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CHEMISTRY 102/112/114

University at Buffalo
Spring Semester 2015
Announcement Sheet 1

STAFF
Lecturers:
Dr. Stacey Gulde*
Office Hours

Dr. Jerome B. Keister*


Office Hours:
Dr. Kim Keil*

Days
Time
M, W, F
9:00 9:50AM
M, W
18:30 20:50PM
E-mail: gulde@buffalo.edu
M, W
10:00 - 11:30AM
M, W
5:30 - 6:15PM
Tu, Th
10:00 - 10:45AM

Place
NSC 225
KNOX 20

Tu, Th
9:30 10:50AM
E-mail: keister@buffalo.edu
Th
11:00 AM-12N

NSC 225

Office
NSC 325
NSC 325

Phone
645-4126
645-4126

NSC 110
NSC 325
NSC 325
NSC 562

645-4205

NSC 110
KNOX 20

NSC 324

645-1494

Office Hours

Tu, Th
17:00 18:20PM
E-mail: kimkeil@buffalo.edu
Th.
3:00 5:00PM

Laboratory Director:
Mrs. Priscilla Clarke*
Office Hours:

E-mail: pbc@buffalo.edu
Wed: 11:30AM 12:30PM

NSC 266
NSC 266

645-4113

E-mail: zuccari@buffalo.edu
Tu: 11am 12N

NSC 344
NSC 344

645-4135

Associate Laboratory Director:


Dr. Valerie Frerichs*
Office Hours:

NSC 324

* and by appointment
MATERIALS NEEDED
Required:

1.

Text: Chemistry: The Central Science by Brown, LeMay, Bursten, Murphy, Woodward and Stoltzfus
13th Ed., Pearson Custom Publishing (Custom package with Mastering Chemistry). Text options include
the hardcover text, the notebook form, or the online text through Mastering Chemistry.

2.

Lab Manual: Scaife, Beachley, and Allendoerfer, Chemistry in the Laboratory, University at Buffalo, 11th Ed.,
2010.
Lab Materials: CHE 101-2/107-8 Lab Kit, laboratory apron, monogoggle safety glasses, and a padlock for lab
drawer are required (available at the bookstore). Proper protective clothing to protect skin is required, including the
laboratory apron, long sleeve shirts, pants, and intact footwear covering the entire upper portion of the foot. You
will not be able to work in the laboratory without proper clothing. Protective clothing is also detailed in the
laboratory notes document available on UBLearns.
A valid University I.D. card will be required at examinations and for some laboratories.
A simple scientific, non-graphing calculator with only arithmetic and transcendental function (sine, cosine, log,
etc.) capability is required for quizzes and examinations. Graphing calculators and those with alphanumeric
memory capabilities, PDAs, iPods, and cell phones, or any other electronic devices are not allowed at quizzes and
examinations.

3.

4.
5.

REGISTRATION
Registration Procedure:
If you are not completely registered for lecture and recitation/lab, see Mrs. Clarke in NSC 266 or Dr. Valerie Frerichs in
NSC 344.

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Important Dates:
Monday, February 2, 2015: Last day to drop/add a course.
Friday, April 17, 2015:
Last day to resign a spring 2015 course with a grade of R (by 11pm).
Friday, May 8, 2015:
Last lecture day.
Monday May 11, 2015:
Final Exam period starts.

ABOUT THE COURSE


Lecture:
Students must be registered for lecture and attend all lectures. They should read the text in advance for a better
understanding of the lecture and are responsible for learning the material presented whether they attend or not.

Recitation:
Students must be registered for recitation and laboratory (a four hour contiguous time period) as well as for
lecture. The recitation period involves discussion of lecture material and homework assignments. Homework
will be due on-line through Mastering Chemistry. An access code is required for new students. Books
purchased at the bookstore are packaged with an access code that allows you to register. You may also purchase
an access code online. If the bookstore is out of stock you should purchase the access code online. Go to the
website: http://masteringchemistry.com/ and click the New Students button. Indicate whether you have an
access code and select continue. Then enter the requested information to register to Mastering Chemistry.
Please be sure to accurately enter your UB person number to receive credit for your assignments. This is the
eight digit number that appears on your student ID card. Once you are logged in, enter the University at Buffalo
General Chemistry CHE 102 course with our class ID. The Class ID is: UBCHEM102SPRING2015
Returning Students: Go to http://masteringchemistry.com and log in. Choose join course from the welcome
page. Enter the class ID: UBCHEM102SPRING2015.
Procedures for registering will also be reviewed in lecture and instructions are posted on the CHE102 course
website. 24 hour technical support is available at http://masteringchemistry.com/
Further questions about the homework can be addressed to Dr. Frerichs at zuccari@buffalo.edu.
Laboratory:
Student Class Schedule cards DO NOT indicate the correct room for the CHE 102/114 laboratory sections. All
laboratory instruction begins in the recitation room with a pre-laboratory discussion of procedures and safety
precautions before proceeding to the laboratory. The lab instructors will inform their students which laboratory
room in the Natural Sciences Complex (NSC) has been assigned to their section.

Safety regulations require that laboratory aprons, monogoggle safety glasses, long sleeve
shirts, full length pants and shoes that cover the entire foot be worn for all lab work. Students
not properly dressed to complete lab may leave to change, noting that the laboratory will end
at the scheduled time. Failure to comply with any safety regulations will result in the student
leaving the laboratory, with a grade of 0 (zero) for that day's laboratory work.
Students are expected to read the experiment of the day, view the streamed video, hand-write a flowchart, and
answer the specified pre-laboratory questions about the laboratory before the recitation on the day the experiment
is conducted. The handwritten flowchart and pre-laboratory questions are to be handed in to the instructor at the
beginning of recitation on the day the experiment is conducted. . At the conclusion of the lab period, after
cleaning up their station, students are to turn in their data sheet and have their instructor initial their lab book. The
write-up of the experiment, accepted only on the pages of the lab manual, is due at the next lab meeting and
should be turned in at the beginning of recitation. measurement, data collection, experimentation, Photocopies
will not be accepted. Student I.D. cards will be used to check out certain laboratory equipment at the stockroom.
Direct any questions about lab work to the Laboratory Director, Mrs. Clarke or Associate Director, Dr. Valerie
Frerichs. Laboratory learning is directly related to the General Education requirement for natural science for
understanding the methods scientists use to explore natural phenomena, including observation, hypothesis
development, measurement and data collection, experimentation, evaluation of evidence, and employment of
mathematical analysis.
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A laboratory safety awareness test has been scheduled for all recitation/lab sections. The test will be given during
the recitation periods held from Feb 6th (Friday) Feb. 12 (Thursday). Students should read the Lab Rules and
Regulations, Laboratory Safety and Safety Precautions in the lab manual, pages 15-21, and view the
Laboratory Safety & Equipment Check In digital video streamed to the course website to prepare for this test.
Students missing more than two questions on the lab safety test will be required to repeat the test.
Lab Breakage:
Students who incur lab breakage charges for broken and/or missing equipment during the semester will have these
charges forwarded to the Office of Student Accounts. These charges will appear on your next tuition bill.
Check-out Fine/Penalty:
All students must check out of their lab drawer during their regular lab period (with their lab instructor)
during the week of check-out (May 02 (Sat. only); May 04-08, 2015). Those who do not are subject to a
$100.00 check-out fine/penalty plus charges for broken or missing equipment as well as having the lock cut
off the drawer. (Safety glasses and lab kits will be held in the stockroom for one month only). Students who
drop the course during the semester must check out within one week of dropping to avoid the check-out
charge. Students who are absent from check-out at the end of the semester because of illness must complete a
waiver form, available at the Copy Center (NSC 361) to have this $100.00 fine/penalty waived. This form
requires written documentation from a physician verifying the reason for the absence. The waiver form is
available at the Copy Center (NSC 361). This form requires written documentation from a physician verifying
the reason for the absence. Filing for a waiver is the students responsibility alone, and the decision on a fee
waiver is NOT made by either your TA or the stockroom window staff. No waivers will be granted after the 1
week grace period.
Grading:
CHE 102
Recitation
Quizzes (3 at 20 points)
Homework (best 8 of 10 @ 10pt each)

60
80

CHE 112

CHE 114

60
80

Laboratory
Laboratory Reports (10 @ 10+1)
Laboratory Total

110
110

Laboratory only
110
110

Examinations
Hour Exams (2 @ 100)
Final Exam
Examination Total

200
200
400

200
200
400

GRAND TOTAL

650

540

110

The final course grade (A-F including +/'s) is determined strictly on the basis of the total number of points
accumulated; individual exams, quizzes, etc., are not assigned letter grades. Students should keep all
examinations, quizzes, laboratory reports and problem sets until they have received their course grade. These are
the only materials which will be accepted as evidence of clerical error in the determination of the course grade.
Examinations:
Examinations have been scheduled for Friday, 27 February, 2015 at 5:00PM AND Friday, 10 April, 2015 at
5:00PM, in rooms to be announced. Please clear your calendar for these times! Students should bring their
University ID card to all examinations for identification purposes, in addition to a simple scientific calculator.
Copies of last year's examinations may be obtained through UBLearns

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Make-up Policy:
Students who are unavoidably absent from an exam, quiz, recitation, or laboratory must present an excuse (obtain
form in NSC 361) and should be prepared to document the absence if requested to do so. Quizzes or laboratories
missed because of a valid absence will be prorated on the basis of other work that is done. Make-up Exams will
be given in NSC 220 as follows: 5:00PM on Monday, 02 March, 2015 for Exam I; and 5:00 PM Monday, 13 April,
2015 for Exam II.
Incompletes:
A grade of incomplete ("I") indicates that additional course work is required to fulfill the requirements of a given
course. Students may only be given an I grade if they have a passing average in coursework that has been
completed and have well-defined parameters to complete the course requirements that could result in a grade
better than the default grade. Prior to the end of the semester, students must initiate the request for an I
grade and receive the instructors approval. Students who present a valid written excuse for failure to take
the Final Examination either prior to or within 48 hours of that exam will be given a grade of I
(incomplete) if they had a passing average after Exam II. Assignment of an I grade is at the discretion of
the instructor. Students with failing averages after Exam II are not eligible for an I grade by University policy,
and will automatically be assigned a grade of F if they do not take the Final Examination. I grades must be
completed within twelve months; students must not re-register for courses for which they have received an I
grade.
The instructor must specify a default letter grade at the time the I grade is submitted. A default grade is the
letter grade the student will receive if no additional coursework is completed and/or a grade change form is not
filed by the instructor. Individual instructors may set shorter time limits for removing an incomplete than the
twelve-month time limit. For spring 2015 the incomplete grade default is May 31, 2016. Upon assigning an I
grade, the instructor shall provide the student specification, in writing or by electronic mail, of the requirements to
be fulfilled, and shall file a copy with the appropriate departmental office. The Incomplete policy is not
retroactive and does not apply to transfer credit. The I must be changed to a grade before the degree conferral
date if the student plans to graduate in that semester. A default grade can be "B," "C," "D," or "F." (If a student
selected an S/U grading option, it will replace the default letter grade when the grade defaults.)
Students Registered with the Office of Accessibility Resources:
The Chemistry Department works closely with the Office of Accessibility Resources to make it possible for
anyone wishing to take a Chemistry course to do so. Arrangements can be made for students who do not take
examinations or quizzes in the administered time and place, and for those who perform laboratory experiments
with alternate accessibility arrangements. All such arrangements must be made at least three (3) days in advance
of the event by contacting Mr. Randall E. Borst, Director of Accessibility Resources, 25 Capen Hall and Drs.
Keister or Dr. Gulde or Dr. Keil for examinations and Mrs. Clarke or Dr. Frerichs for quizzes and laboratory
experiments.
Academic Integrity:
The University community depends upon shared academic standards. Academic dishonesty in any form
represents a fundamental impairment of these standards. If, after consultation with the student, an instructor
believes the student has committed an act of academic dishonesty, the instructor has the authority to impose
sanctions in keeping with this principle. The MINIMUM sanctions to be imposed in Chemistry 102/112/114 are
as follows:
First infraction: The maximum point value for the assignment will be subtracted from the
student's point total. A subsequent infraction will result in a minimum penalty of 100 points.
Students should consult the Academic Regulations and Procedures section of the Undergraduate
Education Bulletin for a more detailed discussion of possible harsher sanctions and the appeals process.
Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, the following:
1. The possession of crib sheets or unauthorized notes at an examination or quiz, whether or not they are used;
the use, display or answering of any electronic device such as cell phone, iPod, mp3 player, PDA, etc.
(Calculator memory banks, calculator cases or other articles are subject to inspection by the proctors.)

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2. Copying from another persons examination paper (or scratch paper), quiz, or lab report or deliberately
allowing another person to copy from you.
3. Changing any of the answers on an examination paper, quiz, or lab report and then requesting that the paper be
regraded for additional credit. To discourage tampering of quiz or exam answers, we will randomly
photocopy exams and quizzes. Any quiz or exam returned for regrade in which responses have been
altered in any way will be considered deliberate cheating, and the student will be subject to penalties as
described above.
4. Reporting of laboratory work not actually done in the laboratory or using data inconsistent with the numbers
listed on the data sheet.
5. Abusive use of chemicals, vandalism of laboratory property, and dangerous behavior may result in permanent
expulsion from the laboratory and loss of all possible laboratory credits.
6. Copying or altering the copyrighted laboratory computer disks to obtain data without doing the computer
experiments as designed.
7. Stealing or tampering with other students quizzes/exams/lab reports. This will cause us to take action to have
the offending student removed from the university.
Miscellaneous:
NSC 361 (the Copy Center) will serve as a general office during certain (posted) hours for the following
purposes:
1. Extra copies of announcement sheets will be available there.
2. Requests for excused absences may be obtained there. These requests must be signed by the appropriate
instructor (lecturer for exams, recitation instructor for quizzes, and lab instructor for lab experiments) and
returned to NSC 361 by the student within seven days of the absence or the date of lab check-out (whichever
comes first).
3. Quiz and Exam papers which students wish to have regraded must be turned in there within one week after the
paper has been returned to the student. The nature of the problem must be specified on an attached sheet.
Papers containing white-out corrections will not be regraded.
4. Late lab reports must be turned in there. See Lab Notes Sheets for due dates of lab reports.
5. Students will be given a dated and initialed receipt for all materials turned in at the Copy Center.
6. A directory for all Chemistry 102/112/114 Instructors and Teaching Assistants (with office hours listed) will
be posted outside NSC 110, 266, and 361.
Problem Assignments:
Homework will be due on-line through MasteringChemistry.
Course Web Page: http://ublearns.buffalo.edu/courses/CHE102-112A/B/C/D-Keister/Gulde/Keil
Each students username will be his or her UBIT name.
Limited Enrollment Course:

Please be advised that CHE 102 is designated as a limited enrollment course, which means that
the enrollment in this course is limited by the number of student positions available. Selfregistration in this course in the fall and spring semesters will be limited to those students who are
taking the course for the first time. Thus, repeat enrollment may be difficult or impossible in the
fall and spring semesters, and students who plan to repeat the course for any reason should plan
to register for the course in the summer.
Repeat enrollment is defined as: a student who was previously enrolled in the course at UB, or
who transferred an equivalent course to UB, who received a letter grade of A, B, C, D, or
F and qualified values thereof (e.g. A- or D+); or a grade of P, S, U, I, J, N, or R.
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The only case in which a student may self-register for a repeated course is when the student has
taken an Administrative Withdrawal for an entire previous semester, so that all the grades for
that semester were registered as W.
Course Objectives Assessment:*
Students successfully completing this course will:
Understand and apply concepts to solve problems using:
Properties of Solutions
Chemical Kinetics
General Chemical Equilibria

Describe and calculate quantities for:


Acid-Base Equilibria
Buffers, acid-base titration & precipitation
equilibria
Thermodynamic quantities & relationships
Use the following to predict, depict and describe:
Properties and Fundamentals of Electrochemical
Systems
Transition metals & coordination chemistry
Understanding the importance and role of the following in
society:
Nuclear Chemistry and Radioactivity
Environmental Chemistry

Assessment
Homework: Chapters 13, 14, 15
Quiz 1
Test 1
Laboratory Experiments 1-4
1/4 of credit on the Final Exam
Students must achieve a grade equal to C or
above to be deemed satisfactory on a midsemester report
Homework: Chapters 16, 17, 19
Quiz 2
Test 2
Laboratory Experiments 5-8
1/4 of credit on the Final Exam

Homework Chapters 20, 21, 23, 18


Quiz 3
Laboratory Experiments 9 and 10
1/2 of Final Exam

*course objectives are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances

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Week of
Jan. 26
Ch. 13

Friday

Saturday

No Rec/Lab No Rec/Lab No Rec/Lab

No Rec/Lab

No Rec/Lab

No Rec/Lab
Feb. 02
No Rec/Lab No Rec/Lab No Rec/Lab
(Last day to
Ch.13&14
Add/Drop)

Rec/Check In/
Lab Safety Test

Rec/Check In/
Lab Safety Test

Feb. 9
Ch. 14
Feb. 16
Ch. 15
Quiz 1
Feb. 23
Ch. 16
Mar. 02
Ch. 16&17
Mar. 9
Ch. 17
Mar. 16
Mar. 23
Ch. 19
Mar. 30
Ch. 20
Quiz 2
Apr. 06
Ch. 20&23
Apr. 13
Ch. 23
Apr. 20
Ch. 23&21
Apr. 27
Ch. 21&18
Quiz 3
May 4
Ch. 18
May 11

Monday
Classes Start

No Rec/Lab

Rec/Check In/
Lab Safety Test

Hw 13
Exp.13
Hw14

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Rec/Check In/
Lab Safety Test

Rec/Check In/
Lab Safety Test

Rec/Check In/
Lab Safety Test

Exp.13

Exp.13

Exp.13

Exp.13

Exp.13

Exp.14

Exp.14

Exp. 14
Exp.14
Exp.14
Exp.14
Exp. 15
Hw15
CHE 102/112 Exam1-Friday, Febuary 27, 2015 - 5:00PM
Exp. 17;
Exp. 15
Exp. 15
Exp. 15
Exp. 15
Exp. 17
Hw16
Exp. 18
Exp. 19

Exp. 17

Exp. 18
Exp. 19

Exp. 17

Exp. 17

SPRING RECESS
Exp. 18
Exp. 18
Hw17
Exp. 19

Exp. 19

Exp. 15

Exp. 17

Exp. 18

Exp. 18

Exp. 19

Exp. 19

Good Friday,
No Rec/Lab;
Hw19

No Rec/Lab

Last day to Resign

Exp. 22-Known;
Exp. 22- Exp. 22-Known
Exp. 22Exp. 22-Known
Exp. 22-Known
Known
Known
EXAM 2
CHE 102/112 Exam2-Friday, April 10, 2015 - 5:00PM
Exp. 22Exp. 22Exp. 22Exp. 22Exp. 22Exp. 22Case Study;

Case Study

Case Study

Case Study

Case Study

Exp. 23A

Exp. 23A

Exp. 23A

Exp. 23A

Exp. 23A

Exp. 23A

Exp. 23B/C

Exp. 23B/C

Exp. 23B/C

Exp. 23B/C

Exp. 23B/C;
Hw23

Exp. 23B/C

Lab Checkout

Lab Checkout

Lab Checkout;

Hw21

Lab Checkout

Hw20

Lab Checkout Last


Day Classes

Case Study

Lab Checkout

Reading Day

Hw18
Final Exam
8:00AM