BIO188_Syllabus_S10m - CHM 116 A,B,C Syllabus Dr. Allan...

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Dr. Allan Scruggs Spring 2010 MWF: 9:30 - 10:20am, PSH-150 10:35 - 11:25am, PSH-152 11:40am - 12:50pm, PSH-150 Instructor: Allan Scruggs, PhD Office: PS D-205 Phone: 480-965-4296 Email: [email protected] Office Hours: TBA Website: <> Course Description Welcome to Chemistry 116 at Arizona State University. Chemistry 116 is a second-semester general chemistry course covering chapters 14-17, 19-21, and 24 in Chemistry, The Central Science by Brown, Lemay and Bursten, 11 th Ed . In this course we will look closely at thermodynamics, kinetics, equilibrium, electrochemistry and transition metal chemistry. Understanding these concepts will require building upon the fundamentals learned in CHM 113 (a prerequisite), and extending your knowledge to more complex ideas. In this course I will emphasize conceptual understanding (not memorization) through visualization, critical thinking, and problem solving. You'll need to solve mathematical problems, but you'll also need to know the significance of your calculations. You'll also gain a better understanding of the molecular nature of matter. As you study from the text, take the time to look at the figures and make sure you can interpret their significance. Focus on understanding (the “why” and the “how”). Trying to memorize your way through this course will not lead to success. I want everyone to succeed in this class. Success is a matter of practice, not just listening to lecture . Because it takes time for chemistry concepts to sink in and for you to connect ideas to one another, you cannot start studying for an exam a few days, or even a week before the exam. You must study on a regular basis. Plan to study at least 8-12 hours outside of class each week. Learn to use your text properly by staying half a chapter ahead of lecture and re-reading sections that you find confusing. Do the in-chapter 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 suggested end-of-chapter 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. I will give you time in each class period to talk in groups about concepts and problems. Work in small groups outside of class as often as possible to work on homework or lab reports. TAs are also available to help you on homework in the LRC (PS H-137). Required Materials: o Chemistry, The Central Science, 11 th Edition , Brown, LeMay, and Bursten, 2008 o Laboratory Inquiry in Chemistry , 3 rd Ed. Bauer, Birk, & Sawyer, 2008, Brooks/Cole o Access to MasteringChemistry Online Homework System o TurningPoint Clicker o Duplicating Carbonless notebook and Splash-proof goggles for lab o Scientific Calculator- A good calculator capable of basic math and exponential functions will be needed on homework, quizzes, and exams. Optional:
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This note was uploaded on 10/25/2010 for the course BIO 188 taught by Professor Capco during the Spring '08 term at ASU.

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BIO188_Syllabus_S10m - CHM 116 A,B,C Syllabus Dr. Allan...

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