Chemistry_110syllabus

Chemistry_110syllabu - Chemistry 110 MWF Lecture 9:00 9:50 Fiday Recitation 12:00 12:50 J.L Ealy [email protected] Text book Whitten Davis Peck and

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Chemistry 110 MWF: Lecture: 9:00 – 9:50 Fiday Recitation 12:00 – 12:50 J.L Ealy – [email protected] Text book : Whitten, Davis, Peck and Stanley, 9 th Ed Lab note book and binder Ti83/84 Basic Philosophy Chemistry is like a foreign language in that the vocabulary and grammar learned at the beginning permit coherent writing, talking, and utilization of the language in more complex, later situations. Since this course is designed primarily for Science and Engineering students, it is assumed that the basic language of chemistry is known (Chapter 1-3). The basic letters of chemistry are the Periodic Table; the words are formula consisting of the letters; the words together make up sentences that are chemical reactions, and the use of these sentences requires an understanding of stoichiometry. Without knowledge of the prerequisite chemistry language, a fun and exciting subject such as chemistry can be difficult. I believe chemistry is important for everyone. Some of the most exciting developments in the world are related to chemistry. In past surveys I conducted, I found that only about 20% of the students who take a semester or year of general chemistry took more chemistry courses. 80% of the students are in a course that needs to educate them to be informed future citizens. Therefore use of the ChemEd listserve, writing a case study, and integration into lecture of relevant and practical information about chemistry and other sciences will help address the importance of chemistry to everyday life. Objectives Students will be able to 1) Recognize the correctness of the magnitude of a mathematical answer to a chemistry problem. Is the answer close or far removed from reality? 2) Appreciate the use of units on an answer as well as why significant figures should be considered and place the importance of units and significant figures in a relevant and realistic context. 3) Utilize an equation for a chemical reaction and describe the equation verbally in regards to the species involved – state, molecular or ionic, color; and overall endothermic or exothermic; fast or slow; bond breaking and bond forming relationship; stoichiometrically; spontaneous or nonspontaneous; equilibrium of the reaction; 3D
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structure of the species involved. Some of these will be realized in one semester of chemistry and others not until completion of a second semester. 4) Develop an expert knowledge and understanding of the word, model , and understand that a model can be something such as a chart or data or an equation that provides an explanation of a chemical concept. This is in contrast to a novice understanding of a model such as a 3D model airplane or Christi Brinkley. 5) Critically focus on and evaluate, for example, a table, a graph, a chart and state several succinct statements that demonstrate an understanding of the chemical concepts shown by the model, especially having not seen the model before. This is to help the student develop an ability to think critically. 6) Integrate writing into chemistry and value the importance of writing in the science
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Chemistry_110syllabu - Chemistry 110 MWF Lecture 9:00 9:50 Fiday Recitation 12:00 12:50 J.L Ealy [email protected] Text book Whitten Davis Peck and

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