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|EXERCISES||LECTURE SCHEDULE||PRACTICE PROBLEMS|
|LABORATORY SCHEDULE||EXAM SCHEDULE||INCOMPLETE GRADE|
|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: 12:00N - 2:40P SAT CB153 F.W Boyle
90L:8:30A - 11:25A SAT Rm: 101 Instructor: Ryan Dunahy
Office hours: TBA
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|TEXTBOOK:|| "Chemistry: Principles and
by Masterson and Hurley
|Supplimentary Papers:|| Global Warming project
no longer conducted. We will discuss issues of environment
during normal lectures.|
|Suggested reading:|| "How to
survive and even excel in general Chemistry"
|LAB TEXT:|| "CHEMTREK"
by Stephen Thompson
Small scale lab kit
Chemistry Lab Notebook
|CALCULATOR:|| You will need a calculator with exponential notation
and logs. Alpha-numeric calculators and portable
computers will NOT be permitted during exams.
|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 115 or a math placement score that places your out of Math 115.
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.
|EXTRA HELP:|| 1. We plan to have a General Chemistry Assistance
Room. The time and place will be announced.
Hours will be during the week.
2. As a study aid, " " by and " " by are available at the bookstore. These books are not required.
3. Since this is a new text I do not have old exams. You may still be able to photocopy old Chem 111 exams at Corbett Copy Center. In the past, a set of exams was available for 2- hour loan at the library. Note to weekend students: Weekend exams will cover the same material as the weekday exams BUT will not be the same as the weekday exams.
4. A list of tutors (they charge) is available in CB 125.
5. 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 4. All
exams will be given in the same room as lectures
are held. All exams will count toward your final
EXAM 1 - Sept 16 - 1:30P
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 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.
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 75 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.
It is more often than not advisable to repeat the laboratory portion as this reduces the dependence of the grade on the lecture portion and generally improves the student's chances at earning a higher grade.
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
DATE CHAPTER AUG 26 1 - Matter and Measurement Chp 1 SEP 2 2 - Atoms, Moles, and Ions Chp 2 SEP 9 3 - Mass Relations in Chemistry; Stoichiometry Chp 3 SEP 16 Continue Chap. 3 FIRST HOUR EXAM - 1:30 PM - CHAPTERS 1 & 2 SEP 23 4 - Reactions in Aqueous Solution Chp 4 OCT 20 Wrap up Chapter 4 OCT 7 5 - Gases Chp 5 OCT 14 Continue with Chapter 5 as necessary OCT 21 6 - Electronic Structure and the Periodic Table Chp 6 SECOND HOUR EXAM - 1:30 PM - CHAPTERS 3 - 6 OCT 28 Continue Chap 6 NOV 4 7 - Covalent Bonding Chp 7 NOV 11 8 - Thermochemistry Chp 8 Continue with 8 and begin 9 NOV 18 9 - Liquids and Solids Chp 9 THIRD HOUR EXAM - 1:30 PM - CHAPTERS 6 - 9 NOV 25 Thanksgiving Vacation DEC 2 Continue with Course programs as needed DEC 9 COMPREHENSIVE FINAL EXAM - Last Class Period
|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.
|1|| 2, 4, 8, 10, 14, 26, 28, 32, 38, 42, 60
|2|| 2, 6, 8, 14, 16, 22, 26, 28, 32, 34, 44, 48, 50, 52
|3|| 4, 12, 14, 20, 22, 26, 28, 36, 38, 44, 47, 50, 56, 62, 64, 66, 68, 74, 82
|4|| 2, 6, 12, 14, 22, 26, 30, 48, 50, 54, 60
|5|| 2, 6, 8, 10, 14, 18, 22, 26, 28, 36, 38, 42, 46, 62
|6|| 4, 6, 8, 12, 16, 22, 24, 26, 32, 46, 50, 54, 56, 58, 60, 66, 79
|7|| 2, 6, 12, 14, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 34, 38, 40, 46, 50, 52, 56, 62, 64, 66, 69, 74
|8|| 2, 4, 6, 10, 18, 22, 32, 34, 36, 38, 42, 56, 71
|9|| 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 16, 18, 36, 38, 50, 52, 54, 69
Experiment Title Week of
CHECK IN Sept. 9 Experiment 1 The System Sept. 9 Experiment 3 Small Scale Techniques and the Sept. 16 Absorption of Light Experiment 4 The use and abuse of Aluminum Sept. 23 and its Compounds Experiment 7 Solutions and Reactions Sept. 30 2 lab periods Oct. 7 Experiment 8 An Introduction to Acids and Bases Oct. 14 Experiment 5 Instruments: Gas Thermometer Oct. 21 Experiment 9 Halogens and their Compounds Oct. 28 Experiment 6 Thermochemistry Nov. 4 Check out Nov. 11 All experiments from "Chemtrek" by Stephen Thompson