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
Chem 1B students- You MUST have completed Chem 1A with a C or better. No exceptions. We have electronic transcripts and will be checking. If you do not have a C or better from Chem 1A, you will be required to drop the course.The Semester begins January 28th. Attendance in lab is mandatory. No exceptions!
Those students who wish to add- This year, our adding policy has changed. We will be adding according to the electronic waitlists for the lab sections. The electronic waitlist will be printed out before the semester begins and the lab instructors will have copies. If you are on the electronic waitlist we will have your grade from Chem 1A.
If your name is not on the electronic waitlist,
please go to the lab section that fits your schedule
and put your name on the "hard copy" waitlist. If
you are not on the electronic waitlist, and we have space to add
you, you will need full, hardcopy transcripts that show class standing
and your grade in Chem 1A. We will add (in lab) during the second
lab period. No adding will
be handled in lecture. All adds will be handled
Diagnostic Quiz first day in
Lab- As always, we will have
a diagnostic quiz the first day of lab (Mon./Tues).
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.
If you score ABOVE an 85% on the diagnostic quiz, you will receive bonus points. 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.
Lecture: Section01 33335 Lecture TR MND1005 130PM-245PM Houston,J.
02 33336 Laboratory MW SQU426 1100AM-130PM Smith,Kathryn
03 33337 Laboratory MW SQU426 200PM-430PM Van Atta,Heidi
04 33338 Laboratory MW SQU426 500PM-730PM Van Atta,Heidi
05 33339 Laboratory TR SQU426 0730AM-1000AM Payne,Michael
06 33539 Laboratory TR SQU426 1030AM-100PM Smith,Kathryn
07 33734 Laboratory TR SQU426 300PM-530PM Houston,Jacqueline
Pricing Break down if you are interested.
Chemistry: A Molecular Approach, 2nd Edition, by Tro with Mastering Access Code for online homework. If you had Dr. Mack last year (Spring 2012 or Fall 2012) 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.
Special Edition; Chemistry: A Molecular Approach, by Tro Second half of textbook above (Chapters 14-24). This is a special edition book made for CSUS. Purchase this textbook only if you did not take Chem 1A last semester with Dr. Mack. This special edition book comes with and without the Mastering Access code. Both options can be purchased at the bookstore. Keep in mind that online homework will be assigned. Without the Mastering Access code, you will not be able to complete the homework.
Chemistry 1B, General Chemistry: Laboratory Manual Spring 2013
Additional Supplies: Laboratory notebook with carbonless paper
Safety goggles, approved type with side and top protection.
Lab coats are now mandatory. You can purchase one at the bookstore or a uniform supply shop.
Software: MS Word and Excel (or equivalent)
Catalogue description : Continuation of the development of fundamental principles of chemistry and applications of principles developed in CHEM 1A. The laboratory work emphasizes applications of equilibrium principles including some qualitative analysis, coordination chemistry and bioinorganic chemistry. Lecture three hours, laboratory six hours. Knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet software is recommended. CHEM 1B meets a GE area B5 requirement. (5 units)
Prerequisite: CHEM 1A with a passing grade of C or better. Note: This prerequisite for CHEM 1B is strictly enforced. Students who do not meet the prerequisite are required to drop themselves from the course.
What to Expect:
The Semester begins January 28th. Attendance in lab is mandatory. No exceptions! You will be dropped if you do not attend the first week of lab.
You MUST have completed Chem 1A with a C or better. No exceptions. If you do not have transcripts that state you received a C or better in Chem 1A, you will be required to drop the course.
CHEM 1B is very different from CHEM 1A. How so?
• In this course you will be required to work more independently especially when it comes to the lab portion of the class. The lab meets twice a week.
• You will need to spend more time preparing for lab. The labs are much more involved.
• You will need to spend more time writing up your labs. Lab reports ARE NOT fill in the blank. They are full lab writeups in which you will be required to use a word processing program like WORD.
• You will need to use a computer graphing program such as Excel.
• You will need to remember and apply nearly all of what you learned in Chem. 1A especially with respect to nomenclature, net ionic equations, stoichiometry, acid/bases and equilibrium.
• The problems you will see on exams and quizzes will be more involved than what you saw in Chem. 1A.
Things to Review before Chem 1B begins:
Net Ionic Equations
Review sections 3.6, 4.4-4.5, 4.7-4.8, 4.9 6.1-6.9 in TRO
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
• Quizzes will be given in LAB.
• Attendance in laboratory is mandatory and safety is of paramount importance. See the syllabus for policies. If you have a scheduling conflict with the lab (i.e. work, vacation etc.), you should consider dropping the course and taking it another time.
• If you do not have the prelab assignment completed, you will not be allowed to participate in the lab. Being prepared for lab is incredibly important!
• If you are not dressed properly, you will not be allowed to participate in the lab.
• If you are late and missed the pre-lab discussion, you will not be allowed to take the quiz OR participate in the lab.
Tu/Th 9:30-11am (Tu: Sequ 420 and Th(10-11): HELP OFFICE)
Katie Smith: M/W/F 8-9am (Sequ 530 and HELP OFFICE)
Mike Payne: Tu/Th 10-11am (Sequ 422) and Wed 12-1pm (Help Office)
H. Van Atta: M 10-11am(Help Office) and 11-12 Sequ 520
Friday 10-12pm Sequoia 102
MW 8-9am Sequoia 122
How to register for Mastering (Brief) with course code.
How to get started and register for Master (Full presentation)
SacCT 9.1 (Blackboard)
Crystal Cave link