McQueen Lab 

Quantum Materials Research Group 
Course Webpage: https://occamy.chemistry.jhu.edu/courses/AS.030.102/spring_2024/index.php
Last Updated: May 8^{th}, 2024
Continuation of AS.030.101 emphasizing chemical kinetics, chemical bonding. Topics include energy levels and wave functions for particleinabox and hydrogen atom and approximate wave functions for molecules including introduction to hybrid orbitals.
At the end of this course, students will be able to:
Class Times:  MWF 9:009:50 AM 
Classroom:  Mudd 26 (on the campus map) 
INSTRUCTOR: 
Prof. Tyrel M. McQueen 
mcqueen@jhu.edu 
Office: New Chemistry Building #312 and Bloomberg #301 
Final Exam Reviews: 
Tuesday, April 30^{th}, Noon3 PM, Mudd 26 (TMM) 
Friday, May 3^{rd}, 14 PM, Bloomberg 478 (TAs) 
TEACHING ASSISTANTS (TAs) 
Juan Garcia, jgarci90@jhu.edu 
Abby Neill, aneill1@jhu.edu 
Isabella Niedzwiecki, iniedzw1@jh.edu 
Cameron Smith, csmit428@jhu.edu 
Shiying Wang, swang339@jhu.edu 
Wandi Xu, wxu68@jhu.edu 
TA Office Hours  
Sundays, 6:308:00 PM  Remsen 140 
Mondays, 6:308:00 PM  Remsen 140 
Wednesdays, 6:308:00 PM  Remsen 140 
Practice Problem Sessions  
Tuesdays, 6:307:45 PM  Remsen 1 
Thursdays, 6:307:45 PM  Remsen 1 
Learning Den and PILOT Offerings 
https://academicsupport.jhu.edu/learningden/ 
https://academicsupport.jhu.edu/pilot 
https://academicsupport.jhu.edu/studyconsulting/ 
All salient class logistical information (e.g. extensions or changes to the plan) will be sent by email and posted on the course syllabus. It is your responsibility to regularly check your JHU email. Key announcements will also be made in class.
Point Distribution: 15% each of two hour exams, 20% final exam, 20% individual homework, 5% for each of five group worksheets, 5% inclass participation
Class Participation: Class participation in synchronous lectures is expected. 80+% attendance = 5%, 70+% = 4%, 50+% = 3%, 30+% = 2%, 15+% = 1%
Late Assignments: Late homework is accepted for one day with a 25% penalty. After that, homework will not be accepted except under exceptional circumstances. Your lowest homework score will be dropped.
OVERALL COURSE GRADES:
Please see TMM if you have any questions. For this year, approximate ranges are 83%+ A, 8183% A, 7681% B+, 7276% B, 7072% B, 6770% C+, 6467% C.
Final letter grades will be assigned by looking at class averages, medians, large point gaps between students, and comparisons to prior year cohorts. However, the following table indicates minimum grades awarded for a given percentage of points earned:
Percentage  Minimum Grade 
90%  A 
80%  B 
70%  C 
There will be two midterm exams on Friday, February 23^{rd} and Friday, April 5^{th} each covering key aspects of the course. The final cumulative exam will be held according to the schedule set by the registrar (tentatively: Monday, May 6^{th}, 2024, 69 PM).
Regrade Policy: If you believe that a mistake was made in grading your exam, you may submit a regrade request. A regrade request should be a clean sheet of paper with a short description of what was done wrong paperclipped to the front of your exam. TMM reserves the right to inspect the exam for other grading errors if you submit a regrade request. All regrade requests are due by the dates that will be posted here. Submission of a formal regrade request is required to have your exam score changed, but TMM is of course available to discuss any issues or problems you have.
Excused Exams: If you are appropriately excused from an exam (see above), your class rank on each of the exams you took will be determined, and the average of this rank will be calculated. For the exam you missed, the numerical grade for the student of this rank will be entered.
Group worksheets are inclass assignments by teams of 24, and about 20 minutes in length. They are collected at end of class for grading. The lowest two scores will be dropped.
These are available on Achieve via Canvas. They are generally due on Mondays by 11:59 PM eastern time.
Class Week  Topic  Book Sections 
Week 1 (1/221/26):  Review of Acids and Bases (2 lectures), Buffers (1 lecture)  6AF,6G 
Week 2 (1/292/2):  Titrations (3 lectures)  6H, Group Worksheet 1 (Titrations) 
Week 3 (2/52/9):  Solibility Equilibria and Precipitation (2 lectures), Electrochemistry (1 lecture)  6IJ,6K 
Week 4 (2/122/16):  Electochemistry (2 lectures), Intro Kinetics (1 lecture)  6LN (6O opt), 7A/B, Group Worksheet 2 (Electrochemistry) 
Week 5 (2/192/23):  Kinetics (2 lectures), EXAM 1  7CD, 9A, EXAM 1 
Week 6 (2/263/1):  Kinetics (1 lecture), Intro Quantum (2 lectures)  1AC, Group Worksheet 3 (Kinetics) 
Week 7 (3/43/8):  Intro Quantum (1 lecture), Quantum Theory: Wave Equations (2 lectures)  1D1E 
Week 8 (3/113/15):  Orbitals (2 lectures), Atomic Properties (1 lecture)  1E1F, Group Worksheet 4 (Basic Quantum) 
SPRING BREAK  
Week 9 (3/253/29):  Lewis Structures and Valence Bonds (2 lectures), MO theory (1 lecture)  2F2G, 8K, Group Worksheet 5 (VB/MO Theory) 
Week 10 (4/14/5):  MO theory (2 lectures), EXAM 2  8K, EXAM 2 
Week 11 (4/84/12):  Intro Transition Metals (1 lecture), Coordination Compounds and Isomers (1 lecture), Ligand Field Theory (1 lecture)  8L, 8M, Group Worksheet 6 (TM and Isomers) 
Week 12 (4/154/19):  Ligand Field Theory (3 lectures)  8M, TBD 
Week 13 (4/224/26):  Frontiers of Chemistry (2 lectures), Review (1 lecture)  TBD, Group Worksheet 7 (TBD) 
Final Exam  Monday, May 6^{th}, 2024, 69 PM  Tentative 
Additional reference materials will be posted as mentioned in the class.
To ensure availability for studying for exams, notes and other class materials will be made available after the class period has occurred, periodically. These are not a substitute for attending class, and are not immediately available after each class period.
You may add this course after the start of the semester. You must, however, contact TMM directly to make arrangements to make up any important work you may have missed.
If you are a student with a disability or believe you might have a disability that requires accommodations, please contact Student Disability Services, 385 Garland, (410)5164720, studentdisabilityservices@jhu.edu
The strength of the university depends on academic and personal integrity. In this course, you must be honest and truthful. You may collaborate with other students in this course, but you must acknowledge this collaboration. Furthermore, you should collaborate with others rather than simply copying the ideas or solutions of others. Ethical violations include cheating on exams, plagiarism, reuse of assignments, improper use of the internet and electronic devices, unauthorized collaboration, alteration of graded assignments, forgery and falsification, lying, and facilitating academic dishonesty. For more information, see the guide on "Academic Ethics for Undergraduates" and the Ethics Board web site (http://ethics.jhu.edu).
TAs are expected to attend a 1/2 day session before the semester for prep, to complete one hour of prep each week in preparation for office hours and lectures, to attend every lecture, to be available 12 hr/week at the assigned time for office hours, to be available 12 hr/week to meet with PILOT leaders about topics of the week, to complete grading of their assigned group worksheet, and to clear schedules on exam days for grading. [ Total time commitment: approx. 145 hr ].