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CHEM 124 Integrated General Chemistry for Engineers Winter 2010 MW 4:40 pm – 7:00 pm, T 5:40 – 6:30 pm. (Bldg. 38 Rm. 121 A/B) Course Instructor: Dr. Amanda N. Pustam Email: email@example.com Office: Bldg. 52 Rm. E17 Phone: (805) 756-7536 Office hours: 2:00-4:00 pm (Tuesdays), 3:00-5:00 pm (Thursdays), 3:00-4:00 pm (Fridays) **Note that if you cannot make my office hours, please email or call me to make another arrangement. Course Materials 1. Required text – Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of Matter and Change, Martin S. Silberberg, 5th Ed. 2. Non-programmable calculator 3. Lab notebook with carbonless copies 4. You must know your STUDENT EMPLID. You will need it for your scantrons. You should also activate your Cal Poly email account and check your emails regularly. I will also use Blackboard to inform you of updates. 5. Scantron Form No. 882-E Course Description This is a general chemistry course designed for students in engineering. It is a fast paced course that requires a year of High School chemistry background. The topics were chosen to provide an understanding of the discipline and support future courses. This course will cover: thermodynamics, atomic structure, quantum mechanics, chemical bonding, molecular structure, solid state chemistry and organic chemistry. Course Organization Class Time: Class starts promptly on MW at 4:40 pm. and on T at 5:40 pm. Please make sure you get to class on time to prevent distracting classmates and instructor by entering the class late. The class ends at 7:00 pm on MW and 6:30 pm on Tuesdays. Note that there may be days we do end class early, but in general, you are expected to remain in class for the entire scheduled time. Integrated lecture and laboratory: This course is taught entirely in the Chemistry Studio classroom. Lecture, labs and activities are all in the same classroom and are facilitated with the use of computers. This environment encourages students to take a more active role in learning than does a traditional lecture setting, and promotes student collaboration. Web based: Many of the course materials, such as full syllabus, lecture schedule, laboratory manual, report forms, study guides and additional materials are posted on-line (Blackboard). Make sure to bookmark the class website website (to be announced) and visit DAILY because it is updated often. Until this website is ready, please consult blackboard for information and updates. Prior knowledge: Concepts and skills from chapters 1-5 will not be covered directly in class, but will be used in class. It is your responsibility to review these topics. A diagnostic quiz will be given at the start of the second week to help you review and give you feedback. Attendance: Attendance in lecture and lab is required. Some material covered in lecture is not in the textbook and vice versa. You are expected to attend every class meeting and be active during every class meeting. Pay attention to my Furlough Days. We won’t have class on these days and thus it is even more important that you don’t miss other scheduled classes. Laboratory: Your laboratory performance (as well as web exercises and other worksheets turned in) constitutes at most 20% of your grade. The lab manual is available online. To download the manual, check http://chemweb.calpoly.edu/chem/124/ in your web browser. Information about the lab will be distributed in class. Quizzes: Quizzes will constitute at most 15 % of your grade. Quizzes will be based on the worksheets done in class as well as suggested text problems and lab material. Quizzes will be administered in class during the first 20-25 minutes. The quiz will only include material covered in the recent lectures. No late or make-up quiz is offered. Also no extra time is given for quizzes if arrived late to class. Quiz dates are posted online. There is no quiz during the exam week. Exams: There will be two exams (33 %) and one comprehensive final (25 %). The in-term exams are administered during the lecture portion of the class on the dates posted. Together, all exams represent 55% of your grade. The final exam is ENTIRELY MULTIPLE CHOICE and must be taken at the scheduled time. All exams are closed book. The final exam date will be announced in class! Homework: Homework is not collected in this class, yet you cannot succeed in this course without doing problems. It is up to you to make sure that you can do these types of questions since, quizzes and exam questions will sometimes be similar to homework questions. Doing as many questions as you can is important as this helps you to understand the material covered in class. It is advised that you also read in advance of coming to class, rewrite lecture notes and ask questions when you have difficulty. Check the lecture schedule to keep up with the course material ahead of time. Course Policies No cell phones allowed: You are asked not to use your cell phones or personal music devices while in the classroom. This is distracting to other students and the instructor. No make-up quizzes or exams: No quizzes or exams will be given at times other than those listed online unless there are certified and/or extenuating circumstances which must be documented, if possible, well before the day of the exam. This means I DO NOT GIVE EARLY OR MAKE-UP QUIZZES or EXAMS. You may only use a non-programmable scientific calculator during exams and quizzes, which you will have to provide for yourself. Sharing a calculator during quizzes or exams is forbidden. Academic integrity: Cheating is any form of falsely claiming work to be your own when it clearly is not (i.e., copying another person’s work, or using unauthorized aids or materials on a quiz or exam). Campus policy requires that a student who violates academic integrity must receive an “F” in the course. First time offenders will receive a “0” score and reported to the Dean of Student Affairs with a note placed in their permanent record. If the student is caught a second time, the student will be dropped from the course with a grade of “F” and a second note will be made to his/her permanent record. He/she can also be expelled from the college. Note that collaboration with other students is encouraged for homework, lab reports and in-class activities, which means that you can verbally discuss your thoughts on a particular subject. No collaboration is allowed on quizzes or exams. Your lab report must be your own work. IDENTICAL LAB REPORTS will NOT BE ACCEPTED. Tentative Course Schedule: Check the online schedule often for updates! Pay attention to updates and announcements on Blackboard or online. Week Reading Labs (due dates) and Exams 1 Review 1-5 M 1/4 Exp 1: Types of Reactions (Report due 1/11, report forms given) (1/4 – 1/8) Ch 6 2 Ch 6 & 12.1-2 M 1/11 Exp 2: Heats of Sublimation (Typed report due 1/19) (1/11 – 1/15) W 1/13 DIAGNOSTIC QUIZ 3 Ch. 6, 20 M 1/18 Academic Holiday (1/18 – 1/22) W 1/20 Exp 3: Heat of Combustion (Typed report due M 1/25) W Quiz 1(covering material covered in class and labs) 4 Ch 7 M 1/25 & W 1/27 Exp 4: Atomic Spectra (Typed report, due M 2/01) (1/25 – 1/29) W EXAM 1- you will tested on Ch. 6, 12, 20 and labs 5 Ch 7, 8 M 2/1 Periodic Properties, (due M 2/8 – instructions given in class!) (2/1 – 2/5) W 2/3 Quiz 2 6* Ch 9 .1 Ch 12.6-7 M 2/8 & W 2/10 Exp 5: Solid State Models, (due M 2/15) (2/8 – 2/12) W 2/10 Quiz 3 7* Ch 9.2-9.6 T 2/16 & W 2/17 Exp 6: Conductivity (typed report due M 2/22) (2/15 – 2/19) 8 Ch 10 M 2/22 Web Exercise on Semiconductors (due before leaving class) (2/22 – 2/26) W 2/24 EXAM 2 9 Ch 10, 15 M 3/1 Organic Modeling Exercise (due before leaving class) (3/1 – 3/5) W 3/3 Quiz 4 10 Ch 15 M 3/8 Exp 7: Organic Analysis (Analysis of pure liquid), report due W 3/10) (3/8 – 3/12) W 3/10 Exp 7: Organic Analysis, report due before leaving class) Final Exam: March 17th from 4:10 pm to 6:00 pm a significant amount of content during these two weeks IS NOT found in the text, only given in Lecture notes or through experiments Furlough Days: I will be taking the following Furlough Days this quarter. Please note that Furlough Days are mandated by the CSU, I am required to take 6 days per term. These dates are important to note in that not only will we not have class on these days (as appropriate) but I will not be on campus these days and thus will NOT have office hours nor will I be answering emails. January 19th January 28th February 12th February 18th March 2nd March 5th Grading and Assessment: 100-90 % =A; 89 – 80 % = B; 79 – 70 % = C; 69 – 60 % = D; < 60 % = F NOTE: This grading scale is subject to change as the quarter progresses. The grading scale will likely be revised at the end of the term to represent a broader, more generous range (i.e. If you earn 79% of the points during the quarter, you are guaranteed a C BUT might receive a C+, a B-, or a B). I do assign + and - grades, but not for D or F grades Item % for each item Percentage of overall grade ~ 4 quizzes (lowest 5% 15 % quiz score dropped) 2 Exams 17.5 % 33 % *Laboratory Varied 20 % Comprehensive ALL 25 % 25 % MULTIPLE CHOICE Final Exam Diagnostic quiz 3.5 % 3.5 % Attendance & Class 3.5 % 3.5 % Participation * note that the laboratory score includes lab reports, work sheets, web excercises etc.
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