Introductory Chemistry II (CHMA11) - Summer 2011
University of Toronto at Scarborough
Welcome to CHMA11! Chemistry is an exciting subject with far-reaching applications in countless
disciplines (biology, medicine, geology, environmental science, neuroscience, forensics, food science
– the list goes on!). CHMA10 might have given you a taste of this, but in this course we’re going to
take things even further. We’ll be continuing to teach you the fundamentals of the subject, but our
hope is that this course will also give you an appreciation for the depth and importance of this
discipline. By the end of the semester, you should be thoroughly convinced that chemistry is indeed
all around you! Before we get started, please take a few minutes to read through this document. It
contains important information which will help make sure you have all the tools you need to succeed
in this course.
Staff Contact Information:
Dr. Thottackad Radhakrishnan
Room SW 506E
Email: [email protected]
Office Hours: Thursdays 11.15 am -2.15 pm
Email: [email protected]
Office Hours: Wednesday 9.30-11.00am, Thursday 8.30-10.00am
Please use a valid “utoronto.ca” account for all CHMA11 correspondence. Emails received
from other accounts are frequently filtered out as spam and may not be received. When
composing your email, please use professional language. Be sure to include the course code as
part of the subject line and sign the email with your first and last name, as well as your student
ID. Your email will be answered as soon as possible.
Lectures take place Wednesday 11am-1pm and Thursday 10-11 in SW 319.
Page 1 of 7 Required Text:
Chemistry: A Molecular Approach, 2nd Ed., by Nivaldo J. Tro. The text,
solutions manual and the online homework program (Mastering Chemistry)
can be purchased together from the UTSC Bookstore as a package. If you
took CHMA10 last semester you can continue to use your text and
Mastering Chemistry account for this course.
List of Topics (Tentative*):
Week Topic(s) Suggested Reading
Review of chemical bonding; (10.1-10.8)
May 9-13 Intermolecular forces 11.1-11.4
May 16-20 Properties of liquids and solids, phase diagrams, 11.5-11.13
covalent/ionic solids, crystal structures
May 23-27 Solutions and their physical properties 12.1-12.8
May 30 – Jun 3 Chemical kinetics 13.1-13.6
Jun 6-10 Catalysis, Introduction to chemical equilibrium 13.7, 14.1-14.6
Jun 14-18 Chemical equilibrium continued, Mid-term review 14.7-14.9
Jun 20-24 Introduction to Acids and Bases 15.1-15.7
Jun 27 – Jul 1 Reading Week n/a
Acid-base properties of salts and polyprotic acids;
Jul 4-8 molecular structure and acid strength; Lewis acids and 15.8-15.12
Aqueous ionic equilibria: Buffer solutions, titration
Jul 11-15 curves, solubility equilibria, complex ions 16.1-16.8
Jul 18-22 Spontaneous change, entropy, free energy 17.1-17.5
Free energy and entropy changes in chemical
Jul 25 - 29 reactions/equilibria; Introduction to electrochemistry17.6-17.9; 18.1-18.6
Aug 1- 5 Applications of electrochemistry; exam review 18.7-18.9
*Subject to change. Check on Blackboard for the most up to date lecture schedule.
CHMA11 maintains a Blackboard web space which archives a variety of course-related
information including: class announcements, lecture slides, handouts, assigned readings and
end-of-chapter problems, contact information and links to outside resources. In addition, class
emails will periodically be sent via Blackboard. In order for you to receive these emails, you
must have a valid “utoronto.ca” email account registered with ROSI.
To login, go to: https://portal.utoronto.ca/webapps/portal/frameset.jsp. Click on
“log-in to the portal” at the top left. Login using your UTORid username and password (same
Page 2 of 7 as what’s used for your UTORmail). Under the “My Courses” box (top right), click on the
An online discussion board will be maintained through Blackboard. This online space will
provide you with a place to post and answer questions related to the course material. The
forums will be monitored by the course instructors so as to ensure that all questions are
answered correctly. In addition, frequently asked questions (with their answers) may also be
posted here by the instructors and/or teaching assistants. Please note: Posts which contain
answers/solutions to the Mastering Chemistry Homework Assignments are not permitted and
will be promptly removed.
Mastering Chemistry Homework Assignments:
There will be weekly online homework assignments which you will have to complete through
the online program “Mastering Chemistry”. Assignments will be made available Wednesdays
at 5:00 pm and will be due the following Tuesday at 1:00 pm.
Registration instructions if you already have an active account:
Go to: http://www.masteringchem.com/.
• Enter your "login Name" and "Password".
• You will now be prompted for the new course ID. Enter
• This will take you into the Mastering Chemistry program for this course.
Registration instructions if you don’t have an account:
• Go to: http://www.masteringchem.com/
• Under the section for “Register” click on the "Students" button.
• Select "Yes I have an access code" and click “continue”
• Select “No” to indicate that you do not have an account and set up your login and
password. NOTE: Please use your student ID as your login name to ensure that you
receive credit for your mastering chemistry grades.
• Enter your Access Code (comes with your textbook package) in the field provided.
• Complete the requested account information page. Make sure that the name you enter is
the same as the name on file with ROSI. Under School Name, select University of
Toronto - Scarborough.
• Click on Login Now and follow the instructions above to enroll in the Mastering
Chemistry account for this course.
There will be one mid-term test written outside of class either just before or just after reading
week. The exact date, time and location will be announced as soon as they are available. Please
note that there will be no make-up tests. Should you miss the mid-term due to a legitimate
reason, you must submit appropriate documentation within one week of your absence. If the
reason is medical, an official UTSC medical form should be downloaded from
completed by your doctor.
Page 3 of 7 With a validated absence, the value of the missed test will be added to your final exam. Please
note that on page 329 of the 2010/2011 UTSC Calendar it states: "You cannot petition to
withdraw from a course on the grounds that no work was returned to you before the last day to
withdraw without academic penalty if this is the result of your having been given an extension
to complete your work for reasons relating to you and not the rest of your class."
There will be a 3-hour, cumulative exam written during the end of semester exam period. The
exact date, time and location will be announced as soon as they are available.
Please note that if you miss the Final Exam, you must petition the Registrar's Office to write
a make-up exam in the next formal exam period.