Course Information

Explanation of Grade Calculation in F12 CHEM 152 A

Please consult this document if you have any questions about how your grade was calculated. It contains an explanation of how the points in each course category were determined, how the course grades were assigned, and a distribution of GPs.

The Gradebook has also been updated to include the scaled point totals for each category.
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Page Contents:

  1. Course Information
  2. Instructor and TA Contact Information
  3. Syllabus and ALEKS Intro document
  4. Link to CHEM 152 A Gradebook

Chem 152 A - General Chemistry II

Lecture: MWF 1:30-2:20 pm, in BAG 131

Discussion Section and Lab: Please consult the online time schedule for the most up-to-date information about the time and place of your discussion section and lab.

Instructor: Prof. Colleen Craig            
Office: BAG 202 C 
Email: (please include "CHEM 152" in your message)
Office Hours: Mon 10-11a, Tues 9-10a or by appointment

Lab Instructor: Prof. Andrea Carroll
Office: BAG 219
Office Hours: Mon 1:30-2:30p and Wed 9:30-10:30a
Teaching Assistants
TA Office Hours are held in the Chemistry Study Center (BAG 330)
Name Email Section Office Hours
David Zeigler AF Th 10:00-11:00a
Brian Fitz AA, AI W 2:30-4:30p
Dana Sulas AB M 9:30-1030a
Henrik Sperber AC, AH Th 4:30-5:30p, F 12:30-1:30p
Guozheng Shao AD F 2:30-3:30p
Elisabeth Strein AE, AG T 1:30-3:30p


Syllabus and ALEKS Introduction

The syllabus for CHEM 152 contains a detailed description of lecture and lab policies, as well as a daily lecture schedule, reading assignments, and suggested problems from the textbook. If you have any questions about the course, this is the first place to look.

The ALEKS Introduction document contains information about the online chemistry tutorial system we will employ this quarter.
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Adobe Acrobat file icon An Introduction to ALEKS for CHEM 152A.pdf222K Download View
Adobe Acrobat file icon UPDATED 152 Course Schedule.pdf143K Download View The course schedule has been updated. This new schedule supercedes the original schedule in the syllabus. The main changes are highlighted below:

* Lecture 8 has been cancelled
* Lectures 2-7 have each been pushed back one day
* The ALEKS objectives have been updated to reflect this change


Key to final exam has been posted
Dec 19, 2012 1:35 PM
Key to final exam has been posted
Dec 19, 2012 1:35 PM
K from Ecell practice
Dec 8, 2012 4:33 PM
I just posted a few practice problems on calculating an equilibrium constant using electrochemica.​..
Equations and Constants sheet for the final now available
Dec 7, 2012 5:19 PM
Information about the Final Exam
Dec 7, 2012 3:28 PM
* Lectures 1-26 (VSEPR will not be covered on the final exam)
* Ch 9-13 (see reading as...
Key to XeO3 example from Lecture 26 has been posted.
Dec 5, 2012 6:13 PM
Formal charge is used to determine the most likely structure.
Sample final exams and keys now available.
Dec 5, 2012 11:47 AM
The best way to use these sample exams is to "take" them under conditions closely resembling the ...
WS 9 and Key now available
Dec 4, 2012 5:39 PM
I am posting these early so that you will have access to them as you are studying this week.

Lecture 26 notes for Wed, Dec 5 have been posted
Dec 3, 2012 4:50 PM
Exam 2 re-grade requests
Nov 30, 2012 5:39 PM
Exam 2 re-grade requests are due in lecture on Monday, Dec 3. Please consult the syllabus for det...
Lecture 25 notes for Mon, Dec 3 have been posted
Nov 30, 2012 5:34 PM
Lecture 24 notes for Fri, Nov 30 have been posted
Nov 29, 2012 11:21 AM
Lecture 23 notes for Wed, NOv 28 have been posted
Nov 27, 2012 5:11 PM
Sorry for getting these up so late!
Key to Exam 2 now available
Nov 21, 2012 4:15 PM
Lecture 21 noltes for Mon, Nov 26 have been posted
Nov 21, 2012 3:40 PM
PDF of Ch 13 from Zumdahl
Nov 15, 2012 4:38 PM
A PDF of Ch 13 from the 7th edition of "Chemical Principles" has been posted on the "Lecture Note...
Lecture 21 notes for Fri, Nov 16 have been posted
Nov 15, 2012 11:16 AM
NOTE: This material will not be included on Exam 2.
Update to Spring 2011 Exam 2 key
Nov 15, 2012 10:05 AM
The key to the Spring 2011 sample exam has been updated to include the solutions for #10 A and B....
Exam 2 Review materials
Nov 14, 2012 3:34 PM
Two sample exams and their keys have been posted, as well as the equations/const​ants sheet you wi...
Exam 2 Coverage and Format
Nov 14, 2012 3:32 PM
* Lectures 12-20
* Chapters 11-12.9 (see reading assignments in syllabus for specific ...
Lecture 20 notes for Wed, Nov 14 have been posted
Nov 13, 2012 12:00 PM
Lecture 19 notes for Fri, NOv 9 have been posted
Nov 7, 2012 4:47 PM
Lecture 18 notes for Wed NOv 7 have been posted
Nov 5, 2012 5:09 PM
Dr. Craig's Tuesday, Nov 6 Office Hour has been rescheduled
Nov 5, 2012 4:19 PM
My Tuesday, Nov 6 office hour (normally 9-10a) has been rescheduled to the afternoon, 1:30-2:30p.
WS5 key has been posted.
Nov 5, 2012 10:19 AM
Lecture 17 for Monday has been posted
Nov 4, 2012 11:12 AM
Corrected Exam 1 keys (both versions) now available.
Nov 1, 2012 3:44 PM
The original keys contained a calculation error in the solution to #9. This error has been correc...
Lecture 16 for Fri, Nov 2 has been posted
Nov 1, 2012 11:49 AM
Lecture 15 for Wed, Oct 31 has been posted
Oct 29, 2012 5:38 PM
Corrected Exam 1 Version B key has been posted
Oct 26, 2012 2:56 PM
The answer to 12A in the original key was incorrect. This version contains the correct answer.
Keys to Exam 1 have been posted on the Exam Information page.
Oct 26, 2012 12:48 PM
Lecture 14 notes for Monday have been posted.
Oct 26, 2012 12:32 PM
Lecture 13 notes for Friday have been posted
Oct 24, 2012 5:52 PM
Exam 1 format
Oct 22, 2012 4:04 PM
FORMAT: 100 points total
* 10 multiple-choice​ questions, 5 pts/each --> 50 points
* 2 short-answ...
Lecture 12 notes for Monday now available
Oct 19, 2012 5:15 PM
WS3 Key Available
Oct 19, 2012 10:39 AM
The key for the worksheet done in quiz section is now available under the "Worksheets" tab.
CLUE Review for Exam 1
Oct 19, 2012 10:21 AM
Chem. 152
Monday, October 22nd
Mary Gates Hall 251
Exam 1 Review materials
Oct 18, 2012 12:20 PM
I have posted two old exams and the list of equations and constants you will be given on Exam 1.
Lecture 19 notes for Friday now available
Oct 18, 2012 11:45 AM
Exam Seating Chart
Oct 18, 2012 11:03 AM
There will be assigned seats for all exams in this course. The seating chart is now available on ...
Lecture 10 notes for Wed have been posted
Oct 16, 2012 1:00 PM
Lecture 9 notes for Monday have been posted.
Oct 13, 2012 2:13 PM
Note: Remember that we skipped lecture 8.
Lecture 7 notes for Friday now available
Oct 10, 2012 4:54 PM
WS1 and key have been posted
Oct 9, 2012 2:39 PM
Lecture 6 notes for Wed have been posted
Oct 9, 2012 1:02 PM
Hess's Law Example from Lecture 5
Oct 9, 2012 11:38 AM
Since I did not get to the more complicated Hess's Law example at the end of Lecture 5 in class o...
Lectrue 5 notes for Monday have been posted
Oct 5, 2012 4:03 PM
Lectrue 5 notes for Monday have been posted
Oct 5, 2012 4:03 PM
Lectrue 5 notes for Monday have been posted
Oct 5, 2012 4:03 PM
Lecture 4 notes for Friday have been posted
Oct 3, 2012 3:01 PM
NOTE: This lecture is very complicated. I strongly encourage you to read through the notes before...
Lecture notes for Wednesday have been posted
Oct 2, 2012 10:53 AM
Lecture notes for Wednesday have been posted
Oct 2, 2012 10:53 AM
Lecture Notes for Monday have been posted
Sep 28, 2012 4:30 PM
Updates to Course Schedule
Sep 27, 2012 12:46 PM
The course schedule has been updated. A PDF of this new schedule can be found on the front page o...
CHEM 152 Lab Section Switch Board
Sep 25, 2012 10:50 AM
I have opened a discussion board for students to use to find others to switch lab sections with.
Welcome to CHEM 152!
Sep 22, 2012 6:06 PM
Please download the syllabus, ALEKS intro document, and the first set of lecture notes and bring ...
Send questions about this workspace to Chemistry Fall 2012.