|OBJECTIVES:|| Chemistry 111 is taught with four objectives in mind:
1) to prepare you for Chem 112 and subsequent
chemistry courses by introducing the important facts
and concepts necessary to all facets of chemistry,
2) to introduce you to the scientific method; how
facts are related to theories and how our
understanding of nature increases and evolves,
3) to improve your ability to analyze and solve
problems in a quantitative manner, and
4) to provide a molecular world view, an
outlook unique to chemistry and essential to
an educated person.
INSTRUCTOR:|| Section 90: 8:30A - 11:30A SAT CB153 F.W Boyle
90L: 12:00N - 2:55P SAT
Rm: 101 TA: TBA
Dr. Boyle's Office: GT 273A Phone: 646-4422
Office hours: Any time 8-5 M-F
E-MAIL: bboyle at nmsu.edu (Be sure to replace
the "at" with @ and leave out the spaces.
TEXTBOOK:|| "Principles of Chemistry: A molecular Approach
by Nivaldo J Tro
Supplimentary Papers:|| |
Suggested reading: Papers on my web site||
General Chemistry Lab Manual - Purchase from Stockroom
Laboratory Experiments 5th Ed by William Quintana
Chemistry Lab Notebook
Safety glasses or goggles
CALCULATOR:|| You will need a calculator with exponential notation
PREREQUISITES:|| To be eligible to take Chemistry 111, you should meet
at least one of the following prerequisites:
a "B" or better in second semester of high school chemistry,
a "C" or better in Chemistry 100,
or a composite ACT score of at least 22
a "C" or better in Math 120 or a math placement
score that places you into Math 185 or higher.
If you are not eligible to take Chem 111, you should drop
immediately while you can still add another class (Chem 100
for example). Students who do not meet these prerequisites
usually get an "F" or a "W" in the course.
|ETHICS STATEMENT/ACADEMIC CONDUCT
It is expected that each student complete his or her own
work individually. Group work will be acceptable when assigned.
Familiarize yourself with the Univerisity policies on cheating,
plagarism and general academic conduct.
1. A list of tutors (they charge) is available in CB
2. Both your lecture instructor and laboratory TA
have posted office hours.
EXAMINATIONS:|| Exams will be given during the last hour
of the class period on the day the exam is
scheduled. Exams will be a mixture of all forms
with short answer essay predominating. The final
exam will be given on Saturday, December 6. All
exams will be given in the same room as lectures
are held. All exams will count toward your final
EXAM 1 - Date: TBA - 10:30A
EXAM 2 - Date: TBA - 10:30A
EXAM 3 - Date: TBA - 10:30A
Final Exam - Dec 6 - TBA
Exams will be given during the last hour of our regularly
scheduled lecture. Exams will be a mixture of short
answer essay, fill in the blank, true/false and
multiple choice. Keys to the exams will not be
Electronic devices other than standard calculators
are prohibited. You may not share calculators during
THE FINAL EXAMINATION IS MANDATORY.
Absolutely NO makeup examinations will be given.
ASSIGNMENTS:|| You will be required to take short quizzes and will be
given homework which may be collected randomly. The
frequency will be determined by the instructor.
There will be no make up quizzes.
If you have, or think you have,
a disability that interferes with your
performance as a student in this class, you
are encouraged for academic reasons to discuss
this on a confidential basis with your
instructor, the Disabled Students Program
Coordinator at 646-1921, and/or the Americans
with Disabilities Act Coordinator at 646-7795.
LABORATORY:|| Laboratory will begin
Safety goggles MUST BE worn whenever laboratory work
is in progress. Goggles that will fit over most
prescription glasses are available in the bookstore
Check with your laboratory instructor before
purchasing goggles so that you will obtain
Contact lenses should not be worn in the laboratory.
Any unavoidably missed experiments MUST BE made up
within one week. Laboratories not made up will
result in a zero ("F") for that particular
experiment. Late papers will lose 10 points for each
day late. You must have permission from your
Teaching Assistant before a lab can be made up.
Note: For weekend students, labs must be made up
during one of the weekday lab periods. You must
obtain permission from the TA of the lab section you
want to attend. Turn your report into the TA of the
lab you attend. That TA will take the report to your TA.
MAKE-UP EXAMS:|| If you miss an exam for an excusable reason (school
activities, illness or family emergency), see your
lecture instructor IMMEDIATELY. NO
MAKE-UP EXAMINATIONS ARE GIVEN. The exam portion of your
final grade will be determined using your existing exam grades.
| || % Total Grade
3 Exams @ 15% each.........45% of grade
1 Final @ 15%...................15% of grade
Quizzes & problem sets......10% of grade
Laboratory.........................25% of grade
Class Participation................5% of Grade
Class Participation:||Class participation is based
solely on the judgement of the professor. Included
in the determination of class participation are attendance,
lecture time questions and answers, and adherence to
Those coming late to class will earn zero (0) class
Those missing more than 1 lecture will
have an absence report issued which may result in
the student being disenrolled from the course.
IN ORDER TO PASS THIS CLASS, A SATISFACTORY GRADE MUST BE
OBTAINED AS A COMBINATION OF THE LECTURE AND LABORATORY
Students who are retaking Chem 111 may be excused from the
laboratory in their previously lab grade was 80 or better. A
student desiring to be excused from the lab MUST discuss this
possibility with the LECTURE INSTRUCTOR before the end
of the first week of the semester. Previous lab grades can be
obtained from records kept in Room 125. ONLY the
LECTURE INSTRUCTOR can excuse a student from the laboratory.
Grading for students NOT taking the lab will be as
For those retaking the course but not taking the lab,
OLD LAB GRADES WILL NOT BE COUNTED TOWARD THIS GRADE.
3 Exams @ 20% each......60% of grade
1 Final @ 20%.................20% of grade
Quizzes @ problem sets....15% of grade
Class Participation..............5% of Grade
Previous lab grades WILL NOT BE counted.
To receive a grade of "I", the student must have a passing
grade at the time of the request. Specific requirements will
be written which the student must complete in order to have the
"I" grade replaced. In no case will a student with failing
grades be granted an incomplete. Students are expected to
conduct themselves as adults and therefore it is the student's
responsibility to withdraw from the course if the need arises.
The instructor WILL NOT administratively drop students who fail
to attend class. Students who register but do not attend will
be given a grade of "F".
EXERCISES:|| Problems will be assigned regularly. Homework will be
CHEMISTRY 111 LECTURE SCHEDULE FALL, 2003
Week 1 1 - Matter Chp 1
Week 2 19 - Nuclear Chemistry (partial) Chp 19
2 - Atoms and Elements Chp 2
Week 3 3 - Molecules, Compounds, & Chemical Equations Chp 3
Week 4 Continue Chapter 3
FIRST HOUR EXAM - 10:30 AM - CHAPTERS 1 - 3, 19
Week 5 4 - Chemical Quantities and Aqueous Reactions Chp 4
Week 6 Wrap up Chapter 4 and start Chapter 5
Week 7 5 - Gases Chp 5
Week 8 6 - Energy Relationships in Chemical Reactions Chp 6
Second HOUR EXAM - 10:30 AM - CHAPTERS 4 - 6
Week 9 7 - Quantum Mechanical Model: Electrons Chp 7
Week 10 8 - Periodic Properties of Elements Chp 8
Spring Break Mar 27
Spring Holiday Apr 3
Week 13 9 - Chemical Bonding Chp 9
Week 14 Continue Chp 9
THIRD HOUR EXAM - 10:30 AM - CHAPTERS 7 - 9
Week 15 11 - Liquids, Solids, and Intermolecular Forces Chp 11
May 1 COMPREHENSIVE FINAL EXAM - Last Class Period
This schedule is primarily a guide. In order for continuation
into Chem 112, students must complete these chapters. As time allows,
we will attempt to delve into student questions which are meaningful
to understanding chemistry.
PRACTICE PROBLEMS:||In addition to the problems worked as examples in the text body,
additional problems are found at the end of each chapter. You
are strongly encouraged to work these problems.
| Chapter || Problem Numbers
CHEMISTRY 111 LABORATORY SCHEDULE FALL, 2003
NO LAB First Week
Week 2 Check in, Safety Quiz, Exp 1 Significant
Figures and the Measurement of Density
Week 3 Exp 2: Laboratory Techniques
Week 4 Exp 9: Light Emission
Week 5 Exp 3: The Periodic Table
Week 6 Exp 15: Physical Changes
Week 7 Exp 17: Qualitative Analysis of Cations
Week 8 Exp 14: Solid Substances
Week 9 Exp 8: Shapes of Molecules
Week 10 Exp 12: Energy Changes and Chemical Reactions
Weeks 11&12 Spring Break and Spring Holiday
Week 13 Exp 7: Solubility Rules
Week 14 Exp 16: Chemical Changes
Week 15 Exp 6: Hardware Models and Check out