General Chemistry II - CHM2046
Dr. Michael Lufaso
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Lecture: MW 3:00-4:15 pm, Bldg/lecture room - 50/1202
Office Hours: See Syllabus, Bldg/office - 50/2716
Coregister for the laboratory course CHM2046L
Syllabus Fall 2014
Course Description, UNF Catalog
Expected knowledge list from General Chemistry I (pdf)

Blackboard - course scores. Grades can't be discussed over e-mail.
Instructions for withrawing from the course

MasteringChemistry.com - graded homework questions, problems, and tutorials. Getting started instructions.. The grading policy is given at the start of each chapter on the M.C. website. The username (student ID) must match your UNF n-number in order to receive a score in Blackboard grade center. Learn how to change username, password, or email address on MasteringChemistry here. Be sure to ensure your browser has the required players and plugins.


Lecture Notes - PDF format requires Adobe Reader or equivalent PDF reader.

Ch. 11
Chapter 11 - Liquids and Intermolecular Forces - slides/page 2 3 6
Ch. 12
Chapter 12 - Solids and Modern Materials - 2 3 6
Ch. 13
Chapter 13 - Properties of Solutions - 2 3 6
Ch. 14
Chapter 14 - Chemical Kinetics 2 3 6
Ch. 15
Chapter 15 - Chemical Equilibrium - 2 3 6
Ch. 16
Chapter 16 - Acid-Base Equilibria - 2 3 6
Ch. 17
Chapter 17 - Additional Aspects of Aqueous Equilibria - 2 3 6
Ch. 19
Chapter 19 - Chemical Thermodynamics - 2 3 6
Ch. 20
Chapter 20 - Electrochemistry - 2 3 6
Ch. 21
Chapter 21 - Nuclear Chemistry - 2 3 6


Required materials:
A (1) textbook "Chemistry, The Central Science", Brown, LeMay, Bursten and Murphy (12th Edition) and (2) Masteringchemistry (M.C.) access code is required. A course reserve copy is at the UNF Library under call number 4359. The UNF Bookstore can assist you. Choose one of the following text and M.C. Student Access Kit bundle options.
Option 1 Hardback : textbook with MasteringChemistry (ISBN 13) 978-1-256-13252-3 (or 1-256-13252-7)
Option 2 Paperback (Vol 2.) : textbook (ISBN 13) 978-1-256-13251-6
Option 3 Electronic : textbook with MasteringChemistry

Mastering Chemistry Student Access Kit (Pearson), available at the bookstore or at MasteringChemistry registration for students. Purchase a textbook and only purchase the access kit separately if you do not obtain it packaged with one of the new textbooks. MasteringChemistry online tutorial and homework companion student access kit or code, either purchase with a new textbook or separately at www.masteringchemistry.com, or reuse a code from a previous semester. Enter a Student ID that is the same as your UNF N# to receive homework credit. The access code lasts 24 months from the date of redemption, so you may not need to purchase an additional code if you have one from a previous course using the same textbook (i.e. CHM2045). Reuse the same code. The course ID for Fall 2014 is LUFASOCHEM2046FA14.

Calculator: A scientific or graphing calculator is required for the examinations. The use communications and programming is prohibited. The calculator should be capable of scientific notation, log, and exponential functions. If a graphing calculator is used, you must clear the memory before receiving the exam. On a typical TI graphing calculator, the sequence is to press 2nd then +(MEM), then Reset, All RAM, Reset. A message will be displayed as RAM Cleared. I may ask for calculators and inspect the outside of the calculator and the memory during the exams.


Homework Problems
Homework problems are divided into three sections, the first are suggested practice problems listed at the end of the chapters of the textbook and the second are the graded problems, and third are the optional problems. These may be found at the website www.masteringchemistry.com/ using the bolded course ID given in the syllabus. If you experience problems with Masteringchemistry, then contact support at Masteringchemistry with a description of your problems. If you have difficulties with entering your answers on your own computer, then use a UNF computer at the library or computer lab. The penalty for late homework is listed on Masteringchemistry. Textbook practice problems are neither collected nor graded, but are very helpful in studying for the exams. Graded homework is found on the MasteringChemistry website. Useful Conversions and Periodic Table


Exams
The exam format typically consists of conceptual questions and problems to be worked and answered (multiple choice format), multiple part problems (not multiple choice), matching, fill in the blank, drawing/sketching/graphing, and short answer problems. Red SCANMARK ES 2010 scantron sheets will be used on the exam, in combination with written answers. See syllabus for dates of exams. The final exam time and day is available at the UNF Final Exam Schedule

Exam 1 - Covers chapters 11, 12, and 13. Equation Sheet/Periodic Table included with exam 1.
Exam 2 - Primarily chapters 14, 15, and 16. Equation Sheet/Periodic Table included with exam 2.
Exam 3 - Primarily chapters 17, 19, and 20. Equation Sheet/Periodic Table included with exam 3.
Final Exam (Cumulative). Equation sheet included with the final exam. There will be both multiple choice and short answer questions.

Practice final exam and answer key.

The most common question is "How do I prepare for the exam?". There isn't a magic answer and it varies from student to student. General suggestions are given below.

1.) Cramming won't work. Cramming puts things into your short term memory and if you're exhausted, it's very short term. You should study throughout the weeks before the exam, so that when the day to take the exam comes, you will feel confident of your preparation.

2.) Concepts. Learn the concepts via well-organized notes taken during lecture and reading the chapter. Make an outline of the materials you have been studying the chapter, without having the book open. How close does your chapter outline compare to the chapter summary and key terms, key skills, and key equations at the end of each chapter? Ensure you have the big picture and focus on meeting the chapter objectives.

3.) Practice. You can listen and watch someone tell you how to hit a baseball, run a marathon, or learn a second language, but without practice none are possible. Work problems and answer questions, preferably new problems from the end of the chapter. Start with ones in the middle of the section, then towards the middle-end of the section if you correctly answer it.

4.) Manage Time and Get Help. Don't get stuck for too long on one problem or concept. Read the textbook, lecture notes, and try simple problems and questions first. If truly stuck, ACE has tutors to aid in understanding how to understand concepts and solve problems in preparation for the exam, not just help solve graded homework problems. Bring with you the attempted work on the end of chapter practice problems and show it to the tutor.

5.) Write a practice exam for yourself. Choose problems at the end of the chapter and take the practice exam in an exam like environment. Time it for the exam duration (e.g. 75 minutes), no open book or notes, just the equation sheet and periodic table included with the exam and the calculator that you will be using for the exam.



Honesty
On each exam day I am going to give you two examinations, one in chemistry and one in honesty. I hope you will pass them both, but if you must fail one, let it be chemistry, for there are many good people in this world today who cannot pass an examination in chemistry, but there are no good people in the world who cannot pass an examination in honesty.

(variation on a quote from Madison Sarratt (1891-1978), dean, Vanderbilt University)
The UNF Catalog description of Academic Integrity


Course Resources
UNF's Academic Center for Excellence offers free tutoring in chemistry and other subjects.
UNF Counseling Center
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