Principles of Chemistry II

Chem 121

Professor Dr. Paul Shipley, Science room #203a
Contact information email:, web site at, or by phone at local 79576.
Prerequisite Chem 111 or permission of instructor
Course Schedule MW 8:00 (holy cow!) -9:20, F 8:30-9:20 SSC #026
Office hours See my schedule
Laboratory sections Science building, room 224. Labs start the week of January 10
Required supplies
  1. "Chemical Principles", 4th Edition, Steven S. Zumdahl (2002)
  2. "Organic Supplement", 4th Edition, Ege (2002)
  3. Chemistry 111/121 Lab Manual
  4. Bound lab book (spiral bound is OK)
  5. Safety goggles, don't leave home without them!
10% quizzes
15% Midterm #1
15% Midterm #2
20% Laboratory
40% Final Exam

Note on calculators:

Chemistry department policy prohibits the use of programmable calculators on exams. A $5 calculator capable of logarithm functions will meet your needs for this course

Your grades in the laboratory and lecture sections must each exceed 50% in order to receive credit for this course.
Absences If you miss an exam or a laboratory section, you will not be allowed to retake or redo the assignment unless you can prove that you had a valid reason for your absence. A valid reason would be a documented illness, death in your family, a car accident on the way to class (please don't run into a tree on your way to school to postpone an exam), or some similar emergency that you are able to document (photos of the car after the wreck will be posted on the web page). Invalid reasons would include breaking up with your girlfriend/boyfriend, an unmissable curling match, a bad hair day, I think you get the picture