Dr. Gary DeCicco
Office: 1940 Bech Hall
527-4658 (voice mail available)
M 12:00-1:00, T 3:00-4:00, W 12:00-1:00, TH 3:00-3:30
Chemistry 1A ("General Chemistry") completed with "C" grade or better
Lecture Text: Gilbert, Kirss, Foster & Davies,
Edition, Norton, 2008.
Chemistry 1B Lecture Outline
, Dr. Gary DeCicco, Fall 2010.
Laboratory Text: Laboratory Manual for Chemistry 1B
, Chemistry Department SRJC, Fall
scientific calculator with exponential & logarithmic capabilities. If you do not
currently own a scientific calculator, we recommend consultation with your chemistry
instructor to select a make and model that will fulfill your long-range academic needs.
Please note that graphing calculators and programmable calculators required for some
math classes are not allowed during examinations
in any SRJC chemistry course.
Protective eyewear and apron must be used in the laboratory
at all times
as required by
California State law.
It must have prenumbered pages and the ability to produce duplicate
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
After successful completion of this course, a student will be able to:
Safely synthesize a variety of chemical compounds in a laboratory.
Use modern instrumentation and computer interface to analyze and identify standard
chemical compounds as well as those synthesized in the laboratory.
Write comprehensive laboratory reports to effectively analyze data and communicate results
Apply principles of chemical kinetics, thermodynamics, equilibrium, bonding and reactivity
to real world situations.
EMERGENCY EVACUATION PLAN
In the event of an emergency, remain calm and take deliberate action as necessary. In an
earthquake, seek cover from falling objects. In most other situations, your instructor will have time
to tell you what to do. During a power outage, Bech Hall can be extremely dark. Remain calm and
minimize your movement while your eyes adjust and flashlights and glowsticks are located for
you. The power in Bech Hall is rarely out for more than 20 minutes at a time. In the event of an
evacuation, turn off any flame or heat source you are using and go to the lawn between Bech,
Shuhaw and Baker halls. This is our designated assembly area. Wait here, as your instructor will
take roll. Copies of the red
Emergency Preparedness Handbook
are posted throughout the building
and have more detailed information and procedures for most imaginable emergencies. Any type of
emergency can be reported to the District Police Dispatcher at (707) 527-1000.