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Introductory Chemistry II CHEM-1407
Lecture 7:45-9:00 H207
Laboratory 9:10-10:25 S218
Office Hours: Monday 12:00-1:00; Tuesday 10:30-11:30 or by appointment.
An introduction to the fundamentals of organic and physiological chemistry. Designed for non-science majors.
This is a Core Course in the 42-Hour Core Curriculum of Blinn College. As such, students will develop proficiency in the appropriate Intellectual Competencies, Exemplary Educational Objectives, and Perspectives.
Textbook: Organic and Biochemistry for Today, 8th Edition, Seager and Slabaugh, 2014.
Lab Manual: Safety Scale Laboratory Experiments for Chemistry for Today, 8th Edition, Seager and Slabaugh, 2014.
Online Homework: OWL (Online Web Learning) Cengage; www.cengage.com/OWL
Both the textbook and lab. manual can be purchased as ebooks or echapters at www.cengagebrain.com.
Safety Equipment: safety eyewear (OSHA approved)
Chemistry 1407 covers chapters 1-14 of the text. It is a 4 credit hour course. Completion of both the lecture and the lab is required to receive a single grade for 4 credit hours of work.
Attendance is expected and necessary for successful completion of the class. Attendance will be taken to comply with financial aid requirements and Blinns attendance policy.
There will be 4 major in term exams. The exams will have 2 parts. The first will be an open book collaborative effort. The second will be individual and will consist of both multiple choice and short answer questions.
The final is cumulative and entirely multiple choice.
4 Major Exams 400 points
Lab Reports 240 points
Homework 90 points
Quizzes 70 points
Final Exam 200 points
Total 1000 points
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Lecture will be from 7:45-9:00 in H207. During the time devoted to lecture, the most difficult sections of a reading assignment will be emphasized. Questions relevant to the material under discussion will be accepted at any time during the lecture period. A short amount of time willbe allocated each period to answering questions and solving problems as needed. I do not provide copies of missed notes to students; therefore, if you miss class you must make arrangements with another student to get the notes. The powerpoints are available under myname on the Natural Sciences home page at blinn.edu.
The labs will be held from 9:10-10:25 in S218. The lab work consists of several selected experiments which are integrated with the material being presented in the lecture portion of class. . Prelabs are due at the BEGINNING of the laboratory period and are worth 5 points. The prelab will serve as the attendance indicator for the laboratory. If you come late, your prelab will not be accepted and you will be counted absent for that day. The analysis and post-lab questions are due before you leave and are worth 10 points.
There are no provisions for making up a missed lab; a missed lab will result in a zero grade unless accompanied by a valid excuse (see Make-up policy). All labs will be done in partners; this means groups of 2. Each group must complete all of the assigned procedures and every person will submit their own report. If you do not bring your lab book, 5 points will be deducted from your lab grade for that experiment.
Laboratory rules and regulations:
There is no eating or drinking allowed in the lab.
Students are responsible for purchasing appropriate eye protection and wearing eye protection during laboratory sessions. Appropriate eye protection will be:
safety goggles (required for contact lenses)
OSHA approved safety glasses
Students will not be allowed in the lab with open-toed shoes. (no flip-flops)
Clothing must cover the skin from the neck to below the knees.
Shirts must have sleeves.
If a student comes to lab without safety glasses, with open toed shoes or wearing clothing that does not meet the above standard, they will be asked to leave and will receive a zero grade for that lab.
Students are assigned an E-mail account at registration that must be checked regularly for official Blinn communications and course information. It is accessed through myBlinn. I will be using this email address if I need to contact you.
There will be a number of short quizzes during the semester covering material from the lecture and laboratory. They will generally be given at the start of lecture period and take 5minutes. Some may be unannounced. They will be worth 10 points each. When given, quizzes will serve as the attendance indicator for that day. There will be no make up for missed quizzes.
Homework will be assigned for each chapter covered. Homework collection and grading will be handled by the Online Web-Based Learning (OWL) System. A code must be purchased in order to access this system. Further instructions are given at the website:http://owl.cengage.com
A severe personal problem such as an illness or death in the family may warrant special 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 students responsibility to inform the instructor of the circumstances immediately via email and provide supportive documentation. Even though missed work may be accepted late, apart from the excused absences as noted under attendance, all other absences will be reported as unexcused.
Attendance Policy Reminder:
Missing lecture, lab or both will count as one absence. For classes that meet twice a week during the spring semester two absences counts as one week's absence. Students accumulating two week’s worth of absences (four unexcused absences) will be dropped.
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