General Chemistry I at Stan State

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General Chemistry I at Stan State

Dr. Stone, ude.natsusc|enotsk#ude.natsusc|enotsk, Zoom office hours 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:
Dates and times for SI:


Summer 2020 syllabus
There will be a quiz every day. There will also be online homework 2-4 times a week. Classes will be synchronous Zoom meetings.

Smart work class for Summer 2020 is 227187


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:227187
This video shows how to sign up for Smartwork5
More directions are on this page.


There will be a mixture of worksheets and activities.

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All scores will be posted on blackboard.

Materials for Quiz 1, 2, and 3:

  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.

Quiz 1

  1. The Power of Zeros aka: The Power of the Decimal. Worksheet to accompany this whiteboard lesson.
  2. Metric Madness
  3. Join this quizlet class: Quizlet class for CHEM 1100, Dr. Stone
  4. Names and numbers: Quiz yourself!
  5. Power point slides for Significant Figures and Practice problems
  6. June 15 and 17:Density slides

Quiz 2

  1. June 17: Balance Reading and significant figures, clicker questions have been added and here is the Worksheet for Density and Significant Weighing
  2. Whiteboard lesson: Density

Quiz 3

  1. June 17: Graphing Density, Accuracy and Precision and worksheet Accuracy and Precision are included in these materials.
  2. June 17: Parts of the Atom and here is the worksheet. Note: The charge on an electron is 1.759 x 1011 Coulombs.
  3. June 19: Atoms, Isotopes and Ions powerpoint.
  4. June 19: Atoms, ions, ionic compounds and hair powerpoint and here is the worksheet

Quiz 4 (Monday June 22)

  1. June 19: Names and %Abundance and here is the worksheet
  2. June 19: Ions and nuclear chemistry and here is the worksheet
  3. June 19: Go to quizlet to learn the polyatomic ions: |Quizlet for Polyatomic ions
  4. June 19: How to Calculate Percent Abundance,

Materials for Quizes 4, 5 and 6

  • 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

Quiz 5

Quiz 6

Materials for Quizes 7 and 8

  1. Smartwork5, chapter 4
  2. # End of chapter problems for Chapter 4: 1,2,3,4,5,6,9,11,13,15,


  1. Watch the videos on the site for the book.

Quiz 7

  1. Molarity, Net ionic, Titration of KHP with NaOH Lecture Slides
  2. Solubility Rules, quizlet I
  3. Practice using the solubility rules, quizlet II
  4. Solubility rules Lecture slides and clicker questions
  5. Practice for Summer 2016 quiz and here are the answers
  6. practice for net ionic equations and solubility rules answers
  7. Precipitation reactions Lecture slides and clicker questions
  8. Table of ions that may or may not precipitate
  9. Here is some help for Smartwork problems.

Quiz 8

  1. Redox reactions Lecture slides and clicker questions
  2. More Redox Lecture slides and clicker questions, breathalyzer reaction.
  3. Redox, Electrolytes, Acids and Bases Lecture slides and clicker questions.
  4. Balance Redox Equations
  5. Practice for Redox and answers
  6. Notes for Balancing Redox reactions.
  7. A white board Redox Lesson

Materials for quizzes 9,10,11

  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. # 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
  4. Smartwork5, Chapter 6

Quiz 9

  1. Energy, q, work, phase changes Lecture notes and clicker questions
  2. Energy, q, cold drinks, Hot Copper, cold water Lecture notes and clicker questions
  3. 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.

Quiz 10

  1. Hot coffee, Calories, Hess's Law Lecture notes and clicker questions
  2. Enthalpy, Entropy, 1st and 2nd Law Lecture notes and clicker questions
  3. Gases, Part I Lecture notes and clicker questions

Quiz 11

  1. Gases, Part II Lecture notes and clicker questions
  2. Gases, Part III Lecture notes and clicker questions
  3. Gases, Part IV Lecture notes and clicker questions
  4. Practice Exam Note: the answer to #20 is wrong.

Materials for quizzes 12, 13, 14

  1. End of Chapter 7 problems:11,15,16,17,18,31,41,45,103,105
  2. Smartworks, Chapter 7

Quiz 12

  1. Lecture Slides: Light: waves and photons slides and worksheet.

Quiz 13

  1. Lecture Slides: DeBroglie, Heisenberg, Schroedinger (no dead cats) and here is the worksheet. Answers to the last three powerpoint questions: C,B,B.
  2. light, waves and matter there is about a two minute period of dead air (at time = 1:57). (Sorry.)

Quiz 14:

  1. Lecture Slides: Octet Rule, Ionic and Covalent Bonding and worksheet
  2. # End of Chapter 8 problems:9,12,13,109,127,129,131,133, 140,141
  3. Smartworks, Chapter 8
  4. Lecture Slides: Octet Rule exceptions, Hybrid orbitals, Shapes and worksheet
  5. Must see site for visualizing molecular shapes University of Colorado, PhETand here is the worksheet for the information on this site

Quiz 15:

  1. Lecture Slides: Polar or Non Polar? use the same worksheet.
  2. Old quiz from Practice for Quiz10,Summer 2015 answers
  1. Practice for formal charge, resonance and shapes(Chapter 9).answers
  2. Smartworks, Chapter 9
  3. 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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