CHM 114 A/C Syllabus
Physical Sciences H-238
TBA (Will be posted on Blackboard Website in Staff Information)
Welcome to Chemistry 114 at Arizona State University. CHM 114 is a general chemistry course for
engineers covering chapters 1-15, and 19-20 in
Chemistry, the Central Science 10
by Brown, LeMay,
This is a single semester course designed to expose you to a wide variety of topics in general
chemistry normally covered over two semesters (i.e. CHM 113 and CHM 116).
As we have only one semester to
cover these topics, you will need to stay focused for the entire 16 weeks to ensure success.
We go very fast!
In this class, I will emphasize the importance of understanding (the "why" and the "how") rather than
memorizing facts and mathematical formulas. You'll need to solve mathematical problems, but you'll also need to
know the significance of your calculations.
You'll also understand the molecular nature of matter. As you study
from the text, take the time to look at the pictures and photos, and make connections between the molecular-level
representations and the macroscopic pictures shown together.
In addition to learning to visualize atoms and
molecules, you'll also need to use chemistry terminology and symbolism to communicate your understanding.
I want everyone to succeed in this class.
Success is a matter of practice, not just listening to lecture.
Learn to use your text properly by staying half a chapter ahead of lecture and re-reading sections that you find
Do the in-chapter problems as you read; they'll help you to check your understanding before you
After class meetings, read the pertinent sections again as you do the end-of-chapter problems.
take several readings of some sections to understand the material enough to get through all of the suggested
Talking about concepts will further enforce your understanding.
Get together in small groups outside
of class as often as possible to work on homework or lab reports to practice using new terminology and making
connections between new ideas and concepts.
Chemistry, The Central Science, 10
, Brown, LeMay, and Bursten, 2003, Prentice Hall
Laboratory Inquiry in Chemistry
Solutions to Exercises for Chemistry, The Central Science, 10
capable of basic math and exponential functions will be needed for homework, quizzes and
Bring a calculator to all lectures and lab sessions.
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