CHEMISTRY 9

Everyday Chemistry

SUMMER 2014

 

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

 

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

 

Office Hours:  BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

 

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

 

Course Description:  This course serves to fulfill the general education requirements for a laboratory science course.  Students who successfully complete this course will understand basic chemical principles and how these principles relate to the world around them. Students completing this course will NOT be prepared for Chemistry 11 or equivalent courses and as such students CAN NOT TRANSFER into such courses.

 

Course Objective and Student Takeaway:  When given a current event scenario about global warming, students will be able to analyze and discuss the data and potential solutions, using acid/base calculations and appropriate chemical formulas. They will also learn various lab techniques including the safe handling of chemicals and the proper use of laboratory equipment.

 

Course Required Textbooks:    American Chemical Society’s Chemistry in Context with additional materials CHEM09

           (Custom for SMC:  Everyday Chemistry)  McGraw-Hill ISBN:  0077692454

          Labs are located on Instructor’s Homepage as well as the Department Homepage.

 

Course Required Materials:  Locker Usage Card, Goggles, Scientific Calculator 

(Graphing and Programmable Calculators are NOT permitted in this course.)

 

Day and Time of Class/Class Locations: 

Section

Lecture

Lab
 

1093

Tuesday & Thursday

1:30 pm to 6:35 pm

Location:  SCI 155

Monday & Wednesday

1:30 pm to 6:35 pm

Location:  SCI 332

 

INSTRUCTOR METHODS

 

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.  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) to thirty (30) hours per week for study. This means that students should READ THE BOOK prior to coming to class as well as take NOTES WHILE READING to enhance learning.  In class STUDENT ASSESSMENTS will be administered during the semester.  If a student fails two subsequent STUDENT ASSESSMENTS, a MANDATORY INSTRUCTOR CONFERENCE must be scheduled within the week.  Furthermore, students must 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. 

 

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 OR other method will be incorporated that will serve as an attendance sheet, such as collaborative exercises.  The instructor reserves the right to request student ID verification at any time during this course.  Excessively tardy or absent students may be dropped from the class.

 

 

WITHDRAWAL POLICY  

Please refer to the Dates and Deadlines Link located at:  http://www2.smc.edu/schedules/2014/summer/ for this further. Last Day to Apply for Pass/No Pass, 6-Week Summer Session: Jul 3, 2014.  For Last Day to Drop and Receive a Guaranteed W, see your Corsair Connect account for specific dates.

 

HONOR CODE & CODE OF ACADEMIC CONDUCT

Honest and ethical students are protected in this class.  The SMC Honor Code and Code of Academic Integrity, printed in the General Catalog, remind students of their responsibility to behave honestly and ethically.  It is the responsibility of each student to familiarize himself/herself with these codes.  Students will NOT engage in any behavior that could be construed as cheating.  Students are encouraged to collaborate and work together both inside and outside of class.  However, copying another student’s homework is not acceptable.  If the instructor determines that students have “relied” to heavily on each other in preparing homework or any other project, the students will receive ZERO POINTS on that assignment.  Further occurrences could result in academic disciplinary action.  During an exam, taking to another student, looking at another student’s paper, using a graphing or programmable calculator, using cheat notes etc. are not permitted.  Most importantly, ALL ANALYSIS QUESTIONS ON EACH LAB REPORT MUST BE IN YOUR OWN WORDS or you will receive ZERO POINTS on that LAB!!  VERBATIM REPRODUCTION OF ANSWERS FOR ANY LAB ANALYSIS QUESTION WILL BE CONSIDERED AN ACT OF PLAGIARISM!

 

STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

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 Center for Students with Disabilities.  Students must present documentation from the Center for Students with Disabilities to the instructor for exam time extensions.  Verbal verification will not be accepted.  The Center for Students with Disabilities is located in Room 101 of the Admissions/Student Services Complex, located on the north side of the Main Campus, next to Admissions.  For more information, call (310) 434-4265 or (310) 434-4273 (TDD).

 

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.

 

COURSE EXPECTATIONS AND DECORUM 

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 and/or students will be dismissed.

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

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

·         STUDENTS WILL TURN OFF CELLULAR PHONES, TEXT MESSENGERS, ETC. UPON ENTERING CLASS.

 

EXAM POLICY

Make up examinations will NOT be administered.  Students must arrive on time for all exams.  Students may take the exam if they arrive late, however additional time for completion will not be permitted.  Once a test or exam has begun, students may not leave until the exam is completed and turned in.  Students will not be allowed to take an exam if other students have completed the exam and left the classroom before she/he arrives.  Talking is NOT permitted after the exam has been distributed to the first student.  Erased or modified answers will not be re-graded. Thus, the lowest exam and lab will be dropped to assist with student scheduling conflicts.  Students are advised to use all assignment and exam drops sparingly, since this is a point course.  Early exams will NOT be permitted for this course.

 

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.

 

Tentative CLASS SCHEDULE

Week

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

1

June 23

LAB:

Lab Safety &

Check-In

 

Chapter 0: Chemistry for a Sustainable Future &

 

Math in Chemistry

 

June 24

Math in Chemistry

 

Chapter 1:  The Air We Breathe

 

June 25

LAB:

Measurement Lab

 

Chapter 1:  The Air We Breathe

 

 

June 26

Chapter 2:  Protecting the Ozone

 

June

 

NO CLASS

 

2

June 30

LAB:

Paper Chromatography of Gel Ink Pens

 

Chapter 2:  Protecting the Ozone

 

July 1

 

Chapter 2:  Protecting the Ozone

July 2

LAB: 

The Properties of Oxygen Gas

 

Chapter 3:  The Chemistry of Global Climate Change

 

July 3

Chapter 3:  The Chemistry of Global Climate Change

 

TEST #1

July 4

NO CLASS

 

Holiday:

Independence Day

 

3

July 7

LAB:

Detection and Absorption of Ultraviolet Light

and

Flame Tests and Atomic Spectra & Hydrogen Lab

 

Chapter 4:  Energy of Combustion

 

July 8

LAB in CLASS:

Lewis Structures and Molecular Shapes

 

Chapter 4:  Energy of Combustion

 

July 9

LAB:   

Electrical Conductivity of Aqueous Solutions

 

Chapter 5:  Water for Life

 

July 10

Chapter 5:  Water for Life

 

Chapter 6:  Neutralizing the Threat of Acid Rain

 

TEST #2

July 11

 

NO CLASS

 

 

4

July 14

Chapter 6:  Neutralizing the Threat of Acid Rain

 

July 15

Chapter 6:  Neutralizing the Threat of Acid Rain

 

Chapter 8:  Energy from Electron Transfer

 

July 16

LAB:

Single Replacement Reactions & Battery

 

Chapter 8:  Energy from Electron Transfer

 

July 17

Chapter 8:  Energy from Electron Transfer

 

Chapter 9:  The World of Polymers and Plastics

 

TEST #3

July 18

 

NO CLASS

 

5

July 21

LAB:

Double Replacement

 

Chapter 9:  The World of Polymers and Plastics

 

July 22

Chapter 7:  The Fires of Nuclear Fission

 

Chapter 10:  Manipulating Molecules and Designing Drugs

 

July 23

LAB:

Synthetic Polymers and Plastics

 

Chapter 10:  Manipulating Molecules and Designing Drugs

 

July 24

Chapter 11:  Nutrition:  Food for Thought

 

TEST #4

July 25

 

NO CLASS

 

 

6

July 28

LAB:

Making Soap – Saponification

 

Chapter 12:  Genetic Engineering and the Molecules for Life

 

July 29

Chapter 12:  Genetic Engineering and the Molecules for Life

 

Lab Final

July 30

LAB:  CLASS CHECK OUT

 

LECTURE: Final Exam Review

 

July 31

LAST DAY OF CLASS

Lecture Final

Aug 1

 

NO CLASS

 

 

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:                These examination is cumulative and worth 210 points.   

 

TESTS:                A total of four (4) 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 McGraw Hill Connect.  Assignments must be completed and  entered into the web by the due date for credit.  Successful completion of all homework is worth 200 points.

 

LABS:                   Lab Reports - Each lab will require a copy of the new Chemistry 9 lab reports obtainable from the link on the Instructor’s Homepage.   All final lab reports will be due during the following lab session.  Perfect completion of all labs will be worth 100 points.  If scheduling problems arise, contact your instructor immediately so that arrangements can be made to complete the missed lab with another instructor, if possible.

 

Lab POP Quizzes - During the semester, a minimum of ten (10) pop quizzes will be administered prior to lab.  Each pop quiz will be worth ten (10) points.  The lowest score will be dropped.

 

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

210 points                  

Tests

300 points

Homework

200 points

Lab Reports

100 points

Lab Pop Quizzes

 90 points

Lab Final

100 points

Total Points = 1000

 

 

GRADE ASSIGNMENT

90 - 100% 

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A

80 - 89%   

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B

65 - 79%   

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C

50 - 64%   

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D

0   - 55%   

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F