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Instructor Info:Dulasiri Amarasiriwardena
Office Extension x5561
TA Info:Katherine Guild
Term: 2014S
Meeting Info: Monday Wednesday Friday
09:00 AM - 10:20 AM Cole Science Center 101
09:00 AM - 10:20 AM Cole Science Center 101
09:00 AM - 10:20 AM Cole Science Center 101
Monday
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM Cole Science Center 2-CHEM
Description:

This is a continuation of Chemistry I: the principles and concepts examined during the previous term will be expanded and applied to more sophisticated systems. Topics will include chemical thermodynamics, nuclear chemistry, chemical equilibrium, acid-base equilibria and their applications, complex ion equilibria, and solubility, oxidation-reduction reactions, electrochemistry, and reaction rates. We will also emphasize application of those chemical principles to environmental, biological, industrial and day-to-day real-life situations. Problem sets will be assigned throughout the semester. The laboratory will consist of two project-based labs and some laboratory exercises. Basic laboratory skills, chemical instrumentation techniques, and the use of computers in the chemistry laboratory will be emphasized. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Chemistry I and its laboratory or instructor permission.

*Writing and Research
*Quantitative Skills

Course Objectives:

We will also put emphasis on application of those chemical principles to environmental, biological, industrial and day-to-day life situations. Problem sets will be assigned throughout the semester. The laboratory will consist of two project-based labs and some laboratory exercises. Basic laboratory skills, chemical instrumentation techniques, and the use of computers in the chemistry laboratory will be emphasized.

EXPECTATIONS: * Problem sets and projects will be assigned and are required for evaluation. * After the instructor covers a section of the course material, reread this section, and immediately start work on assigned problems. * Each student should save project and lab reports, term papers, and problem sets, in a special folder and should be resubmitted at the end of the semester. * Regular class and lab attendance is expected. *Do not miss more than one class unless excused by the instructor. Please arrive on time to the class and lab.

Homework assignments:

Weekly problem sets

Two review problem sets

Two project lab reports

and the Final Project Report.

Evaluation Criteria:

I will write course evaluations at the end of the semester for everyone in the class who has full-fill following expectations. The evaluations are based
on:

1. Satisfactory work on the weekly problem sets or projects.

2. Laboratory reports and post-lab problems.

3. Two review problem sets.

4. Project lab reports.

5. Class as well as laboratory participation.

* Five College students will be graded.

Additional Info:

1. TEXT: GENERAL CHEMISTRY, Tenth Edition (10e), 2012, Kenneth Whitten, Raymond Davis, Larry Peck, and George Stanley Brooks/Cole. A division of Thomson Learning Inc., 2. CALCULATOR: An inexpensive electronic calculator is highly recommended for this course. This calculator should be of the full floating point type, usually referred to as a "scientific calculator".