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 (Be sure to replace the "at" with @ and leave out the spaces.

TEXTBOOK: "Principles of Chemistry: A molecular Approach Chemistry"
by Nivaldo J Tro

Supplimentary Papers:

Suggested reading: Papers on my web site


CHEM 111-112
General Chemistry Lab Manual - Purchase from Stockroom
Laboratory Experiments 5th Ed by William Quintana Cengage Publishing Chemistry Lab Notebook
Safety glasses or goggles

CALCULATOR: You will need a calculator with exponential notation and logs.

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
AND 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.

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.

EXTRA HELP: 1. A list of tutors (they charge) is available in CB 125.

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 grade.

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 posted. Electronic devices other than standard calculators are prohibited. You may not share calculators during an exam.

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.

DISABILITIES: 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 acceptable ones.
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
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 lecture guidelines.

Those coming late to class will earn zero (0) class participation points.

Those missing more than 1 lecture will have an absence report issued which may result in the student being disenrolled from the course.


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 follows:

For those retaking the course but not taking the lab,
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 collected randomly.


     DATE                     CHAPTER 

     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


Experiment                     Title                     


			   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