"general chemistry mw phs 1015 spring 2012 syllabus"
General Chemistry MW PHS1015 Spring 2012 Syllabus Instructor: Blain Mamiya, Ph.D. Phone: (620) 332-5415 Office: AC206 (512) 791-4873 Office Hours: MWF 8:00-10.00 or by appt. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Lecture Time: MW 11:00-12:20 email@example.com Laboratory Time: MW 1:00-2:20 Website: http://teachersites.schoolworld.com/webpages/BMamiya/ Facebook Page: Independence Community College Chemistry Course Number and Title: Title: General Chemistry Course ID: PHS1015 Section: MW Prerequisites: Two years of high school algebra or College Algebra (MAT1023) Credit Hours: 3 hours lecture + 2 hours laboratory = 5 hours total Division: Division of Mathematics & Science Course Description: This course is designed primarily for students pursuing a degree in allied health or veterinary technology, or liberal arts and/or non-science majors requiring credit in a physical science course with a laboratory. Students are given an introduction to the fundamental concepts in chemistry; solve basic problems relating to chemical reactions, and a general understanding of the vocabulary, theories, and practices in chemistry. The emphasis for this course will be in those areas applicable to biological systems. A brief mathematics review and the proper use of a scientific calculator will be included. This course may not be used as a pre-requisite for College Chemistry II PHS 1035. Course Objectives: Students who complete this course should gain an understanding of the topics listed in the course description and should be able to analyze, evaluate and solve problems related to those topics. Students should also be able to safely perform basic skills needed to investigate the course topics in laboratory. At the completion of the course, the student will be able to: 1. Describe matter and its measurement, including calculations done on measurements. 2. Demonstrate an understanding of basic chemical nomenclature. 3. Relate basic atomic theory to the trends of the periodic table. 4. Correlate chemical equations and stoichiometry. 5. Recognize & solve reactions occurring in aqueous solution. 6. Predict trends that occur within a group or across successive periods on the periodic table. 7. Identify the shapes of molecules and distinguish whether the molecules are polar or non-polar. 8. Differentiate between intermolecular forces by strength and identify the intermolecular forces present in a collection of molecules. 9. Describe the relationship between pressure, volume, temperature, and number of moles of a gas and calculate changes in quantity when the pressure, volume, or temperature of a gas is varied. 10. Differentiate between nuclear fusion and fission reactions and write balanced nuclear equations. Solve problems based on the concept of half-life. 11. Differentiate between classes of organic compounds by functional groups and naming organic compounds based on the functional groups present. 12. Apply critical thinking skills to solve problems in chemistry. A detailed list of course competencies can be requested from the instructor or downloaded from the class website. Assessment Items: Exams (5) = 400 Points Lecture Final Exam = 200 Points Homework (5) = 100 Points Quizzes (5) = 50 Points Lab Experiments (10) = 150 Points Lab Questions (10) = 150 Points Lab Quizzes (10) = 100 Points Lab Final = 100 Points Total = 1250 Points Exams: There will be five exams and one final exam. Each exam is worth 80 point and the final is worth 200 points. All exams will be closed book and no notes will be allowed. You will keep your exams and receive an answer key. The final exams will be a standardized, 60 multiple choice questions. The final exam is held on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 1:00-2:55 in AC206. Homework: Working outside of the classroom is expected. For any college level science course, the time spent outside of the classroom/laboratory is required to master the material and excel in the class. Therefore, I will assign problems to give you the practice to master the course content. The homework assignments will be on online using the OWL Website. Online homework will be accepted until 11:59 pm of the due date. Late homework will not be accepted unless a valid excuse is provided under the purview of the make-up policy. Quizzes: There will be 5 short (10-15 minute) quizzes given during the semester covering material from lecture and 5 short (10-15 minute) quizzes covering material from the laboratory. Some will be unannounced and they will all be worth 10 points. There will be no make-up for any missed quizzes. Make-up Policy: A severe personal problem such as an illness or death in the family may warrant special circumstances for consideration for making up certain work or turning in certain material late. All circumstances must be backed up with written documentation. If such a situation arises, it is the student’s responsibility to immediately inform the instructor via email of the circumstances and upon return to class, provide any supporting documents. Note: There is no make up for missing labs regardless of the circumstance. Course Content: Tentative Course Schedule Date Lecture Laboratory January 11 Introduction Introduction, Laboratory Safety Video/Quiz January 16 MLK Day (No Class) January 18 Chapter 2, Calculator Dimensional Analysis January 23 Chapter 3 Studying Density January 25 Chapter 3/4 Observing Physical & Chemical Change January 30 Chapter 4 Quiz (Chapter 2, 3, 4), Vernier Software January 31 Homework (Chapter 2, 3, 4) February 1 Exam 1 (Chapters 2, 3, 4) February 6 Chapter 5 Naming Inorganic Substances February 8 Chapter 5/6 February 9 Certification Date February 13 Chapter 6 Observing Chemical Reactions February 15 Chapter 6/7 Writing, Interpreting, & Balancing Chemical Equations February 20 Chapter 7 Determining Empirical Formula February 22 Chapter 7/8 Percent Water in a Hydrate February 27 Chapter 8 Quiz (Chapter 5, 6, 7, 8) February 28 Homework (5, 6, 7, 8) February 29 Exam 2 (Chapters 5, 6, 7, 8) March 5 Chapter 9 Solving Stoichiometric Problems March 7 Chapter 9/15 Determining Acid Content in Fruit Juice March 8 Competition Day (No class) March 12 Chapter 15/16, Quiz (Chapter 9, 15, 16) Estimating pH of Household Products March 13 Homework (Chapter 9, 15, 16) March 14 Exam 3 (Chapters 9, 15, 16) March 19 Spring Break March 21 Spring Break March 26 Chapter 11 March 28 Chapter 11/12 Chemical Structure using Lewis Structure March 30 Last Day to Drop Class April 2 Chapter 12 April 4 In-Service (No Class) April 9 Chapter 14 April 11 Chapter 14/13 April 16 Chapter 13, Quiz (Chapter 11, 12, 13, 14) Molar Mass of Carbon Dioxide April 17 Advisement Day (No class) April 17 Homework (Chapter 11, 12, 13, 14) April 18 Exam 4 (Chapters 11, 12, 13, 14) April 23 Chapter 19 April 25 Chapter 20, Quiz (Chapter 19, 20) IUPAC Nomenclature for Organic Compounds April 29 Homework (Chapter 19, 20) April 30 Exam 5 (Chapters 19, 20) May 2 Review Review May 5 Graduation May 8 Final Exam (1:00-3:00) Please note this course schedule is tentative and subject to change. Instructional Materials: A. Textbook: Introductory Chemistry: A Foundation, Zumdahl & DeCoste, 7th edition, 2010. B. Homework: Online Web-Based Learning (OWL) access code C. Laboratory Manual: General Chemistry: PHS 1015. D. Calculator: Non-Programmable Scientific calculator E. Optional Materials: Laboratory apron or nonflammable lab coat; required if your shorts or skirt do not cover your knees while standing. Grading Policy: Grades will be calculated based upon the following scale: 90 – 100% A 80 – 89% B 70 – 79% C 60 – 69% D Below 60% F Attendance and Assignment Submission Policy: Any instructor may withdraw a student for lack of attendance, but only after the appropriate date of certification for the course and on or before the last date to withdraw for the semester. If an instructor does exercise this option, a grade of WN will be recorded, and all of the course charges/fees will be applied to the student’s account. Additional information regarding an individual instructor’s attendance policy may be outlined further within the course syllabus. Academic Integrity: Acts violating academic integrity include, but are not limited to, plagiarism, cheating on examinations, forging an instructor’s signature, copying themes or tests from another student, altering college records, enlisting another person to write a paper for a class or conduct detrimental to the student or other members of the class. Please see your catalog for details. Assigned work is to be done by the individual, rather than the group, unless specifically directed by the faculty as a group project. This includes take- home exams. Students found guilty of engaging in acts of plagiarism and/or academic dishonesty will be issued a grade of F for the assignment in question and/or for the entire course in which the incident occurs. Civility Notification Statement: If a student is asked to leave the classroom because of uncivil behavior, the student may not return to that class until he or she arranges a conference with the instructor; it is the student’s responsibility to arrange for this conference with the Division Chair, Dr. Archana Lal or the Dean of Instruction, Mr. Travis Githens. Problem Resolution: If you have a complaint about your class, you should first request a conference with your instructor to try and resolve the problem or issues. If the problems or issues cannot be resolved at the instructor level, you should request a conference with the Division Chair, Dr. Archana Lal or the Dean of Instruction, Mr. Travis Githens. Eating & Drinking: There is to be NO eating or drinking in the classroom or laboratory. Appropriate Clothing: In the laboratory, closed-toe shoes, shirts with sleeves, and pants extending below the knees will be deemed appropriate. Bring a change of clothing if necessary. Those with inappropriate clothing will be asked to leave the lab and receive a zero (0) for the experiment. Electronic Device Policy: All the functions of all personal electronic devices designed for communication and/or entertainment (cell phones, pagers, beepers, iPods, and similar devices) must be turned off and kept out of sight in the classrooms and associated laboratories. Any noncompliance with this policy will be addressed in accordance with the civility policy. Students exempted from this policy section include, active members of firefighting organizations, emergency medical services organizations, commissioned police officers, on-call employees of any political subdivision of the state of Kansas, or agencies of the federal government. Exempted students are expected to set the emergency- use devices on silent or vibrate mode only. Note: This syllabus is a plan, not a contract. Changes may occur during the term as the instructor deems necessary. 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