonds and 2. Resonance and Formal Charge as well as 3. This example on resonance structures and 4. This example on formal charges

Lecture:  Electronegativity and Polar Bonds; Drawing Lewis Structures of Molecules;  (Chapter 9, Sections 5-7)

Week 11
4/2-6

Pre-lecture links for today's class:
Please watch this video on Exceptions to the Octet Rule and this example

Lecture:  Resonance Structures; Formal Charge; Expanded Octets (Chapter 9, Sections 8-9)

Pre-lecture links for today's class:
Please watch this video on Bond Lengths and Energies, this example of a H calculation from bond energies and
this introduction to shapes of molecules (VSEPR).

Lecture: Bond Lengths and Energies (Chapter 9, Section 10); Shapes of Molecules (VSEPR) (Chapter 10, Section 2)

ALEKS Objective due tonight before midnight

Pre-lecture links for today's class:
Please watch this video on VSEPR, as well as this example on molecular shapes and this example on polarity of molecules.

Lecture:  Shapes and Polarity of Molecules (Chapter 10, Sections 2-5)

Week 12
4/9-13

Pre-lecture links for today's class:
Please watch 1. this video on Valence Bond Theory, 2. this video on Hybrid Orbitals and 3. this video on Sigma and Pi Bonds

Lecture:  Valence Bond Theory (Chapter 10, Sections 6-7)

Pre-lecture links for today's class: Please watch 1. this video on the Gas Laws, 2. an example of a calculation using PV=nRT and 3. this video with more on Gases. Here are also some examples on calculating the molar mass of a gas and gas density.

Lecture: Gases (Chapter 5)

ALEKS Objective due tonight before midnight, followed by Knowledge Check and Open Pie period

Pre-lecture links for today's class:
Please
watch 1.
this video on Gas Mixtures and Partial Pressures, 2. this video on Partial Pressures and Gas Stoichiometry and 3. this worked example of a gas stoichiometry calculation.

Lecture: Gases (Chapter 5)

Week 13
4/16-20

Pre-lecture links for today's class:
Please watch 1. this video and 2. this video on the
Kinetic Molecular Theory of Gases.

Lecture:  Gases (Chapter 5)

Please watch this video on Intermolecular Forces and these examples on Dipole-Dipole Forces and Hydrogen Bonding

Lecture:  Intermolecular forces (Chapter 11)

ALEKS Objective due tonight before midnight

Pre-lecture links for today's class:
Please watch this video on Vapor Pressure and this video on Properties of Liquids

Lecture:  Intermolecular forces (Chapter 11)

Week 14
4/23-27

Pre-lecture links for today's class:
Please watch this introduction to phase changes, this video on a Heating Curve, this video on Phase Diagrams and an example of a calculation using ∆Hvap.

Lecture:  Intermolecular forces (Chapter 11)

Review for Exam 3

 ALEKS Objective due tonight before midnight, followed by Knowledge Check and Open Pie period

Key to review problems for Exam 3

EXAM 3

Learning goals for the third exam

An old exam can be viewed on BbLearn

Answers to old exam

Week 15
4/30-5/4

Pre-lecture links for today's class:
Please watch this video on solutions and "like dissolves like" and this video on concentration units.

Lecture:  Solutions (Chapter 13)

ALEKS will be in Open Pie all week. Your pie (including Chapter 13 topics) must be completed before the final exam.

Pre-lecture links for today's class:
Please watch this video on Colligative Properties. Here is an example of a colligative properties calculation.
Here are also examples of calculating concentration units and unit conversions.

Lecture:  Colligative Properties (Chapter 13, Sections 6-7)

Lecture:  Solutions (Chapter 13)

Review for Final Exam

Finals Week

Final Exam:  Tuesday May 8th, 10:00 a.m. 12:00 noon.

Location: Section 1 (9:10 a.m. class): Wettaw Building (#88) Room 130
Section 2 (11:30 a.m. class)
: Science Annex (#20) Room 106

Final Review Session: Sunday May 6th, 3:00 p.m. SHB Room 105

Link for information about the final (sample equation sheet, practice exams, review session times, etc...)