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Intro and Ch 1_092811 - CHEMISTRY 142 B Autumn 2011...

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9/27/2011 1 CHEMISTRY 142 B Autumn 2011 Syllabus Overview Why Chemistry? The Scientific Method Measurements and Conversion Factors The Basics Instructor: Dr. Andrea Carroll [email protected] BAG 219 Lecture : MWF 9:30-10:20 in Kane 130 Discussion sections with TAs: Tuesdays (see schedule) Labs: Wednesdays or Thursdays starting next week Lab Safety Orientations week of 10/3 Schedule 1 vs Schedule 2 starts 10/10
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9/27/2011 2 Materials Textbook by Zumdahl Chem 142 Lab Manual Lab Notebook Lab coat and goggles ALEKS access Scientific calculator Learning Goals In the first quarter of general (introductory) chemistry, we will focus on: Working with data (units, conversions, error) Atomic nature of matter Stoichiometry of reactions Behavior of gases Descriptions of equilibrium Applications of equilibria (acid/base and solubility) Chemistry knowledge is cumulataive!!
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9/27/2011 3 Textbook Coverage We’ll cover the first eight chapters in “Chemical Principles” Ch 1: Chemists and Chemistry Ch 2: Atoms, Molecules, and Ions Ch 3: Stoichiometry: Mole-Mass Relationships in Chemical Systems Ch 4: Chemical Reactions and Solution Stoichiometry Ch 5: Gases and the Kinetic - Molecular Theory Ch 6: Chemical Equilibrium Ch 7: Acids and Bases Ch 8: Applications of Aqueous Equilibria Weight of Course Components Participation 10% ALEKS (Homework) 10% Laboratory 15% 2 midterm exams (45 min each) 40% Final exam (1 hr 45 min) 25% Total 100%
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9/27/2011 4 Discussion Section These are weekly sessions led by your TA. You will work on group-learning activities. Your grade for this component of the course is based solely on participation. You can miss one session without penalty. No “make up” for missed sessions. Worksheets and keys will be available on the course website after the discussion sections are finished for the week. ALEKS A (ssessment) and LE (arning) in K (nowledge) S (paces) This is your “homework” during the quarter. An online tutorial system that is tailored to you. Combination of assessment and learning objectives. Half of the ALEKS grade will be from the objectives and the other half from the final assessment Refer to the ALEKS Intro document on the course website for instructions and course code YOU are responsible for keeping track of all deadlines in ALEKS.
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