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Announcements for Chemistry 2A Fall 2015 Classes  

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Drop Deadline without receiving a "W" Monday 9/2.

Due Wednesday 9/2 before Lecture:  Homework Chapter 2

Monday 9/7 Labor Day Holiday no class.

Due Tuesday/Thursday 9/8, 9/10 before lab:  Prelab 3, Lab Report 2

Due Wednesday 9/9 before lecture:  Homework Chapter 3

Due Monday 9/14 before lecture:  Homework Chapter 4

Due Tues/Thurs 9/15, 9/17 before Lab: Prelab 4, Lab Report 3

Due Wednesday 9/16 before Lecture:  Homework Chapter 5

Due Tues/Thurs 9/22, 9/24 before Lab: Prelab 9, Lab Report 4

Due Wednesday 9/23 before the test:  Homework Chapter 6-7

Test 1 (Chapters 1-7) Wednesday 9/23 in Lecture. Please write your name and section number on your Scantron and your test booklet. No scratch paper allowed. You may write on the test booklet but NOT on the periodic tables.  No leaving room until you have finished the test. You may use a 3x5" note card, front and back in your own handwriting.  All cell phones and other electronic equipment, except calculator, should be turned off and stored out of sight. No sharing of calculators or any other test materials. Please put all non-test materials on the floor or on a seat next to you.  No baseball caps or other eye shield material.  Please keep your hands away from your eyes.  Please keep your papers covered and keep your eyes on your own papers.  Any indication of cheating will result in a zero for the test.  Overall grades should be posted on the internet under "Grades" according to student number by late afternoon after the test.

Due Tues/Thurs 9/29, 10/1 before Lab:  Prelab 6, Lab Report 9

Due Monday 9/30 before Lecture:  Homework Chapter 8

Due Tues/Thurs 10/6,10/8 before Lab:  Prelab 10, Lab Report 6

Due Wednesday 10/7 before Lecture:  Homework Chapter 9

Due Monday 10/12 before Lecture:  Homework Chapter 10

Due Tues/Thurs 10/13, 10/15 before Lab:  Prelab 11, Lab Report 10

Due Monday 10/19 before Lecture:  Homework Chapter 11

National Chemistry Week (sponsored by the American Chemical Society 10/19-10/22.  Extra Credit Poster Contest.  You can earn up to 10 extra credit points by making a poster 11x17 inches (no larger) on the theme of " Chemistry Colors Our World Exploring the chemistry of dyes, pigments, and light”.  The number of extra credit points will be determined by the professional appearance and content of the poster (no hand writing or drawing).  Poster will be due by 4:00 pm Monday 10/19 in SE12.  Your name and CRN number must be written on the back of the poster.  You can also earn up to 3 extra credit points by voting for your favorite with a valid reason written on the ballot along with name, class, instructor and section number.  Posters will be displayed on tables in the hallway outside of SE12.  Ballots will be available on one of the tables.  Voting will start on Tuesday 10/20 8:00 am and end on Thursday 10/22 by 4:00 pm.  Winners of the student vote will win flash drives.  You can view past winners off my main webpage as well as look at the ACS Chemistry Week webpage at:

http://www.nisenet.org/events/other/national-chemistry-week-2015

Due Tues/Thurs 10/19, 10/21 before Lab:  Prelab 14, Lab Report 11

Due Monday 10/26 before Lecture:  Homework Chapter 12

Test 2 (Chapters 8-13) Tuesday 10/27 or Thursday 10/29 in Lab.  Please write your name and section number on your Scantron and your test booklet. No scratch paper allowed. You may write on the test booklet but NOT on the periodic tables.  No leaving room until you have finished the test. You may use a 3x5" note card, front and back in your own handwriting.  All cell phones and other electronic equipment, except calculator, should be turned off and stored out of sight. No sharing of calculators or any other test materials. Please put all non-test materials on the floor or on a seat next to you.  No baseball caps or other eye shield material.  Please keep your hands away from your eyes.  Please keep your papers covered and keep your eyes on your own papers.  Any indication of cheating will result in a zero for the test.  Overall grades should be posted on the internet under "Grades" according to student number by late afternoon after the test.

Due Wednesday 10/28 before lecture:  Homework Chapter 13

Drop Deadline which will result in receiving a "W" Wednesday, 10/30.

Due Tues/Thurs 11/3, 11/5 before Lab:  Prelab 24, Lab Report 14

Due Monday 11/2 before Lecture:  Homework Chapter 14

Due Wednesday 11/9 before Lecture:  Homework Chapter 15

Due Tues/Thurs 11/10, 11/12 before Lab:  Prelab 20, Lab Report 24

Veterans Day Holiday no lecture on Wednesday 11/11.

Due Monday 11/16 before Lecture:  Homework Chapter 16

Due Tues/Thurs 11/17, 11/19:  Prelab 23, Lab Report 20

Due Monday 11/23 before Lecture:  Homework Chapter 17

Due Tues/Thurs 11/24, 11/26:  Prelab and Lab Report 25, Lab Report 23

Thanksgiving Holiday-No Labs on Tues or Thurs 11/24, 11/26

Wednesday 11/25 Optional Review for Test 3 and Final for Lecture.

Due Wednesday 11/25 before normal Lecture time:  Homework Chapter 18

Test 3 (Chapters 14-18) Tues/Thurs 12/1, 12/3 in Labs.  Please write your name and section number on your Scantron and your test booklet. No scratch paper allowed. You may write on the test booklet but NOT on the periodic tables.  No leaving room until you have finished the test. You may use a 3x5" note card, front and back in your own handwriting.  All cell phones and other electronic equipment, except calculator, should be turned off and stored out of sight. No sharing of calculators or any other test materials. Please put all non-test materials on the floor or on a seat next to you.  No baseball caps or other eye shield material.  Please keep your hands away from your eyes.  Please keep your papers covered and keep your eyes on your own papers.  Any indication of cheating will result in a zero for the test.  Overall grades should be posted on the internet under "Grades" according to student number by late afternoon after the test.

Due Wednesday 12/2 before Lecture:  Homework Chapter 19, End of Semester Questionnaire

By Thursday Evening 12/3 all grades after dropping the lowest lecture quiz, homework, and lab will be posted.  Any errors must be reported before the final. 

Final Exam (Chapters 1-19) Wednesday 12/9 in  SE53 noon - 1:50pm.  Please write your name and section number on your Scantron and your test booklet. No scratch paper allowed. You may write on the test booklet but NOT on the periodic tables.  No leaving room until you have finished the test. You may use one page of notes (8.5x11 inch), front and back in your own handwriting.  All cell phones and other electronic equipment, except calculator, should be turned off and stored out of sight. No sharing of calculators or any other test materials. Please put all non-test materials on the floor or on a seat next to you.  No baseball caps or other eye shield material.  Please keep your hands away from your eyes.  Please keep your papers covered and keep your eyes on your own papers.  Any indication of cheating will result in a zero for the test.  Overall grades should be posted on the internet under "Grades" according to student number by late afternoon after the test.  Please pick up graded work on the front table after the final.  Borderline cases (1% short of a grade) will be decided by the final score.  Those whose final score is above the overall percent will receive the higher grade.  Those with a final score below the overall percent will receive the lower grade.  Those who do not pass the final (50% or above) will receive a failing grade in the class regardless of the number of points.  After the final, only errors since before the final will be considered if reported within 24 hours of the final.  After that all grades are final even with errors.