• How about those COWBOYS!

  • Tuesday, October 14th at 5:00 p.m. is the second meeting of the OSU Mountain Biking Group in Room 408, Case Study I, Student Union.

  • Jameson McGee found an error in gradecalc.xls file. The Actual Percentage calculation had an incorrect quotient for the laboratory portion of the grade. If you used the excel file to check your grade you should download the updated version and re-enter your scores. Sorry for the error. I should probably attach the standard disclaimer to all these files, but what the heck!

  • Jameson McGee has modified the gradecalc file so it will now calculate your average score on the remaining examinations from four homework scores, three laboratory scores and your first exam score. Check it out. Remember the calculation of your average exam scores for a particular grade in the class depends on your end of the semester homework and laboratory averages being the same as they are now. Scroll down to download the new version of the gradecalc file.

  • There is some useful information in Friday, October 10th lecture notes which you will need for Problem Set #6. Check it out!

  • You may need two specific heats for Problem Set #6. You can check the CRC or you can check HERE! The specific heat of carbon(s) is 0.7197 J.g-1.C-1 and the specific heat of copper(s) is 0.3844 J.g-1.C-1.

  • Hannah Holleman was kind enough to share her notes from the Help Session on Wednesday evening, October 8, 1997. If you were unable to make the Help Session check out the notes.

  • I was looking for some links for our class on calorimetry and came across a homepage for CHEM5 which looks to be a chemistry course similar to ours offered at Harvard. There is a link to some sample exams from the homepage. The exams are pdf files so you will need the Acrobat Reader to view them. Checkout what Harvard's introductory exams are like.

  • Laboratory next week (Experiment #6: Heat of Neutralization). There is a correction on the Pre-Laboratory Questions problem #4. In order to do the problem you need to know there are 1.50 kg of water in the calorimeter. You must be careful with the NaOH pellets. DO NOT touch these pellets with any body parts! Do not allow these pellets to touch the balance pan either.

  • Who is going to be the first student to e-mail me their completed Problem Set! Two former students are standing in my office asking me if anyone has e-mailed me their PS and I said no, not yet!
  • If you are in laboratory section 33 (Ludy) a student's textbook is missing. Possibly another student picked up Eric's book by mistake, thinking it was their own. If you would check the first page of the text Eric has written his initials inside 'E.B.' Let me know.
  • Exam #2 is Thursday, October 23rd at 5:30 p.m. in the same rooms as the first examination. IMPORTANT NOTE: The 23rd is Thursday of the week of Fall Break!!! Be careful.
  • If you would like me to post all of your scores (homework, laboratory and exams) using a SECRET IDENTIFICATION NUMBER which only you will know you must e-mail me requesting your secret number. I will reply with a message to you with that number. Keep that number secure from all living people!
  • Here are suggested problems from Chapter 5 in your text; 5.6, 5.7, 5.9, 5.11, 5.15, 11.29, 11.27, 5.33, 5.35, 5.37, 5.39, 5.41, 5.19, 5.21, 5.23, 5.25, 5.31, 5.45, 5.47, 5.49, 5.51, 5.53, 5.55, 5.57, 5.59, 5.61, and 5.63. You do not have to turn these problems in, but you should look at them as part of your preparation for Exam #2 (Thursday, October 23rd.) The two problems from Chapter 11 are not a misprint.

  • If you have a WEB page which you would like to share click here to contact the StudentWEBMASTER.
  • To estimate your current grade sum your problem set scores, your lab scores and your exam score and divide by the total possible. For an even better estimate of your grade do the following; find the percentage of your homework, laboratory and exam scores. Multiply the homework and lab scores by 0.22 and the exam score by .55 and add those three numbers together. That is the best estimate of your current grade.
  • While surfing I found this site for information on medical careers. You may have this information already, but I found it interesting.

    Important links for Fall 1997 CHEM 1314



    Here are pdf versions of the problem sets. You will need a version of the Adobe Acrobat Reader to read/print these files.

    Problem Set #4

    Problem Set #4 Grading Information

    Answers to Problem Set #4 Update

    Problem Set #5 (DUE: Wednesday 10/8/97)

    Problem Set #5 Grading Information

    Answers to Problem Set #5

    Problem Set #6 (DUE: Wednesday 10/15/97)

    Problem Set #6 Grading Information

    Answers to Problem Set #6

    Problem Set #7 (DUE: Friday 10/17/97)

    Problem Set #7 Grading Information

    Answers to Problem Set #7

    Here are the answers to the questions on our first examination. Along with the answers are notes which describe how each question was graded.

    Here is the pdf file for one of my sample CHEM 1314 examination.

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