Chemistry 11: General Chemistry I Course Syllabus (Sections 1389 & 1390) Spring 2018, Santa Monica College Instructor: Dr. Arno Papazyan E-mail: [email protected]OFFICE HOIRS: Mondays 4:35pm-5:00pm Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:05 pm-7:00 pm @ Sci 217 (or Sci 255 by announcement) Online anytime LECTIRES (Dr. Papazyan): Tuesday, Thursday 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm Sci 140 LAB (Section 1389; w/ Dr. Papazyan):Monday 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm Sci 332 LAB (Section 1390; w/ Dr. 0auli):Friday 11:45 pm - 3:45 pm Sci 301 PREREQIISITES: Chem 10 and Math 20 COIRSE DESCRIPTIO0: This is the first semester of a two-semester, standard, first-year college chemistry course. Covered topics include units of measurement, significant figures, dimensional analysis, atomic structure and the periodic table, naming ionic compounds, acids and bases, and simple covalent compounds, stoichiometry, reactions in aqueous solution, introductory oxidation-reduction reactions, behavior of gases, thermochemistry, electronic structure of atoms and periodicity, ionic bonding and ionic compounds, covalent bonding, molecules, molecular shapes, molecular orbital theory, valence bond theory, intermolecular forces, properties of liquids and solids, and introductory organic chemistry. MEA0S OF COMMI0ICATIO0 WITH I0STRICTOR: Simply talking to me works great. E-mailing me is also a very efficient way of communication. I monitor my email, and respond quickly (if a response is needed). I might send extra materials or announcements by email. It is your responsibility to check your SMC email several times a day or make sure that your SMC email is forwarded to an account that you do check several times a day. CLASS WEBSITE: My home page and the pages thereunder contains links and information that should be valuable in your studies. REQIIRED TEXTBOOK & RECOMME0DED “HOMEWORK”: Textbook: Zumdahl & Zumdahl, Chemistry, 9thedition, Cengage Learning. Purchase the bundle from the SMC bookstore with a pass for OWLv2online homework and learning system. (ISBN for the bundle: 9781285992983) If you buy the book elsewhere, you need to purchase a 6-month pass from Cengage. To register for the online homework system OWLv2 go to: If you go to the Cengage OWLv2 site some other way and are asked for a course code in the registration process, it is: E-24YE5BTGNJ2AB Homework is not graded, but not doing homework, especially on topics in which you have any weakness, is equivalent to saying “I don’t wish a good grade in this course”. If you don’t use OWLv2, then make sure you can solve a good portion of the end-of-chapter problems, and all of the “Practice Questions” and “Suggested Problems” (from end-of-chapter problems) posted at my home page for each chapter. The benefits of developing self-initiated studying habits go far beyond Chem 11; it will ensure a successful career for the rest of your life.
OTHER REQIIRED ITEMS: Calculator A basic scientific calculator such as Texas Instruments TI-30Xa is required. If you wish to use another, comparable calculator, you need to receive my approval. Graphing or programmable calculators, computer-like devices including