Course Description - Chemistry 110 constitutes a quantitative introduction to the concepts and models of chemistry. Topics include the experimental foundations of the atomic theory of matter, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, periodic trends in atomic properties, the electronic structure of atoms, chemical bonding and the geometry of molecules. These concepts are used to develop models for the behavior of gases, liquids, solids, solutions and simple chemical reactions. Prerequisite: credit for or exemption from Math 100.
Dr. David A. Franz lectures, recitation HBC 232, ext. 4181 MWF, 9-10; MF,1:30-3:00 firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Charles H. Mahler labs U,X,Y HBC 202, ext. 4351 MWF, 10-11; MW, 1-2 email@example.com Dr. Henry Berkheimer lab T HBC 213
Miss Lou Ann Miller lab Z
Ms. Sara Hirst study group facilitator
•Lectures - MWF, 11:30 a.m., HBC G09, attendance required (3 pt. penalty per absence > three).
•Recitation - one hour on Thursday, attendance checked, possibly required.
•Laboratory - one three-hour period, attendance required in the scheduled period.
•Assigned homework - covered each Thursday in Recitation. Past experience has shown that a student's performance on homework correlates very positively with his or her performance in the course.
•Study Group – an optional session, time and place to be announced, facilitated by Sara Hirst.
The final grade is based on the percentage of a total score of 800 points, distributed as follows:
|10 best quizzes, 15 points each||=||150|
|3 hour exams, 100 points each||=||300|
|1 lab average, 200 points||=||200|
|1 final exam, 120 points||=||120|
|1 homework/class average||=||30|
Texts and Other Items
•General Chemistry, An Integrated Approach, 2nd Ed. – Hill and Petrucci (Prentice Hall, 1999).
•Lab safety glasses - available from the Chemistry Club. Also, long pants required in lab, and no bare feet or sandals.
•Lab notebook with quadrille pages (Freeman) - available at the Campus Store.
•Scientific calculator (with log functions and scientific notation) - no passing of this item during quizzes and tests.
•Chem CDX, a CD-ROM included with the text.
•Website (optional) – http://www.prenhall.com/~chem or via the CD-ROM
Academic Honesty - Unless otherwise stated, all work submitted for a grade must be your own. Students found cheating on examinations, quizzes, or laboratory reports will be dealt with according to the procedures in the Faculty Handbook, which allow for either a reduction in course grade or expulsion from the course with a grade of F. You are encouraged to work on homework problems with other students. However, for any homework which is collected for grading, you must submit your own work; outright copying of homework will be penalized.
Special Invitation - Please feel free to bring to any of the faculty your interests, difficulties, questions, or perplexities. Or just come by for a chat. If our posted office hours don't suit, you are welcome to make an appointment.
|M||8-30||1.1 – 1.2||Introduction; Matter & Properties||Orientation; Check - In|
|W||9-1||1.3 – 1.6||Units; Sig. Figs.; Conversions; Density|
|F||9-3||2.1 – 2.2||QUIZ 1 (1.1 – 1.6); Atomic Theory|
|M||9-6||2.3 – 2.5||e-,p+,n; Isotopes; Atomic Masses; Periodic Table||Density (#1)|
|W||9-8||2.6 – 2.9||Molecular & Ionic Compounds; Formulas & Names; Acids, Bases, Salts|
|F||9-10||2.10 – 2.11||QUIZ 2 (2.1 - 2.9); Organic Compounds|
|M||9-13||2.10 – 2.13||Organic Compounds||Separations (#2)|
|W||9-15||3.1 – 3.3||Molecular Masses; The Mole & Avogadro’s Number; g/mol conversions|
|F||9-17||3.4 – 3.6||QUIZ 3 (2.10 – 3.3); Mass % & Formulas|
|M||9-20||3.7 – 3.10||Chemical Equations; Stoichiometry; Limiting Reactants; % Yields||Alum (#3)|
|W||9-22||3.11||Solutions, Molarity, and Dilution; Solution Stoichiometry|
|F||9-24||QUIZ 4 (3.4 – 3.11); Open Review|
|M||9-27||EXAM 1, Chapters 1 – 3||% Water (#4)|
|W||9-29||4.1||Electrolytes, Arrhenius’ Theory; Acids & Bases|
|F||10-1||4.2 – 4.3||Ionic Equations; Precipitation Reactions|
|M||10-4||4.4||Oxidation-Reduction (Redox); Balancing Redox Equations||Nine Bottle (#9)|
|W||10-6||4.5 – 4.6||Half Reactions and Balancing Redox Equations|
|F||10-8||5.1 – 5.2||QUIZ 5 (Chapter 4); Gases and Gas Laws|
|M||10-11||5.3 – 5.8||Gas Laws, Stoichiometry, Partial Pressures||Atomic Weight (#6)|
|W||10-13||5.9 – 5.12||Molecular Motion, Kinetic Theory, Real Gases|
|F||10-15||LONG WEEKEND, NO CLASS|
|M||10-18||6.1 – 6.4||QUIZ 6 (Chapter 5); Energy, Heat, Enthalpy and Calorimetry||Distillation (#7A)|
|W||10-20||6.5 – 6.6||Calorimetry, Reaction Enthalpies, Hess’ Law|
|F||10-22||6.7 – 6.8||Enthalpies of Combustion, Standard Heats of Formation|
|M||10-25||7.1 – 7.5||QUIZ 7 (Chapter 6); Light and Atomic Spectra||Calorimetry (#8)|
|W||10-27||7.6 – 7.8||Quantum Mechanical Model of the Atom|
|F||10-29||EXAM 2, Chapters 4 - 6|
|M||11-1||7.9 – 8.5||Orbitals, Energy Levels, Electron Configurations||FP, Density, IR (#7B)|
|W||11-3||8.6 – 8.9||Ions, Periodic Properties and Trends|
|F||11-5||9.1 – 9.5||QUIZ 8 (Chapters 7 & 8); Lewis Symbols & Ionic Compounds|
|M||11-8||9.6 – 9.8||Lewis Structures, Octet Rule, Resonance, Formal Charges||ReCrystl, MP (#7C)|
|W||11-10||9.9 – 9.10||Octet Exceptions; Bond Lengths and Bond Energies|
|F||11-12||9.11||QUIZ 9 (9.1 – 9.10); Alkenes, Alkynes, Polymers|
|M||11-15||10.1||Molecular Shape by VSEPR||Mol. Wt. (#7D)|
|W||11-17||10.2||VSEPR; Polar Bonds and Polar Molecules|
|F||11-19||10.3||QUIZ 10 (Chapters 9 & 10); Atomic Orbital Overlap|
|M||11-22||10.4 – 10.5||Valence Bond Theory and Hybrid Orbitals||No lab|
|M||11-29||10.8 – 10.9||Benzene and Aromatic Compounds||GC, IR, UV (#7E)|
|W||12-1||11.1 – 11.3||Intermolecular Forces; Phase Changes|
|F||12-3||EXAM 3, Chapters 7 - 10|
|M||12-6||11.4 – 11.7||Course Evaluations; Phase Diagrams; The Liquid State||Check - Out|
|W||12-8||11.8 – 11.10||The Solid State|
|F||12-10||QUIZ 11 (Chapter 11); Illustrated Review|
|M-F||12-||FINAL EXAM, date and time to be announced|
Last updated September 1, 1999.
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