Chemistry 213 Dr. Myoung Lee



Fall 2005

Dr. Myoung Eun Lee

Office: Science Lab Center Room 340

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The purpose of this general chemistry course is to provide students with the knowledge to understand and appreciate our world/universe from the viewpoint of chemistry principles and with the tools to apply the methods of scientific inquiry (along with the chemistry knowledge) toward an enhanced understanding of the natural world. The studies of chemistry involve the study of matter and the transformations it undergoes utilizing the scientific method of discovery, experiment, and conclusion. The applications of these studies will provide students with an enhanced understanding of such everyday applications as the chemical reactions in the living cell, the common chemicals used in our homes, and the connection between microscopic structure and macroscopic properties.

Course Description:Principles of Chemistry II 4 Credits

A continuation of Principles of Chemistry I. An in-depth study of the principles of chemistry including kinetics, equilibrium, acid-base theory, and electrochemistry. Organic and inorganic examples are used when appropriate throughout the course. Laboratory and lecture are coordinated. Prerequisite: Chemistry 212 or equivalent. Offered yearly.

Lectures:213-01 MWF8:00-8:50 AMMI 102 --- Dr. M. Lee

Labs:213-01Monday2:00-4:50 PMSL 375 --- Dr. J. Franz

213-02Thursday12:30-3:20 PMSL 375 --- Dr. M. Lee

Text:“Chemistry, The Central Science” Brown, LeMay, and Bursten, 9th ed., Prentice

Hall, 2002

Lab Manual:Posted on the course web page

Course Requirements:

Tests: There will be three tests and a final exam. Makeup tests will not be allowed. A valid written excuse for any absence must be given for a missed test to be excused. Examples of excused absences are illness documented by a physician or serious illness or death in the family. The final exam will count a higher percent of the total grade to include the missed test.

Quizzes: There will be several announced quizzes covering topics from lecture material, reading assignments, and homework problems. The lowest quiz score will be dropped. There will be NO make-up quizzes. You will receive a score of zero for each unexcused absence on a quiz day.

Assignments: Problems will be assigned for each chapter. Ten percent of your course grade will be based on assigned homework. The problems will be typical of the type of questions asked on quizzes and tests.

Labs: All experiments will be done in groups. Lab reports consisting of data/results pages from lab manual, an organized calculation page, and any extras such as graphs or additional data tables will be due one week after the completion of each experiment. Students are responsible for reading each experiment prior to the lab period. Pre-lab assignments are due at the beginning of each lab period and late pre-lab assignments will not be accepted. Laboratory attendance is required and no makeup labs will be allowed. You will receive a score of zero for each unexcused absence or lab report that is not turned in. You will automatically receive an “Incomplete” if you miss three labs or more in semester.

Course Details:

Laboratory Safety: Safety goggles are mandatory in the laboratory and will be available for purchase during the first week of classes. No lab work will be allowed without them. Those who wear contact lenses are strongly urged not to wear them in the laboratory.

Help: This course moves rapidly and it is imperative that you keep up with the course material. Should you have questions about the material or experience any difficulty in the course, please see me as soon as possible so that we can clear up your questions or deal with problems.

Marking Distribution



Labs 25%

3 Tests45%

Final Exam10%

Marking Distribution for Lab Reports

All lab reports will be group reports and will be worth 50 points each. Each report should be computer-generated and contain:

1.Title Page (2 points): Names, section, and the title of experiment.

2.Introduction (10 points): A clear description of the major and minor goals of the experiment and a summary of how you planned to achieve you goals.

3.Experimental Procedure (8 points): A brief description of the experimental procedure you actually performed in the lab. Use past tense and write in paragraph form - do not use the numbering system as in the lab manual.

4.Results (15 points): State the results and detailed observationsof the experiment. Use the data table in the lab manual. Use the correct number of Sig. Figs and units. Attach calculation pages and graphs and include error analysis.

5.Discussion (10 points): Restate the results and reflect on what the results mean. Discuss any conclusions that can be drawn from the experiment and determine if they make sense. How do the results compare to the literature values? Determine if your error is random or systematic.Can you suggest further studies?

6.Team Contribution Forms: Students with contribution lower than the rest of the group will receive a lower grade according to the evaluation by the group members.

Pre-lab Assignments (5 points) will be graded and returned to you before the end of each lab period. Keep them for your record. Do not attach them to the lab report.

Grading Distribution




Tentative Lecture Outline

# of lectures / Topic / Chapter(s)
4 / Review of Chemistry 212 (Last Semester)/Course Introduction / 1-13
5 / Chemical Kinetics / 14
5 / Chemical Equilibrium / 15
5 / Acid-Base Equilibria / 16
5 / Additional Aspects of Aqueous Equilibria / 17
2 / Chemistry of the Environment / 18
5 / Chemical Thermodynamics / 19
2 / Oxidation-Reduction Reactions / 4.4
4 / Electrochemistry / 20
4 / Nuclear Chemistry, Organic and Biological Chemistry (optional) / 21 and 25

Tentative Lab Schedule

Dates (Monday and Thursday) /


August 29, September 1 / No Lab
September 5, 8 / No Lab
September 12, 15 / Safety Orientation and Check-In, Lab Works Installation
September 19, 22 / Lab 1: A Kinetic Study
September 26, 29 / Lab 2: The Equilibrium Constant for a Complex Ion
October 3, 6 / Lab 3: Titration Curves and the Dissociation Constant of Acetic Acid
October 10, 13 / No Lab
October 17, 20 / Lab 4: Analysis of Soda Ash
October 24, 27 / Lab 5: Chemistry of the Environment (Research)
October 31, November 3 / Lab 6: Chemistry of the Environment (PowerPoint Presentation)
November 7, 10 / No Lab
November 14, 17 / Lab 7: Determining Water Hardness by EDTA Titration (Bring Your Own Water Sample)
November 21, 24 / No Lab
November 28, December 1 / Lab 8: Electrochemistry: Chemical Cells
December 5, 8 / No Lab

Tentative Quiz/Test Schedule

Dates / Description
Friday, September 9 / Quiz 1
Friday, September 16 / Quiz 2
Friday, September 23 /

Quiz 3

Friday, September 30 / Test 1
Friday, October 7 / Quiz 4
Friday, October 14 / No Classes (Fall Break)
Friday, October 21 /

Test 2

Friday, October 28 / Quiz 5
Friday, November4 / Quiz 6
Friday, November 11 /

No Classes (Veterans’ Day)

Friday, November 18 /

Test 3

Friday, November 25 / No Classes (Thanksgiving Break)
Friday, December2 / Quiz 7 (Optional)
Monday, December 12 /

Final Exam

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