• If you are interested in Chemistry, have a high high school GPA and would be interested in working in the research laboratory of a Chemistry faculty member and get PAID, come by and see Dr. Gelder.
  • Joshua Collier has e-mailed me with the atomic mass of element #108. He had (265) note the parentheses indicate approximate mass. So a BIG congratulations to Josh for getting that info too me/the class.
  • Dr. Westhaus in the Physics Department has left some announcements with me. If you are considering Physics as a major (and do not think you need major psychotherapy) see me after class for a copy of the announcement. Dr. Westhaus also informed me of an upcoming event which should be VERY interesting. Dr. Indestructo is visiting OSU on Thursday, September 25th (why is that date familiar) to give a presentation titled "Physics is FUN!" (whatever). It is at 7:00 p.m. in PS141. Everyone is invited. It should be a lot of FUN.
  • Remember Examination #1 is scheduled for Thursday, September 25th. Sections 30, 31, 33, 34, 35, 37 and 38 will take their exam in ES317. Sections 32 and 36 will take their exam in PS110.
  • Laboratory next week (Experiment #2: Separation of Mixtures). Do the pre-laboratory questions before coming to laboratory!!! If you do not the teaching assistants have been authorized to deduct 4 points from your final laboratory score for Experiment #2. Be sure to read your experiment before class. The experiment is long and the more you understand before beginning the experiment the more efficient you will work.
  • Memorize the correct spelling and the element symbols for the first twenty elements in the Periodic Table as well as other 'common' elements with atomic numbers greater than 20.
  • Memorize Tables 2.4 and 2.5 in the textbook (Common Ions listed on the last page of the textbook). These tables contain common cations and anions which will be used when we discuss nomenclature.
  • This year celebrates 100 years since the discovery of the electron (WOW!!). Check out this site to learn way cool stuff about the electron.
  • Here is a way cool Periodic Table. You can see the reaction of sodium with water and the reaction of potassium with water from this site. I know we have not talked about the Periodic Table yet, but who cares!

    Important links for 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 #1

    Problem Set #2

    Problem Set #3

    Problem Set #4