CHEMISTRY 434 GENERAL INFORMATION SPRING 2009
|OBJECTIVES:||Chemistry 434 is the second 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.|
|LECTURES:||MWF 8:30 - 9:20 in CB 203
Office: CB 202 Phone: 646-1547
Office Hours: MW 12:00 - 1:00 or by appointment
|TEXTBOOK:||"Physical Chemistry", by P.
Atkins and J. de Paula, W.H. Freeman, 2007, 8th edition
|PREREQUISITES:||Grade C or better in Chem 433.
|EXAMINATIONS:||Chemistry 434 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
Midterm Exam 1 Monday,
February 23, take home
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.|
|The homework assignments will be collected every Monday for grading. If necessary, we will spend a portion of the lecture discussing some of the difficult problems in class. Periodically, assignments will be given for the web - based quizzes. You will have two days (until next lecture) to complete it and submit the answers electronically. I encourage you to work in groups on your assignments.|
|STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT:||Please review the student code of conduct in your Student
Handbook on cheating (including plagiarism) and other
academic misconduct issues if you need to refresh it.
|STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES:||If you have or believe you have a
disability that interferes with your performance as a
student in this class, you are encouraged for academic
reasons to discuss this on a confidential basis with the
instructor and /or call Michael Armendariz, Coordinator
of Services for Student with Disabilities, at
575-646-6840 with any questions you may have on student
issues related to the Americans with Disabilities Act
(ADA) and/or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of
1973. All medical information will treated
to call Jerry Nevarez, Director of Institutional Equity,
at 575-646-3635 with any questions you may about
NMSUs Non-Discrimination Policy and complaints of
discrimination, including sexual harassment.
|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 (March 9). "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 and
then 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 grade.
Two midterm exams (20% each).................... 40%
Final exam .....................................................30%
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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