Last update, Wednesday, October 18, 2000 at 11:00 am
  • I've been having some technical problems with my %$#&^@ computer but things are starting to come together with the Help Session video from Monday evening.
  • Here is the first problem we did from sample test Exam II Question #3.

    Here is the second problem we did from sample test Exam IV Question #10.

    Here is the third problem we did from sample test Exam IV Question #8.

    The audio is not great but at least that annoying periodic hiss is gone!

  • What's Important is up.
  • Having trouble with a problem from the problem sets? Check the Problem Set link on our Web Site, there is a clip from a recent lecture or from a Help Session of me doing that problem or one like it.
  • Answers to PS8 and PS9 are now available.
  • Exam II is Wednesday, October 18, 2000 beginning at 5:30 pm. Rooms are the same as for Exam I. Check here if you've forgotten.
  • Remember Andy McGee is doing a Help Session on Tuesday evening at 8:30 pm in PS103. Anyone is invited.
  • Here is the Useful Information pages for Exam II. Check them out. Did I leave anything off? Let me know if I did.
  • The laboratory for the week of October 16, 2000 is now available. This laboratory experiment is due by 5:00 pm the day of your normal laboratory in my office PS155. If you have ANY question please get in touch with Dr. G. Get started early so if you have questions you will not miss turning in your completed laboratory experiment. Here is a clip from Wednesday, October 11th lecture discussing next week's laboratory assignment.
  • Sample exams covering material for our Exam II are now available. (Scroll to the bottom of the page.)
  • I've got some lecture notes for Chapter 5 posted. They still need some work, but they are a start.
  • Check out this week's laboratory. Everyone is doing the same experiment. But there will have to be some accommodation by the student's doing the HBL laboratory. Please review the information at the Laboratory link. If you have any questions e-mail me. This should be a fun diversion for the HBL students.
  • Remember during the week of October 16th you will do your laboratory experiment from a computer. To do the experiment you will need a computer connected to the Internet (connection speed is not critical) and you MUST be running the Internet Explorer 4.5 (or higher) browser. The laboratory will take some time to do so plan ahead. I recommend doing the experiment during your normal laboratory time to avoid any time crunch. More information plus the link to the software will be available soon so if you want to do the experiment early you can. Remember Exam II is Wednesday, October 18th!

  • 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.
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  • The exam average 67. FANTASTIC! I was shooting for a 65! The highest exam in each section is a 97. OUTSTANDING! Come to class on Friday and see all the swag the student with the highest grade receives!
  • Kelly Ganzel left his chemistry textbook in the B023 (Chemistry resource Center) around 4:00 pm on Tuesday. Did anyone pick up his book thinking it was their own? Do you now have two books when you thought you only should have one? Contact dr. g.
  • If you are in the 3:30 pm lecture section and have not yet located a laboratory manual you can go to the BookTrader on Hall of Fame, east of Duck on the north side of the road. They were contacted this morning and they still have lab manuals.
  • 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
  • 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.

  • 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 Check out if you need to find some physical properties for any particular elements.
  • Start memorizing..avoid the rush!
  • Things to memorize;

    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;

  • 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.
  • Section 2:

    Christopher Damaso(Sections 10, 12, and 14);
    Nellie Bruce (Section 11);
    Tyler Johannes (Sections 13 and 15):
    Melissa Caldwell (Section 16);
    Carolyn Nuckolls (Section 17);
    Claudia Dollins (Section 18);

    Section 3;

    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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