Last updated on Friday, April 13, 2001 at 1:00 am
  • New grades are posted. Please be aware that Friday, April 13, 2001 is the last day to withdraw from a course with an automatic 'W'. After Friday, April 13, 2001 you will not be able to withdraw without petitioning your College.
  • The average is 61.5 on Exam III. The high was a 97 by Megan Burns. Congratulations Megan!
  • The weather is beginning to get beautiful. Please remember that shorts and/or open-toed footwear must not be worn in the laboratory. You will not be allowed to work in the laboratory without the proper clothing.
  • I want to make an important point about the use of graphing calculators on CHEM 1515 exams. You ar enot to store mathematical equations/definitions in memory on your calculators. If you do that is called CHEATING (Academic Misconduct). On Exam III you may use the solver to do a quadratic equation, but that is the only exception I will allow. Otherwise all you are using on your calculator are the function (+, -, x, /, e, ln, log, 1/x, etc.). If you have ANY questions about this policy please drop by and talk to me.
  • Dr. Rockley has reminded me of a web site that he has developed that randomly generates problems (with answers) of the type that might occur on an examination. Check this site out and try some of the problems. (Note: I saw a problem calculating the fraction of particles with an energy equal or great than the activiation energy. We did not do a problem of that type so do not concern yourself about answering.)
  • Dr. Rockley also referred to some notes he has on the web for his discussion on equilibria. Check those notes out.
  • Unfortunately my schedule is precluded any kind of lecture notes over Chapters 16 and 17. I apologize. I wish I could have included notes over these two chapters. It does not look like my schedule will get much better between now and the end of the semester.
  • The TA's e-mail addresses are;
  • Nellie Bruce:
    Bill Alley:
    Randy Hallford:
    Melissa Caldwell:
    Carolyn Nuckolls"

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  • Be sure to bring your textbook and a calculator to laboratory the first week of classes. Yes, the CHEM 1515 laboratory does meet this week (January 16 - 19). (See the CHEM 1515 Syllabus)
  • Sitting around with nothing to do? We are going to begin lecture on Wednesday, January 17th discussing Chapter 11 in Silberberg. I recommend you review Chapters 9 and 10 before class. In particular, refresh your recall of drawing Lewis structures, the concept of electronegativity, ionic and covalent bonds, bond polarity, molecular polarity, molecular shape (in particular central atoms with 2, 3 and 4 groups of electrons). Check out lecture notes from CHEM 1314. In particular look at;
  • Lecture Notes for Friday, November 17, 2000 and Monday, November 20, 2000: Ionic compounds.

    Lecture Notes for Monday, November 20, 2000: Covalent compounds and electronegativity.

    Lecture Notes for Monday, November 27, 2000: Lewis structures.

    Lecture Notes for Wednesday, December 6, 2000: Valence Shell Electron-Pair Repulsion.


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