Chem10 Syllabus Fall 2017.pdf - Chemistry 10 Syllabus Fall 2017 Section 3590 Instructor Rebekah Cordeiro Email [email protected] Google Voice(404

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Unformatted text preview: Chemistry​ ​10​ ​Syllabus Fall​ ​2017,​ ​Section​ ​3590 Instructor:​​ ​Rebekah​ ​Cordeiro Email:​​ ​[email protected] Google​ ​Voice:​​ ​(404)​ ​981-8596​ ​(text​ ​is​ ​best) SCI​ ​157 Lecture MW 4:00pm​ ​-​ ​6:15pm Lab T 9:00am​ ​-​ ​11:15am SCI​ ​305 Office​ ​Hours* M 3:15pm​ ​-​ ​3:50pm SCI​ ​217 T 11:30am​ ​-​ ​12:05pm SCI​ ​217 W 3:15pm​ ​-​ ​3:50pm SCI​ ​217 Course​ ​Description Chem​ ​10​ ​is​ ​an​ ​introductory-level​ ​laboratory​ ​chemistry​ ​course.​ ​Students​ ​will​ ​be​ ​introduced​ ​to​ ​the principles,​ ​laws,​ ​and​ ​nomenclature​ ​of​ ​physical​ ​and​ ​inorganic​ ​chemistry.​ ​An​ ​emphasis​ ​is​ ​placed​ ​on the​ ​application​ ​of​ ​these​ ​concepts​ ​in​ ​solving​ ​chemical​ ​problems.​ ​The​ ​laboratory​ ​component​ ​will familiarize​ ​students​ ​with​ ​the​ ​proper​ ​use​ ​of​ ​common​ ​laboratory​ ​equipment​ ​and​ ​the​ ​safe​ ​handling of​ ​chemicals,​ ​with​ ​an​ ​emphasis​ ​placed​ ​on​ ​developing​ ​the​ ​skills​ ​associated​ ​with​ ​good​ ​laboratory techniques.​ ​Chem​ ​10​ ​prepares​ ​students​ ​to​ ​take​ ​the​ ​General​ ​Chemistry​ ​sequence​ ​(Chem​ ​11​ ​and Chem​ ​12).​ ​It​ ​also​ ​serves​ ​to​ ​fulfill​ ​general​ ​education​ ​requirements. The​ ​prerequisite​ ​for​ ​this​ ​course​ ​is​ ​Math​ ​31​ ​or​ ​HS​ ​Algebra​ ​II.​ ​Students​ ​should​ ​be​ ​proficient​ ​with solving​ ​basic​ ​algebraic​ ​equations,​ ​working​ ​with​ ​percentages,​ ​fractions,​ ​and​ ​graphing​ ​linear equations. Student​ ​Learning​ ​Outcomes (1) The​ ​student​ ​will​ ​demonstrate​ ​the​ ​ability​ ​to​ ​solve​ ​chemical​ ​problems​ ​using​ ​logical procedures​ ​based​ ​on​ ​well-established​ ​scientific​ ​principles, (2) The​ ​student​ ​will​ ​be​ ​able​ ​to​ ​use​ ​chemical​ ​theories​ ​to​ ​explain​ ​and​ ​predict​ ​observable phenomena,​ ​using​ ​the​ ​principles​ ​developed​ ​in​ ​Chem​ ​10,​ ​and (3) When​ ​conducting​ ​an​ ​experiment,​ ​the​ ​student​ ​will​ ​follow​ ​written​ ​procedures​ ​accurately and​ ​safely,​ ​demonstrating​ ​competence​ ​with​ ​lab​ ​equipment​ ​and​ ​measuring​ ​devices,​ ​and record​ ​data​ ​clearly​ ​and​ ​precisely. Required​ ​Materials ● ● ● ● ● ● ● Textbook:​ ​Introductory​ ​Chemistry,​ ​by​ ​Nivaldo​ ​J.​ ​Tro,​ ​6th​ ​Edition,​ ​ISBN​ ​9780134788876 ○ Two​ ​options: ■ Mastering​ ​Chemistry​ ​and​ ​eText​ ​only​ ​-​ ​$60 ■ Bound​ ​textbook,​ ​student​ ​solution​ ​manual,​ ​Mastering​ ​Chemistry​ ​-​ ​$113.50 Laboratory​ ​Manual​ ​(you​ ​can​ ​buy​ ​at​ ​bookstore​ ​or​ ​print​ ​yourself​ ​from​ ​SMC/Canvas) Safety​ ​goggles Lab​ ​coat​ ​(knee-length) Nitrile​ ​gloves Scientific​ ​calculator​ ​capable​ ​of​ ​doing​ ​scientific​ ​notation​ ​and​ ​logarithms​ ​(programmable, graphing,​ ​and​ ​cell​ ​phone​ ​calculators​ ​are​ ​not​ ​permitted​ ​during​ ​exams) Laboratory​ ​Locker​ ​Card​ ​(available​ ​at​ ​the ​SMC​ ​Bookstore​ ​for​ ​$10) Class​ ​Attendance​ ​and​ ​Participation Regular​ ​attendance​ ​at​ ​all​ ​classes​ ​is​ ​mandatory​ ​in​ ​this​ ​course.​ ​Enrolled​ ​students​ ​who​ ​are​ ​absent from​ ​any​ ​lecture​ ​or​ ​lab​ ​without​ ​a​ ​valid​ ​excuse​ ​during​ ​the​ ​first​ ​week​ ​of​ ​the​ ​session​ ​will​ ​be​ ​dropped from​ ​the​ ​course.​ ​Students​ ​with​ ​2​ ​or​ ​more​ ​unexcused​ ​absences​ ​later​ ​in​ ​the​ ​session​ ​may​ ​also​ ​be dropped.​ ​Students​ ​are​ ​expected​ ​to​ ​come​ ​to​ ​all​ ​classes​ ​prepared​ ​and​ ​on​ ​time,​ ​stay​ ​for​ ​the​ ​entire period,​ ​and​ ​bring​ ​all​ ​required​ ​materials​ ​(lab​ ​documents,​ ​calculator,​ ​etc.)​ ​to​ ​the​ ​appropriate​ ​class​ ​in order​ ​to​ ​fully​ ​participate​ ​in​ ​this​ ​course. Grading​ ​and​ ​Evaluation FINAL​ ​EXAM​ ​(1​ ​½​ ​hour) ● The​ ​examination​ ​is​ ​worth​ ​150​ ​points.​ ​The​ ​final​ ​exam​ ​is​ ​a​ ​cumulative​ ​departmental​ ​exam, and​ ​consists​ ​of​ ​30​ ​multiple-choice​ ​questions​ ​only.​ ​Detailed​ ​information​ ​about​ ​the​ ​final​ ​will be​ ​provided​ ​during​ ​the​ ​last​ ​week​ ​of​ ​class.​ ​The​ ​final​ ​schedule​ ​is​ ​TBD. EXAMS​ ​(1​ ​½​ ​hour) ● A​ ​total​ ​of​ ​three​ ​(3)​ ​exams​ ​will​ ​be​ ​given​ ​during​ ​the​ ​semester.​ ​Each​ ​exam​ ​will​ ​be​ ​worth​ ​100 points​ ​each.​ ​Note​ ​that​ ​if​ ​your​ ​percentage​ ​score​ ​on​ ​the​ ​final​ ​exam​ ​is​ ​higher​ ​than​ ​your lowest​ ​exam​ ​score,​ ​it​ ​will​ ​be​ ​used​ ​in​ ​place​ ​of​ ​your​ ​lowest​ ​exam​ ​score. QUIZZES ● A​ ​total​ ​of​ ​ten​ ​(10)​ ​quizzes​ ​will​ ​be​ ​administered.​ ​Each​ ​quiz​ ​will​ ​be​ ​worth​ ​10​ ​points.​ ​The lowest​ ​score​ ​will​ ​be​ ​dropped. LAB​ ​REPORTS ● Each​ ​10-point​ ​lab​ ​will​ ​require​ ​a​ ​copy​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Chemistry​ ​10​ ​lab​ ​documents​ ​obtainable​ ​from Canvas​ ​or​ ​SMC​ ​Chemistry​ ​website.​ ​All​ ​final​ ​lab​ ​reports​ ​will​ ​be​ ​due​ ​at​ ​the​ ​beginning​ ​of​ ​the following​ ​lab​ ​session.​ ​STUDENTS​ ​WILL​ ​NOT​ ​BE​ ​ADMITTED​ ​INTO​ ​LAB​ ​WITHOUT COMPLETING​ ​THE​ ​PRELAB​ ​ASSIGNMENT​ ​PRIOR​ ​TO​ ​LAB​.​ ​During​ ​each​ ​lab,​ ​students​ ​will record​ ​their​ ​experimental​ ​results​ ​directly​ ​on​ ​their​ ​lab​ ​report​ ​form​ ​(in​ ​ink).​ ​The​ ​rest​ ​of​ ​the report​ ​(calculations,​ ​analyses)​ ​may​ ​be​ ​completed​ ​as​ ​a​ ​take-home​ ​assignment​ ​(in​ ​pencil). The​ ​lowest​ ​lab​ ​grade​ ​will​ ​be​ ​dropped. HOMEWORK ● Homework​ ​is​ ​a​ ​non-graded​ ​component​ ​of​ ​this​ ​course,​ ​yet​ ​it​ ​is​ ​critical​ ​for​ ​success​ ​in​ ​Chem 10.​ ​Recommended​ ​homework​ ​is​ ​posted​ ​on​ ​the​ ​Canvas​ ​course.​ ​Homework​ ​is​ ​designed​ ​to help​ ​reinforce​ ​new​ ​concepts​ ​and​ ​develop​ ​problem-solving​ ​skills,​ ​and​ ​similar​ ​problems​ ​will appear​ ​on​ ​exams​ ​and​ ​quizzes. Summary​ ​of​ ​Grading​ ​System* Final​ ​Exam​ ​(Cumulative) 150​ ​points​ ​(23%) Exams 300​ ​points​ ​(46%) Quizzes​ ​(lowest​ ​dropped) 90​ ​points​ ​(14%) Lab​ ​Reports​ ​(lowest​ ​dropped) 110​ ​points​ ​(17%) Total 650​ ​points Grade​ ​Assignment* Letter​ ​grades​ ​are​ ​based​ ​on​ ​course​ ​average: total​ ​points​ ​earned​​ ​ ​ ​x​ ​ ​ ​100 ​ ​ ​650​ ​max.​ ​points 90​ ​-​ ​100%​ ​A 80​ ​-​ ​89%​ ​B 70​ ​-​ ​79%​ ​C 60​ ​-​ ​69%​ ​D <60%​ ​F Make-Up​ ​Policy There​ ​are​ ​no​ ​make-up​ ​exams​ ​or​ ​labs​ ​in​ ​this​ ​course,​ ​no​ ​matter​ ​what​ ​the​ ​reason​ ​is​ ​for​ ​missing​ ​an exam​ ​or​ ​lab.​ ​If​ ​you​ ​are​ ​absent​ ​for​ ​an​ ​exam,​ ​your​ ​score​ ​on​ ​that​ ​exam​ ​is​ ​zero.​ ​However,​ ​since​ ​your lowest​ ​exam​ ​score​ ​will​ ​be​ ​replaced​ ​by​ ​your​ ​percentage​ ​on​ ​the​ ​final,​ ​this​ ​will​ ​be​ ​used​ ​to​ ​substitute for​ ​the​ ​zero​ ​score.​ ​If​ ​you​ ​are​ ​absent​ ​for​ ​a​ ​lab,​ ​your​ ​score​ ​for​ ​that​ ​lab​ ​is​ ​a​ ​zero.​ ​However,​ ​since your​ ​lowest​ ​lab​ ​score​ ​is​ ​dropped,​ ​a​ ​missed​ ​lab​ ​will​ ​automatically​ ​count​ ​as​ ​your​ ​dropped​ ​score. Students​ ​with​ ​Disabilities Students​ ​who​ ​have​ ​received​ ​disability-related​ ​accommodations​ ​(via​ ​Disabled​ ​Student​ ​Services, DSS)​ ​must​ ​inform​ ​me​ ​(your​ ​instructor)​ ​as​ ​soon​ ​as​ ​possible​ ​so​ ​that​ ​your​ ​needs​ ​are​ ​addressed appropriately​ ​and​ ​quickly.​ ​In​ ​particular,​ ​paperwork​ ​regarding​ ​exams​ ​must​ ​be​ ​submitted​ ​to​ ​me​ ​at least​ ​two​ ​class​ ​days​ ​before​ ​scheduled​ ​exams​ ​in​ ​order​ ​to​ ​receive​ ​accommodations​ ​for​ ​each​ ​exam. No​ ​retroactive​ ​accommodations​ ​will​ ​be​ ​provided.​ ​The​ ​DSS​ ​office​ ​is​ ​located​ ​in​ ​the Admissions/Student​ ​Services​ ​Complex,​ ​Room​ ​101,​ ​and​ ​the​ ​phone​ ​number​ ​is​ ​310-434-4265. Student​ ​Conduct/Academic​ ​Integrity While​ ​in​ ​the​ ​classroom​ ​or​ ​laboratory,​ ​students​ ​should​ ​always​ ​behave​ ​in​ ​a​ ​respectful​ ​and​ ​collegial manner.​ ​Switch​ ​off​ ​cell​ ​phones,​ ​refrain​ ​from​ ​talking​ ​with​ ​the​ ​instructor​ ​is​ ​speaking,​ ​and​ ​return from​ ​breaks​ ​at​ ​the​ ​stated​ ​time.​ ​Follow​ ​all​ ​safety​ ​rules​ ​in​ ​the​ ​lab​ ​and​ ​respect​ ​the​ ​rules​ ​of​ ​the Science​ ​building:​ ​absolutely​ ​no​ ​food,​ ​drink,​ ​or​ ​gum​ ​is​ ​allowed​ ​inside​ ​the​ ​classrooms​ ​or​ ​labs. Please​ ​also​ ​note​ ​that​ ​any​ ​use​ ​of​ ​electronics​ ​should​ ​be​ ​class-related,​ ​and​ ​if​ ​not,​ ​the​ ​student​ ​will​ ​be asked​ ​to​ ​leave. The​ ​SMC​ ​Code​ ​of​ ​Academic​ ​Conduct​ ​(posted​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Canvas​ ​course)​ ​will​ ​be​ ​strictly​ ​enforced​ ​in this​ ​course.​ ​Acts​ ​of​ ​academic​ ​dishonesty​ ​include,​ ​but​ ​are​ ​not​ ​limited​ ​to,​ ​providing​ ​test​ ​answers​ ​to another​ ​student,​ ​copying​ ​from​ ​another​ ​student’s​ ​exam​ ​or​ ​lab​ ​report,​ ​plagiarism,​ ​changing answers​ ​on​ ​graded​ ​assignments,​ ​using​ ​electronic​ ​devices​ ​during​ ​exams,​ ​and​ ​falsification​ ​of​ ​lab data.​ ​Note​ ​also​ ​that​ ​lying,​ ​manipulative​ ​behavior​ ​and​ ​disruptive​ ​behavior​ ​will​ ​not​ ​be​ ​tolerated.​ ​If academic​ ​dishonesty​ ​on​ ​an​ ​exam​ ​or​ ​lab​ ​is​ ​discovered,​ ​all​ ​students​ ​involved​ ​will​ ​obtain​ ​an automatic​ ​zero​ ​on​ ​their​ ​assignment,​ ​be​ ​reported​ ​to​ ​the​ ​campus​ ​disciplinarian,​ ​and​ ​possibly receive​ ​an​ ​F​ ​grade​ ​in​ ​the​ ​course.​ ​A​ ​zero​ ​obtained​ ​on​ ​an​ ​exam​ ​or​ ​lab​ ​report​ ​due​ ​to​ ​cheating​ ​will count​ ​toward​ ​your​ ​course​ ​letter​ ​grade​ ​-​ ​it​ ​is​ ​not​ ​eligible​ ​for​ ​substitution​ ​or​ ​dropping. Study​ ​Advice/Learning​ ​Resources ● ● ● ● Manage​ ​your​ ​time​ ​well.​ ​Schedule​ ​enough​ ​time​ ​each​ ​day​ ​to​ ​study,​ ​do​ ​the​ ​recommended homework,​ ​and​ ​the​ ​required​ ​lab​ ​assignments​ ​to​ ​avoid​ ​falling​ ​behind​ ​and​ ​cramming. Careful​ ​organization​ ​of​ ​your​ ​time​ ​can​ ​make​ ​a​ ​huge​ ​difference. Work​ ​through​ ​all​ ​assigned​ ​homework​ ​problems,​ ​and​ ​then​ ​do​ ​some​ ​more.​ ​Doing homework​ ​involves​ ​“active​ ​learning,”​ ​and​ ​is​ ​by​ ​far​ ​the​ ​best​ ​way​ ​to​ ​reinforce​ ​new​ ​concepts and​ ​test​ ​your​ ​understanding​ ​of​ ​the​ ​course​ ​content,​ ​develop​ ​problem-solving​ ​skills,​ ​and pinpoint​ ​your​ ​weak​ ​areas. Getting​ ​motivated​ ​to​ ​study​ ​and​ ​do​ ​problem-solving​ ​can​ ​be​ ​a​ ​challenge​ ​for​ ​many​ ​students. To​ ​combat​ ​this,​ ​form/join​ ​a​ ​study​ ​group​ ​with​ ​your​ ​fellow​ ​students​ ​to​ ​do​ ​homework together. If​ ​you​ ​are​ ​struggling​ ​with​ ​the​ ​Chem​ ​10​ ​course​ ​content​ ​(e.g.,​ ​can’t​ ​solve​ ​the​ ​homework problems,​ ​don’t​ ​understand​ ​the​ ​lab​ ​assignments,​ ​obtained​ ​a​ ​poor​ ​score​ ​on​ ​a​ ​quiz​ ​or exam)​ ​get​ ​help​ ​right​ ​away.​ ​Free​ ​tutoring​ ​is​ ​available​ ​to​ ​Chem​ ​10​ ​students​ ​through: ○ The​ ​Science​ ​Learning​ ​Resource​ ​Center​ ​(LRC)​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Science​ ​building​ ​(room​ ​245) ○ The​ ​STEM​ ​program​ ​in​ ​Drescher​ ​Hall​ ​(room​ ​302) Tentative​ ​Schedule​ ​for​ ​Chem​ ​10​ ​FALL​ ​2017* Monday​ ​(Lecture) Wk 1 Aug​ ​28:​ ​Chapter​ ​1​ ​&​ ​2 DIscuss​ ​Syllabus 2 Sept​ ​4:​ ​LABOR​ ​DAY NO​ ​CLASS 3 Sept​ ​11:​ ​Chapter​ ​3 Quiz​ ​1​ ​(Ch​ ​1,​ ​2) 4 Sept​ ​18:​ ​Chapter​ ​4​ ​&​ ​5 Elements​ ​Quiz 5 Sept​ ​25:​ ​Chapter​ ​5 Exam​ ​1​ ​(Ch​ ​1-4) 6 Oct​ ​2:​ ​Chapter​ ​6​ ​&​ ​7 Tuesday​ ​(Lab) 7 Oct​ ​9:​ ​Chapter​ ​8 8 Oct​ ​16:​ ​Chapter​ ​9​;​ ​Review​ ​Exam​ ​2 Quiz​ ​4​ ​(Ch​ ​7,​ ​8) 9 Oct​ ​23:​ ​Chapter​ ​10 Discussion​ ​of​ ​Exam​ ​2 10 Oct​ ​30:​ ​Chapter​ ​11 Quiz​ ​5​ ​(Ch​ ​9,​ ​10) 11 Nov​ ​6:​ ​Chapter​ ​12​ ​&​ ​13 12 Nov​ ​13:​ ​Chapter​ ​14;​ ​Review​ ​Exam​ ​3 Quiz​ ​6​ ​(Ch​ ​11,​ ​12) 13 Nov​ ​20:​ ​Chapter​ ​14​ ​&​ ​15 Discussion​ ​of​ ​Exam​ ​3 14 Nov​ ​27:​ ​Chapter​ ​16 15 Dec​ ​4:​ ​REVIEW​ ​FOR​ ​FINAL Quiz​ ​8​ ​(Ch​ ​15,​ ​16) 16 Dec​ ​11:​ ​REVIEW​ ​FOR​ ​FINAL Aug​ ​29 Safety​ ​&​ ​Check-in Sept​ ​5:​ ​Measurements​ ​Lab DUE:​ ​Lab​ ​Safety​ ​Quiz​ ​(Canvas) Sept​ ​12:​ ​Density​ ​Lab DUE:​ ​Measurement​ ​Lab​ ​Report Sept​ ​19:​ ​Nomenclature DUE:​ ​Density​ ​Lab​ ​Report Sept​ ​26:​ ​Properties​ ​of​ ​O​2 DUE:​ ​Nomenclature​ ​Lab​ ​Report Oct​ ​3:​ ​%​ ​Composition DUE:​ ​Properties​ ​of​ ​O​2​​ ​Lab​ ​Report Oct​ ​10:​ ​Reactions DUE:​ ​%​ ​Composition​ ​Lab​ ​Report Oct​ ​17:​ ​Stoichiometry DUE:​ ​Reactions​ ​Lab​ ​Report Oct​ ​24:​ ​Flame​ ​Tests DUE:​ ​Stoichiometry​ ​Lab​ ​Report Oct​ ​31:​ ​Lewis​ ​Structures DUE:​ ​Flame​ ​Test​ ​Lab​ ​Report Nov​ ​7:​ ​Gas​ ​Constant DUE:​ ​Lewis​ ​Structures​ ​Lab​ ​Report Nov​ ​14:​ ​Titration DUE:​ ​Gas​ ​Constant​ ​Lab​ ​Report Nov​ ​21:​ ​LECTURE​ ​IN​ ​LAB DUE:​ ​Titration​ ​Lab​ ​Report Nov​ ​28:​ ​Equilibrium No​ ​Lab​ ​Report​ ​Due​ ​This​ ​Week Dec​ ​5:​ ​Check-out DUE:​ ​Equilibrium​ ​Lab​ ​Report FINAL​ ​EXAM:​ ​Date/Time​ ​TBD Wednesday​ ​(Lecture) Aug​ ​30:​ ​Chapter​ ​2 Sept​ ​6:​ ​Chapter​ ​3 Sept​ ​13:​ ​Chapter​ ​4 Sept​ ​20:​ ​Chapter​ ​5;​ ​Review​ ​Exam​ ​1 Quiz​ ​2​ ​(Ch​ ​3,​ ​4) Sept​ ​27:​ ​Chapter​ ​6 Discussion​ ​of​ ​Exam​ ​1 Oct​ ​4:​ ​Chapter​ ​ ​7 Quiz​ ​3​ ​(Ch​ ​5,​ ​6) Oct​ ​11:​ ​Chapter​ ​8​ ​ ​&​ ​9 Oct​ ​18:​ ​Chapter​ ​9 Exam​ ​2​ ​(Ch​ ​5-8) Oct​ ​25:​ ​Chapter​ ​10​ ​&​ ​11 Nov​ ​1:​ ​Chapter​ ​12 Nov​ ​8:​ ​Chapter​ ​13 Nov​ ​15:​ ​Chapter​ ​14 Exam​ ​3​ ​(Ch​ ​9-12) Nov​ ​22:​ ​Chapter​ ​15 Quiz​ ​7​ ​(Ch​ ​13,​ ​14) Nov​ ​29:​ ​Chapter​ ​16 Dec​ ​6:​ ​REVIEW​ ​FOR​ ​FINAL *Any​ ​items​ ​with​ ​*​ ​may​ ​be​ ​changed​ ​by​ ​instructor​ ​with​ ​appropriate​ ​notice​ ​to​ ​students. ...
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