CHEMISTRY 111 SECTION 90 ................ FALL, 2000


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GRADE Class Participation NOT TAKING LAB

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
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TEXTBOOK: "Chemistry: Principles and Reactions"
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"
by Kean

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.

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 grade.

EXAM 1 - Sept 16 - 1:30P
EXAM 2 - Oct 21 - 1:30P
EXAM 3 - Nov 18 - 1:30P
Final Exam - Dec 11 - 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 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 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.

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 collected randomly.


     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

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
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