CHEM 121 schedule (tentative)

 

Readings in italics, chapter number.section number

 

Homework

 

Assignment due dates in bold

 

Exam 1 content in pink, Exam 2 content in green, Final Exam content is comprehensive, with heavy emphasis on content in blue

                                               

 

M 8-9:50

T 8-9:50

W 8-9:50

Th 8-8:50

Week 1

4/7-4/10

Syllabus

1.1-1.3

Matter

1.4,1.6-1.10

Metric system

Conversions

Lab check-in

1.5, Activity 1

Sig figs in measurement

Activity 1

1.5A-C

Sig figs in calculations

Week 2

4/14-4/17

2.1-2.3

Elements

Atomic structure

Isotopes

Activity 2

HW 1

2.4, 2.7-2.8

Periodic table

Valence electrons

Periodic trends

Lab 1: Accuracy and Density

3.1

Bonding

Activity 3

HW 2

Week 3

4/21-4/24

3.2-3.3

Ionic compounds

Lab 1

3.4-3.6

Naming ionic compounds

Polyatomic ions

4.1,4.5

Covalent bonding

Naming covalent substances

HW 3

4.2A

Lewis dot structures

Activity 4

Week 4

4/28-5/1

4.2B-4.4, omit 4.3A

Lewis dot structures

Review for Exam 1

Exam 1

Activity 5

 

4.6

VSEPR theory

 

4.7-4.9

Electronegativity

Bond polarity

Molecular polarity

Week 5

5/5-5/8

Lab 2

HW 4

5.1-5.3

Chemical equations

Mole

5.4-5.6

Formula mass

Molar mass

Reaction calculations

5.7-5.9, omit 5.8A-C

Percent yield

Redox reactions

 

Week 6

5/12-5/15

Lab 3: Alka Seltzer

5.10, 6.1-6.2

Redox reactions

Energy

6.3-6.5

Energy diagrams

Reaction rates

Equilibrium

HW 5

6.6-6.7

Le ChatelierŐs principle

Activity 6

Week 7

5/19-5/22

7.1-7.2

States

Pressure

Lab 4: Factors Affecting Rate

Lab 3

HW 6

7.3-7.6

Gas Laws

7.7

Intermolecular forces

Review for Exam 2

Exam 2

Week 8

5/26-5/29

Memorial Day

7.8-7.10

Intermolecular forces

States and state changes

Lab 4

8.1-8.3

Solubility

Lab 5: Molar Mass of CO2

HW 7

8.4

Concentration

Week 9

6/2-6/5

8.5-8.6, 8.8

Molarity

Dilution

Osmosis and dialysis

Lab 5

9.1-9.6

Acids and bases

Conjugates

Strength

Ka and Kw

pH

HW 8

9.7-9.8, 9.10-9.11

Reactions

Salt solutions

Buffers

9.9

Titration

Week 10

6/9-6/12

Titration

Lab 6: Buffers

Lab 6 prelab

Activity 7

10.1-10.3, 10.6

Types of radiation

Nuclear reactions

Half-life

Fission and fusion

HW 9

Lab 7:Titration

Activity 8

10.4-10.5, 10.7

Measuring radioactivity

Medical applications

Activity 9

Week 11

6/16-6/19

Lab Check-out

Lab 7

Activity 10

Review for Final Exam

Finals Schedule

Finals Schedule

 

 

Final Exam: Friday June 20, 8 am - 10 am, HW 10