Chem-202 - General Chemistry II - Dilip Bhumralkar
|Course:||General Chemistry II|
Welcome to the Chem 202! I am so excited to work with you this semester and assist you in achieving your educational goals. I truly look forward to our class and getting to know each of you. I have over 25 years of experience working in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry and one of the many reasons I love teaching this particular course is the real world applications we can share. You will also get to experience the impressive growth in your intellectual, and comprehension skills as well as study, learn and struggle to become the best version of yourself through the activities that await you.
Chemistry 202 (5.0 unit CSU, UC transferable course) is a continuation of general chemistry with a special focus on transition metals, chemical kinetics, equilibria, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, and introduction to organic.
At the end of the course, students will be able to:
- Analyze and evaluate the laws of reaction kinetics for irreversible and reversible reactions, including reactions occurring in aqueous media, and in nuclear reactions.
- Examine the laws of thermodynamics to predict the spontaneity of chemical processes, including electrochemical processes.
- Evaluate the theories of bonding for coordination compounds.
- Formulate conclusions according to scientific inquiry by collecting and interpreting gravimetric, volumetric, and spectroscopic chemical data.
- Justify the identify of unknown cations and anions using experimental evidence from qualitative analysis, the scientific method, and chemical reasoning.
- Compose laboratory reports that illustrate meaningful conclusions based on and supported by data and observations.
What to Expect in this Course
This course is considered a synchronous distance education course. It will have an online component that is organized into 16 weekly modules. Each module will contain a lecture unit, a laboratory activity, homework, and a worksheet assignment. Attendance is required for all sessions.
In addition, we will meet as a class once a week to discuss the laboratory activity and introduce each weeks module.
This is a 5-credit class, so you should plan to spend at least 15 hours per week working on class-related work.
. All the sessions will be held through Zoom.
Types of Assessments
In this course, learning will be assessed through 3 midterm examinations (35%), lecture worksheets (5%), laboratory reports (30%), online homework (10%), quizzes (5%) and a comprehensive final examination (15%). Examinations will be administered through Canvas. All assignments except the Chem 101 online homework will be submitted through Canvas.
Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook
1. Text: Chemistry 2e, published by OpenStax College (ISBN-10: 1938168399; ISBN-13: 978-1-938168-39-0). This textbook is an open educational resource, and a free electronic copy is downloadable from www.openstax.org, or http://cnx.org/content/col11760/latest/. Hard copies are available at the campus bookstore for ~$50.
2. Chem 101 Online Learning Account. The class will utilize an online homework system. Students must create a Chem 101 account at http://www.chem101.co. The cost to join the course is $29.95, and can be purchased through the COC bookstore or through the online interface. Students are allowed to preview the course for two weeks prior to purchase.
3. Scientific Calculator: Students must bring a scientific calculator capable of exponential and log functions to class meetings.
4. Beyond Labz and Microsoft Excel: To complete the course, students must have access to Beyond Labz (a virtual laboratory program) and a spreadsheet program capable of linear regression. Students will be provided with an access code for Beyond Labz during the first laboratory meeting. The Microsoft Office Suite is freely available for download to all COC students through https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/education/products/office.
5. Access to a Computer. Students will be expected to use a laptop or desktop computer to access the course, participate in Zoom conferences, and complete laboratory work. (You cannot complete all of the work in this course using only a smart phone or tablet.) If you do not have ready access to a computer, you may able to borrow one from the college by contacting email@example.com.
6. Adobe Acrobat Reader. You need to be able to open, print, and save PDF files. To view PDF files you need a current version of the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Other Relevant Course Information
Accessing the Class
Students can access the course via Canvas on the first day of class. Students can log into Canvas using the following link: https://coc.instructure.com/login/canvas.
A Zoom meeting link will be sent to all enrolled and waitlisted students 2-3 days before the first day of class. Attendance at the first class meeting is mandatory, and students that do not attend will be dropped from the roster. Waitlisted students that attend the first Zoom meeting will be added in the order they appear on the waitlist if space becomes available.
This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at https://coc.instructure.com. Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:
- CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex: firstname.lastname@example.org)
- CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password
Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.
Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.
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Last updated: 08/09/2021 Sub#: 489