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General Chemistry III

General Information:

Instructor: Office: Phone: e-mail: Office Hours: Dr. Carl Hoeger York Hall 4030 858-534-6434 [email protected] (NOTE: When sending e-mail, please put 6C somewhere in subject line) Walk-In: All Courses: Mon, Wed, Fri 9 AM-10:30 AM; Mon and Wed 12 PM-1:30 PM Appointment Only: Fridays 9-10 AM; OR by prior appointment (at other times) "On-Line" (electronic mail): M-Th 9:30-10:30 PM; Su 7-8 PM; e-mail answered before midnight AOL Instant Messenger: Name: profcah; I am on-line most of the day and on and off during the weekend and nights. Podcasts: Get the RSS feed and let iTunes download it for you. Webpage has more links. WEB PAGE and Discussion Forum: Check your email and class for links...NEW LOCATION/URL THIS QUARTER! NOTE: The old URL: may work for a bit TIME: Lecture: 11-11:50 MWF in York 2722; please be prompt. Discussion Sections as per your schedule COURSE OBJECTIVES: Third and LAST quarter of science-majors general chemistry sequence. Coverage: Chapters 12 through 19; this includes kinetics, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry and descriptive inorganic and organic chemistry. CLASS FORMAT: Lecture and discussion section. TEXT AND REQUIRED SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIALS: 1) CHEMICAL PRINCIPLES: The Quest For Insight (3rd Ed.) by Peter Atkins and Loretta Jones. Exam material will be out of both this book and the notes. Study guide/Answer book are available and recommended. 2) Supplementary Materials will be posted on the course Web page (or at Soft Reserves by request); YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL MATERIALS PLACED THERE FOR CHEM 6C/HOEGER. See Web for more info. 3) Spiral Bound Problem Notebook: You will do all suggested homework problems into this notebook. You must bring it to every discussion section (see Notebook Policy page) 4) Calculator: An inexpensive NON-GRAPHING, NON-PROGRAMABLE scientific calculator is required. It must be able to do logarithms, scientific notation and basic arithmetic. A TI-30 or equivalent is recommended. If your calculator can enter letters and/or words you will not be allowed to use it!! (See Calculator Policy) 5) Two-Way Remote Answering Unit: Called a "RAD" (remote answering device) this will be used in the classroom to get instant polling, quizzing, etc data. Cost of $35 new/ ?? used, get it at the bookstore. See Grading Policies. METHOD OF EVALUATION: SEE ATTACHED GRADING POLICIES. Some points to remember: · You must take the final; · A grading curve may be used BUT NOT NECESSARILY, AND WILL ONLY APPLY AT QUARTER'S END; · IF YOU ARE LATE FOR AN EXAM: ONCE A STUDENT HAS LEFT THE EXAM ROOM YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO SIT FOR THE EXAM (NO EXCEPTIONS) · MAKE-UP EXAMS/QUIZZES ARE NOT GIVEN.; SOME NOTES, SUGGESTIONS AND WARNINGS: · If you miss the final, you will get a zero without verifiable proof of serious illness or a police report. · A Grade of "Incomplete" can only be given under special circumstances (UCSD rule). · Study groups help. Use all the resources available to you! · Read text material BEFORE coming to class. If you don't understand something: ASK!!! · Good luck and here's wishing you a great Quarter.

Chemistry 6C Course Schedule* Spring 2007

*: Tenative (REALLY tenative!)


1/Apr 2


Introduction to 6C and Course Content; begin Chapter 12: Electrochemistry Chapter 12 Chapter 13: Chapter 17: Nuclear Chemistry


Chapter 12: Electrochemistry Ch. 12 Chapter 13 Chapter 17; Exam Cheat sheets distributed


Chapter 12


Check Web for overheads before each class

2/Apr 9 3/Apr 16 4/Apr 23

Chapter 13: Kinetics Chapter 13 EXAM 1 Chaps 12-13 Exam is either FRIDAY Night or THURSDAY Night Chapter 16: d-Block Elements Chapter 16 Chapters 16 Chapters 14-15 TIME/LOCATION TBA

5/Apr 30 6/May 7 7/May 14

Chapter 17 Chapter 16 Chapters 14-15: Main Group Chemistry Chapters 14-15

Chapter 17 Chapter 16 Chapters 14-15

8/May 21

Chapters 14-15 Exam Cheat sheets distributed

EXAM 2 Chaps 17, 16, 14/15 Exam is either FRIDAY Night or THURSDAY Night Organic and Biological Chemistry Special Topics FINAL Exam Cheat sheets distributed


9/May 28 10/June 4


Organic and Biological Chemistry Special Topics

The final exam is MONDAY, June 11th from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM in a location to be determined later (TBA during Week 10). NO RESCHEDULING WILL BE DONE!!! Bring your RAD to every LECTURE meeting Discussion Section is intended to be a problem solving session. Come prepared and BE THERE!


Grading Standards and Policies for Dr. Hoeger's Chemistry 6C Spring 2007

Students will be evaluated on the basis of the following:

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2 in-class Midterms (mixture of essay, FITB, and multiple choice; 120 pts each; Total = 240 pts); 3 Quizzes (Given in Discussion Section Weeks 3, 6 and 9; 40 pts each; Total = 120 pts); 3-5 Problem Notebook Checks (10-15 pts each IN SECTION;. Total = 50 pts, adjusted if need be); Attendance/Participation (2 points per class meeting to a MAX of 40 pts;. Total = 40 pts); Final exam (comprehensive @ 160 pts).

The Midterm exam will be given as per the course schedule ; TIMES/DAYS WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN CLASS. Problem Notebook Checks MAY be unannounced and occur during discussion section.

· · · MAKE-UP EXAMS AND QUIZZES ARE NOT GIVEN The lowest of either the adjusted total of your QUIZ Points or your worst Midterm score will be dropped. You must take the Final.

The total points available in the class are 490 pts; THE FINAL IS WORTH 33% OF YOUR GRADE!. The following approximate grading standards will be used (based on ADJUSTED TOTAL points achieved): A D 87% and up 50-59% B F 72-86% less than 50% C 60-72%

Depending on class performance, the percentages may be adjusted slightly down (at the end of the quarter) but never up. Plus (+) and minus (-) grades may be given ONLY AT THE DISCRETION OF THE INSTRUCTOR. Each student is responsible for ensuring that their scores have been correctly recorded; this can be accomplished by meeting with either their TA or the course Instructor. A word about Participation, Notebooks, Curves and Section Points: Here are my policies: CURVES: A curve will ONLY be used at the end of the quarter; individual midterms will NOT be curved. How a grading curve works will be explained on the first day of class. HOWEVER, regardless of a curve being used, the grading standards listed above are `guaranteed' values: THEY WILL NOT BE ADJUSTED UPWARDS! This means that if you have 81% of the total points you are guaranteed a grade NO LOWER than a B. See me with questions. SECTION SCORES: I understand that, while a specific TA is consistent in how they grade within their section, all TA's have slightly different grading standards. To both alleviate concerns and to compensate for differences in grading from one TA to the next, each section will be normalized at the end of the quarter. The normalization will be done by the instructor (not your TA) and will be done so that ALL sections will have the roughly the same average (typically 80-85%); this will be accomplished by adding (or possibly subtracting) points from totals. As a result it is important that you as a student be concerned with how you are doing with respect to the average in your section, not your friend's section. If you are above the average in your section, you will still be above the average in the class when normalization are done! NOTE: To have your score normalized, you MUST take all quizzes and do all work required for your section! PARTICIPATION: This quarter we will be using a new technology called "Hyperinteractive Teaching Technology"; it was used with great success last year. It involves using a device called a "RAD" (or remote answering device) that you will each purchase from the bookstore. During each class I will ask you to `buzz in' and the computer will automatically record your response; this data will then be transmitted to me. Most of the time I will put up a series of questions/polls for you to answer in the beginning of class regarding many different things; I will also use it to poll the class in real time regarding topics we are covering. For participating you will receive 2 points per class meeting, up to a MAXIMUM of 40 points (that is 20 class meetings out of 27, excluding exams and holidays). Big however: you MUST have your RAD every class period to get these points (no exceptions). See web page for registration info. NOTEBOOK POINTS: See attached Problem Notebook Policy

Problem Notebook Policy A practice I have been using for the past few years is the MANDATORY keeping of a Problem Note Book (PNB). The reasons behind this are myriad but the simplest one is that we have found that the great majority of students in the class are NOT doing problems until RIGHT before the exam and as a result are coming to discussion section, lecture and exams unprepared. The policy is as follows: · · · · · · ANY Problems marked with an asterisk (*) are "minimal requireds"; that is: these are the problems I expect you to try and MUST be done in your PNB. All homework problems should be done in your PNB. All Answers must be handwritten and work must be shown to receive full credit. Problems are to be indicated as Chapter-Problem; so problem 63 in Chapter 4 will be indicated as "4-63" 3-5 "Checks" of your PNB will be done during the quarter in Discussion Section at unannounced times during the quarter. WE WILL SIMPLY BE LOOKING TO SEE THAT YOU ARE DOING PROBLEMS AND ARE UP TO DATE; we are not going to grade the correctness of your work! YOU MUST BRING YOUR PNB TO EVERY DISCUSSION SECTION! NOTEBOOK POINTS WILL NOT BE ADJUSTED; THEY WILL GO DIRECTLY INTO YOUR OVERALL COURSE POINTS

FYI: since the institution of this policy, class averages have risen 10-20 points per exam. IF you do problems, you WILL do much, much better in this class. ************************************************************************

Recommended Study Questions for Chem 6C from Jones/Atkins

Some Comments first: · There is nothing `special' about the problems chosen vs. those not chosen; · Chemistry is best learned with a pencil, a calculator and paper; · Do the problem FIRST, look at the answer SECOND; · Get a copy of the Students Solutions Manual (answers to ODD problems are in there). · Do problems EVERY day the class meets; · Do problems until you are confident in your skill at doing them, even if that means getting extra problems (from other textbooks or from the instructor); · Answers to EVEN problems will be in Soft Reserves PRIOR to second lecture for that chapter; · I MAY post (on the Web site) some "more challenging" problems for you to attempt. Be sure to have done the "Skills You Should Have Mastered" section at the end of EVERY chapter! (note: ALL problems listed are to be done; Chapters are listed in the order they are covered in class) Chapter 12-Electrochemistry: 1, 3-6, 9, 11, 13, 17, 19, 21-23, 27, 31, 33, 35, 37, 41, 49, 53, 60, 67, 83, 89-90, 101, 105 Chapter 13-Kinetics: 5, 6, 13, 15, 17, 18, 21-23, 25, 35, 41, 43, 45, 48, 53, 57, 60, 63-64, 71, 73, 78, 80, 89, 96, 100 Chapter 17-Nuclear Chemistry: 3, 5, 11, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 28-30, 33, 39, 41, 43, 47, 56, 59, 61, 63, 65, 66, 71, 77, 84, 85, 86 Chapter 16-The d-Block: Metals in Transition: 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 11, 25, 27, 29, 35, 37, 41, 43, 44, 47, 49, 53, 58, 59, 60, 65, 67, 69, 80, 82, 87, 89, 96, 98, 105, 107 Chapter 14-The Elements: The First Four Main Groups: (NOTE: Selected problems demonstrate principles learned throughout 6A/B/C): 1, 3, 5, 7, 11, 15, 17, 25, 27, 34, 43, 57, 59, 69 Chapter 15-The Elements: The Last Four Main Groups: (NOTE: Selected problems demonstrate principles learned throughout 6A/B/C): 5, 11, 12, 19, 23, 37, 39, 42, 49, 60, 65, 83-85

Electronic Etiquette and Decorum

With the rapid improvements that have been made in the power of computers and the speed of Internet connections, students (and professors) have come to heavily rely on modes of electronic communication for their classes (whether this is good or bad is debatable...). There does arise a problem however, and this also comes from the rapid increase in the use of the electronic medium for communication: there is a universal lack of decorum and etiquette. Things you would NEVER write in a letter or say to someone's face are commonplace occurrences in e-mail, chat rooms, discussion forums and Instant Messages (IM). To begin to correct this, I have put together the following rules of Etiquette and Decorum for Electronic Communication: General · Always remember to whom you are 'speaking'. Would you call your professor or TA an A**hole to their face? Probably not. Why call them one in an e-mail or an IM? · Always READ your message BEFORE sending it, especially if you are complaining about something, arguing over grades, etc. Remember that there is no tone of voice or state of spirit conveyed in an e-mail or an IM. Read the following sentence first as if YOU wrote it as a student to a professor then as the PROFESSOR who receives it: "I worked hard in your class and my grade is not a fair representation of my work" · Always remember there is a "DELETE" button; · Always remember there is a "FORWARD" button... E-mail · This is just like a letter. Remember to use an appropriate salutation. "Hey Hoeger" does not cut it.... · Appropriate salutations are "Professor", "Doc", "Dr. H.", "Prof", "Hi", "Hello", "Howdy", etc · Sign your e-mail, especially if you are using a 'non-UCSD' account; · If you want to address an issue that is 'delicate' (e.g. you think I'm an SOB) do so, but do it politely. Consider this: "Dr. H.: I am really feeling frustrated in this class. I study and study and do problems and then you ask things on the test that I've never seen; I sometimes think this is unfair. Can you help me do better?" Translation: "You're an unfair SOB and you are the reason I'm doing poorly in the class, but I'm willing to take some of the blame and do what I have to get better" · Please realize that if I sent you a short answer to your e-mail, I'm not being rude just simply trying to save time while I answer the 50+ e-mails I get a day. If I'm upset about an e-mail, I simply will not answer it. · If I do not respond to an e-mail, please send it again or stop by my office. Things do get lost in the ether. · NEVER, NEVER ask the following in an e-mail; they will simply be deleted: What's my grade? What's on the test/final? How many question are on the test/final? Do we have to know (insert topic here...)? Can I get a cheat sheet? Do we have a quiz this week? Do we have a test this week? You get the picture.... Instant Messenger This is a much more "free-wheeling" medium for communication. True "etiquette rules" for this are changing constantly. For the time being, let's establish the following guidelines: · If you send me an IM, expect that you may have to wait a bit for an answer, especially if someone is in my office or it is right before an exam (I've had as many as FORTY IM's going at a time the night before an exam!!). · Occasionally you will send me an IM and I'll respond with "Go" or "What" or some such other short phrase. Once again, this is my shorthand way of saying "What can I do for you?"; it is not intended to be rude. · Feel free to use the shorthand of IM when communicating; I understand MOST of it: FYI: I am pretty INet savvy, IMHO. I will post a COMPLETE! list on the Web page! · See NEVER, NEVER above :)

Academic Honesty Policy (AHP)

Before beginning, let me state EMPHATICALLY that I FIRMLY believe that 99.9% of my students (if not 100%) are basically honest people. I also know that the pressures of school, grades, family, etc. can be overwhelming at times. Sometimes, these pressures can lead one to make choices they would not normally make. The Academic Honesty Policy, as outlined and adopted by the University of California, San Diego, is (in brief): "All academic work will be done by the student to whom it is assigned, without unauthorized aid of any kind. Instructors, for their part, will exercise care in planning and supervising academic work, so that honest effort will be encouraged. Academic misconduct includes but is not limited to cheating, plagiarism and/or collusion." For my part, I will make it easy not to cheat on exams using a variety of methods including multiple versions of each exam and quiz. Violations of the AHP include, but are not limited to, the following: · Turning in another persons work as your own; · Intentionally taking another persons notebook without that persons permission; · Obtaining unauthorized exam and/or quiz materials and/or information PRIOR to the administration of that exam or quiz; · Bringing into an exam or quiz ANY unauthorized materials (this includes photocopying of any exam note sheet given to you or another student in lecture prior to the exam); · Talking during an exam or quiz without permission; · Disruptive behavior during an exam or quiz. THIS INCLUDES THE RINGING OF CELL PHONES AND PAGERS; · Looking at another students work during an exam or quiz (including scratch paper work and permitted note sheets) ; · Allowing another student to look at or copy your work during an exam or quiz (including scratch paper work and permitted note sheets); · Sharing of calculators OR using a non-permitted calculator (see calculator policy); · Turning in an exam or quiz for regrade AFTER altering an answer (this is probably the WORST thing you can do); · Bringing in an unauthorized device into an exam or quiz. Devices that are NOT permitted in the classroom include: · Telephones, beepers and/or pagers(must be turned off and in your backpack; if this is an issue see me ASAP); · Laptop and/or palmtop computers (ONLY permitted during lecture); · Electronic notepads and PDA's (only permitted during lecture); · Walkmans, CD players, iPods or any tape player/recorder (recorders may be used during lecture); · Headphones of ANY type; Hats and hoods are not permitted to be worn during exams (bona fide religious reasons are exceptions; see me) I view violations of the AHP as a very serious offense against your fellow students and against the integrity of the University, as well as a personal affront to me. If caught, I will pursue disciplinary action against all parties TO THE FULLEST EXTENT POSSIBLE; "disciplinary action" is a two stage process: the first stage is what I deem the immediate academic punishment should be (i.e. failure of an exam, rejection of work turned in for grading, etc); the second stage is what administrative punishment the University deems: this may include failure, suspension and/or expulsion. Understand that UCSD has been known to routinely suspend students for 10 weeks for violations of the AHP. Let me reiterate: I FIRMLY believe that 99.9% of my students (if not 100%) are basically honest people. Hopefully, this policy will ensure that!

Calculator Policy for Dr. Hoeger's Chemistry Courses The following is the policy that will be enforced in this class during this quarter. It applies not only to lecture exams but to Discussion Section quizzes as well. There will be no exceptions to this policy allowed. Calculators/computational devices ALLOWED for testing purposes: ANY non-Graphing, non-programmable Scientific Calculator. It should be able to do logarithms, scientific notation and basic arithmetic. A TI-30 or equivalent is recommended. If your calculator can enter letters and/or words you will not be allowed to use it!! ;

Calculators/computational devices NOT ALLOWED for testing purposes: ANY graphing or programmable calculator; ANY PDA or similar device; ANY laptop or palm computer or computational device; ANY calculator (including those on the allowed list) with the ability to have text stored in them.


EXAM and QUIZ REGRADE Policy for Dr. Hoeger's Chemistry Courses 1. You have 72 hours (3 days) from the time an exam is returned to request a problem be regraded; this includes weekends. AFTER 72 HOURS, NO REGRADES WILL BE ACCEPTED. 2. ALL quiz regrades MUST be requested within 24 hours of the quiz being returned to you. 3. ALL regrades (quiz and exam) must be requested IN WRITING using the ONLY the form found on the web page. Fill it out COMPLETELY, SIGN IT and attach it to your exam or quiz. 4. All regrades are to be turned into your TA for consideration; I will have a "REGRADE" box for you to deposit your exams and quizzes at lecture and in front of my office if you will not be able to see your TA before the 72 hour time limit expires. 5. All regrade decisions are final but MAY be appealed to the professor is you wish. 6. NOTE: POINT ADDITION ERRORS DO NOT CONSTITUTE REGRADES; THESE MAY BE TURNED IN FOR CONSIDERATION ANY TIME BEFORE WEEK 10, BUT NOT AFTER THE LAST DAY OF CLASS.

1. Dept./Course Name/Number: Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry General Chemistry III/CHEM 6C 2. Course (Catalogue) Description: Third quarter of a three-quarter sequence intended for science and engineering majors. Topics include: electrochemistry, kinetics, coordination chemistry, nuclear chemistry, and an introduction to organic and biochemistry. 3. Prerequisite(s): Chem. 6B; Chem. 6BL may be taken concurrently. 4. Course Textbook(s): Chemical Principles: The Quest for Insight, 4th ed., Atkins & Jones 5. Course Objectives: Introduction to chemistry for science and engineering majors 6. Course Topics: See course (catalogue) description 7. Implementation (lecture, discussion, lab hours, etc): 3 hrs lecture, 1hr discussion per week Methods of evaluation (homework, midterms, etc): Quizzes, exams, and final exam

8. & 9. In the following, we list a set of desired course outcomes and address how such outcomes are accomplished and assessed.

Desired Outcome Emphasis: 0 = not addressed 1 = Addressed but not emphasized 2 = Emphasized 2 Method(s) used to address Assessment: 0 = not assessed 1 = assessed Method(s) used to assess

Apply knowledge of math and physics Design and conduct experiments as well as to analyze and interpret data Design a system, component or process to meet desired needs Function on multidisciplinary teams Ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility Communicate effectively

Lecture and homework Analyzing real data


Quizzes and exams



Include test problems that require data interpretation










Working in problem-solving groups in discussion section


Essay-type questions on tests

Broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context Recognition of need for and ability to engage in life long learning Contemporary issues






Using newspaper articles and current scientific findings as source of class discussion


Pose test problems related to current issues

Use techniques, skills and tools necessary for engineering practice



10. Preparer/Date of Preparation: Barbara Sawrey; May 30, 2007


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