CHM 2025L Introduction to College Chemistry Laboratory Fall 2016

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Unformatted text preview: School of Pure and Applied Sciences PROFESSOR: Dr. Wendy Athens PHONE NUMBER: 239-­‐433-­‐6942 OFFICE LOCATION: Lee campus, Building G E-­‐MAIL: [email protected] OFFICE HOURS: Online or face-­‐to-­‐face by SEMESTER: Fall 2016 appointment I. II. III. IV. COURSE NUMBER AND TITLE, CATALOG DESCRIPTION, CREDITS: CHM 2025L INTRODUCTION TO COLLEGE CHEMISTRY LABORATORY (1 CREDIT) This laboratory course begins by emphasizing the appropriate use of units and mathematical techniques important to chemistry, science, and health disciplines in general. An introduction to chemistry laboratory sampling and measurement techniques is included in the second half of the course. Stoichiometric calculations supplement work done in CHM 2025. Selected aspects of inorganic nomenclature are included. PREREQUISITES FOR THIS COURSE: SB 1720 Testing Exemption or successful completion of all Developmental courses CO-­‐REQUISITES FOR THIS COURSE: CHM 2025 GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION: Topic Outline. • Laboratory safety • Basic mathematical skills used in chemistry • Measurement theory and dimensional analysis • Scientific graphing, especially of properties with “straight line” behavior • Nomenclature of inorganic compounds • Basic laboratory techniques • Chemical reactions and the calculations involved LEARNING OUTCOMES AND ASSESSMENT: GENERAL EDUCATION COMPETENCIES: General education courses must meet at least four out of the five following outcomes. All other courses will meet one or more of these outcomes. Communication (COM): To communicate effectively using standard English (written or oral). VPAA: Revised 9/23/11, 2/22/13, 4/25/14 Page 1 CHM 2025L INTRODUCTION TO COLLEGE CHEMISTRY LABORATORY Critical Thinking (CT): To demonstrate skills necessary for analysis, synthesis, and evaluation. Technology/Information Management (TIM): To demonstrate the skills and use the technology necessary to collect, verify, document, and organize information from a variety of sources. Global Socio-­‐cultural Responsibility (GSR): To identify, describe, and apply responsibilities, core civic beliefs, and values present in a diverse society. Scientific and Quantitative Reasoning (QR): To identify and apply mathematical and scientific principles and methods. ADDITIONAL COURSE COMPETENCIES: At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate the following additional competencies: LEARNING OUTCOMES ASSESSMENTS GENERAL EDUCATION COMPETENCIES Explain basic chemistry laboratory safety Successful completion of any, or a GSR rules, regulations, and procedures. combination, of the following: Use scientific notation, significant figures, Quizzes, examinations, homework and the methods of dimensional analysis assignments, and laboratory and algebraic rearrangement in problem experiments. solving. Graph and analyze scientific data that QR exhibit straight-­‐line behavior. Interpret and apply basic nomenclature CT rules for inorganic compounds, including acids and bases. Apply basic chemical laboratory TIM techniques, such as mass and volume measurement, density determination, gravity filtration, solution preparation, and heating methods Conduct selected chemical reactions and perform the appropriate calculations. V. DISTRICT-­‐WIDE POLICIES: PROGRAMS FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES Florida SouthWestern State College, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the College’s guiding principles, offers students with documented disabilities programs to equalize access to the educational process. Students needing to request an accommodation in this class due to a disability, or who suspect that their academic performance is affected by a disability should contact the Office of Adaptive Services at the nearest campus. The office locations and telephone numbers for the Office of Adaptive Services at each campus can be found at . REPORTING TITLE IX VIOLATIONS Florida SouthWestern State College, in accordance with Title IX and the Violence Against Women Act, has VPAA: Revised 9/23/11, 2/22/13, 4/25/14 Page 2 CHM 2025L INTRODUCTION TO COLLEGE CHEMISTRY LABORATORY VI. established a set of procedures for reporting and investigating Title IX violations including sexual misconduct. Students who need to report an incident or need to receive support regarding an incident should contact the Equity Officer at [email protected] Incoming students are encouraged to participate in the Sexual Violence Prevention training offered online. Additional information and resources can be found on the College’s website at . REQUIREMENTS FOR THE STUDENTS: 1. Math Lab (60 pts) 
You will work individually and then with a lab team to find practical uses of metric conversions, scientific notation, significant figures, and graphing. 
 2. LateNiteLabs Assignments (20 pts each) 
There will be 10 virtual labs performed at . Lab reports will be completed and submitted online via LateNiteLabs. You will need to take lab notes (10 pts) and complete the short answer questions (10 pts) to earn full points (20 pts). 
 3. Kitchen Labs (Points vary) 
You will complete six kitchen labs using common household materials. For some of these labs, you will write a formal lab report complete with photos and calculations. Sometimes you will create a video describing your procedure and showing your results. 
 4. Laboratory Final Exam (100 pts) 
The laboratory final is an online exam that must be completed at one of the FSW testing centers or approved non-­‐FSW testing center. The questions on the final will be similar in nature to those that you will complete in your lab reports and homework assignments. You will be provided with a periodic table and a reference sheet of formulas. You should bring a calculator and 4”x8” notecard with your notes to the final exam. 
 VII. VIII. ATTENDANCE POLICY: During the first week of the semester, you must complete three Attendance Verification activities by midnight August 28, 2016: Register for LateNiteLabs (our class ID is 15431217), post to the Two Truths and a Lie discussion board, and take the Home Page & Syllabus Quiz. 
Deadlines for all other assignments are listed on the Canvas calendar. Please review the calendar and plan travel, etc. accordingly. Deadlines are the last day you can submit an assignment and are usually set for Sunday midnight, but pay attention around holidays for schedule shifts. Sometimes life presents issues that prevent you from meeting deadlines. By talking to me about the circumstances and providing supporting documentation, exceptions are possible, but should be infrequently needed. You are wise to complete assignments and labs a few days in advance of the deadline in case you have questions about calculations. 
 GRADING POLICY: Include numerical ranges for letter grades; the following is a range commonly used by many faculty: 90 -­‐ 100 = A 80 -­‐ 89 = B 70 -­‐ 79 = C 60 -­‐ 69 = D Below 60 = F (Note: The “incomplete” grade [“I”] should be given only when unusual circumstances warrant. An “incomplete” is not a substitute for a “D,” “F,” or “W.” Refer to the policy on “incomplete grades.) VPAA: Revised 9/23/11, 2/22/13, 4/25/14 Page 3 CHM 2025L INTRODUCTION TO COLLEGE CHEMISTRY LABORATORY Grade Weighting IX. Labs 65% Exam 20% Homework/ Participation 15% REQUIRED COURSE MATERIALS: 1. LateNiteLabs registration:
You can buy a LateNiteLabs PIN from the bookstore. Our section ID is 15431217. Late Nite Labs support can be contacted by calling (800) 262-­‐0518. 2. Computer requirements: You must have a functioning, internet-­‐connected computer with a web browser, Java, and Adobe Flash installed. Tablets and phones are not yet supported. Log on to for specific requirements and settings. 3. Calculator
You will need a scientific calculator.
 4. Common kitchen materials including measuring cups/spoons and some food items. X. XI. RESERVED MATERIALS FOR THE COURSE: None. CLASS SCHEDULE: This is an online course that allows the student to work at his/her convenience; however, weekly deadlines are set to maintain the pace of the course. The table below provides a general outline. See the Canvas course for full details: 
 Week # Lecture Topic Lab Assignments 1 2 3 4 5 Math Review Ch 1 & 2 Density Ch 1-­‐2 Matter Ch 3 Models of the Atom, Electron Configuration Ch 4 Matter, Filtration, decanting, sublimation 3 attendance verification activities, review all online resources, complete Kitchen Lab #1 Parts A & B Review all online resources, complete Kitchen Lab #2 Make a Density Column and post picture and description to the discussion board, complete LNL Lab #1 Density Lab Review all online resources, complete LNL Lab #2 Identifying Unknowns from Characteristic Properties Review all online resources, complete LNL Lab #3 Flame Test Lab, post to discussion board Review all online resources, complete LNL Lab #4 Separation of a Mixture Lab VPAA: Revised 9/23/11, 2/22/13, 4/25/14 Page 4 CHM 2025L INTRODUCTION TO COLLEGE CHEMISTRY LABORATORY Ch 3 6 Language of Chemistry Ch 6 Review all online resources, complete Kitchen Lab #3: Names and Formulas of Everyday Materials Lab, and, if desired, Bonus Lab Team Activity: Nomenclature Space Race 7 Compounds, Chemical Reactions
Ch 6-­‐7 8 Chemical Reactions Ch 7 9 Chemical Reactions Ch 7 Complete Kitchen Lab #4 as your midterm exam. 10 The Mole, Percent Composition, and Empirical Formulas Ch 8 Review all online resources, complete LNL Lab #7 Decomposition of Malachite Lab, post to discussion board 11 Phases of Matter Ch 10-­‐ 11 Review all online resources, complete LNL Labs # 8 & 9 Boyles’ and Charles’ Law Labs, then post to Heating Curve of Water discussion. If desired, complete Bonus Kitchen Lab: Supercooled Water. Solutions Ch 13 Review all online resources, complete Kitchen Lab #5: Make a Concentration Series of Solutions including
report and video, peer review class videos
NOTE: This lab fulfills General Education competency: Evaluate and utilize mathematical principles, technology, scientific and quantitative data. Acids and Bases Ch 14 Review all online resources, complete LNL Lab #10 Titration Tutorial + Kitchen Lab #6: Acid-­‐Base Titration Final Exam Proctored exam taken at FSW Testing Center 12-­‐13 14-­‐15 16 XII. Review all online resources, complete LNL Lab #5 Law of Definite Proportions Review all online resources, complete LNL Lab #6 Chemical Reactions and Their Equations Lab ANY OTHER INFORMATION OR CLASS PROCEDURES OR POLICIES: Expectations:
 1. You can expect for me to answer your emails within 24 hours, maybe 48 hours. 2. Initiate communication with me when you are struggling. I can almost always help you. Please review the feedback I provide for each lab. In addition to assistance from me, peer support through Canvas Chat, Groups, and Collaborations and online resources are available to assist you. 3. Cheating will not be tolerated. This includes, but is not limited to, copying or allowing another to copy and assignment or assessment, or submitting VPAA: Revised 9/23/11, 2/22/13, 4/25/14 Page 5 CHM 2025L INTRODUCTION TO COLLEGE CHEMISTRY LABORATORY work completed by another as your own. You are encouraged to collaborate with your classmates as long as you discuss methods and don’t directly share answers. 4. No portion of labs may be posted to any internet site for any reason. 5. Maintain a reliable internet connection and computer. Have a backup plan (e.g. friend / relative’s computer, internet café, etc.) in case your internet connection or computer goes down. VPAA: Revised 9/23/11, 2/22/13, 4/25/14 Page 6 ...
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