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Spring 2017: Chemistry 2C (Honors)

Resources:

Time and Place: M W F 9:00-9:50 PSYCH 1902.

Office hours: After class or by appointment.

Resources:

Textbook: Chemical Principles Seventh Edition, Steven S. Zumdahl and Donald J. DeCoste, Cengage 2012, most of chapters 13, 14, 16 (solids only), 19, 18, 21, 20 (if possible), in that order.

Grading scheme: 20 % for assignments, 20 % + 20 % for the two midterms, and 40 % for the finals.

Midterm dates: Friday April 28th and Friday May 26th.

Printable (PDF) periodic table from NIST with electronic configurations. Please keep a printout with you.

Class schedule:

Date Subject, files etc
M 4/3 Chapter 13: Bonding, general concepts, types of bonding, electronegativity, dipole moments, ...
M 4/5 Chapter 13: Ionic interactions, Born-Haber cycle for ionic crystals, strengtsh of covalent bonds
F 4/7 (Taught by Dr. Geneva Laurita) Chapter 13: Lewis structures (recap.) and VSEPR theory. Assignment 1 (PDF file) (due Friday 14th April)
M 4/10 (Taught by Dr. Geneva Laurita) Chapter 14: Orbitals and hybridization.
W 4/12 Chapter 14: Orbitals and hybridization. MO theory.
F 4/14 Chapter 14: MO theory. Assignment 2 (PDF file) (due Friday 21st April)
M 4/17 Chapter 14: Spectroscopy.
W 4/19 Chapter 14: Spectroscopy.
F 4/21 Chapter 16: Solids Assignment 3 (PDF file) (due Friday 28th April)
M 4/24 Chapter 16: Solids contd. [16.3 to 16.8]
W 4/26 Chapter 16: Solids contd. [16.3 to 16.8]
F 4/28 Midterm 1: Chapters 13 and 14 including NMR. Assignment 4 (PDF file) (due Friday 6th April)
M 5/1 Chapter 19: Transition Metals: Extraction and trends
W 5/3 Chapter 19: Transition Metals: Trends and typical chemistry
F 5/5 Chapter 19: Transition Metals: Coordination Compounds. Assignment 5 (PDF file) (due Friday 13th April)
M 5/8 Chapter 19: Transition Metals: d orbitals and Crystal Field Theory
W 5/10 Chapter 18: The Representative Elements: Overview, H
F 5/12 Chapter 18: The Representative Elements: Li group, Be group, B group. Assignment 6 (PDF file) (due Friday 19th April)
M 5/15 Chapter 18: The Representative Elements: C, and N groups.
F 5/19 Chapter 18: The Representative Elements: O, F, and He groups. Assignment 7 (PDF file) (due Friday 26th April)
M 5/22 Chapter 21: Organic Chemistry: Alkanes, nomenclature, isomerism Template for a C60 molecular model
W 5/24 Chapter 21: Organic Chemistry: alkenes, alkynes, functional groups,...
F 5/26 Midterm 2: Chapters 16 and 19.
W 5/31 Chapter 21: Organic Chemistry: functional groups,...
F 6/2 Chapter 21: Finish functional groups, discuss polymers, biological molecules
M 6/5 Chapter 21: Biological molecules and review
W 6/7 More review
F 6/9 Final review

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
Spring 2015: Chemistry 2C
Fall 2015: Materials 100A
Winter 2016: Materials 218
Spring 2016: Materials 286G
WInter 2017: Materials 218