Blinn College • Bryan • Natural Science • Chemistry - CHEM
General Chemistry I CHEM-1411
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
9:35 am – 11:30 am H 207
11:40 am – 1:35 pm S218
Office: A265 (temporarily)
Office Hours: Monday 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Phone: (979) 209-8902 E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fundamental principles of chemistry for majors in the sciences, health sciences, and engineering; topics include measurements, fundamental properties of matter, states of matter, chemical reactions, chemical stoichiometry, periodicity of elemental properties, atomic structure, chemical bonding, molecular structure, solutions, properties of gases, and an introduction to thermodynamics and descriptive chemistry. The laboratory experiments are designed to support theoretical principles presented in lecture and include an introduction of the scientific method, experimental design, data collection and analysis, and the preparation of laboratory reports.
Prerequisites: MATH1314 or MATH 1414 with a grade of "C" or higher or an SAT math score of 550 or higher or an ACT math score of 22 or higher.
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: Chemistry, 6th Edition, McMurry-Fay; Pearson – Prentice Hall, 2012.
Lab Manual: General Chemistry 1411 Laboratory Manual 4th Edition, Beverly A. Clement, Blinn College, Bluedoor, LLC, 2013.
Online Homework: Mastering Chemistry; Pearson – Prentice Hall; www.masteringchemistry.com
Calculator: simple scientific calculator (standard, without graph and memory features)
Safety Equipment: safety eyewear (OSHA approved, with side shields - REQUIRED), aprons (optional)
eInstruction CPS RF clickers
General Chemistry-Official Study Guide by ACS; ISBN 0-9708042-0-2 (Optional)
Textbook: Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of Matter, 6th Edition, Jespersen, Brady and Hyslop.
Lab Manual: General Chemistry I Laboratory Manual, CHEM 1411, Blinn College, Brenham Campus.
One subject ruled notebook, wire bound.
All sections of this course regardless of location or modality will include:
Course Outline: Chemistry 1411 covers chapters 1-10 & 18 of the text. Completion of both the lecture and the lab is required to receive a single grade for 4 credit hours of work.
Lecture: During the time devoted to lecture, the most difficult sections of a reading assignment will be emphasized. There will be assigned material that will not be covered in lecture, but that does not mean that the material is not to be covered on exams. Questions relevant to the material under discussion will be accepted at any time during the lecture period. A short amount of time will be allocated at the beginning of each period to answering student questions. Students may not use electronic devices during lecture. Turn all cell phone, music players and computers off during lecture.
Reading Assignments: The syllabus lists the appropriate reading assignment that should be completed prior to lecture. Prior reading of the material familiarizes students with the pertinent vocabulary and concepts allowing the students to gain a better understanding through lecture and practice.
Quizzes: Short quizzes will be given over reading assignments or lecture material.
Exams: The 3 lecture exams will be composed of a combination of multiple-choice and free response questions. Only the simple scientific calculators (nonprogrammable) will be allowed. The instructor will not loan calculators to students without the appropriate calculator. All mobile phones and electronic devices must be turned off and stowed during the exam. Students may not leave the exam to go to the restroom. The final exam will be comprehensive and all multiple-choice worth 200 points. Exams missed without timely notification of the instructor will be given a grade of zero. This means you must email the instructor at least one day before the day of the exam. Make-up exams will be available only to those who appropriately notified the instructor of a missed exam.
Homework: The 5onlinehomework assignments will coincide with the 3regularly scheduled exams and be due night before the final exam (June 29th). Homework will be graded based on completion of assignment (questions required for the mastery of the material). Homework collection and grading will be handled by the Mastering Chemistry online tutorial and homework, a companion to you textbook. To access the homework you must have an access code which should come packaged with any new textbook and any used textbook from the Blinn Bookstore. Further instructions are given in the Mastering Chemistry Registration handout or at the website: www.masteringchemistry.com . Those acquiring used books from somewhere other than the Blinn Bookstore will need to purchase the access code online at the above URL.
Course ID for homework assignment is: SLAWINSKI1411SUMMER
Homework is split into 5 sections, each covering two chapters. All homework is available from (06/02/14 at 06:00am) and due to end of semester (06/29/14 at 08:00pm).
Lab Work: The lab work consists of the ten experiments which are integrated with the material being presented in the lecture portion of class. Each lab activity is worth 20 points: 5 points for the Pre—Lab Questions, 10 points for the Post-Lab Report and Questions, and 5 points for a copy of the Data Sheet.
Pre-Lab Questions, Post-Lab Reports and Post-Lab Questions are expected to be the students own work.
To successfully perform a lab a student must:
All calculations must organized and include equations, units and significant figures. Answers to questions should include an explanation. Random numbers without explanation will not receive any credits.
Missed Labs: Makeup labs are not available.
Deadlines: All assigned work is expected to be turned in on time. Late work may be turned in at the next class meeting for a maximum of half points earned.
Lab Quizzes will include questions on chemistry concepts and calculations involved in the experiments as well as laboratory safety and techniques. There is no make-ups for quizzes.
Lab Safety Protection Policy: Students are required to wear long pants and long sleeves. Closed toe shoes and appropriate safety eye wear must be worn at all times during lab procedures.
Failure to do so will result in expulsion from that laboratory experience.
Students are responsible for purchasing appropriate eye protection and wearing eye protection during lab. Appropriate eye protection will be:
1. ANSI Z87 chemical vapor resistant safety goggles (required for contact lenses)
2. ANSI Z87 approved safety glasses with side shields
3. Full face safety shields
No ‘loaners’ are available.
The following are required components of a student’s final grade.
Grading Letter Grade:
Major Exams (3 * 100) = 300 points
Lecture Final Exam = 200 points
Quizzes/workshops = 100 points
Laboratory Quizzes = 100 points
5 Homework (5* 20) = 100 points
Laboratory reports = 200 points
Total = 1000 points
A = 900 - 1000
B = 800 - 899
C = 700 - 799
D = 600 - 699
F = ≤ 599
Members of the Blinn College community, which includes faculty, staff and students, are expected to act honestly and responsibly in all aspects of campus life. Blinn College holds all members accountable for their actions and words. Therefore, all members should commit themselves to behave in a manner that recognizes personal respect and demonstrates concern for the personal dignity, rights, and freedoms of every member of the College community, including respect for College property and the physical and intellectual property of others.
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.
This statement reflects step one in a possible four step process. The Incivility Protocol is detailed in the Blinn College Student Handbook.
The College District believes that class attendance is essential for student success; therefore, students are required to promptly and regularly attend all their classes. A record of attendance will be maintained from the first day of classes and/or the first day the student’s name appears on the roster through final examinations. If a student has one week’s worth of unexcused absences during the semester, he or she will be sent an e-mail by the College District requiring the student to contact his or her instructor and schedule a conference immediately to discuss his/her attendance issues. Should the student accumulate two weeks’ worth of unexcused absences, he or she will be administratively withdrawn from class.
There are four forms of excused absences recognized by the institution:
Other absences may be considered excused at the discretion of the faculty member with appropriate documentation. A student enrolled in a developmental course is subject to College District-mandated attendance policies. Failure to attend developmental classes shall result in removal from the course as defined by the College District.
It is the student’s responsibility to officially drop a class he or she is no longer attending. To officially drop a class the student must obtain the class withdrawal form from Enrollment Services, complete the class withdrawal form, secure the required signatures, and return the completed form to Enrollment Services. The last day to drop with a Q is according to the Academic Calendar.
Blinn College does not tolerate cheating, plagiarism, or any other act of dishonesty with regard to the course in which you are enrolled. The following text defines the faculty member’s responsibility with regard to the scholastic integrity expectation for this and all courses at Blinn College.
It is the responsibility of faculty members to maintain scholastic integrity at the College District by refusing to tolerate any form of scholastic dishonesty. Adequate control of test materials, strict supervision during testing, and other preventive measures should be utilized, as necessary, to prevent cheating or plagiarism. If there is compelling evidence that a student is involved in cheating or plagiarism, the instructor should assume responsibility and address the infraction. Likewise, any student accused of scholastic dishonesty is entitled to due process as outlined in Blinn College Board Policy FLB (Local). The Scholastic Integrity Policy is located in the Blinn College Student Handbook. In a case of scholastic dishonesty, it is critical that written documentation be maintained at each level throughout the process.
Schedule - lectures:
06/02– 06/03 - Chapter 1
06/04– 06/05 - Chapter 2
06/06– 06/09 - Chapter 3
06/10– 06/11 - Chapter 4
06/12– 06/13 - Chapter 5
06/16– 06/17 - Chapter 6
06/18– 06/19 - Chapter 7
06/20– 06/23 - Chapter 8
06/24– 06/25 - Chapter 9
06/26– 06/27 - Chapter 10
Exams : Schedule - laboratories:
Exam 1 06/10 Experiment #1 06/03
Exam 2 06/18 Experiment #2 06/04
Exam 3 06/26 Experiment #3 06/05
Final 06/30 Experiment #4 06/06
Experiment #5 06/09
Experiment #7 06/10
Lab quiz 1 06/10 Experiment #9 06/11
Lab quiz 2 06/17 Experiment #10 06/12
Experiment #11 06/13
Experiment #13 06/16
All homework assignments: due to 06/29/14 at 08:00pm (GMT -6)
Last day to drop class with a Q is June 20