Syllabus CHEM 1100 Dr. Stone

CHEM 1100 Principles of Chemistry I Summer 2022

MW: 8:45-12:05 and F 10:00-12:05. Class will in person ONLY. There will be no recordings.
Dr. Koni Stone
Canvas will be used for posting grades and announcements

Office: Office hours: N358 M, W 12-1 and by appointment

Best Communication with Dr. Stone: email address on the blackboard
Text: Chemistry, Gilbert, Kirss, Foster, Davies, 6th edition,

Census date is June 15. You must add or drop this class before the census date.
Last day to change to CR/NC grading option is June 15.

Introduction: This is the first semester of a two semester Principles of Chemistry class. This class is the appropriate course for all chemistry, physics, computer science majors. It is also applicable to forensic’s concentration, pre-physical therapy, pre-med, pre-pharmacy, pre-vet and pre-dental students.

You must be currently enrolled in the discussion. If you are not currently enrolled in a discussion you will be dropped from the lecture. You must also take the lab portion of this course (CHEM 1102).

This course will require you to use college algebra. You will need a calculator that has scientific notation and log functions. Bring your calculator, a pencil and your brain to every lecture, lab and discussion class.

The learning goals for this course are:
1. Gain factual knowledge of chemistry. This includes learning the language of chemistry and the methods that are used to study chemical phenomena.

2. Understand some fundamental principles of chemistry, including: Atomic nature of matter, composition of molecules, chemical reactions and stochiometry, behavior of gases, atoms and light, chemical bonding, and intermolecular forces.

3. Enhance problem solving skills. Use chemistry knowledge and math skills to solve problems.

Since this is a general education class there are the following additional GE goals:
Goal 1: Develop the intellectual skills and competencies necessary to participate effectively in society and the world.
Essential learning outcome, students will be able to:
Apply quantitative reasoning concepts and skills to solve problems.
Goal 2: Develop broad knowledge of biological and physical sciences, humanities and creative arts, and social sciences.
Essential Learning outcome, students will be able to:
Explain and apply basic scientific methods.
Goal 3: Develop abilities to integrate knowledge, make informed ethical decisions, and accept civic responsibility.
Essential learning outcome, students will be able to:
Integrate and combine knowledge and abilities developed in several fields to analyze and critically evaluate specific problems, issues, or topics.

Learning Assessment Devices

Assessment Dates Points
Weekly Exams Every Friday. 5 x 100 = 500
Activities and assignments every class 12x25 = 300 points
Cumulative Final Exam Friday July 22, 10-12:30 , No early or late final exams. 200
Total of all points 1000


This course is graded with letter grades with plus/minus. Grades will be earned using the following minimum scores: A, 90%; B, 80%; C, 70%; D, 60%. Also, +/- grades may be assigned.

**Exams ** There will be an Exam every Friday and a cumulative final on July 23. Scores will be posted on Canvas

Class activities: There will be activities in class every day.

Textbook Problems
Problems at the end of each chapter will be assigned and listed on the course web page under “Suggested Homework Problems”. These problems will not be collected or graded but are strongly recommended in order to master the material presented in lecture.

Academic Integrity. Any cheating on examinations, or homework is a serious offense. The first cheating offense results in a zero score. Any subsequent instance justifies a failing grade in the course. Copying answers and/or using unauthorized third party sources for exams is regarded as cheating and will not be tolerated. Copying the work of others in lab reports is also cheating and will result in a score of zero for the first lab and a failing grade in the course for any subsequent offenses.

This syllabus is not a legal contract. It is a guide. It was updated on June 6, 2022 by Dr. Koni Stone

Summer 2022 Course schedule

Date Chapter Topics
June 13 1 SI Units/Prefixes, Density, Scientific Notation and Significant Figures
June 15 2 Atoms, ions and molecules
June 17 2 Exam 1 and Atoms, ions and molecules
June 20 3 Stoichiometry: mass, formulas and reactions
June 22 3 Stoichiometry: mass, formulas and reactions
June 24 4 Exam 2 and Solution chemistry
June 27 4 Solution chemistry
June 29 4 Solution chemistry
July 1 5 Exam 3 and Gas Laws
July 4 no class Happy 4th of July
July 6 5,6 Gas Laws/Thermochemistry
July 8 6 Exam 4 and Thermochemistry
July 11 6 Thermochemistry
July 13 7 Quantum model of atoms: waves and particles
July 15 8 Exam 5 Quantum model of atoms: waves and particles
July 18 8 Chemical bonds
July 20 9 Molecular geometry
July 22 1-9 Final Exam 10-12:30
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