CHEM 130

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12/8 Class data from Equilibrium lab:

11/30 Class data from Kinetics lab:

11/17 Class data from Enthalpies of Solution lab:

11/8 grading criteria I will use for the Vitamin C lab has been updated to reflect the presence of an abstract.
11/3 Below is the schedule for the MCCC (Midwest Chemistry Colloquium and Celebration) being held Friday and Saturday.  Please feel free to attend!Friday November 46:00-7:00 pm Pizza Dinner (MG 2001)7:00-8:00 pm Dr. Gary Shulfer of University of Wisconsin – Stevenspoint  (MG 2001)
“Yes, Undergrads, Chemistry Can Be Fun”
8:00-11:00 pm Social Event in the SUB Down UnderSaturday November 58:30 – 9:00 am Meet in the basement of MG (by MG 1023)
9:00-12:00 CheMOcal Wars! (MG 1023)
·  Chemistry Trivia!
·  Titration Races!
·  Amino Acid Building!
·  Periodic Table Relay Race!
12:00-1:00 pm Lunch on your own
1:00-1:45 Dr. Betsy Stone of the University of Iowa (MG 2001)
“The Characterization and Sources of Atmospheric Particulate Matter”
2:00-2:45 Dr. Timothy A. Jackson of the University of Kansas (MG 2001)
3:00-4:00 Graduate School/Career Fair outside MG 1000
4:00-4:45 Dr. Chris Culbertson of Kansas State University (MG 2001)
“Microfluidic Devices for Biological Applications on Earth and in Orbit”
4:50-5:35 Dr. Mark Griep of the University of Nebraska – Lincoln (MG 2001)
“Dr. Rachel Lloyd: The First Female Chemistry Professor”
11/2 As I mentioned in class, instead of having an in-class quiz on Friday, I have assigned several textbook problems for you to complete and hand in at the beginning of class on Monday, Nov. 7.  The problems you need to complete from chapter 19 are: 10, 18, 26, 28, 32, 54a&b, 58a.Rules for this “quiz”1.   All problems are to be completed INDIVIDUALLY. This is not a group assignment.  You may ask Dr. Lamp or someone in the contact center for guidance but they have the right to limit their input2.   Your paper must include the following pledge, followed by your signature:  “I pledge on my honor that this work is my own and that I have neither given nor received unethical aid on this work.”3.   You may use your notes and text as you complete the problems.Other information:1.   The quiz is do at the beginning of class on Monday.  Late papers will not be accepted.2.   I will select three of the problems for grading.  The same three problems will be graded on everyone’s quiz.
10/31 grading criteria I will use for the Vitamin C lab.
10/28 Class data from week 2 of the wintergreen lab:

10/27 Class example using the Standard Enthalpies of Formation
10/5 Class data from week 3 of the alum lab:

10/5 Solution to the Titrations Example we laid out in class today.
9/27 Class data from week 2 of the alum lab:

9/23 As I evaluate lab reports, I use this rubic as a guide.  The actual point distribution varies somewhat depending on the experiment, but the discussion and conclusions section is always weighted most heavily.
9/19 More practice goodness thanks to Dr. Humphry.  This time balancing reactions! Solutions are on the last page of the document, note that I haven’t double-checked my work so notify my of any errors!
9/16 Thanks to Dr. Humphry, we have a great worksheet for practicing naming compounds!  My sloppily handwritten solutions are here (note that I haven’t double-checked my work so notify my of any errors)
9/13 Class data from the density lab:

9/9
Looking for extra credit?  Here is an opportunity.
8/31
How far could you get in solving this problem?  The problem below integrates several concepts.  By the mid point of the semester, you should be able to work this problem from start to finish.It is possible to generate ammonia gas by heating ammonium chloride and calcium hydroxide.  Calcium chloride and water are also produced as products.  You conduct an experiment where 25.0 mL of 5.89 M ammonium chloride solution is slowly added to 33.0 grams of solid calcium hydroxide while the mixture is heated.  You collect the ammonia that is produced in a 500.0 mL vessel.  After the reaction is complete and the vessel reaches room temperature (25.0oC), what is the pressure of ammonia in the vessel?
8/22 Toledo Exam:

The Chemistry Department uses the Toledo Exam as a diagnostic of student preparation for Chemical Principles.  I will administer the Toledo Exam to my sections during their lab time the week of August 29.  The exam will be given on:
Tuesday, August 30 at 9:30 AM
Thursday, Sept. 1 at 9:30 AM in MG2007
Thursday, Sept 1 at 11:30 AM in MG1000
If you have already taken the Toledo exam as part of Truman week, you do not need to take it again.

8/22 Important Semester Dates for Schedule Changes:

September 16:  Last day to switch from CHEM 130 to 129 without being assessed a fee.
September 1: Last Day to Drop a Course without $50 Add/Drop Fee
September 20: Last Day to Drop a Course without a W appearing on Transcript
November 4: Last Day to Drop a Course (W grade will be assigned)

8/10 Have questions?  Need extra help?  You have several resources available:

1.  Come and see me!  I have office hours posted on my schedule or will make an appointment with you!
2.  Visit the Chemistry Contact Center.  It is staffed by chemistry faculty who are there to help.
3.  Visit AXE tutoring.  AXE offers free, walk in tutoring Sunday through Thursday nights from 7:00-9:00 in MG2003.

8/10 Textbook shopping?  We’ll be using “General Chemistry” 9th edition, by Pertrucci, Harwood, Herring and Madura. We used this book for the last years so there are several used copies available.

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