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Learn more about how glass is colored (such as in the picture above).
   

The syllabus for the course, Chm 205, Spring 2017. Download file.

Links to other useful tutorials. periodic tables and more!

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Link to General Chem II Lab web page (Doc M's sections only)


Enrichment reading book list

Unit 1.  Checklist for Exam 1

Organic Chemistry

Chapter 12.  Solutions and their properties

Like-dissolves-like worksheet review. Download worksheet and answers.

Video #1 of NaCl dissolving. This video shows how NaCl dissolves in water with the formation of ion-dipole bonds. Play.

Video #2 of NaCl dissolving. This video shows the same thing, but includes vibration and movement and (molecular dynamics) that emphasize how the process is complicated. Play.

Lecture notes Day 1 (11 Jan 2017),   Day 2 (13 Jan 2017),   Day 3 (16 Jan 2017 ice day),   Day 4 (18 Jan 2017),   Day 5 (20 Jan 2017),   Day 6 (23 Jan 2017),   Day 7 (25 Jan 2017),   Day 8 (27 Jan 2017),   Day 9: Exam 1 (30 Jan 2017)
DocM's Answers to worksheets

Chapter 13.  Chemical Kinetics

In 2011, I moved from 5 exams to 4 exams.  As you look over exams older than 2011, check out the first questions in the next exam.  For example, in order to study for the first exam, you would look over Exam 1 and the first part of Exam 2 on the older exams.

Powerpoint presentation of a possible 1-step mechanism for NO2 + CO.
Powerpoint presentation of a possible 2-step mechanism for NO2 + CO.

Important Note: In editions previous to the 7th Edition, Chapter 11 was Solutions and Chapter 12 was Kinetics:

Spring 2005
Exam 6 over Chapter 11. Solubility (the first seven questions are over Chapter 11)  Download as pdf file.

Spring 2004 Exam over Chapter 12. Kinetics (with answers!) Download as pdf file.

Spring 2005
Exam over Chapter 12. Kinetics (with answers!) Download as pdf file.

Spring 2006
Exam over Chapters 11 and 12. Solutions and Kinetics (with answers!) Download as pdf file.

Spring 2007
Exam over Chapters 11 and 12. Solutions and Kinetics (with answers!) Download as pdf file.

Spring Semester 2008: Exam 1 over Chapters 11 and 12. Download as pdf file.

Spring Semester 2009: Exam 1 over Chapters 11 and 12.
Download as pdf file. 
  

Spring Semester 2011: Exam 1 over Chapters 11 and 12. Download as pdf file.   

Spring Semester 2012: Exam 1 over Chapters 11 and 12. Download as pdf file.  

Spring Semester 2013: Exam 1 over Chapters 11 and 12. Download as pdf file. 

Spring Semester 2014: Exam 1 over Chapters 11 and 12. Download as pdf file.


Spring Semester 2015: Exam 1 over Chapters 11 and 12. Download as pdf file.

Spring Semester 2016: Exam 1 over Chapters 12 and 13 (same as old Chapters 11 and 12). Download as pdf file.

Spring Semester 2017: Exam 1 over Chapters 12.1 thru 13.6). Download as pdf file.


Unit 2.  Checklist for Exam 2

Lecture notes: Day 10 (1 Feb 2017),  Day 11 (3 Feb 2017),  Day 12 (6 Feb 2017),  Day 13 (8 Feb 2017),  Day 14 (10 Feb 2017),  Day 15 (13 Feb 2017),  Day 16 (15 Feb 2017),  Day 17: Exam 2 (17 Feb 2017)
Worksheet 13.4  Worksheet answers Chapter 14  Worksheet 15-1

Chapter 14.  Chemical Equilibrium


Spring 2004
Exam over Chapter 13. Equilibria (with answers!)  Download as pdf file.

Spring 2005
Exam over Chapter 13. Equilibria (with answers!)  Download as pdf file

[Note: McMurry & Fay renumbered their chapters with the 5th Edition.  Prior to the 5th Edition, Chapter 15 was our current Chapter 14.  On exams prior to Spring 2008, "Chapter 15" is the new Chapter 14.]

Chapter 15.  Aqueous Equilibria: Acids and Bases
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In 2011, I moved from 5 exams to 4 exams.  As you look over exams older than 2011, check out the first questions in the next exam.  For example, in order to study for the first exam, you would look over Exam 1 and the frist part of Exam 2 on the older exams.

Spring Semester 2007: Exam 2 over Chapters 13 and 14 (old Ch. 15). Download as pdf file

Spring Semester 2008: Exam 2 over Chapters 13 and 14. Download as pdf file.

Spring Semester 2009: Exam 2 over Chapters 13 and 14. Download as pdf file.

Spring Semester 2011: Exam 2 over Chapters 13 and 14. Download as pdf file.

Spring Semester 2012: Exam 2 over Chapters 12 (last few sections) 13 and most of 14. Download as pdf file.

Spring Semester 2013: Exam 2 over Chapters 12 (last few sections) 13 and a part of 14. Download as pdf file.

Spring Semester 2014: Exam 2 over Chapters 12 (last few sections) 13 and a part of 14. Download as pdf file.

Spring Semester 2015: Exam 2 over Chapters 13 and 14. Download as pdf file.

Spring Semester 2016: Exam 2 over Chapters 14 and 15. Download as pdf file.

Spring Semester 2017: Exam 2 over Chapters 13.7 thru 15.7. Download as pdf file.


Unit 3. Checklist for Exam 3

Lecture notes  Day 18: (20 Feb 2017), Day 19 (22 Feb 2017), Day 20 (24 Feb 2017), Day 21 (27 Feb 2017), Day 22 (1 Mar 2017), Day 23 (13 Mar 2017), Day 24 (15 Mar 2017), Day 25: Exam 3 (17 Mar 2017)  
Worksheet answers: Chapter 15 Worksheets 16-1, 16-2, and 16-3 
16-4 16-5
Chapter 16.  Applications of Aqueous Equilibria and Thermodynamics Download pdf file

Spring 2007 Exam over Chapter 15. (previously Ch 16) Aqueous Equilibria (Part I): Acids and Bases (with answers!) Download as pdf file.

Spring Semester 2008: Exam 3 over Chapters 14 and 15. Download as pdf file

Spring Semester 2008: Exam 4 over Chapters 15 and 16.
Download as pdf file.


Spring Semester 2009: Exam 3 over Chapters 14 and 15.
Download as pdf file.


Spring 2011: Exam over Chapter 14 (polyprotic acids only), Chapter 15 (excluding solubility, Ksp), and Chapter 16 (Thermodynamics) Download as pdf file.

Spring Semester 2012: Exam 3 over 7th Edition Chapter 15(end) and Chapter 16 (excluding Ksp):
Download as pdf file.


Spring Semester 2013: Exam 3 over
7th Edition Chapter 15(end) and Chapter 16 (excluding Ksp): Download as pdf file.

Spring Semester 2014: Exam 3 over
7th Edition Chapter 15(end) and Chapter 16 (excluding Ksp): Download as pdf file.

Spring Semester 2015: Exam 3 over
7th Edition Chapter 15(end) and Chapter 16 (excluding Ksp): Download as pdf file.

Spring Semester 2016: Exam 3 over Chapters 15 and 16.
Download as pdf file.

Spring Semester 2017: Exam 3 over Chapters 15 and 16. Download as pdf file.



Unit 4. Checklist for Exam 4
Lecture notes  Day 26: (20 Mar 2017), Day 27 (22 Mar 2017), Day 28 (24 Mar 2017), Day 29 (27 Mar 2017), Day 30 (29 Mar 2017), Day 31 (31 Mar 2017), Day 32 (3 Apr 2017), Day 33: Exam 4 (5 Apr 2017)  
Worksheets:
16-4  Worksheets 17-1, 17-2, 17-3
Chapter 17  Thermodynamics 

Spring 2007 Exam over Chapter 15. (previously 16) Part II (polyprotic acids and solubility equilibria) and Chapter 16 (previously 17) Thermodynamics (with answers!) (Download pdf)

Spring Semester 2009: Exam 4 over Chapters 15 and 16. Download as pdf file.

Spring Semester 2011: Exam 4 over Chapters 15 and 16. Download as pdf file.

Spring Semester 2016: Exam 3 over Chapters 16 (end) and 17. Download as pdf file.


Unit 5. Checklist for Exam

Lecture notes    Day 34 (7 Apr 2017), Day 35 (10 Apr 2017), Day 36 (12 Apr 2017), Day 37 (19 Apr 2017), Day 38 (21 Apr 2017), Day 39 (24 Apr 2017), Day 40: Exam 5 (26 Apr 2017)
Worksheets 18-1   18-2   18-3  19-1   19-2   19-3   16-5   20-1  Chapter 11 Review

For Molar Solubility (Ksp), see Unit 3 above.
Chapter 18.  Electrochemistry 

Spring 2007 Exam over Chapter 18 (electrochemistry), Chapter 20 (Transition Metals Complexes) and Chapter 22 (Nuclear) (with answers!) (Download pdf)

Spring Semester 2008: Exam 5 over Chapters 17, 20 and 22. Download as pdf file.

Spring Semester 2009: Exam 5 over Chapters 17, 20 and 22. Download as pdf file.

Spring Semester 2011: Exam 4 over Chapters 17, 20 and 22. Download as pdf file.

Spring Semester 2012: Exam 4 over Chapters 16 (Ksp), 17, and 18. Download as pdf file.

Spring Semester 2013: Exam 4 over Chapters 16 (Ksp), 17, and 18. Download as pdf file.

Spring Semester 2014: Exam 4 over Chapters 17, 18, and 22. Download as pdf file.

Spring Semester 2015: Exam 4 over Chapters 17, 18, and 22. Download as pdf file.


Preparing for the assessment exam.
The final exam in Chm 205 is a multiple choice exam written by American Chemical Society.  It covers only this semester.  The following link takes you to a review page where you can download old questions from old ACS exams.
(This link is only active for the month before the final exam.)

Exam stats: national norms


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2015 Winners  Students from left: Emily Stoll, Kim Sorensen, Katelyn Forbes, Annie Cieslicki, Mohammad Mohammad, Clarke Morihara, Matt Watz, and Hannah Safranek. Not pictured: Samantha Crowley and Omar AlNaser



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2013 Winners  From left: DocM, Megan Greteman, Emily Boes, Kalley Quandt, Elle Nuttall, Lorraine Martinez, Sam Staver, Brandon Finger, Prem Vichienwanitchkul, and Robert McCracken



2012 Winners  From left: Fajer Alhaddad, Mary Claire McGlynn, (DocM), Alyssa Kava, Sam Kappenman, Annie Cabri, Taylor Thompson, Rachel Weigel, Alex Tymkowicz, Linnea Tokushige, Adam Dziacky, Hailey Soukup, Erika Schwanke, Andrew Schleisman, Britain Doolittle, Yitong Ma, Matthew Goldsmith, Yueshu Lin, Dan Truong, and Brian Lu


2011 Winners: Front row: Anastasia Schmaltz, Shawna Watanabe, Kristen Todoki, Kayla Koeneman, Gabriela Guillen, Tracy Cheung, Kelly Dean and Yashswee Kc;
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2009 Winners of the "Top o' the Class Award."
Front row from left: Tabitha Weller, Jamie Hong, Laurie Loving, and Nicole Hebert.  Back row, from left: Patrick Carroll, Jamal Jamil, DocM, Ashley Tollefson, Madeline Heck and Sarah Lynch.  These 9 students finished the course with an "A+" (over 95+%)


2008 Winners of the "Top o' the Class Award."
From left: Katie Lester, Ben Lacross, Elizabeth Fairbairn, Evelyn Pham, Kathryn Buche, Molli Budd, DocM, Vivian Irizarry, Emily Mcmullen, Tim Schulte, Jenny Tanaka, Mark Rizzo, and Rachel Johnson.  These 12 students finished the course with an "A+" (over 95+%)


2007 Winners of the "Top o' the Class Award"

From left: Ben Kafka, Jaime Lang, Allison Showalter, Chelsea Fischer, Brianna Brei, Doc M, Becky Davies, Margaret McGlynn, Megan Lewandowski, and Kelsey Tengan.  These nine students finished the course with an "A+" (over 95+%)


The 2006 Winners of the "Top o' the Class Award"

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(Doc Mattson), Lauren Boyle, Blake Cover, and Stephanie Gallegos



The 2005 Winners of the "Top o' the Class Award"
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The 2004 Winners of the "Top o' the Class Award"
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