Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Grades have been posted

...on your transcript. Enjoy the holidays!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Review sessions, office hours, etc

Info about the final exam, including the review sessions, is here: http://web.uvic.ca/~chem101/Chem101PreExamInfofall2011.pdf

Friday's class will be mostly review material.

Dr Burford's review session is Friday December 2, 3:30-5:00pm - ECS 123
My review session is Saturday December 3, 10:00am to Noon – Sci B150.
Dr Briggs' review session is Monday December 5, 10:00am to 11:30am – Mac A144.

Any other review sessions advertised are NOT affiliated with the Department of Chemistry.

My office hours this week are Tue, Wed and Thur 2:30 - 4:30 pm.

Chapter 7

Any questions on Chapter 7 material? Ask them here.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

In class problem solving

The midterm exam we went over in class, with answers: http://web.uvic.ca/~mcindoe/101/2007midterm2.pdf

Monday, November 7, 2011

Additional reading

For chapter 5. Don't forget about trying the MasteringChemistry assignments for practice!
Chapter 5 tutorials: Intermolecular forces | Hydrogen bonding in water

Chapter 6

Any questions on Chapter 6 material? Ask them here.

Chapter 5

Any questions on Chapter 5 material? Ask them here.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Additional reading

For chapters 2, 3 and 4. Don't forget about trying the MasteringChemistry assignments for practice!
Chapter 2. Two good sites dealing with the Periodic Table are WebElements and Visual Elements. Tutorial: The Periodic Table. Physic2000's take on the Periodic Table.
Chapter 3. Tutorials: Bonding | Lewis Dot Structures | Resonance.
Chapter 4. Tutorials: VSEPR | Expanded Valence | Hybridization | Bond Dipoles.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Chapter 4

Any questions on Chapter 4 material? Ask them here.

In class problem solving

Midterm from today's class, with short answers: http://web.uvic.ca/~mcindoe/101/2006midterm1.pdf

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Chapter 3

Any questions on Chapter 3 material? Ask them here.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Chapter 2

Any questions on Chapter 2 material? Ask them here.

Revision topics for labs

Some tutorials to help you brush up on the basics for your labs:

The FULL ebook - the one you access through MasteringChemistry - also covers all this background, mostly in Chapters 1-4.

Tutorials that may help you with specific labs:

The drop-in center on the Elliott landing is a good place to go for help with labs. 

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Additional reading

Here are some links you might find useful. In particular, the animated tutorials are a good learning aid; they come from a textbook called Chemistry - the Science in Context by Gilbert, Kirss and Davies and published by WW Norton.
- Nobelprize.org has a great online resource called The Quantised World (you'll recognize some of the figures from the lecture book).
- Tutorials: Electromagnetic Radiation | Light Emission and Absorption | Bohr Model | De Broglie Wavelength | Quantum Numbers | Electron Configuration
- an excellent, if somewhat long, tutorial from Physics2000, on the Quantum Atom. It goes on to Beyond the Hydrogen Atom.
- Check out the Orbitron, a gallery of atomic orbitals and molecular orbitals.
- Brainiac's treatment of the Alkali Metals
- Army of Darkness
- Chemistry.com
- Modern materials in the iPhone4

Chapter 1

Any questions on Chapter 1 material? Ask them here.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Welcome to the 2011 class!

This blog simply serves as a means by which students in my section (A02, TWF 0930) can ask anonymous questions related to the course material. I may also add the occasional interesting(?) link. 
How do you ask a question? It's easy - just click on "comments" and leave a note. It should appear on the blog promptly, and I'll generally answer within 24 hours. As the course goes on, I'll invite questions on the different chapters we cover.