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CHM 114 A/C Syllabus
Pam Marks
Fall 2007
CHM 114A
9:4011:30am
PS H152
CHM 114C
11:4012:30am
PS H152
Office:
Physical Sciences H238
Phone:
4809657214
Email:
pmarks@asu.edu
Office Hours:
TBA (Will be posted on Blackboard Website in Staff Information)
Website:
<http://my.asu.edu>
Course Description
Welcome to Chemistry 114 at Arizona State University. CHM 114 is a general chemistry course for
engineers covering chapters 115, and 1920 in
Chemistry, the Central Science 10
th
Edition
by Brown, LeMay,
and Bursten.
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 molecularlevel
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 rereading sections that you find
confusing.
Do the inchapter problems as you read; they'll help you to check your understanding before you
move on.
After class meetings, read the pertinent sections again as you do the endofchapter problems.
It may
take several readings of some sections to understand the material enough to get through all of the suggested
problems.
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.
Material Needed:
Texts:
Chemistry, The Central Science, 10
th
Edition
, Brown, LeMay, and Bursten, 2003, Prentice Hall
Laboratory Inquiry in Chemistry
,
2
nd
ed.,
Optional:
Solutions to Exercises for Chemistry, The Central Science, 10
th
Edition
•
A
calculator
capable of basic math and exponential functions will be needed for homework, quizzes and
exams.
Bring a calculator to all lectures and lab sessions.
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