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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 January 27th. Attendance in lab is mandatory.

Course:          08    35084   LEC  TR     SQU456    9:00am-10:15am    J. Houston
                       09   35085   LAB  MW     SQU428     10:00am-12:30pmK. Smith      
                       10   35086   LAB  MW     SQU428     1:00pm-3:30pm    K. Smith
                       11   35087   LAB  MW     SQU428     4:00pm-6:30pm    P. Marzouk          

Lab sections 9-11 are the ONLY labs associated with the TR 9:00am lecture section. You can not attend a lab section (labs 2-7) that is associated with the other Chem 1B lecture (TR 1:30pm) if you are enrolled in Dr. Houston’s lecture (TR 9:00am).

Those students who wish to add-                                                                                   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 in lab.

First day in Lab (Monday Jan 27th)

Make sure you attend. 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 10:15-11:30am Sequ 420 and Th 10:15-11 Sequ 420

Lab Instructors:
Katie Smith: Mon 8-8:50 HELP OFFICE, Wed 8-8:50 Sequ 530 and Friday 10-11 Sequ 530
Mike Payne:
Heidi Van Atta: Mon/Wed 2-3 Sequ 528, Th 1:30-2:30 HELP OFF
Philip Marzouk: 8-9:50 HELP OFFICE
Max Mahoney: Mon 12-1pm HELP OFFICE and 2-3pm Sequ 530
Patrick Sparks: Mon 10-11am HELP OFFICE, Mon 11-12 Sequ 426c and 2-3 HELP OFFICE

PALS: Section 1 TR 8-8:50am Sequ 102
Section 2 TR 12-12:50 RVR 1012
Section 3 TR 3-3:50 Sequ 122
Section 4 MW 10-10:50 Mnd 1028
New section WF 12:00-12:50pm in Sequoia 122


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