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Spring 2015: Chemistry 2C (Honors)

Text: Atkins, Jones and Laverman, Chemical Principles (6th Edn.)

Text on the web

Chapters 3, 4, 6 (part), 16, 17, and 19

Gradding. Assignments: 20% (top 5); Midterm: 20%; Final: 50%

Place and time: Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:30 am to 10:45 am Girvetz 1112

Office hours: After class or by appointment.

Resources:

Printable (PDF) periodic table from NIST with electronic configurations. You so need this !

Class schedule:

Date Subject, files etc
T 3/31 Review of the fundamentals of quantum mechanics, and atomic structure: Chapters 1, 2, and 3 (partial)
R 4/2 More review: Particle in a box etc.
T 4/7 Chapter 3: Ions, ionic interactions, Lewis structures, resonance. Assignment 1
R 4/9 Chapter 3: Lewis structures, resonance, formal charge, radicals, expanded valence
T 4/14 Chapter 3: Ionic character, bond strengths, bond lengths. Assignment 2
R 4/16 Chapter 4: Shape and VSEPR
T 4/21 Chapter 4: Valence bond theory, hybridization, MO theory. Assignment 3
R 4/23 Finish MO theory, start Chapter 6: Liquids and crystals. Lab tour at 5:00 pm, meet at Ram's office.
T 4/28 Chapter 6: Crystals Assignment 4
R 4/30 Chapter 6: Crystals (contd.)
T 5/5 Chapter 16: Main group elements
R 5/7 Midterm on Chapters 3 and 4 (please bring blue books, plus periodic table)
T 5/12 Chapter 16: Main group elements (taught by Dr. Geneva Laurita)
R 5/15 Chapter 16: Main group elements Assignment 5 and Assignment 6 [note different due dates].

For material from previous quarters, please look at:

Winter 2003: Materials/218/Chemistry 277
Spring 2003: Materials 286C
Fall 2003: Materials 225
Fall 2003: 100A
Winter 2004: Chemistry 173B
Winter 2004: Materials 218/Chemistry 277
Fall 2004: Materials100A
Winter 2005: Materials218/Chemistry 277
Spring 2005: Materials265
Fall 2005: Materials286G
Winter 2006: Materials 218/Chemistry 277
Spring 2006: Materials209BL
Winter 2007: Materials218/Chemistry 277
Spring 2007: Materials 265
Fall 2007: Materials 100A
Special stuff for 200B, 2008: Class on Soft Matter & Non-crystalline materials
Winter 2008: Materials 218/Chemistry 277
Spring 2008: Materials 286G
Fall 2008: Materials 265
Winter 2009: Materials 218/Chemistry 277
Spring 2009: Chemistry 2C
Winter 2010: Materials 218/Chemistry 277
Spring 2010: Materials 286G
Spring 2010: Ethics
Fall 2010: Materials 100A
Winter 2011: Materials 218/Chemistry 277
Spring 2011: Chemistry 279
Fall 2011: Materials 100A
Winter 2012: Materials 218/Chemistry 277
Spring 2012: Materials 286G
Winter 2013: Materials 218/Chemistry 277
Spring 2013: Chemistry 2C
Fall 2013: Materials 100A
Winter 2014: Materials 218
Spring 2014: Materials 286G
Fall 2014: Materials 286K
Winter 2015: Materials 218