Summer Syllabus CHEM 1100 Dr. Stone

CHEM 1100 Principles of Chemistry I

MWF : 10-12:05 Summer 2017 June 12-July 21st
Dr. Koni Stone

Office: N358, 667-3570, ude.natsusc|enotsk#ude.natsusc|enotsk or moc.em|enotskk#moc.em|enotskk Office hours: F: 12-1, and by appointment

Text: Chemistry, Gilbert, Kirss, Foster, Davies, 4th edition, Smartwork5 access required. ISBN: 978-0-393-91937-0

Census date is June 12th. You must drop this class before the census date.

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. It is highly recommended that you take the lab portion of this course (CHEM 1102).

You must have passed the ELM or be exempt from taking the ELM to enroll in this course. 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
Cumulative Final Exam Friday, July 21st, 10:00-noon, No early or late final exams. 200
Exams Every Monday, 10-10:50 no early or late exams, if you miss an exam, you forfeit the points. 100 points each. 500
In Class Activities Every day 100
Discussion Every discussion 100
Online homework Smartwork5 100


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%.

Exams: There will be an exam every Monday, 10-10:50. No early and no late exams. If you miss an exam, you forfeit the points. Students may not leave the classroom during an exam until they are finished with the exam. There is a strict "no re-entry" policy.

Class activities: There will be many class activities and you must be present to earn points. No early or late activities. If you miss the activity, you forfeit the points. the class activities will allow you to become an active participant of every class. Material for these activities will come from the end of chapter homework problems and Smartworks. Some of these will be collected and graded, others will be for your eyes only. These in class activities will be used to develop questions for the exams. The questions for the final exam will be based on homework, exams, and discussion work.

Discussion: You need to attend every discussion. Your discussion instructor will determine how you earn these points.

Textbook Problems and Smartwork5:
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. Smartwork5 allows you to practice more homework and get feedback. instructions for signing up are on the first web page for this course.

No make-up final exams, exams or class activities will be given. If you have extenuating circumstances that involve serious and compelling reasons for missing class, you are advised to schedule a consultation with Dr. Stone as soon as possible, so that an appropriate plan of action can be developed.

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 notes during quizzes and/or exams are regarded as cheating and will not be tolerated. The instructor may remove any person suspected of cheating from the lecture room. 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 9, 2017 by Dr. Koni Stone

Summer 2017 Course schedule

Date Chapter Topics
June 12 1 SI Units/Prefixes, Density, Scientific Notation and Significant Figures
June 14 2 Atoms, ions and molecules
June 16 2 Atoms, ions and molecules
June 19 3 Stoichiometry: mass, formulas and reactions
June 21 3 Stoichiometry: mass, formulas and reactions
June 23 3 Stoichiometry: mass, formulas and reactions
June 26 4 Solution chemistry
June 28 4 Solution chemistry
June 30 4 Solution chemistry
July 3 5 Thermochemistry
July 5 5,6 Thermochemistry/Gas Laws
July 7 7 Gas Laws/Quantum model of atoms: waves and particles
July 10 7 Quantum model of atoms: waves and particles
July 12 8 Chemical bonds
July 14 8 Chemical bonds
July 17 9 Molecular geometry
July 19 9 Molecular geometry
July 21 1-9 Final Exam 10-noon, no early or late exams

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