@mccord302 now ACTIVE on Twitter

@mccord302 I have renewed my class twitter feed for this class (CH302). You can see the feed at the top of the right column here on this site now. I will plan on posting various things to the feed. Somethings might be chemistry and useful while some could just be silly. I make no promises on how it will play out. Follow me and see what happens. I will certainly TRY to tweet on a regular basis if possible.


LM34 and LM35 are both due Friday at 10am

Standard Potentials and Echem Stoichiometry are the topics and you need to push on and get these done by Friday. Class on Wednesday will cover some of the topics here. Learn to use a Standard Potential Table.


HW12 is due by 10am on Monday, 4/21

HW12 Electrochemistry I

Our first official homework on electrochemistry. Practice getting the standard potential of cells and more.

If you want to be an UGLA

We are looking for UnderGraduate Learning Assistants (UGLA) to work with CH301 in the fall of 2014. We have five different sections that will make use of UGLAs to facilitate active learning in class. If you love chemistry and are eager to help other students, we would love to have your join our team.

What do you get out of it?

  • a deeper understanding of chemistry
  • certified training as a peer mentor
  • upper division chemistry course credit
  • a chance to be part of a vibrant teaching team.
  • fun beyond your wildest imaginations (assuming you have a limited imagination).

How can I be part of this team? You need to apply.

What will be required of me? You will need to be able to help out in one CH301 for the entire semester. In addition to class, you will need to attend a two "pre-class" meetings each week.

Who should apply? People eager to help others learn. (Having a good grasp on the chemistry (A/A-) in CH301 is not a bad thing either).

Who should not apply? People unwilling to speak to others. People who can never make it to class. People who remember taking CH301 but aren't sure they can remember any of it because they didn't do that great. etc...

What do I need to do?


  1. Email Sophie at sophiek@utexas.edu (you can also just email Sophie for more information)
  2. Subject line: Application for LA Fall 2014
  3. Provide a short statement of purpose as to why you would like to join the team
  4. Include your EID so that we can enroll you during registration in CH372C
  5. Estimate your availability and list your three top* class times:
    MWF 12pm or 1pm OR TTH 9:30am, 11am or 12:30pm
    MWF class have an associated required 10am or 11am MW meeting
    TTH classes have an associated required 8:30am TTH meeting

*Please note that we will do our best to consider your class time preferences but we will need to spread out our learning assistants according to everyone's schedule availability. In addition, we do not necessarily have space in the program to accomodate everyone that applies.

The deadline to apply is Monday April 21st at 5pm.


iClicker Scores UPDATED

Title says it all. Your iclicker score on Canvas now shows your percent score through Monday, 4/7/2014. Remember there are no drops so far - they will come on the next (and last) update on Thursday 5/1.

If you want the KEY to Exam 4, Do this...

Click and then download the following simple text file: tiny.txt (you could also just make your own using TextEdit (Mac) or NotePad (PC). Then rename the file replacing "tiny" with a reasonable name like ex4key.pdf (shorter is better than longer and no spaces). Also! : it is BEST to have a different name for each of the exams for your "pdf" file. Glitchy behavior occurs on Canvas when you name all your uploads the same thing. Remember to change the extension from 'txt' to 'pdf'. Canvas needs to think it is a pdf file.

NEW RULE: I will ignore any file bigger than 1 kB. I might even ignore anything over 20 bytes. The "tiny.txt" file here is 2 bytes.

LOGIN to Canvas and upload this tiny file to the assignment named "Exam4 KEY". After that we will be able to download your "pdf document" and names and then upload a pdf file with the KEY to your exam. This is really not that difficult. I know you can do it. - Dr. McCord

Of course the KEY will NOT be available until AFTER we grade the exam.

Thanks to student Jacob Byerly for showing me that Oil Rigs can indeed be "cute". Here is my color version of his sketch he provided on the Facebook group page.
- dr mccord

if you do have to email us then

Make SURE Your email has...

  1. Your name - first and last
  2. Your uteid
  3. Which Section (class) you are in
  4. Your inquiry - with details

Exam Schedule

All regular Exams are on Tuesday evenings from 7-9 PM on the dates given below. Classroom assignments will be given to you either here or on Canvas a few days before the exam. There will be assigned seating. Please follow the exam "protocol" that we announce the week prior to the exam. Make SURE you have these on your calendar - there are NO MAKE-UP exams ever.

  • Exam 1 Tue 2/4
  • Exam 2 Tue 3/4
  • Exam 3 Tue 4/8
  • Exam 4 Tue 4/29

Final Exam

NOTE: ALL students must take final exam at the University sanctioned time given below for each class section. Plus, you can only go to the Final Exam for the section that you are registered in.

  • #51785 Wed 5/7 7-10pm · UTC 2.112A
  • #51800 Tue 5/13 9-12n · WEL 1.308

Check your own schedule HERE.