Chemistry 163 (CHEM&163-03) Spring, 2018

For Summer, please see Chem 163-01 Summer '18

Registration information:
Section -03 (Item #1920) TuTh 3:30 – 5:35 in CC1-010, lab W 3:30 – 6:00 in CC1-330

Instructor: Dr. David Reichgott (CC2-389) 
Office Phone/Voice Mail 425-352-8165
Office Hours: M, F 7:45 – 8:30 am; Tu, W, Th 2:30 – 3:20 pm (W may be in CC1-330).
        Appointments and “drop-ins” are welcome; stop in any time my door is open.

For other sections please contact Azizeh Farajallah,

Text: Gilbert, Kriss, Foster, Davies, “Chemistry: The Science in Context,” 4th ed (2105); ISBN 978-0-393-91937-0 (hardcover; loose-leaf and ebook formats are welcome).  Access to SmartWork is not required and you may purchase a used copy without a key code. .

All course information is available on Canvas, including the preliminary schedule and the tentative course syllabus.  IF YOU ARE NOT YET REGISTERED and need course documents, see the links on this page.

Content: Chapters 14 through 27 and 19 through 21 of Gilbert. Rate laws and factors affecting kinetics, equilibrium as a dynamic state, acid/base, ion and redox equilibria, buffer systems, coordination complexes, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, and structure and function of DNA, RNA, and proteins. Laboratory extends content, emphasizing experimental design, analysis, project activity, communication of results, and safety.
In the event of college closure (weather, power failure, or other reason) or instructor absence, all course content and materials will be posted on Canvas.

Lab information: Printed lab manuals will NOT be available at the Bookstore. All lab manual content will be posted on Canvas, and information for the first lab is linked below.
The first lab meetings are Wednesday, March 28: Part 1 of "Rate of Reaction."  Print the experiment from Canvas, bring the completed Prelaboratory assignment to lab.

Overloads: I will accommodate up to two overloads from the wait list in priority order. If you are wait-listed for section -03, please come on Tuesday 3/27 by 3:30 to see if there is space.

Preliminary Schedule - Calendar Format

Preliminary Syllabus

Unit 1

Unit 2

Unit 3

Laboratory Documents:

Chem 163 Lab Manual Intro_Appendices