The list below applies to all regular and pre-ap chemistry students and those in IPC. The AP class has a separate list of items to bring and things to do--check the AP class page for those instructions.
*Boys: please bring 1 pack of black dry erase markers (Expo or similar). Office Depot has the best deals on packs of black erasers. We will use lots of them!!!
*Girls: please bring 1 box of ‘one size fits all’ disposable laboratory gloves such as those found in the health section of HEB. Look for these: ‘Ultra-Soft’ Synthetic Gloves made from PVC’
2 inch binder to hold your class notes and handouts, graded quizzes, exams and homework, and returned lab reports.
Scientific Calculator, such as a TI-30X which are readily available from Wal-Mart, etc. for less than $20. If you already have a good calculator from one of your other classes, show it to Dr. McPhee—it will likely suffice for any calculation you will perform in this class.
Suggested Items: a planner to keep track of assignments; dividers for your ring binder; pencils and pens (blue or black only, please); notebook paper.
We will have an exam over the course of 2 days next week covering Zumdahl Chapters 3 and 4.
*Scroll down for Learning Objectives
* How should you study this weekend?
1. do the Quest that is due Mon night
2. read, re-read and re-read again Chapters 3 and 4 in Zumdahl
3. look at all returned quizzes and online HW since Exam I to ID the types of questions missed.
4. Do these problems in your study guide: Ch3 (pp76-78): 83, 84, 88, 89, 93, 97, 103, 104 and Ch4(pp111-114): 58, 61, 62, 63, 65, 67, 70, 73, 74, 78, 81, 83, 84, 86-88. **I STRONGLY recommend you do these problems**
Topic List for Exam 2, Q1
Zumdahl Chapter 3
1. Isotopic Mass and Mass Spectrometry
2. Computation of moles from molar mass (Formula or Atomic Weight, FW or AW)
3. Calculation of percent composition from a given molecular formula
4. Calculation of empirical formula from percent composition or combustion data
5. Calculation of molecular formula from empirical formula and formula weight (molar mass)
6. Balancing chemical reactions
7. Reaction stoichiometry using a balanced reacxtion, any of these as inputs (particles, liters of gas, grams) and any of these as outputs (particles, liters of gas, grams)
*think of the mole road map I handed out*
8. Limiting Reactant and Percent Yield Problems
Zumdahl Chapter 4
9. Identification of strong and weak electrolytes
10. Calculation of molarity from grams or ppm or by using the dilution formula
11. Calculation of molarity of ions given initial molarity and molecular formula or name
12. Construction of a net ionic equation from given reactants (either as words or formulas)
13. Balancing and stoichiometry of acid base reactions (including predicting products)
14. Balancing and stoichiometry of redox reactions, including determining number of electrons transferred.
Quest is now online for HW and Quizzes--we will start using it the week of Aug 11
If you used Quest last year, you already have a UTEID ID number and password; the course name is AP Chem and the course number is 12345. Go ahead and sign up and I will approve you as a student.
You need to have a UTEID to access Quest to do the assignments. Instructions can be found here below once you go to the Quest Student sign up page: http://quest.cns.utexas.edu/student
Please do this ASAP! Let me know right away if you have any problems.
Also: UTEID requires a high security password---you may need to try a few before one is accepted that has enough numbers, letters and special characters to be considered of high enough security--it is a bit of a pain.
Student Enrollment: UT Austin student | Off campus student
Due date times
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Constants and Conversion Factors
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Please turn in your signed emergency contact and safety contract sheets to me ASAP. I will need them before you can do lab next Thursday.
for 7th period Pre-AP chemistry:
Class ID: 7540926