|Instructor Info:||Dulasiri Amarasiriwardena|
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|TA Info:||Katherine Guild|
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
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.
Weekly problem sets
Two review problem sets
Two project lab reports
and the Final Project Report.
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
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.
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".
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