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STUDENT GUIDE FOR GENERAL CHEMISTRY CHM U211 FALL, 2007 Professor Mahin Hemmati ([email protected]) Required Texts Chemistry: The Central Science , Brown, LeMay and Bursten (10th Edition, Pearson- Prentice Hall, 2006): ISBN 0-13-146489-2 General Chemistry Laboratory Manual, Witten (1st Edition, Kendall-Hunt, 2006): ISBN 0-7575-3220-7 Laboratory Research Notebook Laboratory Handbook for General Chemistry A. INTRODUCTION CHM U211 is an undergraduate General Chemistry course for those majoring in Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences, Biology, Premed, Medical Laboratory Science, Geology, Physics, and related fields (biological and physical sciences). It is not meant for Engineering or Physical Therapy majors. It also is not meant for Chemistry majors. This Student Guide contains information about how this course it will be conducted during the Fall 2007 semester. CHM U211 is the first of a two-semester sequence of college Chemistry courses, and is offered in the Fall and Spring semesters. It is a 5 Semester Hours course with three, 65-minute lectures, one 65-minute recitation section (CHM U213), and one 3-hour lab per week (CHM U212). CHM U211 is an integrated course. You must be registered for CHM U211, CHM U212 and CHM U213. The same grade will be given for all three courses. Success in the course requires an understanding of basic chemical principles and the ability to independently solve problems related to them. The math in these problems is essentially basic algebra. If you are weak in algebra, then you should seek help (see WHERE TO GET HELP on page 6 of this Guide). Remember that the best way to improve your math skills is to use them (practice often does make perfect), and the best way to use them is to do the practice problems listed on pages 7 of this Guide. It is very important that you keep up with the reading and practice problems. That means reading the relevant pages in the text and reviewing the Learning Goals at the beginning of each chapter before they are covered in lecture. It is important that you read “actively”, pausing to think about the material in each section, and writing down any questions that you may have so they can be answered in lecture or the discussion sections. When you do the homework assignments, do not treat them as examinations. Instead, use your textbook to learn about the concept that is the basis for each problem. You should plan to spend at least two hours outside of the classroom studying and doing homework assignments for every hour of lecture. Also, because certain homework problems are listed for each chapter, this should not dissuade you from doing more than those assigned. If you want to do well on your exams 2
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and get the highest grade possible, do all of the problems at the end of each chapter, as well as those contained in the text. LEARNING GOALS
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