CHM 113 – Dr. Ron Briggs
CHM 113 C, D Syllabus
Fall Semester 2011
Lecture C (70385) :
9:00 – 10:15 AM in PS H-150
Lecture C (70423) :
TTH 10:30 – 11:45 AM in PS H-150
Dr. Ron Briggs
Physical Sciences Building, Room PS H-235
(480) 965-1905 (5-1905 from campus phones)
firstname.lastname@example.org (put “CHM 113 in subject line to ensure delivery)
Blackboard Course Site:
CHM 113: BRIGGS FALL 2011
*to receive emails through BB, you must check your official ASU email address
TTH 1:30-2:30, W 12:00-1:00 (or just drop by whenever my door is open M-F)
Welcome to Chemistry 113 at Arizona State University. CHM 113 is a 1
semester general chemistry course
covering chapters 1-11 and 13 in
Chemistry, The Central Science 12
by Brown, LeMay, Bursten, and
This course will cover the nature of atoms and elemental substances, the combination of atoms to form
molecules and compounds, the interactions between atoms and molecules, chemical bonding models,
relationships between chemical and physical properties, thermochemistry, and solutions.
More importantly, you
will have the opportunity to practice your critical thinking skills and learn how the macroscopic world around
you can be explained by the microscopic world underneath.
If you are enrolled in this course, I will assume that you have had at least a year of high school chemistry or a
semester of college chemistry (like CHM 101).
If not, you may be better off in CHM 101 before trying the
CHM 113/116 sequence.
After the first exam, the course moves quickly.
You will need to stay focused for the
entire semester to ensure success.
You are responsible for knowing all of the information in this syllabus—please read it carefully!
(available in the ASU bookstore) which contains:
Chemistry, The Central Science, 12
, Brown, LeMay, Bursten, & Murphy (2011)
Access code to the MasteringChemistry Online Homework Center
Solutions Manual (for end-of-chapter exercises)
A blank, carbonless lab notebook
Laboratory Inquiry in Chemistry
Ed. Bauer, Birk, & Sawyer, 2008, Brooks/Cole
Splash-proof safety goggles
Scientific Calculator - A good calculator capable of basic math and exponential functions will be needed
on homework, quizzes, and exams.
I recommend a scientific graphing calculator—not because of the
graphing capability, but because of the large screens that allow you to see all steps of a multi-step
calculation and the capability to type calculations in more intuitively (as you read them, not the function
after the number).
Whatever calculator you choose, be sure to learn how to use it before you need to
rely on it in a test-taking situation.
*This custom package was put together to save you money.
It contains a few items you may not find useful, but is much
cheaper than buying the textbook, online homework license, and lab notebook alone. Those of you who already have a copy
of the textbook (new or old) can purchase on online HW license separately in the bookstore or online (see pg. 11).