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Chem 10 – Introduction to General ChemistrySyllabusSpring 2020Sections: 1427/1428Professor:Dr. Delland BartlettClass meets:Lecture – T Th 4:15 pm – 6:30 pmLabs– M W 4:30 pm – 6:45 pmMeeting Rooms:Lecture – SCI 153Labs– SCI 332Professor Contact Informationemail : [email protected](use your smc email only)phone: 310-434-8647 (vmail only)Office Hours:T Th 6:45 pm – 7:45 pmSCI 217; and by apptCourse DescriptionThis is an introductory laboratory course. It introduces principles, laws, and nomenclature of inorganic chemistry. Chemistry 10 prepares students to take the General Chemistry sequence (Chemistry 11 and Chemistry 12). It additionally serves as a basic chemistry course for the allied health majors (such as nursing and physiology). It also serves to fulfill general education requirements. Students who successfully complete this course will understand basic chemical principles and will have practiced quantitative reasoning and problem solving skills. Students will also have learned various lab techniques, including the safe and competent handlingof chemicals and laboratory equipment.The prerequisite for this course is Math 31 or HS Algebra II. Students should be proficient in solving basic algebraic functions, working with percentages, fractions and graphing linear equations.Required MaterialsTextbook: Introductory Chemistry, 6 th Edition, Nivaldo J Tro with Mastering Chemistry (see Canvas)Class Handouts and Problem Sets: posted online, see “Modules” link on CanvasLab Manual: posted online, see “Lab Manual” link on Canvas; and available in SMC BookstoreSafety goggles (not safety glasses);Lab coat (knee length);Nitrile glovesTI-30Xa scientific calculator or any approved basic scientific calculator capable of doing scientific notation and logarithms. Programmable, graphing and cellphone calculators are not permitted during exams.Laboratory Locker Card (available at the SMC bookstore for $10).Access to a computer with reliable internet service (for email, Canvas, homework)Class Attendance and ParticipationRegular attendance at all classes is mandatoryin this course. Enrolled students who are absent from anylecture or lab without a valid excuse during the first week of class may be dropped from the course.Students with two or more unexcused absences may also be dropped. (NB. You may get an “F” if you do notauto-drop in time). Students are expected to come to all classes early, be prepared and stay late; bring allrequired material (lab documents, handouts, calculator, etc) appropriate to the class and participate fully.Grading and EvaluationCourse grades are calculated from the sum of your average percentage score in a category e.g. Exams, times thecourse weight for that category. Please note that 89.9 is different from 90.0. Further, there is NO extracredit and NO grade curving.
The course categories (c) and weights (w) – in bold – are:HomeWork (HW)10%Quizzes (Q)10%Labs (L)15%Mid-Term Exams(MTE)35%- Prelab (PL) 2%Final Exam (FE)25%- Lab Report (LR) 10%- Post Lab Quiz (PLQ) 3%Lab Final Exam (LFE)5%Your grade for each assignment will be kept in Canvas.