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CHEM 201,  Fall 2016

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(12/21/16)  The average on the Final was an incredible score of 79%, with a high of 200 and a low of 45.  I'm pretty certain this is the highest average I have ever seen on a Chem 201 Final exam....or maybe any Chem 201 exam!! So GREAT JOB!

I know a lot of you are anxious to find out your final grade in the course, but I am afraid you will have to be patient as it takes some time to double check everything and also compare the grading of different TA's to see if an adjustment needs to be made.  This adjustment would only increase your point total - it won't decrease it.  Because of the time to do the above and the holidays, it is highly unlikely that the final grades will be posted until the end of next week.

At this point, all the scores for everything including the extra credits should be in Blackboard.  If you think there is an error with one of your grades in BB, please email me and let me know.  If you are on a borderline, you can email me too, but be aware I won't respond to these inquiries until after the TA adjustment is made and I check the final point distribution, which won't happen until next week.

In the meantime, Enjoy the Break and Have a Wonderful Holiday Season!

(12/19/16)  I just posted blank form A's of the exams from this semester on the download page.

(12/15/16)   For those of you concerned about the dropped quiz store affecting your grade, here is what is going on.  We drop the lowest quiz score by entering the negative of your lowest quiz score in the "dropped quiz" column in the Blackboard gradebook.  This gives you the correct total for points so far.  Unfortunately, while Blackboard can do this calculation correctly, it does not calculate the correct total points for the course.  With everything except the final complete, the total should be 800, but Blackboard thinks it is 820.  Don't worry because your actual grade will be calculated in Excel and Excel can do the math correctly.  After the final exam, the correct total possible points will be 1000.  So, for example, if you have a point total of 824 at the end, that would correspond to 82.4% and you would get a B in the course.

(12/14/16)  The FINAL EXAM is next Wednesday, 12/21, from 1-3 pm.  It will be in the same rooms as the midterm exams. An updated study guide for the Final, along with practice questions, is now posted on the download page.  In addition, we will hold special help room hours on M, T and W next week to answer questions you may have on the material.  These hours are now posted on the helproom page.
 
(12/6/16)  The average on exam 3 was 62 with a high score of 100 and a low score of 20.  The answer key to the exam as well as detailed worked outs solutions are now posted on the download page. When you get your exam back (in lab this week), please check it against the key and let Dr. Smith know ASAP if there are any discrepancies with your score in Blackboard. 

(12/1/16)  The solutions to quiz 9 are now posted on the download page.

(11/28/16)  A new practice exam 3 that just contains types of questions that could be on your exam is now posted on the download page.

(11/26/16)  EXAM 3 is next FRIDAY, 12/2, 3 to 3:50 pm. The exam will consist of 20 multiple choice questions.  A detailed, newly updated, study guide is available on the "Download" page.  Note that due to schedule differences, a number of questions that are on the old quiz 3's, including the current practice exam, will NOT be on your exam 3 - see the study guide for the list of questions that could be on your exam.  I will post an updated practice exam on Monday. Also, anything on your quizzes could be on the exam, so please be sure to review those. The keys for quizzes 7 and 8 are now posted on the download page.

(11/10/16) Quiz 8 next week will cover lecture material discussed on last Friday and this Monday and Wednesday.  This includes the basics of an electrochemical cell, the shorthand notation for electrochemical cells, using Ezero values to calculate Ecells under standard conditions and delta Gzero values for the overall rxn occurring in the cell, and using Ezero values for deciding what is the best oxidizing/reducing agents.  There are some questions on this material on the second page of the old quiz 7's.  Question 1a on the old quiz 8's is also a possibility.  Other questions to study are Problem Set 10 #1, Chap. 21 # 27, 33 and 34.  There will not be any questions where you need to use the Nernst equation to calculate cell potentials under non-standard conditions on your quiz 8.

(11/2/16)  The average on exam 2 was 66 with a high score of 100 and a low score of 20.  The answer key to the exam as well as detailed worked outs solutions are now posted on the download page. Please check your exam against the key and let Dr. Smith know ASAP if there are any discrepancies with your score in Blackboard.

(10/26/16)  The key to quiz 6 is now posted on the download page.

(10/21/16)  EXAM 2 is next FRIDAY, 10/28, 3 to 3:50 pm. The exam will consist of 20 multiple choice questions.  A detailed study guide is available on the "Download" page along with a practice exam and old exam 2's.  Note that due to schedule differences, Questions like #5 and #6 on the practice exam, along with #14 and #15 on the F15 exam 2a, will not be on your exam.  It would also be a good idea to review the quizzes from this semester.  The keys for quizzes 4-5 are now posted on the download page.

Rooms for this exam are the same as for Exam 1.

(10/10/16) The worked out solutions to Exam 1 are now posted on the Download page.

(10/9/16)   The average on exam 1 was 71 with a high score of 100 and a low score of 10.  The answer key to the exam is now posted on the download page. Please check your exam against the key and let Dr. Smith know ASAP if there are any discrepancies with your score in Blackboard.

(9/28/16)   EXAM 1 is this FRIDAY, 9/30, 3 to 3:50 pm. The exam will consist of 20 multiple choice questions.  A detailed study guide is available on the "Download" page, along with a blank practice exam and worked out solutions to the practice exam.  It would also be a good idea to review the quizzes from this semester.  The keys for quizzes 1-3 are now posted on the download page.

For the exam you will need scantron form 20788 (light blue, 4"x11"), a pencil, an eraser (not needed if you never make a mistake) and a non-graphing, scientific calculator. 

Exam rooms:

AL 201: sections 2,3,4,6,7,10,13,16,17 and ENS 280: sections 1,5,8,9,11,14,15,18,19


(9/12/16)   The Chem 201 help room starts this week.  The hours are posted on the "Helproom" page. Also the "Downloads" page has been updated for this semester and some of the info on the "Contact" page has been corrected.

(8/29/16)  Welcome to the CHEM 201 website!

The first thing you want to do is start studying for the ion test:  Ion Test Info
The ion test will be given in your lab section on Wed/Thurs THIS week (8/31 or 9/1).   If you pass it the first time you will receive 5 extra credit points, which means you'll be starting the semester with an A+++.   So get out those flash cards and go to work!

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