General Chemistry I Syllabus
Instructor: Dr. B. I. Naddy
Office No.: Warf 232
Office Hours: Posted on Office Door
Classroom: W-104, Lab - W 209
540-2515 Information on college closings and cancellation of classes due to weather.
Class Time: Section A: 12:30 - 1:50 p.m. MW
Section B: 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. M (evening)
Section X: 2:30 - 5:30 p.m. M (Lab)
Section Y: 2:30 - 5:30 p.m. W (Lab)
Section Z: 6:00 - 9:00p.m. W (evening)
Semester: Fall 2008
Textbook: General Chemistry, 8th Edition, Ebbing/Gammon, Houghton Mifflin, 2005.
Lab Manual: The General Chemistry Lab Manual is located on my webpage
Credit: 4 hours (3 hours lecture - 3 hours lab per week)
Prerequisite: Minimum prerequisite - College Algebra (MATH1130) or its equivalent.
Materials: Students are required to bring soap or detergent, sponge, lab apron, towel and goggles. Students should adhere to safety regulations in the laboratory. Students must be familiar with MSDS.
This course is designed to introduce the student to the field of chemistry in an effort to widen the educational background as well as to prepare the student to take additional chemistry courses. The student is introduced to: the nature of matter, nomenclature of inorganic compounds, structure of atoms, bonding, stoichiometry, thermochemistry and gas laws. The laboratory experiments are not only used to expose the student to various experimental procedures, but also to reinforce theoretical applications. A written report is expected of all students at the end of each laboratory period.
Specific Course Objectives:
Upon the successful completion of this course, students will have demonstrated varying levels of knowledge as indicated by a letter grade in the following:
1. Scientific terminology
2. Descriptive and theoretical approaches to science
3. Naming of inorganic compounds, chemical equations, and stoichiometry
4. Thermochemistry and applications
5. Structure of atoms and the modern electronic theory
6. The nature of chemical bonding
7. The periodic chart
8. The gaseous state
9. The states of matter and the chemical behavior of common substances
10. Nature of solutions and colloids
Dates to Remember: September 4 Labor Day
October 16-17 Fall Break
November 9 Last Day to Drop or Withdraw without failing
November 23-24 Thanksgiving Holiday
December 12 and 13 Final Exams (listed below)
Course Requirements and Policies:
1. Students are expected to attend all lectures and laboratory periods on time. Tardiness is not permitted. Three absences may result in grade penalty.
2. Three one hour exams (100 points each) will be given during the semester. Laboratory reports are due on schedule. The laboratory reports and work constitute a maximum of 15% of the final grade. A 200 point comprehensive final exam will be given at the end of the semester. The final exam for Section A will be given on Wednesday, December 13, at 12:00 - 1:50 p.m. in W-104, and the final exam for Section B will be given on Tuesday, December 12 from 6:00 - 7:50 p.m. in W-104.
3. Make-up exams will be given according to the policy of the college.
4. Students should be able to fulfill the educational course objectives given at the beginning of each unit.
5. Read the text, other assigned materials, and complete homework. Students should expect a quiz at the start of each lecture period over material covered during the last period's lecture. See webpage.
6. Grading: A = 90 - 100
B = 80 - 99
C = 70 - 79
D = 60 - 69
F = Below 60
7. Regrading for exams will be announced when the exams are returned. Any grade errors should be brought to my attention and adjustments will be made as needed.
8. Students are expected to read CSCC catalog 2006-2007, “Classroom Behavior” and “Change of Registration” and “Withdrawal”. Students are expected to read all of the Student Handbook, especially academic dishonesty and misconduct.
9. Students can seek help during lecture, laboratory periods, during posted office hours, or by appointments.
10. Plagiarism and/or cheating will NOT be tolerated. Any student caught cheating may be given an “F” for the course.
11. The use of TI-85 or comparable calculators is strictly prohibited.
12. Students are expected to follow all safety rules shown in “Starting with Safety”. Any violation may result in dropping the course.
13. Expect a pop quiz at the start of each lecture period over the material covered during the previous lecture.
14. Cell phones and pagers MUST be turned off during lecture and in lab.
In the event of an emergency, students are to follow the directions of the instructor. All students should note the "Emergency Procedures Guide" posted in each classroom.
Methods of Instruction:
Lectures, visual aids, tapes, and handouts. See webpage.
First and Second Weeks:
Review of descriptive and theoretical chemistry, and the scientific method, the SI system, physical laws, and energy.
Laboratory: Check-in, Safety in the laboratory, Exercise 1
Third and Fourth Weeks:
Atoms, molecules and atoms, nomenclature of inorganic compounds and balancing chemical equations, 1ST HOUR EXAM
Laboratory: Exercises 2 and 3
Fifth and Sixth Weeks:
Laboratory: Exercises 4 and 5
Seventh and Eighth Weeks:
Chemical reactions, introduction to oxidation reduction, 2ND HOUR EXAM
Laboratory: Exercises 6 and 7
Ninth and Tenth Weeks:
Laboratory: Ward series on atomic structure and bonding.
Eleventh and Twelfth Weeks:
Introduction to thermochemistry and quantum theory of the atom, 3RD HOUR EXAM
Laboratory: Exercises12 and 25
Thirteenth and Fourteenth Weeks:
Ionic and covalent bonding
Laboratory: Exercises 14 and 24
States of matter
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