The City College of CUNY    

Department of Chemistry

Chemistry 10401                             Fall 2009             Prof. Ron Birke

Room:J1121B, TEL:212-650-8363, EMAIL: birke@sci.ccny.cuny.edu

                                                                       

Catalog Description:

An in-depth 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 4th ed. Vol. II by Hill, John W., Petrucci, Ralph H.,

                                    McCreary, Terry W., and Perry, Scott S. 2005

ISBN 0-536-99994-5            

Laboratory Manual: Weiner & Berlant,

Workshop , Manual:Per-Led Team Learning:General Chemistry(Gosser, Strozak, & Cracolice)

 

SCHEDULE FOR SECTIONS (Lectures for all Sections: Monday 06:30-08:10PM, Wednesday  06:15-07:05PM ) 
 
 
SECTION   H        M     LEC:   06:30-08:10PM MR-2 
  0424             M     WKS:   08:10-09:00PM MR-1307                
                   W     LEC:   06:15-07:05PM MR-2                
                   W     LAB:   07:15-10:05PM MR-1012 

SECTION  H2        M     WKS:   01:00-01:50PM MR-1026
  0425             M     LAB:   02:00-04:50PM MR-1013                
                   M     LEC:   06:30-08:10PM MR-2                
                   W     LEC:   06:15-07:05PM MR-2 

SECTION  H3        M     LEC:    06:30-08:10PM MR-2
  0426             W     WKS:    01:00-01:50PM MR-1307                
                   W     LAB:    02:00-04:50PM MR-1013               
                   W     LEC:    06:15-07:05PM MR-2 

 

 

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 peer-led, 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 Chatelier’s principles and its applications to systems at equilibrium.

4. Develop knowledge about acid-base 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 oxidation-reduction 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:

 

  1. States of Mater and Intermolecular Forces
  2. Physical Properties of Solutions
  3. Chemical Kinetics: Rates and Mechanisms of Chemical Reactions
  4. Chemical Equilibrium
  5. Acids, Bases, and Acid–Base Equilibria
  6. More Equilibria in Aqueous Solutions: Slightly Soluble Salts and Complex Ions
  7. Thermodynamics: Spontaneity, Entropy, and Free Energy
  8. Electrochemistry
  9. Nuclear Chemistry
  10. Coordination Chemistry and Metals and Semiconductors

 

Assessment tools:

The final grade is calculated as follows:

Best two scores of the three in-class 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 Make-up Exams.

Office Hours:

Tues:   3:00 am – 5:00 pm

Or by appointment

Office is located in the science ( MR) building in room 1121B

Absence Policy

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 ą Academic Services ą 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 2007-2009 in Appendix B.3 on page 312.

 

 

 

 

Class Schedule

 

 

Lectures                     Topics of Lectures

                       

 

Chapter  11 : STATES OF MATTER AND INTERMOLECULAR FORCES

M  8/31           Chapter 11 ( 11.1 – 11.10)

                        1st 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)       

                        1st 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.

                        2nd 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

3rd 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

4th 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

 

Chapter  15: ACIDS , BASES, and ACID EQUILIBRIUM

W  10/7         Chapter 15 ( 15.1-15.3)

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.

5th Workshop: unit 18, Introduction to Acids and Bases

6th 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.

                                    7th Workshop : unit 20, Buffers and Titrations

 

Chapter 17: THERMODYNAMICS: SPONTNANITY, ENTROPY AND  FREE ENERGY

M  11/2           Chapter 17 ( 17.1-17.4)

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

8th Workshop: unit 21, Solubility Equilibrium and Review for Exam 2

                       

M  NOV. 9     SECOND EXAMINATION: Chapters  15, 16

 

W  11/11         Chapter 17 continued (17.6- 17.7)                 

                        9th Workshop : unit 22 and  23, Enthalpy, Entropy, and Free Energy Calculations

 

Chapter 18 : ELECTROCHEMISTRY

M  11/16         Chapter 18 ( 18.1-18.3)

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

                        10th Workshop : unit 24, Electrochemistry

Nov. 26-29 Thanksgiving Vacation

 

Chapter 19 : NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY

M  11/30         Chapter 19 ( 19.1-19.3, 19.6)

                        Problems: 21, 23, 25, 35, 37, 38, 40, 41.

                        11th Workshop : Nuclear Chemistry

 

Chapter 22 : The d-BLOCK ELEMENTS AND COORDINATION CHEMISTRY 

W 12/2           Chapter 22 ( 22.7-22.11)

                      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

                      12th Workshop : Review

 

W Dec. 9 Third Lecture Exam :Chapters 17, 18, 19( 19.1-19.3, 19.6) , 22( 22.7-22.11), and

24 ( 24.5- 24.7).

 

Dec. 11 last day of Classes, Finals Dec.15-21

 

FINAL EXAM: comprehensive.

Chapters 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19( 19.1-19.3, 19.6) , 22( 22.7-22.11), 24 ( 24.5- 24.7)   

 

Grade                                                                 Grade   Assignment

 

 

A+

96-100

 

 

A

90-95

 

 

A-

88-89

 

 

B+

86-87

 

 

B

82-85

 

 

B-

80-81

 

 

C+

77-79

 

 

C

72-76

 

 

C-

70-71

 

 

D

60-69

 

 

F

0-59

 

 

 

Study Guides:

  1. Plan at least three hours of study (reading the chapter and completing the problem sets -“homework”) time for every hour you spend in class.
  2. Do the problem sets individually (without help from friends or classmates) initially.  Please look at a related problem in the solution manual to help you solve the assigned problem.  If you are still unable to solve the problem, then ask a friend, classmate, workshop leader, TA, or Professor for help.
  3. Read the book and take notes as you read.
  4. Attend workshop: finish the Self-Test, finish the workshop problems, and ask questions.
  5. Seek help when you have difficulty (office hours, tutoring, study groups with workshop).