CHEMISTRY 10

Introductory Chemistry

Fall 2007

 

Instructor:  M. Walker Waugh, SCI 269, (310) 434-3503, walker_muriel@smc.edu

 

Instructor’s Homepage:  http://homepage.smc.edu/walker_muriel/

 

Office Hours:  Mondays, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm and Thursdays, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

 

Prerequisites: Math 31, Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 5A (Physical Sciences, + LAB)

 

Summary of Course Content and Student Take Aways:  This course is a foundational experience in chemistry.  Subject matter includes all relevant areas such as:  chemical principles, atoms, molecules, ions, stoichiometry, chemical reaction types and reactivity, gases, atomic structure and periodicity as well as chemical kinetics, to name a few.   Students will be able to provide a solution to a complex word problem, which involves balancing single or double replacement reactions using inorganic and/or organic nomenclature. Students who successfully complete this course will be well prepared for Chemistry 11 or equivalent courses.

 

Required Textbooks:   Introductory Chemistry by Zumdahl & DeCoste (Custom for SMC)

                                   Labs located at http://www.smc.edu/physicalsciences/chemistry/         Click on Online Lab Manual located on the left-hand side of the page.

 

Required Materials:   Web Assign Card, Notebook, Locker Usage Card, Goggles, Scientific Calculator 

(Graphing Calculators are NOT allowed.)

IT IS STRONGLY SUGGESTED THAT THE TI-30Xa be purchased for use in this course.

 

Class Meetings: 

All Lectures in Room 155, All Labs in Room 332

 

Section

Lecture

Lab

1317

Tuesday & Thursday

4:00 pm to 6:15 pm

Location:  SCI 155

Monday

4:00 pm to 6:15 pm

Location:  SCI 332

1318

Tuesday & Thursday

4:00 pm to 6:15 pm

Location:  SCI 155

Friday

4:00 pm to 6:15 pm

Location:  SCI 332

 

Note:  Lectures will be held in labs when time permits.  Thus, bring lecture notebook and textbook to lab.

 

Course Policies:  LATE WORK WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.  Every student is accountable for all work missed.  Instructors are under no obligation to make special arrangements for students who are absent.  Make up examinations will NOT be administered.  Students may drop one test, quiz or lab with an EXCUSED ABSENSE.   In addition, the majority of study should NOT be performed immediately before an exam.  It is strongly recommended that students schedule a minimum of twenty (20) hours per week for study. Turn in assignments at assigned dates and times ONLY.   Note:  You are responsible for keeping track of your points along with your instructor.  Therefore, it is essential that you retain all returned assignments and course information.  

FURTHERMORE, THE ACADEMIC HONESTY POLICY OF SANTA MONICA COLLEGE WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED. Please reference: http://www.smc.edu/disciplinarian/download-print/CODE%20OF%20ACADEMIC%20CONDUCT.pdf .

 

Attendance:   As noted in the Faculty Handbook, “Title 5 regulations specify that students will attend class regularly, and that instructors will have a method of monitoring attendance on a regular basis to determine whether a student is still actively pursuing the completing of the course.”  Students will be added or dropped through the lab only.  The instructor will call roll during lab.  During lecture a sign-in sheet will be available for students.  The instructor reserves the right to request student ID verification at any time during this course. 

 

Accommodation for Disability Related Needs:  The instructor will accommodate the needs of students who have “self identified” themselves as a student with disability related needs via the guidelines of the Disable Student Center.  Documentation from the Disable Student Center must be presented by the student to the instructor for exam time extensions.  Verbal verification will not be accepted.

 

Students with Medical Problems:  If students encounter medical problems that may interfere with the course, it is the responsibility of the student to notify the instructor of any such concerns.  If the problem can potentially occur during class, the name and telephone number of their physician and/or names and numbers of people who can be called to take them to a designated place for care must be on file with the instructor.

Withdrawing from Class: First Three Weeks: To avoid a W on the transcript, students may withdraw from the class via web or phone by Sunday September 16, 2007 @ 10:00 pm.   Please refer to http://www.smc.edu/schedules/2007/fall/default.htm for further information.

Tentative Schedule:  It may be necessary for the class schedule to be altered.  Students are advised to check the Instructor’s Homepage for the most accurate schedule.  Copies of the Instructors previous Final Exams and Quizzes can also be found on the Homepage.

 

 

 

CLASS SCHEDULE

Week / Holidays

Exams

Zumdahl & DeCoste Lectures

Lab Dates & Lab Title

Week 1

 

Chapter 1

Chemistry in Our Lives

&

Chapter 2

Measurements & Calculations

Aug 27 – Aug 31

Safety & Check In

 

Week 2

Holiday:

Monday Sept 3-Labor Day

 

Chapter 2

Measurements & Calculations

&

 Chapter 3

Matter

Staggering Begins

Sept 3 – Sept 10

Measurements

 

Week 3

Test 1

Chapter 4

Chemical Foundations:  Elements, Atoms & Ions

Sept 11 – Sept 17

Density

Week 4

 

Chapter 5

Nomenclature

Sept 18 – Sept 24

O2 Lab

Week 5

 

 Chapter 5

Nomenclature

&

Chapter 6

Chemical Reactions:  An Introduction

Sept 25 – Oct 1

Nomenclature

 (Nomenclature will be performed as a homework assignment and graded in lab.)

Week 6

Test 2

Chapter 7

Reactions in Aqueous Solution

Oct 2 – Oct 8

Reactions

Week 7

 

Chapter 8

Chemical Composition

Oct 9 – Oct 15

% Composition

Week 8

 

Chapter 8

Chemical Composition

&

Chapter 9

Chemical Quantities

Oct 16 – Oct 22

Reaction Stoichiometry

 

Week 9

 

Chapter 10

Energy

&

Chapter 11

Modern Atomic Theory

Oct 23 – NO LAB

Oct 26 Flame Test

Oct 29 – Flame Test and Reaction Stoichiometry

 

 

Week 10

 

Test 3

Chapter 12

Chemical Bonding

Oct 30 – Nov 5

Molecular Models

(Molecular Models Lab will be a hands-on investigation during lab.)

Week 11

 

 

Chapter 13

Gases

&

Chapter 14

Liquids & Solids

Nov 6 – Nov 10

No Lab

Attend Lab:  Lecture will be held in lab.

 Week 12

Holiday:

Monday,  Nov 12-Veterans Day

 

Chapter 15

Solutions

Nov 13 – Nov 19

Gas Lab

 

Week 13

Holiday:

Thursday & Friday,

Nov 22 & 23-Thanksgiving

 

Chapter 16

Acids & Bases

 

Nov 19 – Nov 23

No Lab

Attend Lab:  Lecture will be held in lab.

Week 14

 

 Test 4

Chapter 17

Equilibrium

 

 

Nov 26 – Nov 30

Solution Stiochiometry

 

Week 15

Test 5

Chapter 18

Oxidation & Reduction

(Chapter 19 –OMITTED)

&

Chapter 20

Organic Chemistry

 &

FINAL EXAM REVIEW

Dec 3 – Dec 7

Chemical Equilibrium & Check Out

 &

 Lab Final Exam

 

Week 16

 

 

Dec 10

(Last Day of Fall Semester)

 

Final Exams will be held as scheduled Santa Monica College.  NO EXCEPTIONS.

Final Exam will be held on Tuesday, December 11, 2007; Time 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm in SCI 155

 

Note:  You are responsible for keeping track of your points along with your instructor.  Therefore, it is essential that you retain all returned assignments and course information.   FURTHERMORE, THE ACADEMIC HONESTY POLICY OF SANTA MONICA COLLEGE WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED. 

 

Grading System:

FINAL:                This examination is cumulative and worth 220 points. 

TESTS:                A total of five (5) tests will be given during the semester.  Each test will be worth 100 points.  The lowest score will be dropped. 

HOMEWORK:  These assignments are downloaded and submitted on-line at WebAssign.   Students will log in at: http://www.eduspace.com You must first log-on to Eduspace, then press the WebAssign button on the left.  Successful completion of all homework is worth 130 points.   Assignments must be completed and entered into the WebAssign by the due date for credit.  Remember that Backspace as well as the Space Bar = SUBMISSION.

                                Username:  Last Name_First (just like your smc log-in ID with no hyphens, middle names, or other symbols).   For example:  George Bush = bush_george

                                Institution:  smc                                    Password:  enter your SMC student ID number.

LABS:                  Lab Reports - Each lab will require a copy of the new Chemistry 10 lab reports obtainable from http://www.smc.edu/chemistry.  A minimum of eleven (11) labs will be performed.  All final lab reports will be due during the following lab session.  Perfect completion of all labs will be worth 100 points. The lowest lab score will be dropped.

Lab Homework – Lab homework must be submitted on-line at web-assign on the dates as noted by your instructor.  Successful completion of all lab homework is worth 50 points.  STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED INTO LAB WITHOUT THIS WEB-ASSIGNMENT.

Lab Final – At the end of this course, a lab final will be administered.  The lab final will be worth 100 points.  Inorganic nomenclature will be a major portion of this exam.

 

Summary of Grading System

                 

SUMMARY OF GRADING

 

                  Final                     220 points                  

                  Tests                    400 points                                     

                  Homework           130 points

                  Lab Reports         100 points      

                  Lab Homework      50 points

                  Lab Final              100 points

                                    Total Points = 1000

GRADE ASSIGNMENT

 

                                      90 - 100%  =  A

                                      80 - 89%    =  B

                                      65 - 79%    =  C

                                      50 - 64%    =  D

                                   Less than 50%  =  F

 

 

Expectations:  The instructor will work to ensure that the learning environment is one which is comfortable and safe.  Furthermore, the instructor pledges to be honest, approachable and enthusiastic.  Student expectations are as follows:

·          Students are expected to come to be prepared to each lecture and lab.  This means that students should have read and understood the lecture and lab material prior to entering class.

·          Students are expected to attend all lab sessions or they may be dropped from this course.

·          Students are expected to enter class in an orderly fashion and on time at the beginning of class as well as after breaks.

·          Students are expected to bring this document with them to each class session.

·          Students are expected to perform independent and directed collaborative instructions.  Thus, quick and respective responses to instructor directions are expected.

·          Students are expected to keep all foods and drinks out of the class room and lab or they will be dismissed.

·          Students are expected to turn in blue lab locker card to instructor by beginning of Week #2 or they may be dropped.

·          Students are expected to dress appropriately as dictated in safety rules or points will be deducted.

·          Students are expected to know lab locker number or points will be deducted.

·          Students are expected to know lab locker combination or points will be deducted.

 

COPY A PRINTABLE VERSION OF THE LABORATORY EQUIPMENT AND BEGIN MEMORIZING THEM IMMEDIATELY.  It can be obtained at http://www.smc.edu/physicalsciences/Chemistry/lab/Equipment.pdf

 

Note:  You are individually responsible for your lab data and reports.

 

 

Know the Following for this Class:

 

SI Prefixes

You must know the following SI Prefixes, symbols and scientific notations by September 3, 2007.  You can memorize this information in a table or number line format.  See page 37 in the Timberlake Textbook.  A mini-quiz will be given on this information during that week.

 

Table Format:

Base Units:  g = gram, m = meter, L = liter 

Prefixes greater than the Base Unit

Symbol

Scientific Notation

tera

T

1012

giga

G

109

mega

M

106

kilo

k

103

hecto

h

102

deka

da

101

Prefixes less than the Base Unit

Symbol

Scientific Notation

deci

d

10-1

centi

c

10-2

milli

m

10-3

micro

µ

10-6

nano

n

10-9

pico

p

10-12

femto

f

10-15

 

 

Number Line Format:

List the Prefixes as noted above or you lose 50% of your score.

 

Elements

You must know the symbols and names of the following by September 5, 2007.   It is highly recommended that students make flash cards using this information and begin studying IMMEDIATELY after the first day of class.  The SI Prefix and Elements will be required for Quiz 1.

Group 1A:  H, Li, Na, K, Rb, Cs, Fr

Group 2A:  Be, Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba, Ra

Group 3A:  B, Al, Ga

Group 4A:  C, Si, Ge, Sn, Pb

Group 5A:  N, P, As, Sb

Group 6A:  O, S, Se, Te

Group 7A:  F, Cl, Br, I

Group 8A:  He, Ne, Ar, Kr, Xe, Rn

Group 3B:  Sc

Group 4B:  Ti

Group 5B:  V

Group 6B:  Cr

Group 7B:  Mn

Group 8B:  Fe, Co, Ni

Group 1B:  Cu, Ag, Au

Group 2B:  Zn, Cd, Hg

 

Ions

Know all ions (monatomic and polyatomic ions) as noted in your Nomenclature Lab by September 10, 2007.  Again it is suggested that flash cards be developed for this purpose.  Nomenclature is extremely important and you will fail this course if you do not know chemical ions.  


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