Last update, Wednesday, December 6, 2000 at 12:30 pm
Need a break? Studying to hard? Check out the Graphics Design
Portfolio Exhibition in the Gardiner Art Gallary at the Bartlett Center on
campus. Monday - Friday 8 - 5 pm, Saturday 9 - 1 pm and Sunday 1 - 5 pm. There
is a reception this Sunday from 2 - 4 pm. There are always great examples
of projects at these student exhibits.
Help Session for our class is scheduled for 3:00 pm on Saturday,
december 9, 2000 in PS141.
Amy Fesler, an Honors student in the 3:30 pm section of class,
has been working on the QuickTime video lectures adding some Flash interactivity
to make the lectures more user friendly. Check them out I think you'll find
them more useful. Amy has worked on lectures for 11/29/00, 11/27/00, 11/22/00,
11/20/00, 11/10/00 and 10/30/00. For example, check out the example on resonance
structures I did in lecture on Wednesday,
November 29, 2000. You have to do this for PS15.8 which must be turned
in with PS16 on Friday. The Honors student in the 1:30 and 3:30 pm sections
have been learning Flash this semester and are completing their projects this
week. I will be announcing other lectures with the Flash interactivity later
this week. This should be a big help as you review for our exam on Monday.
Here are lecture
notes for our class on wednesday, December 6, 2000.
PS17 is ready for you to do on the Web. The
link is here. It must be completed by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, December 13,
2000. It consists of 9 multiple choice content related questions. Answer those
questions to the best of your ability. 'I don't know' is an exceptable answer...if
you do not know the answer. The remaining 8 questions ask for some feedback
on the laboratory portion of CHEM 1314 this semester. After completing this
form (remember to click the Submit button at the bottom of the form) and I
will give you 12 points. You need to answer ALL the questions for the 12 points.
I will not see your responses until after grades are submitted. But Dr. Montes
will report to me the names of students completing the form and the number
of questions completed.
Holly Dale is doing a Help Session for
her students at 6:00 pm on Thursday, December 7, 2000. Meet in the hallway
outside PS103. If you are a little late, cruise the lecture rooms around that
end of the building. Holly will have graded Problem sets and laboratory experiments.
Jeff (Sec. 20) says to come to his office hour at 8:30 am
on Thursday to pick up Problem Sets and Labs that he has.
I've put up copies of this semester's
exams and the answers at the Exam link.
I've updated grades
I've received over the weekend.
Answers to PS15 are available at the
Problem set link.
To get ready for lecture on Wednesday,
December 6, 2000 on Valence
Shell Electron repulsion Theory check out this Web site.
CORRECTIONS to PS15: You do not have
to do PS15.6i or PS15.6j or PS15.8 when you turn in your problem set on Thursday
by 3:00 pm at my office. Change PS15.6j to ClF3.
Here are some lecture notes on
ionic bond, Born Haber cycle and lattice energy. Some lecture notes on
covalent compounds and electronegativity
and some lecture notes on doing Lewis
Did someone leave a copy of Silberberg in their exam room
last Wednesday evening? Drop by, identify the room and the book.
If there are any students who are not going home for Thanksgiving
please get in touch with Dr. G. by Wednesday afternoon. Marcellus Randall,
one of our CHEM 1314 students, and his family welcome anyone who would like
to share the Thanksgiving meal.
New grades are now posted. Even though the Exam III average
is lower than I expected the overall class average is still 71%.
I've entered the exam scores for eighteen sections as of
midnight. The average for these sections is 59. The high score so far is a
95. Congratulations go to Amy Fesler (a repeat) and Luke Smith who received
the highest grades this time. Lots of swag on Friday plus something new...a
Check out what's up in laboratory
Here is an interesting
site which has some photographs of a human, a cat and a view of downtown
Seattle taken with an infrared camera...cool!
Here is an interview
with Douglas Haynes. The first Pistol Pete Pizza Olympic Champion.
If anyone would like to talk to me about their grade on the
exam or in the course you are welcome to drop by and we can talk. Call ahead
or check the Webcam to be sure I'm in the office.
We have a winner. Douglas Haynes from the 3:30 pm section
is the new Pistol Pete Pizza Champion Pizza Competitor Winner. Based on his
time in three challenging events Douglas beat out a large super size group
of challengers to end up as the BIG KaHoona. Douglas won a new television
(lets all go to Douglas' to what the World Series...who'll bring the pizza?)
plus a very cool medal. We'll try to get some video and possibly an on camera
interview of the world champion...possibly even showing how he prepared for
the grueling events.
Here is video announcing the high score for exam 2 in the
1:30 pm section
and the 3:30 pm section.
If you are using a 56K modem to connect to our Web Site here
is a digital lecture
from September 18, 2000 which I have compressed for play at that speed. Check
it out and let me know what you think.
I've added some sample Real audio files of some sample stoichiometry
and sample limiting reagent problems at the Real Audio/Video link. You must have
the Real Player (different from the QuickTime
Player) to view/listen to these files. Check it out.
I've listed the room each section will take their exams this
semester at the Exams link. Check it out. If you arrive late to the exam because you
get lost and can not find the correct room I am under no oligation to give
you the same amount of time to do the exam as those students who arrived on
time. (Not that this will be a problem!)
Some new stuff to memorize
Here is an example of just one of the talents of Robert Sleezer, one of our CHEM 1314
student. If you have a skill that needs to be shared with
the world on video, see dr. g.
I just had a talk with the Director of the
General Chemistry Laboratories and it was agreed that ALL
students must wear eye protection in the laboratories. So
all students, including HBL, must get eye protection.
The tutoring schedule is now available at
the Tutoring link. The TA's in red are
CHEM 1314 TA's.
I've got an initial version of a digital
lecture on Wednesday, August 23rd on the QuickTime/Real
Lectures link so check it out.
Send me an email and let me know what happens or if you
have any problems. Welcome to the future!
I've listed some recommended problems from
Chapters 1 and 2. The list can be found in the Problem
Set link at the bottom of the page.
If you would like to practice and test
your knowledge on significant figures
here is some software which will randomly generate
questions. There are more of these types of randomly
generated questions at our Problem Set link. Just scroll
down the page a little to get to the link.
In order to post grade information (scores
on problem sets, laboratory's and exams) I need your
permission. Go the SID#/Name link and enter a number,
name or combination unique to you. I will post grade
information using your SID# or SIDName. You do not HAVE
to have an SID#/Name if you do not want to. There are
some additional questions that I would like you to answer
for some EXTRA CREDIT.
One of the more popular periodic tables on
the web is at http://www.shef.ac.uk/~chem/web-elements/. Check out if you need to find some physical
properties for any particular elements.
Start memorizing..avoid the rush!
Things to memorize;
Tables 2.3 (p 67), 2.4 (p 69), 2.5 (p
69) and 2.7 (p 73). I'll give you some tricks to make
Tables 2.3 and 2.4 real easy to remember, but Table 2.5
and 2.7 have to be memorized. I promise the first exam
will have some nomenclature questions.
Need some extra money? Love computers and
like to do Web stuff? Anyone looking for some parttime
work writing HTML for a campus project? Check with Dr. G
or see Steve Hall in LSE208. You will need to have a
resume describing your work/computer experience.
I've generated a short Self-Test which has
a few questions to provide me with some feedback as to
how much you might recall from your past chemistry
experience. The Self-Test has six questions. It is not
graded, I'd just like to get some information prior to
Wednesday's class. Give it a try, see what you can
remember. Go to the Self-Test link in the left frame.
names and symbols of the
first 20 elements and 20 common elements;
the formula and phase of all of the elements
in the periodic table;
the common prefixes for SI units;
- e-Mail addresses for our TAs
Nellie Bruce: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tyler Johannes: email@example.com
Melissa Caldwell: firstname.lastname@example.org
Carolyn Nuckolls" email@example.com
Claudia Dollins: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cory Pfeifer: email@example.com
Jennifer Veach: firstname.lastname@example.org
Holly Dale: email@example.com
Andrew McGee: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Our TAs for this semester are;
Christopher Damaso(Sections 10, 12,
Nellie Bruce (Section 11);
Tyler Johannes (Sections 13 and 15):
Melissa Caldwell (Section 16);
Carolyn Nuckolls (Section 17);
Claudia Dollins (Section 18);
Cory Pfeifer (Sections 19 and 24);
Jeff Karcher (Section 20)
Jennifer Veach (Section 21);
Holly Dale (Sections 22 and 26);
Andrew McGee (Sections 23, 25 and 27)
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