- Final (we hope) version of the equation sheet for the last exam is now posted.
- Answer Key for the last problem set has also been posted.
- Lab exam will be given during your normally scheduled lab this week.
can take the lecture exam on Friday starting after 9:10 A in HS - 436
(big conference room). Plan to finish before 12:40 A as we have
to give the room up by then.
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- Answer Key for Ungraded Lab Problem Set 2 is now posted.
- CRE and PBS for the next section have been posted.
- Answer key for all problem sets prior to the exam are posted.
- Don't forget to take the exam.
Equation sheet for exam 2 was also updated today to correct some typos.
This is the version that got photocopied for the exam.
- Answer key for Problem Set 4b is posted.
- CRE and problem set for chapter 5 have been posted.
- First draft of the equation sheet for exam 2 has been posted.
- Answer key for Problem Set 4a has been posted.
handouts for the viscometry, refractrometry and partial molar volumes
labs have been mailed out and posted. Please note which
experiments you are assigned to do when (see the previously
provided schedule, also posted on the class web site).
- Suggested reading for the next section (Chapter 4) has also been mailed out and posted as CRE 5a.
next problem set (Chapter 4) has been mailed out and posted as PBS_5a.
Note that this problem set is due on 10/29/08 instead of 10/27/08
as specified on the syllabus.
- The CRE and homework for chapter 17 are available in the lecture handouts section and have been e-mailed to you.
- There is a CRE due Wednesday.
problem set is due Friday. We will be starting the next section
on Friday. Wednesday is the last day we will be discussing
some of you wanted to see your scores before I can hand the exams back
on Monday, I have posted them on D2L. There are two scores
posted: 1) your overall score on exam 1 ("#1" column); 2) The
score you got on question #5 ("#5 fr/#1" column).
- The average
class performance on the exam was good, with an average ~84%. As
you will see if you look at the distribution on D2L about half the
class scored over 90%!
- I was pleased with how
people did except for problem #5, the calculation of a) deltaH from
heating, b) calculation of deltaS from heating and c) calculation
of deltaG(formation) at a new temperature. Except for part c)
problem #5 is a problem that we also ask in general chemistry.
Thus I was disappointed to see many of you have trouble with the
problem. This is something everyone in the class should be able
- Therefore, I am giving you a second chance
to prove you can do it. If you got 40 points or less on problem
#5 you _MUST_ download it from the lecture handout
section of the class web site and redo the problem. Anybody else who
wishes to may also redo the problem. Please watch your significant
figures. You may not discuss the problem with me or your
classmates. You may use your textbook and lecture notes as
- The redone problem is due on Tuesday, October 14 by 3 PM to my office or department mailbox.
- Answer key for problem set 3_b has been posted.
- The final version of the exam I equation sheet has been posted.
may take the exam any time on Wednesday, October 8 in the testing
center. They open at 8 AM and close at 6 PM. Plan on 90
minutes for taking the exam.
- Bring your calculator.
- Bring your 3 X 5 handwritten info card (make sure to turn it in with the exam).
- Bring multiple pencils.
- Lecture does not meet on Wednesday.
- The CREs for Friday, 9/19/08 should be handed in, although it does not say anything on the handout.
- Lab activities for the week of September 22 were missing from the syllabus. The
calorimetry labs will start the week of September 22. The
calorimetry rotation will still end the week of October 20.
However, the week of October 13 will be devoted to doing an
in-class worksheet on statistical mechanics rather than data analysis,
which will occur the week of October 20. See the updated syllabus
for how this changes due dates for reports, (both .html and .pdf files
have been corrected).
first draft of the equation sheet that will be handed out with exam 1
has been posted to the lecture handouts section. It is good
practice to try working problems using this handout as a starting
point. Please let me know if you notice any typos.
- The answer key for problem set 1 was posted on Friday, September 12, 2008.
to the P-Chem Web Site. This site is currently under
construction. If you notice something missing or something
think should be added please let me know.
- Lab WILL MEET
the first day of classes.
students registered for the class are automatically signed up for the
e-mail discussion list. You will get instructions on how to
it with your registration notice.
- The username (not your
personal one) for the password protected parts of this site is
available on the syllabus. The password will be supplied the
first day of class.
- At present I am only planning to use D2L as
a place to provide online grade access. All other online
information will be available at this site.
Update: December 7, 2008