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Jim Holler
Department of Chemistry
University of Kentucky

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Frequently-Asked Questions






  1. What grade do I have to achieve on Exam X to receive a B (or any other grade) in the course?

    See Jim during office hours if you have trouble calculating your current grade.

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  1. How do I join the CHE105 Discussion Board?

    You’ll be automatically subscribed when you are enrolled in Blackboard.


  1. I can't log in to Blackboard. What's wrong?

    Contact Jim by email. Be sure to give as many details as possible. The server is extremely reliable, but no technology is perfect.

  2. What do I do if I'm having a problem submitting my homework?

    Contact Jim at immediately.  Describe the problem in detail and the precise symptoms that Blackboard exhibits.  Be sure and mention the type of connection, the browser, and the type of computer that you are using.
  3. How many times can I submit my Blackboard homework?

    You may submit your homework three times as you like.  You may not quit once you have begun a homework session.  If you do, you'll be locked out and will not be able to repeat the current attempt.  If there is some technical reason why you exited the attempt, we forgive two of the homeworks, and the purpose of this is to compensate you for any such occurences.  If you have questions about this, please contact Jim at your convenience.


  1. When do you place the lecture slides on the Web?

    Normally, the lecture slides are installed on the Web as soon as possible and before we start each chapter.  Occasionally, it is not possible to get them on the Web prior to the first lecture on a given topic, so please be patient.  The slides will always appear.

  2. When will the RealVideo lectures be available on the Web?

    They will be available as soon as possible (but no sooner) via a link on this page.


  1. Where can I find seating charts for the exams?

    Seating charts will be posted on the on the Blackboard Web site under Course  Information/Exam Materials/105 Exam X Seating Chart, and a hard copy will be posted on the bulletin board outside CP 139.
  2. What do I need to bring to exams?

    Bring a cheap, basic calculator, a few #2 or softer pencils, and a color photo ID.
  3. Will I have access to a periodic table on the exam?

    You will always have a periodic table attached to your exam complete with atomic weights, atomic numbers, and some fundamental physical constants.  If you'd like to see a copy of the actual table in Acrobat Reader format, click here.  If you want a printed copy, print from Acrobat Reader in landscape format.
  4. For Exam 1, what conversion factors do I need to know?

    Know all of the common conversion factors: in/ft, ft/yd, ft/mi, etc. In addition, you must know three metric/English conversion factors: one each for length, mass(weight), and volume.  Finally, I suggest my favorite conversion factors.

    1.00 lb = 454 g
    1 in. = 2.54 cm (infinite number of sig. figs. Why?)
    1.06 qt. = 1.00 L
    1 gram = 1 mole amu

  5. I have printed and examined many of the old exams that you make available to us on your Exam Materials web page, but some of the questions don't seem to fit the material that we've covered in class.  What do I do about that?

    Inevitably, as different instructors using different books teach CHE 105, somewhat different topics will be covered for the various exams in the course.  As you prepare yourself for the exams, you should be able to pick out questions from old exams that represent the material that we've covered in class this semester. Use the old exams for what they are intended: to give you a general idea of the types of questions that I might ask.




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