120A Syllabus - CHEMISTRY 120A, Autumn 2011 SYLLABUS,...

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CHEMISTRY 120A, Autumn 2011 SYLLABUS, POLICIES, AND PROCEDURES LECTURES : M, T, W, Th 12:30 – 1:20 PM, KNE 130 Web Address : http://depts.washington.edu/chem/courses/ Prerequisites: None. Add or Drop: Go to Bagley 303 (Chemistry Department’s undergraduate services) Instructor: Dr. Leah Miller Office : BAG 331D Telephone : 543-4824 E-mail: [email protected] Office hours : Wed. 10:30-11:30 and Thurs. 10:00-11:00 Or by appointment Teaching Assistants: Sections Name email AA Mallory Higgins [email protected] AB, AJ Stephanie Hemmingson [email protected] AC Hunter Sismaet [email protected] AD, AN Dana Sulas [email protected] AE Kim-Toan Bui [email protected] AF, AK Wilson Bailey [email protected] AG, AM Julian Rees [email protected] AH,AL Samuel Allen [email protected] AI Caitlin Bannan [email protected] MATERIALS All materials/supplies are available from the University Bookstore. All items are required unless noted otherwise. General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry: Structures of Life , 3 rd ed., Karen Timberlake, Pearson, 2010. Study Guide to General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry: Structures of Life , Karen Timberlake (optional). Chemistry 120 Laboratory Manual . UW Chemistry Laboratory Notebook with numbered pages and carbonless duplicate pages. Lab coat and safety goggles (not safety glasses or any other type of goggles). Scientific calculator ALEKS access . Purchase online at: www.aleks.com COURSE DESCRIPTION The course consists of: o 4 lectures a week o 1 discussion session per week o 1 three-hour laboratory session most weeks of the quarter (5 total). Attendance at ALL course components is essential to obtain a satisfactory grade in this course.
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CHEM 120, Autumn 2011 Page 2 of 9 COURSE OBJECTIVES The central focus of this course is to develop quantitative problem solving skills. You will: Learn to clearly pose a problem with detailed solutions for all aspects of that problem. These can include central and auxiliary equations with any needed conversion factors. Learn to report precision input data in solutions to problems (contains the appropriate number of significant figures). Use these skills to master the following fundamental chemistry topics: Scientific Method and Chemical Measurement Matter and Energy Elements, Atoms and Ions Nuclear Chemistry Chemical Nomenclature Chemical Reactions Chemical Composition and Chemical Quantities Behaviors of Gases Properties of Solutions Chemical Equilibrium Conduct laboratory exercises that: emphasize and apply the concepts learned in lectures. develop laboratory, data analysis, and scientific writing skills. GRADING 2 midterm exams (50 min. each) 30 % ALEKS Objectives 20 % Discussion section participation (one score dropped) 5 % Laboratory 20 % Final exam (1 hr. 50 min.) 25 % TOTAL 100 % Participation Credit – Participation credit will be awarded on an all or nothing basis. Participation exercises will include worksheets that will be handed out in most quiz sections. You must be present at
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