There will be five 25 minute exams and one multi-hour final exam.
Each 25 minute exam will cover material from the five classes that preceded it, but may also cover earlier material that is relevent to these topics (about 2.5 chapters in Sorrell) – see Syllabus page for more information. Last minute changes in coverage are possible and will be announced.
The final exam will cover material from the entire semester (classes 1-25) including lab procedures and spectroscopic identification of molecular structures (Sorrell, chapters 13-14).
Ground rules for all exams.
- All exams are closed book, closed homework, and closed notes.
Electronic devices, including listening devices (music players, cell phones, etc.) and calculators, are not permitted (see Model kits for iPad/iPhone/iPod exception).
- Model kits. Students may bring a model kit to each exam. The instructor will also provide a limited number of plastic models during the exam. Students may use a plastic model kit or they may use the iSpartan molecular modeling app (available for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch) on exams, but iSpartan use is limited to sketching models, converting them to 3D, and rotating the models. You may not use the information buttons, change the appearance to space-filling or R/S, perform conformation searches, or download models from the model database.
- Data tables and charts, including the periodic table, are not permitted. (The instructor will provide tables of characteristic spectroscopic parameters for the final exam.)
All work must be performed by each student working independently. You may not share answers, ideas, tables or models. Conversations are not allowed during the exam.
- Note: the same exams will be given to both lecture sections so the content of exams should not be discussed publicly until all students have completed the exams.
- The exam must be taken during class in E314 unless special arrangements have been made with the instructor in advance.
- Special accommodations will be made for students with documented needs. This documentation needs to be provided at least 48 hours in advance of the exam (72 hours for Monday exams).
- Academic honor system. All academic and laboratory work in Chem 201 is covered by Reed's academic honor system. This means that all work that you present to the instructor is understood to be 1) your own work, 2) work that has been completed under the ground rules established by the instructor, and 3) work that has been performed with full understanding of these ground rules. If questions arise in your mind as to the meaning of any ground rules, it is your responsibility to bring these questions to the instructor before you perform the work involved.
25 minute exams (tentative)
- W, 9/12 & Th, 9/13 – covers classes 1-4
- M, 10/1 & Tu, 10/2 – covers classes 5-9
- M, 10/29 & Tu, 10/30 – covers classes 10-14
- M, 11/12 & Tu, 11/13 – covers classes 15-19
- M, 12/3 & Tu, 12/4 – covers classes 20-23 + NMR (Sorrell 13)* + IR (Sorrell 14.3)*
*NMR + IR will be covered in lab after Fall Break as part of experiments 4 & 5. Students who are enrolled in just the lecture portion of the class should attend selected lab sessions (contact Alan for more info)
W, 12/12, 1-3 PM in Vollum Lecture Hall (bring models) – covers classes 1-25 + NMR/IR + phenomena/theories employed in lab
Old exam archive. Chem 201 is following a new schedule this year for lectures, conferences (there aren't any), and exams (switching from 50-minute midterms to more frequent 25-minute exams). Therefore, old exams really don't provide any guidance as to what you might expect. The one exception to this is the final exam. The following link will show you the final exam from Chem 201, 2010 (note: a different textbook was used in 2010 so different topics were covered on the final exam).