Room:J1121B, TEL:2126508363, EMAIL: birke@sci.ccny.cuny.edu
Catalog Description:
An indepth introduction to the fundamental laws and techniques of chemistry for majors
in science and engineering. Topics include: chemical kinetics; chemical equilibrium;
acids and bases; free energy, entropy, and the second law of thermodynamics; electro
chemistry; advanced bonding concepts; metals and coordination chemistry; nuclear chemistry.
Prerequisites: Chem 10301
Hours/Credits: 7 hours per week, 4 cr., 3 LECT., 3 LAB, 1 PLTL WORKSHOP
Textbook: General
Chemistry 4^{th} ed. Vol. II by Hill, John W., Petrucci, Ralph H.,
McCreary,
Terry W., and Perry, Scott S. 2005
ISBN 0536999945
Laboratory Manual: Weiner
& Berlant,
SCHEDULE FOR SECTIONS (Lectures for all Sections: Monday 06:3008:10PM, Wednesday 06:1507:05PM )
SECTION H M LEC: 06:3008:10PM MR2
0424 M WKS: 08:1009:00PM MR1307
W LEC: 06:1507:05PM MR2
W LAB: 07:1510:05PM MR1012
SECTION H2 M WKS: 01:0001:50PM MR1026
0425 M LAB: 02:0004:50PM MR1013
M LEC: 06:3008:10PM MR2
W LEC: 06:1507:05PM MR2
SECTION H3 M LEC: 06:3008:10PM MR2
0426 W WKS: 01:0001:50PM MR1307
W LAB: 02:0004:50PM MR1013
W LEC: 06:1507:05PM MR2
Course objectives:
This course is the second of a two
semester sequence and consists of three components (lecture, laboratory, and
workshop), which are integrated to provide a comprehensive but thorough
introduction to the principles of chemistry. The laboratory component
introduces students to common laboratory methods including visible spectroscopy
and titrations. The workshop is a peerled, small group discussion of concepts
and problem solving in general chemistry.
After completing this course students should be able
to: 
Department outcomes 
1. Discuss
properties of states of matter and solutions and the factors that affect
solubility, and understand and interpret colligative properties, molality,
and colloids and their applications to solutions. 2. Understand chemical kinetics, reaction rates, factors
that influence the reaction rates, reaction mechanisms, and catalysis. 3. Develop conceptual knowledge of equilibrium,
equilibrium constant, and their applications to systems at equilibrium, and
apply Le ChatelierÕs principles and its applications to systems at
equilibrium. 4. Develop knowledge about acidbase equilibria, the pH
scale, perform calculations into the pH of solutions of acids and bases of
varying strengths, predict the strength of an acid or base by examining its
structural properties, and apply principles of buffered solutions and the
role they play in the environment and biological system. 5. Explore solubility, factors the affect solubility, and
the separation of ions by precipitation. 6. Define entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics and
how to relate it to everyday life, define Gibbs free energy and its relation
to the enthalpy and entropy, and manipulate equations and make sense out of
relating the free energy, enthalpy, entropy, and the equilibrium constants. 7. Develop the skills for balancing oxidationreduction
reactions, explore electrochemical cells and the effect of concentration on
the cell potential, and Be aware of how batteries operate and building
different types of batteries. 8. Explore nuclear chemistry by exploring radioactivity,
patterns of nuclear stability , and
rates of decay. 9. . Discuss
properties of complex ions and the nature of metals and semiconductors. 10. Develop the capabilities to solve problems by
combining several concepts in chemistry. 11. Write a laboratory report including data and analysis. 12. Be able to conduct a variety of experiments
(titrations, spectroscopic) including accurate recording of results and
preparation of calibration curves. 13. Work as part of a problem solving team to solve
chemistry problems. 
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Topics covered:
Assessment tools:
The final grade is calculated as follows:
Best two scores of the three inclass examinations (40 %)
Final Exam (30%)
Laboratory (20 %)
Homework and Workshop (10%)
* The lowest grade exam will be
dropped. Missing an exam will result in receiving a zero grade for that
particular exam and thus dropping that grade. There will not be any Makeup Exams.
Office Hours:
Tues: 3:00 am – 5:00 pm
Or by appointment
Office is located in the science ( MR) building in room
1121B
Any student who misses more than
four classes will be dropped from the course.
Statement on Academic Integrity
The CCNY policy on academic
integrity will be followed in this course. The document can be found through
the CCNY website by clicking on Current Students ˆ Academic Services ˆ
Policy on Academic Integrity. All students must read the details regarding
plagiarism and cheating in order to be familiar with the rules of the college.
Cases where academic integrity is compromised will be prosecuted according to these
rules. In addition, the Policy of
Academic Integrity can be found in the Undergraduate Bulletin 20072009 in
Appendix B.3 on page 312.
Class Schedule
Chapter 11 : STATES OF MATTER AND INTERMOLECULAR FORCES
M 8/31 Chapter 11 ( 11.1 – 11.10)
1^{st} Workshop: unit 13, Solutions
Problems Ch. 11: 17, 19,21, 29, 35, 39, 43, 51, 59, 80.
Chapter 12: PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF SOLUTIONS
W 9/2 Chapter 12 ( 12.1 – 12.6)
1^{st} Workshop: unit 13, Solutions
M 9/7 NO CLASS COLLEGE CLOSED LABOR DAY
W 9/9 Chapter 12 continued ( 12.7 12. 10)
Problems Ch. 12 : 21, 23, 29, 33, 34, 35, 37, 39, 51, 53, 57, 58, 59, 62, 63, 67, 69, 71, 81.
2^{nd} Workshop: unit 14, Chemical Kinetics: Concepts and Models
And unit 15, Rate Data and Rate Equations
Chapter 13: CHEMICAL KINETICS : Rates and Mechanisms of Chemical Reactions
M 9/14 Chapter 13 ( 13.1 13.4)
W 9/16 Chapter 13 continued ( 13.5 13.7)
M 9/21 Chapter 13 continued ( 13.8 13.11)
Problems Ch13. : 25, 31, 32, 37, 39, 41, 43, 47, 61, 63, 65, 67, 75, 85, 86
3^{rd} Workshop: unit 16 , Transition State and Catalysis
Chapter 14: CHEMICAL EQUILIBRIUM
W 9/23 Chapter 14 ( 14.1 – 14.2)
M 9/28 NO CLASS
COLLEGE OPEN
Tu 9/29 Monday Schedule (14.3
14.4 )
Problems Ch. 14: 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37, 41, 43, 44, 47, 49, 51, 53, 55, 57,
59, 61, 63, 65, 67, 69, 71, 73
4^{th} Workshop: unit 17, Equilibrium Concepts and Review
W 9/30 Chapter 14 continued ( 14.5 and Review)
M
Oct. 5 First Lecture Exam: Chapters 11 ,12, 13, 14
W 10/7
Chapter 15 ( 15.115.3)
M 10/12 NO
CLASS Columbus Day COLLEGE OPEN
W 10/14 Monday Schedule Chapter 15 continued ( 15.4 15.7)
M 10 /19 Chapter
15 continued (15.8 15.9)
W 10/21 Chapter
15 continued (15.10 15.11)
Problems Ch. 15 : 21, 23, 25, 31, 37, 39, 41, 43, 47, 49, 51, 53, 59, 61, 63, 65,
69, 71, 73, 75, 81, 83, 85, 87, 89, 97, 99, 101.
5^{th} Workshop: unit 18, Introduction to Acids and Bases
6^{th} Workshop : unit 19, The Acid Base Concept
Chapter 16: MORE EQUILIBRIUM IN AQUEOUS SOLUTION: SLIGHTLY SOLUBLE SALTS AND
COMPLEX IONS
M 10/26 Chapter 16 (16.1 16.5)
W 10/28 Chapter 16 continued (16.6 16.7)
Problems Ch. 16 : 19, 21, 25, 27, 29, 39, 41, 43, 47, 49, 53, 54, 65, 69, 77, 79.
7^{th} Workshop : unit 20, Buffers and Titrations
Chapter 17: THERMODYNAMICS: SPONTNANITY, ENTROPY AND FREE ENERGY
M 11/2 Chapter 17 ( 17.117.4)
W 11/4 Chapter 17 continued (17.6 17.5)
Problem:
19, 20, 35, 36, 37, 39, 41, 45, 47, 49, 51, 53, 55, 57, 59, 61, 63, 65, 69
8^{th} Workshop: unit 21, Solubility Equilibrium and Review for Exam 2
W 11/11 Chapter 17 continued (17.6 17.7)
9^{th} Workshop : unit 22 and 23, Enthalpy, Entropy, and Free Energy Calculations
Chapter 18 : ELECTROCHEMISTRY
M 11/16 Chapter 18 ( 18.118.3)
W 11/18 Chapter 18 continued (18.4 18.6)
M 11/23 Chapter 18 continued (18.7 18.8)
W 11/25 Chapter
18 continued (18.9 18.11)
Problems: 25, 27, 28, 35, 37, 43, 45, 51, 53, 54, 57, 58, 59, 61, 79, 81, 92
10^{th} Workshop : unit 24, Electrochemistry
Nov.
2629 Thanksgiving Vacation
M 11/30 Chapter 19 ( 19.119.3, 19.6)
Problems: 21, 23, 25, 35, 37, 38, 40, 41.
11^{th} Workshop : Nuclear Chemistry
Chapter 22 : The dBLOCK ELEMENTS AND COORDINATION CHEMISTRY
W 12/2 Chapter 22 ( 22.722.11)
Problems:51, 53, 55, 57, 59, 67, 71, 91.
Chapter 24: CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS
M 12/7 Chapter 24 ( 24.5 24.7) and Review
12^{th} Workshop : Review
W
Dec. 9 Third Lecture Exam :Chapters 17, 18, 19( 19.119.3, 19.6) , 22(
22.722.11), and
24
( 24.5 24.7).
FINAL
EXAM: comprehensive.
Chapters 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19(
19.119.3, 19.6) , 22( 22.722.11), 24 ( 24.5 24.7)
Grade
Grade Assignment 



A+ 
96100 


A 
9095 


A 
8889 


B+ 
8687 


B 
8285 


B 
8081 


C+ 
7779 


C 
7276 


C 
7071 


D 
6069 


F 
059 

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