Hour Exams are scheduled for Thursday, February 8, Thursday, March 8, and Thursday, April 12 and Tuesday, May 8, 2001. The comprehensive Final is scheduled for Tuesday, May 8, 2001.

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Exam Room



Bruce, Nellie




Alley, William




Alley, William




Nuckols, Carolyn




Hallford, Randall




Caldwell, Melissa



Exam I:

Chapter 10 Sections 1, 3 and 4: You must be able to draw and interpret Lewis structures; you must be able to predict molecular and electron-pair geometries of 'simple' molecules, determine bond angles and numbers of bonding and nonbonding electrons; and you must be able to predict the polarity of 'simple' molecules.

Chapter 11 Section 1 and 2: Valence bond theory and hybrid orbitals, sigma and pi-bonds, delocalization of electrons, and resonance structures.

Chapter 12 Sections 1 - 5: kinetic-molecular view of matter (particulate view of matter), phases and phase changes, cooling/heating curves, vapor pressure and the Clausius-Clapyron equation, types of intermolecular attractive forces, properties of liquid state and water.

Problem Sets 1, 2 and 3. Lecture notes for Wednesday, January 17 - Monday, February 5 (possibly some information from lecture on Wednesday, February 7). Help Sessions on Monday, January 22nd, Monday January 27th and Monday (or Tuesday) the week of the exam.

Exam II

Chapter 12 Section 3 - 6: You need to review all the intermolecular attractive forces again and look over the properties of water and what is unique about water. Section 6 covers all the solid state stuff. Be usre to be able to use the handout(s) provided during our discussion of this section. One of the handouts is on the useful information page of exam I.

Chapter 13: sections 1 - 5: Section 1 discuss solution formation and you need to review the coverage of intermolecular attractive forces covered in chapter 12. Sections 2 - 5 cover the formation of solutions, concentrations of solutions and colligative properties. Check out the discussion of electroytes on p. 512.

Chapter 15: sections 1, 2 and 4: In section 2 we did not cover optical isomerism or chiral molecules. In section 3 about all you need to know are combustion reactions. In section 4 you need to be familiar with the functional groups we covered in Survival Organic Chemistry.

Exam III

Chapter 16: Sections 1 - 8: Section 1 discusses qualitatively the basic factors that influence a reaction rate, section 2 defines the different types of rates, and section 3 discusses the initial rate method for determining a rate law expression. Section 4 introduces the integrated rate law for simple reactions and how we can determine the order for a simple reaction by plotting techniques. Section 5 covers the Arrhenius equation and section 6 discusses collision theory and the reaction diagram for a reaction. Section 7 defines mechanisms and discusses several different examples. On page 696 the author introduces a mechanism with a fast, pre-equilibrium step as the first step in the mechanism. We did not take time to discuss this mechanism so do not worry about it. Finally the last section discusses catalysis. I'm most interested that you understand how a catalysis effects the rate of a reaction and how the reaction diagram changes. Check out the additional problems at the end of this chapter listed at the Problem Set link.

Chapter 17: Sections 1 - 6: Section 1 introduces the concept of an equilibrium constant, just as we did in class with the animation. Section 2 covers the idea of the non-equilibrium reaction quotient and its relationship to the equilibrium constant. Several of the characteristic properties of Q and K are covered in this chapter. Section 3 relates Kc to Kp. Section 5 discusses how we compare Q to K to predict the direction of a chemical reaction. Section 5 introduces the quantitative aspects of how to calculate K and to calculate concentrations at equilibrium. The last section introduces le Chatelier's principle and the van't Hoff equation. Check out the additional problems at the end of this chapter listed at the Problem Set link.


Sample Examinations

Exam I

Exam I CHEM 1515 SP98. You are not responsible for problems 5, 6 7 or 9.

Exam IV CHEM 1314 Fall 1997 Look at problems 3 - 6.

Exam II

Exam I CHEM 1515 SP98.

Exam II CHEM 1515 SP98. You are not responsible for problems 5 and 7.

Exam III

Comment: You'll notice that in SP98 Chapter 16 and 17 were covered with most of the material in Chapter 15. This semester because I'M BEHIND we are covering the material on one exam. The sample exams only have three questions over the material we will cover on a whole exam. So we will have more questions over this material. Review Problem sets 7 - 10 cover this material and I strongly recommend you review those PS's and UNDERSTAND the questions.

Exam II CHEM 1515 SP98. You are responsible for problems 5 and 7.

Exam III SP98. You are responsible for only Problem 7 on this exam.

Here are our blank three exams for this semester. (Answers will be posted soon.)

Exam I SP01

Answers to Exam I

Exam II SP01

Answers to Exam II

Exam III SP01

Answers to Exam III