Quantum Materials Research Group
Last Updated: December 16th, 2019
This course is designed for freshmen who have previously taken AP chemistry or have similar advanced chemistry experience. This course will review an advanced introductory chemistry sequence in a single semester. Chemical equilibrium, reactivity and bonding will be covered. These topics will be explored through the use of laboratory experiments and problem solving, and the use of these principles in current research areas will be discussed. Students may receive credit for AS.030.103 or EN.510.101, but not both.
At the end of this course, students will be able to:
|Class Times:||MWF 9:00-9:50 AM OR MWF 10:00-10:50 AM|
|Lab Times:||M,Tu,W,Th, OR F 1:30-4:30 PM, OR Tu 9:00 AM-Noon|
|Classrooms:||Monday/Wednesday||Bloomberg 478 (building 11 on the campus map)|
|Friday||Shaffer 303 (building 65 on the campus map)|
|Labs||UTL G82/G84 (building 70 on the campus map); for lab A only, meet in G89 (all but F) or 189 (F)|
|Final Exam||Mergenthaler 111|
|Prof. Tyrel M. McQueen|
|Office: New Chemistry Building #312 and Bloomberg #301|
|Office Hours:Tu,Th Noon-1 PM in NCB 312 (Except Oct. 10th, 29th: No Office Hours) or just stopping by (open door policy)|
|Office Hours:W Noon-2 PM in Bloomberg 337|
|TA Office Hours|
|Mondays, 5:30-6:30 PM||Remsen 233 (Except Sept 9th: Gilman 132)||Lucas, Marica|
|Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 PM||Remsen 233 (Except Sept 10th: NCB 112)||Rasha, Yuchen|
|Tuesdays, 7:15-8:15 PM||Remsen 300 (Except Sept 10th: NCB 112)||David, Chaoqun|
|Learning Den Offerings|
|Current Times: W 5:00-6:30 PM, Th 6:00-7:30 PM (Jasmine Blust)|
|Lab Day||TEACHING ASSISTANTS|
|Monday PM (VS)||Lucas Hansen (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
Jenny Wu (email@example.com)
|Tuesday AM (HV)||Rasha Anayah (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
Sofia Nakuchima (email@example.com)
|Tuesday PM (VS)||Marica DiPalo (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
Andrew Cornelio (email@example.com)
|Wednesday PM (HV)||Chaoqun Zhang (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
Sarah Tung (email@example.com)
|Thursday PM (HV)||David Lane-Harris (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
Yunxiao (Gary) Yang (email@example.com)
|Friday PM (VS)||Yuchen Wang (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
Kimberly Hall (email@example.com)
Point Distribution: 10% each of two hour exams, 14% final exam, 20% individual homework, 4% each of nine laboratory experiments (completion, notebook, and assignments), 5% in-class participation, 5% final project
Late Assignments: Late prelabs and homework will not be accepted except under exceptional circumstances. Lab writeups can be turned in up to one day late for a small penalty. Your lowest homework score will be dropped..
Final 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:
OVERALL COURSE GRADES:
Please see TMM if you have any questions.
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.
Your in-laboratory grade will be determined by the quality of your notes and observations as written down in your laboratory notebook. Laboratory notebooks are primary documentation and cannot be taken out of the laboratory, and instead will be turned into your TA at the conclusion of each laboratory period. You will be able to take the carbon copy of your notes in order to complete the associated problem sets / write ups.
These are available on Sapling Learning via blackboard.
These will be posted on blackboard as required in the class.
|Week 0 (8/29-8/30, Th on M schedule):||Unit 1 (2 lectures)||No lab|
|Week 1 (9/3-9/6):||Unit 1 (2 lectures)||MTuWTh: No lab, F: Lab A|
|Week 2 (9/9-9/13):||Unit 1 (1 lecture), Unit 2 (2 lectures)||MTuWTh: Lab A, F: Lab B|
|Week 3 (9/16-9/20):||Unit 2 (3 lectures)||MTuWTh: Lab B, F: Lab C|
|Week 4 (9/23-9/27):||Unit 2 (1 lecture), Unit 3 (1 lecture), EXAM 1||MTuWTh: Lab C, F: Lab D|
|Week 5 (9/30-10/4):||Unit 3 (3 lectures)||MTuWTh: Lab D, F: Lab E|
|Week 6 (10/7-10/11):||Unit 3 (3 lectures)||MTuWTh: Lab E, F: Lab F|
|Week 7 (10/14-10/17, no class F):||Unit 4 (2 lectures)||MTuWTh: Lab F, F: No Lab|
|Week 8 (10/21-10/25):||Unit 4 (2 lectures), EXAM 2||Lab G1|
|Week 9 (10/28-11/1):||Unit 5 (3 lectures)||Lab G2|
|Week 10 (11/4-11/8):||Unit 5 (3 lectures)||Lab H|
|Week 11 (11/11-11/15):||Unit 5 (3 lectures)||Lab I|
|Week 12 (11/18-11/22):||Unit 6 (3 lectures)||Lab SP and Checkout|
|Thanksgiving Break (11/25-12/1)|
|Week 13 (12/2-12/6):||Unit 7 (3 lectures)||No Lab|
|2-5 PM, Friday, December 13th||Final Exam||Mergenthaler 111|
These will be posted on blackboard as mentioned in the class.
Problem solving lecture slides are posted on blackboard after completion in class.
This course is not open for auditing.
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 Dr. Brent Mosser in Student Disability Services, 385 Garland, (410)516-4720, firstname.lastname@example.org
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).