113syllabus - CHM 113 A Syllabus Spring Semester 2008 MWF...

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CHM 113 – Dr. Ron Briggs updated 1/10/08 1 CHM 113 A Syllabus Spring Semester 2008 MWF 8:40 – 9:30 AM in PS H-150 Instructor: Dr. Ron Briggs Office: Physical Sciences H-235 Phone: (480) 965-1905 (5-1905 from campus phones) Email: ronbriggs@asu.edu (put “CHM 113 in subject line to ensure delivery) Course Web Site: http://www.public.asu.edu/~rdbriggs/courses Office Hours: MW 9:40-10:30 (and whenever my door is open, which is almost always) Course Description Welcome to Chemistry 113 at Arizona State University. CHM 113 is a 1 st semester general chemistry course covering chapters 1-11 and 13 in Chemistry, The Central Science 10 nd Edition by Brown, LeMay, and Bursten. This course will cover the nature of atoms and elemental substances, the combination of atoms to form molecules and compounds, the interactions between atoms and molecules, chemical bonding models, relationships between chemical and physical properties, thermochemistry, and solutions. More importantly, you will have the opportunity to practice your critical thinking skills and learn how the macroscopic world around you can be explained by the microscopic world underneath. The course consists of 3 lecture periods per week in addition to lab/discussion sections that meet once per week. If you are enrolled in this course, I will assume that you have had at least a year of high school chemistry or a semester of college chemistry (like CHM 101). If not, you may be better off in CHM 101 before trying the CHM 113/116 sequence. After the first exam, the course moves quite rapidly. You will need to stay focused for the entire 15 weeks to ensure success. You are responsible for knowing all of the information in this syllabus—please read it carefully! Required Materials: Chemistry, The Central Science, 10 th Edition , Brown, LeMay, and Bursten, 2005, Prentice Hall Laboratory Inquiry in Chemistry , 2 nd Ed. Bauer, Birk, & Sawyer, 2005, Brooks/Cole A bound, carbonless laboratory notebook Splash-proof safety goggles Calculator A good calculator capable of basic math and exponential functions will be needed on homework, quizzes, and exams. I recommend a scientific graphing calculator—not because of the graphing capability, but because of the large screens that allow you to see all steps of a multi- step calculation and the capability to type calculations in more intuitively (as you read them, not the function after the number). Whatever calculator you choose, be sure to learn how to use it before you need to rely on it in a test-taking situation. *The custom package in the bookstore includes the textbook, lab notebook, and other useful optional materials (such as a Solutions Manual and Test Prep Videos). This custom package is almost the same price as a new textbook alone. If you wish to purchase a used textbook or use a different vendor, you should look at these accompanying materials and decide for yourself if they would be helpful to you.
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CHM 113 – Dr. Ron Briggs updated 1/10/08 2 In addition to the three lectures per week, you will be attending a 50-minute discussion section that is immediately followed by a 1 hour, 50-minute laboratory section on the day you registered for.
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This note was uploaded on 08/12/2008 for the course CHM 113 taught by Professor Anbar during the Spring '06 term at ASU.

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