General Chemistry II - CHM2046
Dr. Michael Lufaso
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MasteringChemistry - graded homework questions, problems, and tutorials. Access and register through Canvas. Mastering Registration instructions in Canvas. The grading policy is given at the start of each chapter on the M.C. website. Ideally the username (student ID) should match your UNF n-number. Be sure to ensure your browser has the required settings, players and plugins. 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 assignments is listed for each assignment on MasteringChemistry.

Required materials:
A (1) textbook "Chemistry, The Central Science", Brown, LeMay, Bursten, Murphy, Woodward, Stoltzfus (14th Edition) and (2) Modified MasteringChemistry (M.C.) access code integrated with Canvas is required. The UNF Bookstore can assist you. Choose one of the following textbook and Modified MasteringChemistry Standalone Access Kit bundle options.
Option 1 Hardback : textbook with MasteringChemistry (ISBN 9780134809694)
Option 2 Loose pages : textbook (w/ModMasteringChem Access) (ISBN 9780134809663)
Option 3 Electronic : eText, with Modified MasteringChemistry Standalone Access with Pearson eText (ISBN 9780134553122)

The exam format typically consists of conceptual questions and problems to be worked and answered (multiple choice format). See syllabus for dates of exams. The final exam time and day is available at the UNF Final Exam Schedule

A common question is "How do I prepare for the exam?". There isn't a single 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. Textbook practice problems are neither collected nor graded, but are very helpful in studying for the exams.

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, SASS 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. 50 or 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.

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)
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Supporting and Supplemental Activities conducted in this course
Student Academic Success Services (SASS)
Supplemental Instruction (SI)
Academic Activity Tracking
Early Academic Alert
Midterm Grades
Common Learning Outcomes
Common Instructional Materials

Course Resources
Course Description, UNF Catalog
Expected knowledge list from General Chemistry I
Review General Chemistry I - Chapters 1-10
UNF Counseling Center
Webelements Periodic Table

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