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Dr. Jacqueline Houston
Office: Sequoia 420A   email:
Chemistry Department phone: (916) 278-6684 Fax: (916) 278-4986
Mailing Address: 6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819


The Semester begins Monday, January 26th, 2015.
Lab will begin on Mon/Tu Jan 26th/27th. Attendance in lab is mandatory.

01    33150    Lecture    TR    MND1005    1:30PM-2:45PM      Houston, Jacqueline    
02    33151    Lab          MW    SQU426        11:00AM-1:30PM      Sparks, James    
03    33152    Lab          MW    SQU426        2:00PM-4:30PM      Smith, Kathryn
04    33153    Lab          MW    SQU426        5:00PM-7:30PM      Marzouk, Phillip   
05    33154    Lab          TR      SQU426        7:30AM-10:00AM      Sparks, James
06    33345    Lab          TR      SQU426        10:30AM-1:00PM      Smith, Kathryn
07    33505    Lab          TR      SQU426        3:00PM-5:30PM      Smith, Kathryn

08    33595    Lecture    TR      SQU456        9:00AM-10:15AM  Houston, Jacqueline    
09    33596    Lab          MW    SQU428        10:00AM-12:30PM Van Atta, Heidi
10    33597    Lab          MW    SQU428        1:00PM-3:30PM      Mahoney,Max
11    33598    Lab          MW    SQU428        4:00PM-6:30PM      Van Atta, Heidi

Lab sections 2-7 are the ONLY labs associated with the TR 1:30pm lecture section. Lab sections 9-11 are the ONLY labs associated with the TR 9:00am lecture section. NO SWITCHING OF LAB SECTIONS IS PERMITTED

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.

Textbook:    Chemistry: A Molecular Approach, by Tro (3rd Edition or 2nd “Custom” Edition) with Mastering Access Code for online homework. If you had Dr. Mack last semester (Fall 2014) for Chem 1A, this is the same text and you can use your Mastering Access code too. The Mastering Access code is valid for 2 years.

Lab Manual: 
Chemistry 1B, General Chemistry: Laboratory Manual Spring 2015 (bookstore). You must have the Spring 2015 version of the lab manual.

Additional Supplies:  
*    Laboratory notebook (Composition book).
*    Safety goggles, approved type with side and top protection.      
*    Scientific calculator.
*    Laboratory coat and gloves (available at bookstore).
*    MS Word and Excel (or equivalent)

Adding? 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, enthalpy, electron configurations and molecular structure (VSEPR, VB and MO), and oxidation-reduction reactions, kinetics, just to name a few. 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.

Office Hours:

Dr. Houston
Tu/Th 10:15-11:00am Sequ 420
Th 3:00pm-4:30pm HELP Office

Lab Instructors:
Katie Smith: M/W 12:30-1:30pm Sequ 530 and Tu 8-9am HELPOff.

Heidi Van Atta: M 1-2pm HELP Off, Tu 2-3pm Sequ 337 and Wed 1:30-2:30 Sequ 337  
Max Mahoney: M 3:30-4:30 in HELP Off., W 3:30-4:30 in Sequ 530
Philip Marzouk: M 4-5pm HELP Off.
Patrick Sparks: Tu/Th 11am-12pm Sequ 530 and Wed 9-10am HELP Off.

1 MW 12-1250 LIB 127 Natalie    
2 WF 11-11:50 Cancelled 
3 MW 12-12:50 ALP147Jordan     
4 TR 3-3:50 RVR 2010 Jaclyn    
5 WF 10-10:50 SQU 450 RJ        
6 MW 12-12:50 BRH 203 Zulfiya  
7 TR 10:30-11:20 SQU 102 Melissa




make sure you enroll in your correct section (9am or 1:30pm) for Spring  2015!

A quick guide on how to register for Mastering

SacCT (Blackboard)

Crystal Cave link