Chemistry 201 Syllabus

Student Resources | Syllabus | Learning Outcomes | Grading | One Book

 

Support Services at Wright College: Disability Access Center (L135), Acaemic Support Center (tutoring, A245), Writing Center (L212), Math Tutoring (L125 or L300), Center for Academic Success (advising, A210), Financial Aid (A128), Wellness Center (stress/time management, community resources, S106), Business Services (A138), and Wright in Your Corner (WIYC, student center, S100)

ONLY NON-PROGRAMMABLE CALCULATORS MAY BE USED ON QUIZZES, EXAMS and the FINAL

Syllabus - Subject to Change
DateTopic/ActivitiesHomework
Jan 14th TuesTOPICS: 
Introductions, Course Description, Policies and Procedures.
 
Math Review
Classification of Matter
Introduction to the Periodic Table
Polyatomic Ions
Carbon Dioxide CO2
Review: Course Objectives for Basic Chemistry - the prerequisite for this course.
 
Do: Review Worksheet
Check: Answers to Review Worksheet
 
Memorize: Names and Formulas of the Polyatomic Ions
 
Watch: Review of Basic Chemistry Powerpoint
Activities:
Complete Student Interview
Jan 16th ThursTOPICS:
Weighted Averages
Atomic Numbers
Mass Numbers
Isotopes
Isotopic Notation
Atomic Mass
Do: Review Drills
Do: Isotopic Notation WS
 
View: Laboratory Equipment
 
View: Lab Safety Video
LAB: Check-In, Lab Safety Rules
 
Pre-Course Assessment: You will be given a short multiple choice test that will NOT be used for your grade but will help you determine if you have the prerequisites needed for this course. You will be provided with your score. You will then be able to decide how best to succeed in the course.
Jan 21st TuesQuiz 1: Periodic Table, Isotopic Notation, Polyatomic Ions, Ionic Compounds, Lab Safety
 
TOPICS:
Inorganic Nomenclature
Isotopic Abundance
Weighted Averages and Isotopic Abundance
Properties of Elements
Density
Do: Isotopic Abundance WS
 
Watch: The Mystery of Matter: Unruly Elements
Jan 23rd ThursTOPICS:
Mass/Moles/Molecules
Percent Composition
Empirical Formula
Molecular Formula
Combustion Analysis
Do: Empirical Formula Worksheet
 
Density Demonstrations
Exp 1: Measurement and Density
Jan 28th TuesQuiz 2: Density, Isotopic Abundance, Nomeclature, Empirical Formulas
 
TOPICS:

Chemical Reactions
Stoichiometry
Do: Hmwk 1-3
Stoichiometry Map
Jan 30th ThursTOPICS:
Classifying Chemical Reactions
Balancing Chemical Reactions
Determining Oxidation States of Atoms
Recognizing Acids
Do: Hmwk 4-5
Exp 2: Separation of a Three Component Mixture
Feb 4th TuesQuiz 3: Chemical Reactions and Stoichiometry
 
TOPICS:

Redox Reactions
Solution Stoichiometry
Acid/Base & Precipitation Reactions
Do: Hmwk 6-10
Feb 6th ThursProblem Solving PracticeCollection of Homework Set One
EXAM 1: Nomenclature, Classification of Matter, Empirical Formulas, Classification of Reactions, Stoichiometry, and other topics covered in Unit One
Feb 11th TuesTOPIC: Thermochemistry
Kinetic vs. Potential Energy, Units of Energy, Specific Heat
Heat Transfer
Watch: The Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics
 
Do: Hmwk 15
Notes on Thermochemistry
Feb 13th ThursTOPIC:  Enthalpy of reactions from bond energies, Hydrates 
Exp 3: Hydrate Experiment
Feb 18th TuesQuiz 4: specific heat and heat energy, heat transfer, enthalpy change from bond energies, kinetic vs. potential, intensive vs. extensive, heat capacity vs. specific heat, types of systems: open, closed, isolated
 
TOPIC: Thermochemistry
Calorimetry
Heat of Formation
Hess's Law
Do: Hmwk 16-17
Feb 20th ThursTOPIC: Review of Thermochemistry, Titration TechniquesDo: Hmwk 25
Exp 4: Calculation of Molarity of Phosphoric Acid by Titration with Sodium Hydroxide
Feb 25th TuesQuiz 5
TOPIC: Quantum Theory
Electronic Structure of Atoms
History of Atomic Theory
Electromagnetic Radiation
Do: Hmwk 18
Feb 27th ThursTOPIC: Describing Precipitates. Spectator Ions. 
Exp 5: Double Displacement Reactions
March 3rd TuesQuiz 6
TOPICS:
Periodic Properties of the Elements
Aufbau principle
Periodic Trends
 
Activity: Graphing Ionization Energies
March 5th ThursProblem Solving PracticeCollection of Homework Set Two
EXAM 2: Thermodynamics and Quantum Chemistry
March 10thTOPICS:
Chemical Bonding
Lewis Dot Structures
Formal Charge
Do: Hmwk 19
March 12th ThursTOPIC: Activity Series 
Exp 6: Single Displacement Reactions
March 17thQuiz 7
TOPIC: Molecular Geometry and Bonding Theories
Do: Hmwk 20
Activity:  Molecular Geometry and Shape
March 19thReview of Molecular Geometry and Shape 
Exp 7: Analysis of KHP by Titration with Sodium Hydroxide
March 24th TuesQuiz 8
TOPICS:
Gases
Gas pressure, volume and temperature
Ideal Gas Law
Do: Hmwk 11-12
March 26th ThursTOPICS:
Gas Density
Gas Mixtures
Kinetic-Molecular Theory of Gases
 
Exp 8: Calorimetry
March 31st TuesTOPIC: Review for ExamDo: Hmwk 13-14
April 2nd ThursProblem Solving PracticeCollection of Homework Set Three
EXAM 3

Spring Break

April 14th TuesTOPICS:
Intermolecular Forces
Liquids and Solids
Phase Diagrams
Heating and Cooling Curves
Do: Hmwk 21-22
Heating and Cooling Curves
April 16th ThursLast Day to Drop
 
TOPIC: 
 
Exp 9: Molecular Models
April 21st TuesQuiz 9
TOPICS:
Properties of Solutions
Expressions of Concentration
Dilution Equation
Do: Hmwk 24-25
April 23rd ThursExp 10: Gas Laws 
April 28th TuesCollection of Homework Set Four
April 30th ThursEXAM 4
May 5th TuesQuiz 10 (Comprehensive Review)
Review for Final Exam
 
May 7th ThursFINAL EXAM