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113syllabusF11 - CHM 113 C D Syllabus Fall Semester 2011...

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CHM 113 – Dr. Ron Briggs revised 8/17/11 1 CHM 113 C, D Syllabus Fall Semester 2011 Lecture C (70385) : TTH 9:00 – 10:15 AM in PS H-150 Lecture C (70423) : TTH 10:30 – 11:45 AM in PS H-150 Instructor: Dr. Ron Briggs Office: Physical Sciences Building, Room PS H-235 Phone: (480) 965-1905 (5-1905 from campus phones) Email: [email protected] (put “CHM 113 in subject line to ensure delivery) Blackboard Course Site: CHM 113: BRIGGS FALL 2011 via MyASU.edu *to receive emails through BB, you must check your official ASU email address Office Hours: TTH 1:30-2:30, W 12:00-1:00 (or just drop by whenever my door is open M-F) Course Description Welcome to Chemistry 113 at Arizona State University. CHM 113 is a 1 st semester general chemistry course covering chapters 1-11 and 13 in Chemistry, The Central Science 12 th Edition by Brown, LeMay, Bursten, and Murphy. 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! Required Materials: 1) Custom Package* (available in the ASU bookstore) which contains: a. Chemistry, The Central Science, 12 th Edition , Brown, LeMay, Bursten, & Murphy (2011) b. Access code to the MasteringChemistry Online Homework Center c. Solutions Manual (for end-of-chapter exercises) d. A blank, carbonless lab notebook 2) Laboratory Inquiry in Chemistry , 3 rd Ed. Bauer, Birk, & Sawyer, 2008, Brooks/Cole 3) Splash-proof safety goggles 4) 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).
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