Syllabus - Course CHEM 1311: General Chemistry I Professors...

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Course CHEM 1311: General Chemistry I Professors Gregg R. Dieckmann (Dr. D), John W. Sibert and Jie Zheng Term Fall 2010 Meetings Section 001: MWF 8:30 am – 9:20 am, SLC 1.102 (Dr. Zheng) Section 002: MWF 9:30 am – 10:20 am, SLC 1.102 (Dr. D) Section 003: MWF 10:30 am – 11:20 am, SLC 1.102 (Dr. Sibert) Professor’s Contact Information Office Phones Dr. D: 972-883-2903; Dr. Sibert: 972-883-2918; Dr. Zheng: 972-883-5768 Office Locations Dr. D: BE 2.522; Dr. Sibert: BE 3.520; Dr. Zheng: BE 2.518 Email Addresses dieckgr@utdallas.edu ; sibertj@utdallas.edu; jiezheng@utdallas.edu Office Hours Dr. D: Mon 1:30 to 2:30 pm; Tues 10:30 to 11:30 am Dr. Sibert: Mon noon to 1:00 pm; Wed 2:00 to 3:00 pm Dr. Zheng: Mon 9:30 to 10:30 am; Wed 9:30 to 10:30 am For all: PLEASE feel free to stop by when our doors are open Other Information Best way to contact us: email listed above or stop by our offices; we don’t read eLearning email General Course Information Pre-requisites, Co- requisites, & other restrictions One year of high school chemistry is assumed. Course Description Introduction to elementary concepts of chemistry theory. The course emphasizes molecular structure and bonding, chemical reactions, and the mole concept and its applications. Learning Outcomes Objectives This course is the first of a two-course sequence. The goal is to provide students with a working knowledge of the basic concepts of general chemistry needed for creative problem solving, as well as a background for advance chemistry and related science courses, and for laboratory applications. The course focuses on the following: the architecture of the atom; molecular structure and bonding; chemical reactions; thermochemistry; the mole concept and its applications; and the properties of solids, liquids and gases. Basic problem solving skills and critical thinking are also emphasized. Expected Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this course, students will therefore: 1) be able to use basic concepts in quantum theory and chemical bonding theory by predicting both the chemical properties (e.g. periodic trends, reactivities) and the electronic and 3-dimensional structures of representative compounds 2) be able to interpret experimental data (in both tabular and graphical form) by appropriately setting up and solving scientific problems using dimensional analysis with proper attention to scientific units and significant figures 3) be able to demonstrate an understanding of the role of energy in physical changes and chemical reactions by predicting the direction and magnitude of energy changes and by performing thermochemical calculations 4) be able to demonstrate an understanding of the properties of gases by applying the gas laws and kinetic molecular theory to processes involving gases Required Texts & Materials 1. Textbook: Chemistry, 2 nd Edition (Julia Burdge); McGraw-Hill 2. course materials located on class site at eLearning: http://elearning.utdallas.edu/ 3. ARIS online assignment system: http://www.mharis.com
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Syllabus - Course CHEM 1311: General Chemistry I Professors...

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