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					Chemistry 200 General Chemistry I Lecture
CRN 43274 3.0-Unit Course
San Diego Mesa College Room I-106
Summer 2009: June 16 - August 06, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
5:30 - 6:50 PM, 31 classes in 8-Week Session

Instructor: Jerry Albert, may be contacted outside of class by E-mail: or
1) Anytime: Cell phone: 858-229-1461+voice mail
2) Home: 858-571-1929: (recorder on for messages)
Leave hard copy Mail messages in K-202 by attaching completed half sheet to papers and placing in
mail basket on table
                                         COURSE SYLLABUS

Prerequisites:     Chemistry 152+152L and Mathematics 100 (Intermediate algebra), each with a
                   grade of "C" or better, or equivalents, preferably within the past 3 years
Corequisite: concurrent enrollment in or credit for Chemistry 200L

Enrollment: Those enrolled will receive an access code for online homework and extra credit on or
after June 16. Between June 17 and 22 ADD codes to enroll late will be distributed to those showing
evidence of an ADD code for Chemistry 200L.

Course Description and Objectives:

Chemistry 200 is the first course in a two-course sequence in general chemistry, designed primarily
for students majoring in science or satisfying prerequisites for professional schools.
Topics included are: The principles and laws of chemistry with emphasis on inorganic chemistry;
measurement and significant digits; symbols, formulas, chemical stoichiometry; atomic theory,
structure, and electron distribution; chemical bonding; molecular structure and hybridization;
periodicity; chemical reactions, including oxidation-reduction; gas, liquid, and solid states; equations,
solutions; Special emphasis is given to a quantitative approach to chemical problems, in addition to
the general qualitative principles and descriptive chemistry of these topics.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1.    Demonstrate a knowledge of modern chemical terminology, the qualitative laws, trends, and
      properties of matter, including an ability to predict, write, and balance ionic aqueous equations
2.    Demonstrate an ability to make predictions of reactions based on qualitative laws and/or
      mathematical calculations.
3.    Perform advanced unit conversion problems using dimensional analysis.
4.    Write and balance chemical equations, including word and ionic equations, and perform
      stoichiometric calculations for amounts of reactants and products, including calculations of
      theoretical and percent yields.
5.    Discriminate between precipitation, acid-base, and single replacement types of reactions;
      predict whether an aqueous phase reaction will occur.
6.    Solve gas law problems with an emphasis on the ideal gas law and Dalton’s Law of partial
7.    Solve problems involving electromagnetic radiation, write sets of quantum numbers, write
      electron configurations, and draw orbital diagrams for the elements.
8.    Explain periodic trends in atomic radii, ionization energy, electron affinity, electronegativity,
      and their relationship to reactivity within a chemical family of elements.
9.    Compare and contrast the nature of ionic and covalent bonding, the properties of the liquid

      and solid state, including phase changes, with emphasis on defining, analyzing, and
      integrating relationships between intermolecular forces, polarity, vapor pressure, and physical
10.   Solve problems involving different measures of concentration and colligative properties;
      explain and analyze the factors that affect the formation of a solution.

Required text: Chemistry, The Molecular Nature of Matter and Change, 5th Edition, Volume 1, by
Martin Silberberg, McGraw Hill, 2008, ISBN 0-07-729801-2, available in the college bookstore.
Purchasing this text book online from a dealer and not directly from this publisher, a local bookstore,
or another student may delay receiving it by up to 2 weeks and 25% of this fast-paced summer
course will be over with homework deadlines missed resulting in loss of grade.

Highly recommended: light-powered calculator with %, exponential powers, roots, logarithms,
antilogarithms, linear regression (r), and statistics (σ). Students may not share calculators or
batteries during a quiz or exam.

Course Work and Grading Policy

        1. Attendance and Promptness: Regular and prompt attendance is required and rewarded
with 4.8% of the course grade. Since college policy requires dropping a student for missing 12% of
the total class time, a student will be dropped from this course for 2 unexcused absences before the
final drop date. Excused absences are obtained by notifying the instructor in writing, by e-mail, or by
calling one of the above phone numbers, preferably before the absence.
        Being in class 80 minutes is considered full attendance in a class period. Any portion of a half
hour of non-attendance is penalized 1/3 of the attendance grade. To receive credit for attendance,
initial the daily attendance roster. The 11 in-class small group study assignments at the end of class
periods and 11 quizzes at the start of the following class periods depend on prompt and full
attendance. The following table lists the schedule for these in class assignments and quizzes and
their point values:
     Chapter         In Class Small Group Activities (6:15 PM) In Class Quizzes @ 5:30-5:40 PM
                             Date                         Points         Date                     Points
         3                  06/24                             20        06/25                         10
         4                  06/30                             30        07/01                         15
         5                  07/02                             20        07/06                         10
         7                  07/07                             30        07/08                         10
         8                  07/09                             60        07/13                         10
         9                  07/14                             30        07/15                         10
        10                  07/16                             45        07/20                         15
        11                  07/21                             30        07/22                         10
       8-11                 07/23                             40        07/27                         10
        12                  07/27                             30        07/28                         10
        13                  07/29                             30        07/30                         10
         6                  08/03                             35        08/04                         10
                                   Totals                    400                                     130

         Students may leave at 5:45 PM whenever the instructor is absent because of emergency or
illness and a substitute is not assigned. Work on the homework assignments in I-110 and read the
text chapters.
         See Class Attendance Policy 3110, page 45, Student Handbook.
        Excused absences and excused tardiness will not count toward the 2 allowed class periods. A
student who has been dropped from class may be reinstated after attending two consecutive classes
and presenting an add petition to the instructor and Admissions.

         2. Home work and Extra Credit: Selected questions from 13 chapters in the text must be
answered online at At this website the Student Section Code B3E-98-DD6
must be used by students to register for this course, to have access to all assignments, extra credit,
and exams. These 13 homework assignments will be graded by this website for 24.6% of the course
grade. 13 extra credit opportunities are available there also as part of these homework assignments
and these grades are added to the homework grades. Self-assessment quizzes and practice
problems for each of the 13 chapters have been prepared and are available as optional tutorial
learning assignments on this same website. Registration at for answering the
homework and extra credit questions must be done with the personal access code received in the
first class. Read and accept the License Agreement and Privacy Policy. Follow the rest of the on-
screen instructions to complete registration. Course ID is the CRN 43274 accessed by clicking on the
Class List tab on the left. Course Title is Chemistry 200. Use your Student ID to complete
registration. The following table may be referred to for the due dates of the assignments, their point
values for the required homework and optional extra credit. Assignments lose 10% of the grade for
each day late. The number of answer attempts has been set to three (3) before the due date.
Students may be shown the correct answer upon request or after 3 attempts. Students gain credit for
correctly answering a question in a Part or correctly answering a question in a Hint. Bonus per Hint
not opened = 2%. A score is awarded each Part. The total score for an item is the average of all
Parts. Students lose credit for requesting the answer to a question in a Part or in a Hint, incorrectly
answering a multiple-choice or true/false question. Deduction per incorrect answer = 30%. Incorrectly
answering any other type of question: deduction per incorrect answer = 3%. Late submissions
reduce credit by 10% over each day late. Completing these assignments is a key to success in this
       Chapter Topics                       Home Date          Late Date Extra        Date Due Late Date
                                            work    Due @      @            Credit @                @ 1200AM
                                            Points 1200AM 1200AM            Points 1200AM
  1 Matter/Measurements                         25 06/21       06/23             10 06/22           06/24
  2 Atoms/Molecules/Ions                        30 06/23       06/25             10 06/24           06/26
  3 Formulas/Equations                          40 06/25       06/27             20 06/26           06/28
  4 Reactions                                   30 06/29       07/01             20 07/01           07/03
  5 Gases/Kinetic Molecular                     32 07/05       07/07             29 07/07           07/09
  7 Quantum Atomic Structure                    25 07/08       07/10             20 07/09           07/11
  8 Periodic/Electron Config.                   40 07/12       07/14             30 07/13           07/15
  9 Bonding Models                              30 07/16       07/18             20 07/19           07/21
 10 Molecular Geometry                          40 07/20       07/22             30 07/22           07/25
 11 Covalent Bonding                            40 07/24       07/26             30 07/26           07/29
 12 Intermolecular                              40 07/28       07/30             30 07/29           07/31
 13 Mixtures: Solutions/Colloids                40 07/29       07/31             40 07/30           08/01
  6 Thermochemistry: Energy                     40 08/02       08/05             30 08/03           08/05
                                   Total       452                              319
         Copying or appropriation of someone else's ideas and work is unacceptable. This includes
copying from a Solutions Manual.

      Students are encouraged to ask questions before, during, or after class, in-person, by e-mail,
phone, or by writing questions or problem numbers from the text on papers entitled, "Questions," and
handing them in at any time. The instructor will address these questions or work out these or similar
problems on the board in a subsequent class period.
      On-campus computers are available for student use in I-110 and the 4th floor of the LRC. You
must obtain a password by taking your student ID to K-401 and receiving your own login credentials.

       3. Exams: There will be a total of 13 exams of 50 points on each of the 13 chapters (25
multiple choice questions) and two comprehensive final exams, one take home exam of 200
points (100 multiple choice questions) and one optional in-class exam of 50 points on the last day
to replace the lowest of the 13 chapter exam grades. Exam questions will be the types of problems
assigned as homework and illustrated in class by PowerPoint. The 13 chapter exams are accessed
at and have deadlines, but may be started early, are
untimed, but only one submission is allowed.

       4. Course Grade:
                                          % of total grade    points
        Attendance                                      4.7       90
        12 In Class Activities                        20.8       400
        12 Quizzes                                      6.8      130
        13 Homework Assignments                       23.5       452
        14 Exams, including Final                     44.2       850
                               Total                 100%       1922
                                  A                90.0%      1730
                                  B          75.0 - 89.9% 1441-1729
                                  C          60.0 - 74.9% 1152-1440
                                  D          50.0 - 59.9%   961-1151
                                  F               ≤ 49.9%       ≤960

Optional extra credit adds to the grade earned.

        5. Chemistry 200 is not an easy course. Time and effort are required. Preparation time
needed for success in this course averages 3 hours for each hour of class time or about 18 hours
outside of the 6 hours of class time per week. Added to the 12 hours of lab time scheduled for 200L
plus its 4 hours per week for writing lab reports brings the total time commitment to 40 hours per
week or one full time work load. Any additional work, paid or volunteer, could seriously hinder student
progress and success, unless social life on the 3-day weekends and the holiday are sacrificed for this
intensive 8-week period. Over-loaded schedules are the most common cause for either students
dropping the course or being dropped by the instructor for a D or F grade by the drop deadline.

        6. Classroom Behavior and Student Code of Conduct: Students are expected to respect and
obey standards of student conduct while in class and on the campus. The student Code of Conduct,
disciplinary procedure, and student due process (Policy 3100, 3100.1, and 3100.2) can be found in the
current college catalog in the section Academic Information and Regulations, pages 39-51, and at the
office of the Dean of Student Affairs (H-500). Charges of misconduct and disciplinary sanctions may be
imposed upon students who violate these standards of conduct or provisions of college regulations. As
your instructor, I have the following expectations of your behavior in this class:
• Promote a courteous learning atmosphere by exhibiting mutual respect and consideration of the
feelings, ideas, and contributions of others.
• Demonstrate respect for your work, as well as the work of others, by recognizing and acknowledging
strengths and improvements.
• This class will be conducted in accordance with the college student code of conduct and basic
standards of academic honesty. Cheating, plagiarism, or other forms of academic dishonesty are not
acceptable and will not be tolerated. Violations of standards of academic honesty will be reported to the
school dean for appropriate action.
• You will be dropped from the class for exhibiting deliberate behavior which prohibits or impedes another
student from pursuing any assignment or learning opportunity, or if you fail to demonstrate sufficient

academic standards for this course. Notification of this failure will be made through grade progress
reports, conferences, or official channels.

Accommodation of Disability: Students with disabilities who may need academic accommodations
should notify their professor immediately.

                                  COURSE SCHEDULE
Date       Lecture         Read       In Class Activities, Quizzes, Exams
TU 06/16   1               Syllabus   Complete & Turn In Background Information Sheet
                                                                Complete &/or Turn In
WE 06/17   1,2             1          Start

                                      Chapter 1 Exam
TH 06/18   2               1, 2
MO 06/22   3,4             2                                     Chapter 1 Exam
                                      Chapter 2 Exam
TU 06/23   4,5             2, 3
                                      In Class Activity CH3
WE 06/24   5               3
TH 06/25   Review ?s       3                                     In Class Activity+Quiz
                                                                 Chapter 2 Exam

           7               4          Chapter 3 Exam
MO 06/29
                                      In Class Activity CH4
TU 06/30   7               4, 5
                                                                 In Class Activity+Quiz
WE 07/01   7 ,8            5
                                                                 Chapter 3 Exam
           8+review ?s     7          In Class Activity CH5
TH 07/02
           CH5                        Chapter 4 Exam
                                      Chapter 6 Exam             In Class Activity+Quiz
MO 07/06   9               7
                                                                 Chapter 4 Exam
                                      In Class Activity CH7
TU 07/07   9+ review ?s    7
                           8                                     In Class Activity+Quiz
WE 07/08   9
                           8          In Class Activity CH8      Chapter 5 Exam
TH 07/09   9+ review ?s
                                      Chapter 7 Exam

                                      Chapter 8 Exam             In Class Activity +Quiz
MO 07/13   10              9
                                                                 Chapter 7 Exam
                                      In Class Activity CH9
TU 07/14   10              9
                                                                 In Class Activity +Quiz
WE 07/15   11              9
                           10         Chapter 9 Exam             Chapter 8 Exam
TH 07/16   11+ review
                                      In Class Activity CH10
           ?s CH9,10

                                      Chapter 10 Exam            In Class Activity +Quiz
MO 07/20   12              10
                                                                 Chapter 9 Exam
TU 07/21   12+ review      11         In Class Activity CH11
           ?s CH11

   Date                        Read      Start                        Turn In &/or Complete
                                         Chapter 11 Exam              In Class Activity +Quiz
   WE 07/22    12              11
                                         In Class Activity CH8-11     Chapter 10 Exam
   TH 07/23    12
   MO 07/27    13 + review     12        In Class Activity CH12       In Class Activity +Quiz
               ?s CH12                   Chapter 12 Exam              Chapter 11 Exam
   TU 07/28    13             12                                      In Class Activity +Quiz
   WE 07/29    13+ Review     13         In Class Activity CH13       Chapter 12 Exam
               ?s CH13                   Take home Final Exam
   TH 07/30    6               13        Chapter 13 Exam             In Class Activity +Quiz
   MO 08/03    6 + review ?s 6           In Class Activity CH6       Chapter 13 Exam
               CH6                       Chapter 6 Exam
   TU 08/04    6               6                                     In Class Activity +Quiz
   WE 08/05    Chemistry of    6                                     Chapter 6 Exam
               Drinking                                              Take Home Final Exam
               Water Quality                                         (200) by 5:30 PM
               & Treatment
   TH 08/06    Optional Comprehensive In-Class Final Exam (50) to replace lowest of 13 chapter exam
   FR 08/07    Final course grade, graded exams, and extra credit may be picked up from lecture table in
               I-106 after 4 PM

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