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10/15/2008 1 Chem 1A Introduction Lecture 1: It’s a chemical world: Salt Scanning tunneling microscopy image of the surface of a grain of table salt (NaCl). It’s a chemical world: Benzene Ring shaped benzene molecules on a surface. It’s a chemical world: Manhattan Everything else is just atoms and molecules This quarter Quantum theory of atoms Understanding bonding Warning: we will cover a lot of ground. Today’s contents How things work and what you need to do • Units Units Significant figures Atoms and periodic table and ions How Chem 1A works 1. Go to lectures (Tuesday, Thursday 12.30) 2. Go to discussion hour (once a week) Our TAs are Donghyung Lee ( [email protected] edu ) 4 simple steps to success [email protected] and Attila Cangi ( [email protected] ). 3. Do online homework (3 times a week) http://eee.uci.edu/08f/40015/ 4. Check class website frequently: Chem 1A enrollment The instructor cannot sign add/drop cards. Enrollment must be done through WebReg or the Chemistry Dept. Undergraduate Program Office. http://chem.ps.uci.edu/~upo/ If you are registered for the class and you need to change discussions, please DO NOT drop/add online. This will cause you to be dropped from the lecture and make your life difficult. Just go to a different section. Homework Homework is 12% of your grade and is done online http://edugen.wiley.com/edugen/ class/cls75786 The HW TA is Rebecca Younger ([email protected]).
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