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ACHM111-Ralph - ACHM 111 Fall 2011 General Chemistry I...

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ACHM 111 – Fall 2011 General Chemistry I Combined lecture and lab. M, W, F, 2:30 – 4:20 Room 301 - SBDG Dr. Ralph Steinhaus Office hours: M,W,F 11:00 – 12:00 Office – 302 SBDG M,W 1:00 – 2:00 Phone: 641-3561 Email: ralphs@usca.edu Required Materials: 1. Text – CHEMISTRY: A MOLECULAR APPROACH, 2 nd ed by N. J. Tro 2. PREPARING FOR YOUR ACS Exam in general chemistry; The Official Guide by Eubanks and Eubanks. 3. ACHM 111 and 112 LAB MANUAL by K. Pariyadath, R. Ruszczyk and M. Fetterolf 4. LAB NOTEBOOK with carbonless copy. 5. Scientific calculator capable of doing logs, inverse logs, scientific notation, square roots, n th roots and exponents. ALWAYS BRING THIS TO CLASS. 6. A valid e-mail address. Other Useful Materials: Study guide and student solution manual – available in the bookstore. Pre-Requisites: 1. Placement above, successful completion of, or concurrent registration in AMTH 111. 2. Successful completion of at least one prior chemistry course either at the high school level (one year) or at the college level (one semester). Other Skills Needed: Ability to use the Internet, access emails and do homework assigned on Mastering Chemistry. Course Objectives: The goals of this course are to introduce you to foundational chemical topics such as qualitative understanding of chemical reactions, stoichiometry of molecules and reactions, titrations, atomic and molecular structure and properties, atomic periodicity and properties of solids, liquids and gases. How to succeed in chemistry: Chemistry is a difficult subject so that unless you are nobel prize winning material you will have to put a lot of study time in order to succeed. The following is a
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list of the things you should be prepared to do. 1. Take extensive and complete notes in class. DO NOT RELY ON YOUR MEMORY OF LECTURE TO GET YOU THROUGH. 2. Read the book and your notes. THIS DOESN’T MEAN TO JUST READ THE WORDS BUT RATHER TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THE CONCEPTS MEAN. 3. Do as many problems as you can from the end of the chapters in the text, the chapters in the ACS Exam book and any study guide or student solutions manual that you have. You have all heard this before and it is certainly true here – PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT. 4. Do the assigned homework on Mastering Chemistry. 5. Get help when needed from me (office hours) or available tutors. Homework: Problem solving is an integral part of learning the concepts in chemistry. Problems will be assigned using Mastering Chemistry, a web-based technology for assigning, completing and grading homework. Each student must sign up for homework using mastering Chemistry. If you do not sign up for Mastering Chemistry, you will be assigned a grade of F for the class. In order to sign up, follow the procedure below. 1.
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