General Chemistry: Macroscopic Investigations and Reaction Principles
Fall 2008 Syllabus
Chemistry 130 is a general introduction to the principles of chemistry.
Chemistry 130 meets as
lectures and discussion sections only.
General Chemistry laboratory is a separate course (Chemistry
125) which can be taken concurrently but does not need to be - it can be taken in a later term.
entering students have had the equivalent of CHM 130 in high school and proceed directly to
The usual requirement for this is advanced placement (AP) 4 or 5 credit.
In Chemistry 130 you will attend lectures three times per week.
The lecture sections are listed
In addition, you will meet once per week in a discussion class, lead by a graduate student
instructor (GSI), who provides individual help with assignments.
Weekly quizzes (10-15 minutes)
will be given in discussions.
Required Course Materials
The required textbook for CHEM 130 is Ebbing/Gammon, Chemistry, 8th ed., Media Enhanced
Edition, custom edition for the University of Michigan. This edition has been specially designed
to save students money, by
1) including textbook material that corresponds precisely to the course syllabus
2) including the partial solutions manual material under the same cover.
The text will be available at all of the Ann Arbor campus bookstores shortly
before Fall Semester classes begin.
A Qwizdom remote (at Showcase for $35.00 with a UM ID). Keep the original receipt to get a
$15.00 rebate, for up to 1 year.
For exams and quizzes, you will need a
non-programmable scientific calculator
(Programmable calculators are not allowed on the exams or quizzes. Any TI 80 or above is
CTools is a web site that contains information, assignments, etc.,
related to individual courses and sections at the University of Michigan.
The CTools site for Chem 130
is used by your lecturer to post course-related material of all kinds, including supplemental information,
information about tests and quizzes, assignments, lectures, etc.
You should check CTools often.
The Science Learning Center (SLC).
The SLC is located just outside Chem 1800 (the
large lecture hall) in the mezzanine of the Atrium of the Chemistry Building.
The SLC contains many
resources to help you learn chemistry.
It is where the GSI's hold office hours and where the Peer-Study
groups meet (see below).
Office hours of GSIs.