General Chemistry I at Stan State

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General Chemistry I at Stan State

Smart work class for Spring 2020 is 215370

Dr. Stone, ude.natsusc|enotsk#ude.natsusc|enotsk, N358 Office hours: Tues 2-5, Friday 3-5 and by appointment.
Book:  Chemistry  by Gilbert, Kirss, Foster, Bretz, Davies, 5th edition.  ISBN: 978-0-393-264845
You will need access to Smartwork5, the online homework for this book.
Supplemental Instructor: Diana Torres
Dates and times for SI:
Monday 2-3pm MSR 221
Wednesday 5-6pm S139
Friday 10-11am MSR 221


Syllabus for Spring 2020

Smart work class for Spring 2020 is 215370


This program will report a percentage of all possible points earned for all of the homework assignments. This percentage will be multiplied by 1 to get the points that will be added to your CHEM 1100 score. For example, if your total percentage for SmartWork5 is 78.2%:
78.2% x 1 = 78.2 points

Assignments are not accepted after the due date. If you miss a deadline, you forfeit the points and that will decrease your overall percentage.

Here is the URL for the online homework:

Join this Student Set:215370
This video shows how to sign up for Smartwork5
More directions are on this page.


There will be a mixture of worksheets and activities. You must be on time, stay for the whole class and work on chemistry during the class to earn these points.

Working with Excel


All scores will be posted on blackboard.

Materials to prepare for Exam 1:

  1. Read Chapters 1 and 2
  2. End of chapter problems: 1.1-1.40, 1.49-1.51, 1.54-1.74, 1.79-1.86, 1.90, 1.93, 1.100
  3. End of chapter problems: 2.1-2.48, 2.57-2.68, 2.71-2.96, 2.106
  4. Smartwork5: sign up for our class, see instructions above, do homework for Chapters 1 and 2.
  5. The Power of Zeros aka: The Power of the Decimal. Worksheet to accompany this whiteboard lesson.
  6. Metric Madness
  7. Join this quizlet class: Quizlet class for CHEM 1100, Dr. Stone
  8. Names and numbers: Quiz yourself!
  9. Power point slides for Significant Figures and Practice problems
  10. Density slidesand Balance Reading and significant figures, clicker questions have been added.and here is the Worksheet for Density and Significant Weighing
  11. Whiteboard lesson: Density
  12. Feb 3, 5: Graphing Density, Accuracy and Precision and worksheet Accuracy and Precision are included in these materials.
  13. Feb 5:Parts of the Atom and here is the worksheet. Note: The charge on an electron is 1.759 x 1011 Coulombs.
  14. Feb 7:Atoms, Isotopes and Ions powerpoint.
  15. Feb 9:Atoms, ions, ionic compounds and hair powerpoint and here is the worksheet
  16. Feb 12:Names and %Abundance and here is the worksheet
  17. Feb 14:Ions and nuclear chemistry and here is the worksheet
  18. Go to quizlet to learn the polyatomic ions: |Quizlet for Polyatomic ions
  19. How to Calculate Percent Abundance,

Materials to prepare for Exam 2

  • Smartwork assignments for Chapter 3
  • End of chapter problems: 1, 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,16,17,20,25,29,31,33,37,49,51,53,55,61,62,63,65,75,76,77,79,81,83,85,87,91,93,97,99,101,105,107,109,111,113
  • What pure elements are diatomic?
  • Feb 19:The Mole: Lecture slides with clicker questions and Worksheet

*Feb 21: Molar mass and Balancing Reactions: Lecture slides with clicker questions and Worksheet

  1. End of chapter problems for Chapter 4: 1, 2,3,4,5,6,9,11,13,15,17,21,23,25,27,29,31,37,39,41,43,49,51,53,55,57,59,61,63,65,69,71,75,77,81,87,91,9599,101,103,105,107,109,111,115,119

Materials to use to study for Exam 3

  1. Smartwork5, chapter 4
  2. Watch the videos on the site for the book.
  3. March 6: Molarity, Net ionic, Titration of KHP with NaOH Lecture Slides
  4. Solubility Rules, quizlet I
  5. Practice using the solubility rules, quizlet II
  6. March 9 : Solubility rules Lecture slides and clicker questions
  7. Practice for Summer 2016 quiz and here are the answers
  8. practice for net ionic equations and solubility rules answers
  9. March 11: Precipitation reactions Lecture slides and clicker questions
  10. March 13: First day of "Break the Chain of Transmission" Zoom for Social Distancing. Redox reactions Lecture slides and clicker questions
  11. March 16: More Redox Lecture slides and clicker questions, breathalyzer reaction.
  12. March 18: Redox, Electrolytes, Acids and Bases Lecture slides and clicker questions.
  13. Balance Redox Equations
  14. Practice for Redox and answers
  15. Here is some help for Smartwork problems.
  16. Notes for Balancing Redox reactions.
  17. A white board Redox Lesson

Test on Friday, March 20th.

Spring Break! Stay home and relax. Break the chain!

Materials to use to study for Exam 4:

Chapter 5

  1. End of Chapter 5 problems: 2,7,10, 18,19,20,27 (more gas = more expansion)33,37,39,43,47,49,51,53,55,57,61,65,67,69,71,73,75,77,78,81,83,85,87,89,92,93,94,
  2. Smartwork5, Chapter 5
  3. March 30: Energy, q, work, phase changes Lecture notes and clicker questions
  4. April 1: Energy, q, cold drinks, Hot Copper, cold water Lecture notes and clicker questions
  5. Whiteboard lesson: How much ice is needed? This has the heat capacities in kJ/mole, so you have to determine how many moles of ice are needed, then convert mole to grams, grams to kg and kg to pounds.
  6. April 3: Hot coffee, Calories, Hess's Law Lecture notes and clicker questions
  7. April 6: Enthalpy, Entropy, 1st and 2nd Law Lecture notes and clicker questions

Chapter 6

  1. April 8:Gases, Part I Lecture notes and clicker questions
  2. April 10: Gases, Part II Lecture notes and clicker questions
  3. April 13:Gases, Part III Lecture notes and clicker questions
  4. April 15: Gases, Part IV Lecture notes and clicker questions
  5. Practice Exam Note: the answer to #20 is wrong.
  6. End of Chapter 6 problems: 2,3,4,5,13,15,16,17,18,31,43,47,57,67,73,77,78,99,100,103,105,115,121,131
  7. Smartwork5, Chapter 6

Materials for Exam 5

Chapter 7

  1. End of Chapter 7 problems:11,15,16,17,18,31,41,45,103,105
  2. Smartworks, Chapter 7
  3. July 8: Lecture Slides: Light: waves and photons slides and worksheet.
  4. July 9:Lecture Slides: DeBroglie, Heisenberg, Schroedinger (no dead cats) and here is the worksheet. Answers to the last three powerpoint questions: C,B,B.

Chapters 8 and 9

  1. Lecture Slides: Octet Rule, Ionic and Covalent Bonding and worksheet
  2. Lecture Slides: Octet Rule exceptions, Hybrid orbitals, Shapes and worksheet
  3. Must see site for visualizing molecular shapes University of Colorado, PhETand here is the worksheet for the information on this site
  4. Lecture Slides: Polar or Non Polar? use the same worksheet.
  5. Old quiz from Practice for Quiz10,Summer 2015 answers
  6. light, waves and matter there is about a two minute period of dead air (at time = 1:57). (Sorry.)
  7. End of Chapter 8 problems:9,12,13,109,127,129,131,133, 140,141
  8. Smartworks, Chapter 8
  9. Practice for formal charge, resonance and shapes(Chapter 9).answers
  10. Smartworks, Chapter 9
  11. End of Chapter 9 problems:49,50

#Note: in a molecule with double or triple bonds, the first bond is a sigma bond, the rest of the bonds are pi bonds. After supper (sigma) you get pie (pi bonds). In nitrogen, N2, the first bond is a sigma bond, the other two are pi bonds.

  1. # Great site for VSEPR!

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