Chem Syllabus - CH 204 Introduction to Chemical Practice...

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Unformatted text preview: CH 204 Introduction to Chemical Practice Faculty Instructor: Dr. Svetlana Leytner Office: WEL 5.220B Phone: (512) 471-7322 E-mail: [email protected] Office hours: M 3.30 4.30 PM & Th 4.00 5.00 PM @ WEL 5.220B or by appointment Course website: http://courses.cm.utexas.edu/sleytner/ch204/ Teaching Assistants Name Cassidy Terrell Jeff Potratz Jaya Srivastava Lauren Gehman Dan Dreyer Section # 54860 54865 54870 54875 54880 Lab Room # WEL 4.116 WEL 4.122 WEL 4.124 WEL 4.138 WEL 4.140 Chemistry Storeroom: Tiffany Murray (WEL 4.134) Prerequisite: CH 302 credit or current registration Fall 2007 About the course "I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand." - Confucius Designed to compliment CH 301/CH 302 (Principles of Chemistry I & II) Basic chemistry knowledge is expected Prior lab experience is not required Desire to LEARN and UNDERSTAND the material is MANDATORY Fall 2007 Required Course Materials and Supplies 1. Leytner, S. General Chemistry Lab Manual; McGraw-Hill Higher Education, Fall 2007 edition 2. A bound laboratory notebook with duplicate numbered pages 3. Combination lock 4. Calculator Recommended: Atkins, P. W.; Jones, L. L. Chemical Principles: the quest for insight, 3rd ed.; W. H. Freeman and Company, 2005 OR Whitten, K. W.; Davis, R. E.; Peck, M. L. General Chemistry, 7th ed.; Brooks/Cole, 2004 Fall 2007 Course Structure Lectures (1 hour) Laboratory sessions (4 hours) Class meets once a week Course Grade 30% Weekly quizzes (given at the end of the lecture period) 70% Laboratory work Fall 2007 Quizzes (30% of your grade) 10-minute quizzes will be given during the lecture Always on the material of the previous week's experiment Lowest grade quiz will be dropped NO make-up quizzes will be granted! IMPORTANT: If you miss a lab, you will still have to take the quiz on the material of the missed lab when you return next time. Fall 2007 Assignments to be submitted for grading (the remaining 70% of your grade) For EVERY experiment that you perform: Pre-lab due on the day of the experiment (during the first 5 minutes of the lab period) ~5% Report (includes Discussion Questions) due one week after the experiment is performed (during the first 5 minutes of the lab period) ~41% Post-lab due one week after the experiment is performed (during the first 5 minutes of the lab period) ~10% Unknown summary sheet (if applicable) due one week after the experiment is performed ~10% LATE POLICY: 10% grade reduction per day!!! Fall 2007 Report Guidelines Starts as Preliminary Write-up (have on the day of the experiment) Your name, your section #, your TA's name, and date Title Objective (formulated in your own words) Equations for chemical reactions (if applicable) Tables ready for data collection Report is a CONTINUATION of your Preliminary Write-up (due one week after the experiment is performed) Data organized in tables Sample calculation(s) Graphs (if applicable) Answers to Discussion Questions Fall 2007 Laboratory Notebook Use your laboratory notebook for pre-labs, laboratory reports, and post-labs. Always use ink in your notebook. Never tear out original pages from your notebook. If you made a mistake, cross it with a single line. If there is any unused space left on the page, cross it with a single diagonal mark. Tear out and submit copy pages for grading. Have your TA sign your data IN YOUR NOTEBOOK before you leave Write neatly and legibly. If we can't read it, we can't grade it. Always start the PRE-LAB assignment for every experiment on a new page. Always start your laboratory REPORT for every experiment on a new page. Always start the POST-LAB assignment for every experiment on a new page. Fall 2007 Safety Your TA will provide a safety orientation specific to the laboratory room you will be working in. Wear SAFETY GOGGLES at all times while you are in the laboratory. Dress appropriately. Long pants or long skirts and shirts that cover your torso completely and have at least a short sleeve are mandatory. Wear shoes that cover your feet completely. Sandals, clogs, and open-toe shoes are prohibited. Do not store your backpacks on the bench tops or on the floor nearby. No eating, drinking, or chewing gum is allowed in the laboratory at any time. No cell phones. No iPods. No headphones. Dispose of all the chemical waste into the designated waste containers located under the hood in every laboratory room. Fall 2007 Today 1. Safety orientation and tour around the laboratory 2. Check-in, glassware demo Next Next week 1. READ AND UNDERSTAND the syllabus 2. Pre-lab for Experiment 1 is due (turn it in to your TA during the first 5 minutes of the laboratory session) 3. Experiment 1. "Are the Densities of Coke and Diet Coke Different?" have a Preliminary Write-up in your notebook Fall 2007 ...
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