Instructor: Dr. Dennis L. Merat
Office Hours: Room S-302B
7:00 – 7:55 a.m. MTWRF
Room S-302B or S-313
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. MTWRF
Phone Numbers: 321-4201 (Office)
362-3682 (Home) 7:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
E – mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Course Description: This is the second semester chemistry course for all students of science and chemical engineering. Topics include chemical equilibrium, precipitations, acids and bases, chemical thermodynamics and kinetics, oxidation and reduction, electrochemistry, and nuclear reactions.
Prerequisites: CHEM 113 and 113L
(Please note: Math 117 is a corequisite or prerequisite for CHEM
113 and 113L.)
Required Texts and Materials:
1. Chemistry: Principles & Practice, Second
Edition, by Daniel L. Reger,
Scott R. Goode, and Edward E. Mercer; Saunders College Publishing,
Fort Worth, 1997.
2. Scientific Calculator
3. Chemistry 113-114 package of experiments
General Course Goals: The primary goal is to provide a balance of experimental observations, mathematical models, and theoretical concepts which may be used in all the natural sciences. Critical thinking and long term memory are stressed.
Attendance: Regular class attendance is strongly encouraged and expected.
Assignments: You are expected to read textbook chapters listed on the syllabus prior to coming to class. You are responsible for learning all material that is either presented or assigned during class lecture/demonstrations. In addition, you will be responsible for assigned questions and problems.
4 hour tests @
100 points each
Homework 50 points
Final Examination 150 points
Average (%) Letter Grade
90 -- 100
80 -- 89 B
65 -- 79 C
54 -- 64 D
53 or below F
The student’s average for this course is calculated by dividing the total points earned by 600, then multiplying by 100. If your scores are within these ranges, you are guaranteed the appropriate letter grade for the range within which your scores fall.
For problems involving numeric calculations, ALL WORK, except simple arithmetic , must be shown to receive any credit. Partial credit will be given. All answers must be given to the proper number of significant figures.
Calculators may be used on examinations, unless specifically stated otherwise. If your calculator is programmable and/or has a constant memory, you must be prepared to remove the battery at any time during the examination. Calculators may not be shared. Calculators must be removed from their case before the examination begins.
Both the hour and final examinations will be taken in-class and will be closed book.
If the percentage score on the final examination is higher than the
percentage of questions answered on the lowest of the hour tests, the percentage
of correct answers score on the final examination will replace the lowest
score on the hour tests.
Hour tests will be given at the beginning of class on the following dates:
Please note: Lecture will resume by 11:30 a.m. on examination
A comprehensive final examination
will be given on July 7, 2006 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This
examination will include questions based on
the material that should be covered in Chemistry 113 and 113L and
Chemistry 114 and 114L.
(A separate comprehensive final will be given for Chemistry 114L.)
Make-up Policy: Makeup tests will be given only under the most
extenuating circumstances, such as serious illness or death in the family.
Make-up tests may be more difficult than the in-class test.
Homework: Homework assignments will be collected on the assigned due dates. Only selected problems will be graded on the homework assignments. Late assignments will be accepted only under the most extenuating circumstances and may receive lower grades.
Each homework assignment will be graded on a 5 point scale; the homework grade for the semester will be computed using the following formula:
(Sum of numerator homework scores/ total number
assignments) x 10
Departmental Nomenclature Examination: If you did not pass the
departmental nomenclature examination in either Chemistry 101 or Chemistry
113, it is a course requirement that you must pass it before the end of
the current term. A passing score is 90% or above.
Help Sessions: There will be daily help sessions Monday thru Friday
in room S153 from 10:05 a.m. to 10:20 a.m. (No help session will
be held on
NOTE: The classroom lecture may last until 12:19 p.m. on some days.
Chemistry 114 -- Tentative Class Schedule
Note: The sequence of topics to be covered this semester is listed below. Rate and sequence of coverage of material may vary from the schedule. Reading assignments are given in parentheses below the topic(s) and refer to the textbook. Additional topics will be presented and assigned in lecture.
In addition to the material listed below, the following will be reviewed/introduced this semester: Significant Figures; Nomenclature; The Periodic Table and Periodic Properties; Lewis Structures and Hybridization; Valence Bond Theory and Molecular Orbital Theory (Chapters 9 and 10); Chemical Reactions and Formulas; Introduction to Organic Chemistry (Chapter 22); Bonding and Forces of Attraction.
Introduction, Review topics, Bonding and Forces
of Attraction, Chemical Reactions; Equilibrium
(16-20, 289-315, 135-141, 783-794, 641-645, Chapter 14)
***** June 12 Hour Test 1
June 12-16, 19-20 Equilibrium; Acids and
(Chapters 14, 15, 16)
***** June 21 Hour Test 2
June 21-23, 26-27 Acids and Bases; Kinetics; Thermodynamics
(Chapters 16, 13; pages 168-172, 176-186, 361-364, 431-438; Chapter 17)
***** June 28 Hour Test 3
June 28-June 30 Thermodynamics;
July 3 (Chapters 17 and 18)
July 4 Holiday
Electrochemistry, Nuclear Chemistry
(Chapters 18 and 21)
***** July 6 Hour Test 4
Nuclear Chemistry, Review Topics
***** July 7
Comprehensive Final Examination