CHEMISTRY 433 GENERAL INFORMATION FALL 2016
|OBJECTIVES:||Chemistry 433 is the first half of a two-semester Physical Chemistry course and designated primarily for chemistry majors. It is required for BS in Chemistry. The course is taught with the objective to get students acquainted with laws and theories underlying chemical phenomena and is currently taught in the 'Molecular approach' order, i.e., starting with quantum mechanics and spectroscopy followed by statistical thermodynamics.|
|LECTURES:||MWF 8:30 - 9:20 in CB 203
Office: CB 202 Phone: 646-1547
Office Hours: MW 11:30 - 12:30 or by appointment
|TEXTBOOK:||"Physical Chemistry", by P. Atkins and J. de Paula, W.H. Freeman, 2010, 9th edition (ISBN-10:1-4292-1812-6). The later edition, 10, can be used as well|
|PREREQUISITES:||Grade C or better in Chem 116 or Chem
217, Math 192 or Phys 216.
|EXAMINATIONS:||Chemistry 433 exams will be given on the
following days during regular class time except for the
final exam. All exams will be comprehensive, with
emphasis on recently covered material. Exam keys will be
posted next day. Any errors/concerns in grading of exams
must be brought to the instructor's attention within a
week of when the exam is returned. Make-up exams will be
given only if a valid excuse is presented, such as
documented illness, official University conflict, etc.
Except for emergency cases, arrangement for a make-up
exam must be made prior to the scheduled exam.
Midterm Exam 1 Monday, October
3, in class
For each examination you may need to bring a calculator. You may not share calculators during an exam. Electronic devices (other than calculators) are prohibited during an exam.
|CLASS PARTICIPATION:||Class participation is not required but encouraged. Discussions of homework will be conducted and your participation in these discussions may affect your score for the homework portion.|
|ASSIGNMENTS, QUIZZES, AND EXERCISES:||
Using software such as Mathcad and Mathematica for homework assignments is not prohibited but encouraged. We have Mathcad installed on computers in the Chemistry computer cluster. You can also purchase your copies from the book store or directly from the companies.
|STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT:||The Student Code of Conduct defines academic misconduct, non-academic misconduct and the consequences or penalties for each. The Student Code of Conduct is available in the NMSU Student Handbook online: studenthandbook.nmsu.edu/ . Academic misconduct is explained at studenthandbook.nmsu.edu/student-code-of-conduct/academic-misconduct/|
|STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES:||Section 504 of the
Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with
Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) covers issues
relating to disability and accommodations. If a student
has questions or needs an accommodation in the classroom
(all medical information is treated confidentially),
Trudy Luken, Director Student Accessibility Services (SAS) - Corbett Center Student Union, Rm. 208
Phone: (575) 646-6840 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://sas.nmsu.edu/
NMSU policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, retaliation, serious medical condition, sex, sexual orientation, spousal affiliation and protected veterans status. Furthermore, Title IX prohibits sex discrimination to include sexual misconduct: sexual violence (sexual assault, rape), sexual harassment and retaliation. For more information on discrimination issues, Title IX, Campus SaVE Act, NMSU Policy Chapter 3.25, NMSU's complaint process, or to file a complaint contact:
Lauri Millot, Title IX Coordinator
|OTHER NMSU RESOURCES:||NMSU Police Department:
NMSU Police Victim Services:
NMSU Counseling Center:
NMSU Dean of Students:
For Any On-campus Emergencies:
|WITHDRAWALS & "I" GRADES:||Students are sometimes
confused about the requirements for a grade of
"Incomplete", assuming it is a "late
W". No withdrawals from individual courses are
allowed after the mid-point of the semester (October 17).
"I" grades can be given only after the
mid-point of the semester. To receive an "I"
the student must be passing the course with a C grade or
better at the midpoint of the semester but be prevented
from completing the course successfully due to illness or
a family crisis. The student must provide documentation
that the illness or family emergency makes it impossible
for the student to complete the course with a passing
Two midterm exams (20% each).................... 40%
Final exam .....................................................25%
Total ............................................................ 100%
*-Honor students will have extra assignments.
The letter grade for the course will be given based on the standard percentage scheme:
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Last updated on 08/11/16