Announcements & Important Course Information
- Welcome to CHEM 220 - General Chemistry 2 for Science Majors.
I am looking forward to a productive, challenging, and rewarding semester!
- Our first class session will be the LABORATORY onTUESDAY, January 17
at 9:20 am (AA section) and 2:10 pm (AB section) in 7-341.
- It is very important that you attend your first lab session and continue to attend the lab in order to maintain your registration and/or waitlist priority. In the first lab session, we will discuss the lab portion of the syllabus, enrollment, and cover important safety information that is required to participate in the laboratory.
- Parking may be a challenge the first couple of weeks of classes, so I encourage you to arrive to campus early!
- Sign up for the Sapling Learning Online Homework System: https://www.saplinglearning.com/
- Follow the above link.
- If you have an account, log in. If you do not have an account, create an account.
- Please enter your first and last names in the profile as they appear on your official Skyline record. If you go by a different name or a nickname, please put it in parentheses after your first name.
- From the expanding menus, select Skyline College, General Chemistry, Semester 2.
- Then select Skyline College - CHEM 220 - Spring 17 - Bates.
- When you register for the course on the system, you may select to use it for the first two weeks of the semester for free. You must then pay to continue to have access.
- The first Sapling Learning problem set and an introductory BONUS problem set are already posted.
- The questions in Sapling Learning use the Adobe Flash Player. If you are having difficulties getting a question to load, it is probably an issue with Flash. The best way to access the site is using Google Chrome on a computer. If you use Safari on a computer and the questions are not loading, you will need to update your Adobe Flash Player to the latest version. The questions do not load on iPhones and iPads.
- The course text, Chemistry, 7th ed. by Martin Silberberg,is available as a custom edition in the Skyline College Bookstore. If you are purchasing new, this is a much less expensive option than buying the full text book. However, you are also welcome to use the 5th or 6th edition of the textbook for the course. You may be able to find those online at a much lower price. It is very important that you have a copy of the textbook (in any of these 3 editions). The readings and assigned problems from the text are essential to the course.
- Please begin the reading and book problems (see LECTURE page) for Chapter 16 on Reaction Kinetics.
- The following worksheets are from the General Chemistry 1 course and cover topics that will be critical in all of our work this semester - Stoichiometry and Solutions. I recommend that you work these problems as review. A quiz early in the semester will cover these topics and some of our initial work in Kinetics.
- Academic integrity is an important issue in all academic settings, and will be taken very seriously by the instructor of this course, and the college generally.
- I recognize that most students conduct themselves with honesty and integrity. I also recognize that the actions of a few dishonest students and the impact of those actions on the academic process necessitate a frank and ongoing discussion of this issue.
- Please review the Student Handbook information on Academic
- The prerequisite for CHEM 220 is:
- Successful completion (C or better) of CHEM 210 (General Chemistry 1) or equivalent.
- Please speak with me if you have any questions regarding your preparation for the course, or to if you wish to discuss whether another course is better suited to your academic preparation or goals. Please also ask if you have questions about prerequisites or the petition process.