Chemistry 203

cartoon_chemistWelcome to Chemistry 203 section AC taught by Prof. J. Walker Summer 2013, Truman College. If you are enrolled in this section please check this website frequently for announcements and new information. Section AC meets Monday thru Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in room 3162. Class begins Wednesday June 5th. I will hold office hours directly after class and by appointment. You may always reach me by email:

Course Catalog Description

Topics include equilibrium, acid-base equilibria, solubility equilibria, kinetics, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, coordination compounds, nuclear chemistry and descriptive topics in organic chemistry. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in Chemistry 201 and in mathematics 140 or 143, or consent of department chair (CC).

Note: Chemistry 203 has an IAI code of CHM 912. You can learn more about IAI by visiting iTransfer.


Joy WalkerProf J. Walker
Department Chair, Physical Science and Engineering
Office: 3824/3826 (Main Office)
Phone: (773) 907-4698

Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday afternoons (1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.) by appointment. You may call (872) 216-1317 to leave messages.

I've been teaching at Truman College in Uptown, Chicago since 1982. Around the year 2000 I spent six years in administration, a valuable experience but ultimately not the path I wanted to follow. I have a master's degree in Chemistry from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne. I hold certificates in computer repair (A+), Certified Internet Webmaster (CIW), and Internet Security (CISSP). I have a variety of interests: Chemsitry, Web Development, Physical Sciences (all of them), Urban Gardening, and Education. I continue to explore a variety of techniques in the classroom in a blended: high tech - high touch approach. Technology is a great tool for teaching but it does not take the place of tactile, hands-on learning that occurs when we make something for ourselves. I use laboratory notebooks or journals in most of my classes. I love to do demonstrations in class. What I recommend for every student is to remember what it felt like to have the curiosity of a child - and find that curiosity again! The world is truly amazing.

Truman College Mission Statement

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Student Services

The Student Services Department provides a broad range of services to assest students in achieving their academic and life goals.

Students with Disabilities

The Truman College Disability Access Center (DAC) verifies needs pursuant to the American Disabilities Act (ADA), determines student academic accommodations, and issues accomodation letters. Phone number: (773) 907-4725. Linda Ford is the director. The DAC is located in Room 1435, Main Bldg.

Tutoring Center

The tutoring center is located in room 177, Larry McKeon Student Services Building, (773) 907-4785 or (773) 907-4790.

TRIO Student Support Services

TRIO is for low-income students, first generation college students, or students with disabilities who need academic support: (773) 907-4797, Room 1435, Main Bldg. Registration is required at the start of each semester.

Student Success and Leadership Institute (SSLI)

SSLI is for students who need various other support services to achieve their educatinal goals: (773) 907-4737, Room 1435, Main Bldg.

Wellness Center

The Wellness Center provides a variety of services at no cost for students including counseling, crisis intervention, support groups and more. (773) 907-4786, Room 1946, Main Bldg.


PetrucciGeneral Chemistry 10th Ed.
by Petrucci, Herring, Madura, Bissonnette
Pearson ©2011
ISBN: 978-0-13-206452-1

Mastering Chemistry

*If you don't already have this textbook please note: we have created a paperback edition of Volume Two of our textbook for a considerably lower price. It begins with Chapter 14. You will find it in Beck's Bookstore.

All laboratories will be available to download from this website. There is no laboratory textbook to purchase.

Laboratory Notebook

laboratory notebook

No specific brand is required but the pages MUST BE BOUND. Examples will be shown in class. Spiral notebooks may NOT be used.


You will need a scientific calculator (includes log and trig functions) and should bring it with you to class.

Recommended Links



Acid-Base Chemistry

Complex Ions

Nuclear Chemistry