Chemistry II Syllabus
Philosophy: Chemistry II has been designed to be primarily a college preparatory science class. The grading, topic
selection, and teaching of the class are meant to try to prepare and show students what they can
expect in college chemistry. This is not to say that this course will be as hard, or as fast paced as a
college course, but hopefully, by taking Chem II, students will find their college chemistry, or other
science classes easier. Even though we cannot cover all the possible topics in chemistry, those
topics that will be covered in Chem II are meant to bring maximum benefit to those students who may
be pursuing careers in chemistry, medical science, biology, criminology, engineering, or any other
science related field.
Available for Help or to
make up quizzes or tests:( 1st period Mon - Fri ) (3rd period Mon. Tues. Thur) ( 9th period Mon.-Fri. (by appt.)
Materials Needed: Notebook- Good sized (No papers in folders)
Calculator - Just for the first and second chapters
Folder- Optional, but a good idea.
Grading : Grading is done on a point system. Each graded work is assigned so many points, which are totaled at the
end of the six weeks. The total points are then divided by the highest point total of the Chem II classes
to arrive at a percent grade. (Somewhat of a curve)
Graded work Average Points A verage Frequency
Tests 35 - 75 Three per quarter
Quizzes 15-35 One every 1 1/2 weeks
Homework 2 - 6 Once and a while
Labs 10 - 15 Once and a while
Lab Reports 20 - 35 Once and a while
Notebook 30 Once a quarter
Projects 50-100 One or Two
Note- In Chemistry II much more weight is placed on the quizzes and tests, as opposed to the homework. This makes
grading system much more like what you will find in college.
Extra Credit Class: We may have an extra credit class to be conducted during the ninth period for three to five
sessions. Upon the successful completion ( passing the test), you may be given some extra credit percentages to add to your grade for any of the remaining six weeks. The probable timing of this class would be around mid-November. (After football before basketball) Probable topic :
Subatomic Particles. (Certain rules may apply) Extra Credit may only be used to acquire a maximum grade of 95.
Makeup Policy: If you miss a the day of a quiz or test, the quiz or test should be made up the day you get back. If you
were out for multiple days that will be taken into consideration when planning when you will make up the
quiz or test.
If you miss the day before a quiz or test, and were aware that the quiz or test was going to occur before
you were absent, you must take the quiz or test the day it is given.
Making up quizzes or tests is your responsibility. In other words, you should come to me ( Mr.
Huber) to arrange when you are going to make up the quiz or test. Don’t let things go until the end of the
quarter, or else you will forget the material, and get a bad grade on the quiz or test.
Getting Help: If you are having difficulty with Chemistry II, the worst thing to do is nothing, get some help!!!
Who can help you? Mr. Huber, Smart Friends,
Note- If you are failing, it is very difficult to get a 70 unless it appears you are trying to help yourself by getting some help. Also, try not to miss school. Missing class is probably the single greatest contributor to people failing chemistry. You can’t be taught if your not in school. That also goes for being late!!!
Content to be covered:
** Acids & Bases
*** Atomic & Nuclear Chemistry
*** The Electron and the Atom (Quantum Mechanics)
* Visible Spectroscopy
** Chemical Bonding
*** Molecular Structure
**** Organic Chemistry
2. Organic Oxygen Cmp.
3. Organic Nitrogen Cmp.
1. You must get to class on time. I know that it might be hard to get to the chem room from the gym area
in three min., but you must at least try your hardest to get here on time.
2. When I am talking, you should not be. You will have time before and after I am talking to socialize, but
when I am giving notes, or explaining something on the board, you should be quiet.
3. You will be given the privilege to pick where you want to sit permanently, but this privilege may be
revoked if you cannot be quiet around those people you choose to sit with.
4. Cheating will not be tolerated.
5. Stealing will not be tolerated in any way, and will be dealt with the most severe manner possible
6. Please limit your requests to go to the bathroom and locker to those situations which are truly
emergencies. Only one person will be able to leave the room at a time for any situation.