Dr. Jacqueline Houston
Office: Sequoia 420A email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chemistry Department phone: (916) 278-6684 Fax: (916) 278-4986
Mailing Address: 6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819
The Semester begins Monday, January 25th, 2016.
Lab will begin on Mon Jan 25th. Attendance in lab is mandatory.
08 31700 Lecture MWF SQU316 9:00AM-9:50AM Houston, Jacqueline
09 31701 Lab MW SQU428 10:00AM-12:30PM Van Atta, Heidi
10 31702 Lab MW SQU428 1:00PM-3:30PM Houston, Jacqueline
11 31703 Lab MW SQU428 4:00PM-6:30PM Houston, Jacqueline
Lab sections 9-11 are the ONLY labs associated with the MWF 9:00am lecture section. You can not attend a lab section (labs 2-7) that is associated with the other Chem 1B lecture (TR 1:30 pm) if you are enrolled the Section 8 lecture section.
Prerequisite: CHEM 1A with a passing grade of C (not
C-) or better. Note: This prerequisite for CHEM
1B is strictly enforced. If you are enrolled or
on the electronic waitlist, we have your transcripts
on file. If you are not enrolled and you are not on the electronic
waitlist and looking to “crash” the course, you will be required
to provide a copy of your transcript showing your grade in CHEM
1A to your laboratory instructor during the first or second
day of lab.
Chemistry: A Molecular Approach, by Tro (3rd Edition hardback
or 2nd “Custom”Edition sold in book store). Mastering Access
Code for online homework. If you had Dr. Mack last semester (Fall
2015) for Chem 1A, this is the same text. The
Mastering Access code is valid for 2 years.
Lab Manual: Chemistry
1B, General Chemistry: Laboratory Manual Spring 2016 (bookstore).You
must have the Spring 2016 version of the lab manual because
changes have been made.
notebook (Composition book).
* Safety goggles,
approved type with side and top protection.
coat and gloves (available at bookstore).
* MS Word and
Excel (or equivalent)
We will be adding according to the electronic wait list.
If you are not on the electronic waitlist, go to a lab
section that fits your schedule and put your name on the hardcopy
waitlist that is passed out. We will add (in lab) during the
second and/or third lab periods.
Make sure you attend lab. We are going over Keeping a laboratory notebook and Writing Lab Reports. Please bring you 1B lab manual.
We will also have a diagnostic quiz the first day of lab. This diagnostic quiz will consist of 15 questions and will be review material from Chem 1A. Topics include nomenclature, writing reactions, net ionic equations, solution stoichiometry (molarity), recognizing strong/weak acids and bases and titrations, and basic algebra. You can only take the diagnostic once.
Please bring scantron form 882-E, a pencil and a calculator.
There is no penalty if you fail the diagnostic. The diagnostic is for your benefit only. It allows you to assess whether you are ready for Chem 1B.
MW 10:00-11:00am Sequ 420
F 10:00-11:00am HELP Office
1B Lab Instructors:
Katie Smith: TBA
Heidi Van Atta: Mon 2-3:30pm in Sequ 337 and Wed 1-2pm in HELP Office
Addison Beckemeyer : Friday 11-1pm in HELP Office
Patrick Sparks: Mon 11-12 in HELP Office, Tu and Wed 11-12 Room 530
TR 3-3:50pm SQU 325
MW 10-10:50am MND 1032
MW 9-9:50am RVR 2010
MW 3-3:50pm SHS 264
MW 1-1:50pm BRH 203
WF 10-10:50 RVR 1006
Free Tutoring in PARC by Hector Ceja who tutors for Chem, Bio, Math and Physics
Lassen Hall 2200
See PARC website for more details
make sure you enroll in your correct section (Houston 9am) for Spring 2016!
A quick guide on how to register for Mastering
Crystal Cave link