Chemistry 1211- lecturePrinciples of Chemistry I
MW: 1- 1:50 am, J161
INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Rajnish Singh, Rm E180
Monday 10-11 am
Wednesday 2-4 pm
Thursday 10-11 am
Friday 10-11 am
Text:Chemistry (8th Edition), Zumdahl, Brooks/Cole Pub Co
This is the first course in a 2 semester sequence covering the fundamental principles of chemistry designed for science majors. Laboratory exercises complement and supplement the lecture material
COREQUISITE: Chem 1211 lab
- Identifies the general properties of matter with proper attention to units and significant figures.
- Names and classifies inorganic compounds.
- Identifies empirical and molecular formulas from empirical data.
- Can balance chemical equations, use mass/mole relationships in chemical reactions, calculate molarity and use molar stoichiometric relationship to calculate reactant and product amounts.
- Can identify types of reactions (precipitation, neutralization and redox) and predict outcome
- Apply gas laws and kinetic molecular theory to processes involving gases.
- Understand the first law of thermodynamics and the role of energy and enthalpy in chemical reactions and perform thermochemical calculations
- Understands the basic concept of quantum theory, determine the electron configuration of atoms, and use periodic trends to make predictions about atomic properties.
- Use lewis structures, determine molecular geometry of molecules using VSEPR theory, and learn bonding theory including hybridization.
Regular lecture attendance is essential for success in this course. In the event that a student is absent from a lecture, it is the student's responsibility to obtain missed information, hand-outs, and announcements. Missing class is not a reasonable excuse for not knowing quiz dates, homework due dates, or test dates.
All students will be expected to take the exams on the announced dates. There will be NO makeup tests. However, if you can provide documentation proving that you were unable to take a test, you may reschedule your test date. DO NOT schedule a doctor’s appointment at the time of your test or your class time. That will be regarded irresponsible of you and a rescheduled test will not be granted.
There is a large volume of material to be learned in this course. Success in this course will require much study out of class; students should expect to study a minimum of three hoursout of class for every one hour of lecture. Preparation for class should include: reading the upcoming material, studying the previous material, and working problems related to the previous material.
*SAPLING HOMEWORK: ONLINE HOMEWORK MODULE
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Every chapter will have a homework associated with it on Sapling. It is the student's responsibility to access sapling and keep track of assignments and their due dates.
The instructor will also be using GEORGIA VISTA from time to time.
The following items will be posted on VISTA:
ALL HANDED OUTs
LECTURE OWERPOINT FILES
Make sure you can access VISTA.
There will be 4 in-class exams. All exams will consist of a variety of questions which may include multiple choice, essay, fill-in-the blanks or short answer questions.
Out of these 4 in-class exams you will be allowed to drop the exam with the lowest score.
No make-up exams will be given.
Study sessions before a test will be held. Date and time will be announced in class.
The FINAL EXAM will be COMPREHENSIVE.
Breakdown of GRADE:
You must pass lab and take the final examination to receive credit for the courseBest 3 of 4in-class exams / 60%
Final exam / 20%
Home work / 10%
Recitation / 10%
Grading Scale:90 - 100% / A
80 - 89% / B
70 - 79% / C
60 - 69% / D
< 60% / F
ENGAGEMENT REPORTS DUE: 5th sept 2012
MIDTERM GRADES DUE: 1st Oct, 2012
LAST DAY TO WITHDRAW WITHOUT ACADEMIC PENALTY: 4th Oct, 2012
Academic honesty as detailed in the Student Handbook is expected. All SPSU students are required to abide by the honor code that can be found in http://spsu.edu/honorcode/
CALCULATOR: A calculator is REQUIRED! Please do not come to class, test or an exam without your calculator. Extras are not available. No programmable calculators will be allowed.
The memories of programmable calculators may be cleared before exams.
Cell phones must be turned off before you come to class. If you have an urgent need to have yours on, see me before class begins to request an exception be made for you.Final Exam Date and Time: TBA
The Final Exam will be based in part on a Departmental Comprehensive Exam of all the material in covered in Chemistry I.
Students with disabilities who believe that they may need accommodations in this class or laboratory are encouraged to contact the counselor working with disabilities at (770) 528-7226 as soon as possible to ensure that such accommodations are implemented in a timely fashion.
SCHEDULE (tentative dates) Chemistry 1211K, Fall 2012Date / chapter
8/15 / Chapter 1 and 2
9/3 / Labor day holiday
9/5 / Exam 1: ch 1 and 2
9/7 / Chapter 3 and 4
9/28 / Exam 2: ch 3 and 4
10/1 / Chapter 5 and 6
10/19 / Exam 3: ch 5 and 6
10/22 / Chapter 7, 8 and 9.1
11/21 / Thanksgiving break
12/26 / Exam 4: ch 7,8 and 9.1
12/3 / Last day of classes