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Blinn College • Bryan • Natural Science • Chemistry - CHEM


General Chemistry I CHEM-1411

  • Spring 2013 Full Term 2013

  • Section SECTION_314 CRN-21765

  • 4 Credits

  • 01/14/2013 to 05/07/2013

  • Modified 01/21/2013



Meeting Times


Lecture

Tuesday, Thursday, 1:25 PM to 2:40 PM, S113

Laboratory

Tuesday, Thursday, 2:50 PM to 4:05 PM, S228

Contact Information


Office phone 979 209-8875

Instructor: Dr. John Goodwin

Email: 77.jgood@gmail.com
Phone: 979 492-5523

Office Hours:

7:10 PM to 8:00 PM, S-117

Description


CHEM 1411 consists of the study of fundamental laws, theories, and concepts of chemistry including quantitative relationships involving mass and energy, the structure and properties of matter and the chemical and physical changes it undergoes as well as the study of solutions. The laboratory component involves the application of the basic techniques and methods of chemical experimentation.

Requisites

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.

Core Curriculum Statement


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.

Outcomes


1. Define the fundamental properties of matter.

2. Classify matter, compounds, and chemical reactions.

3. Determine the basic nuclear and electronic structure of atoms.

4. Identify trends in chemical and physical properties of the elements using the Periodic Table.

5. Describe the bonding in and the shape of simple molecules and ions.

6. Solve stoichiometric problems.

7. Write chemical formulas.

8. Write and balance equations.

9. Use the rules of nomenclature to name chemical compounds.

10. Define the types and characteristics of chemical reactions.

11. Use the gas laws and basics of the Kinetic Molecular Theory to solve gas problems.

12. Determine the role of energy in physical changes and chemical reactions.

13. Convert units of measure and demonstrate dimensional analysis skills.

Materials


Bryan

Textbook: Chemistry, 6th Edition, McMurry-Fay; Pearson – Prentice Hall, 2008.

Lab Manual: General Chemistry 1411 Laboratory Manual 3rd Edition, Beverly A. Clement, Blinn College, Bluedoor, LLC, 2012.

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)

 

Brenham

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.

Course Requirements


General

Course Requirements and Policies:

Absences:  A severe personal problem such as illness or a death in the family may, with adequate documentation, warrant special academic consideration during the ongoing term for making-up certain work or turning in certain materials late.  However, the difficult situation is not in itself an excuse for failure to meet the course requirements.  If such a situation arises it is the student's responsibility to inform the instructor immediately of the situation and the surrounding circumstances.  Supportive documentation must be provided regardless of the circumstances.  Make-up work may or may not be given for unexcused absences. 

 

I do not provide copies of missed notes to students; therefore, make arrangements with another student to get the notes.   

 

Exams are a requirement.  There will be four exams worth 100 points each, each given about as indicated in the attached schedule.  Each of the exams will include all of the material covered through that stage of the course, i.e., all exams are comprehensive.  The lowest of the four exam grades will be dropped.  Format of the exams will vary.  Make up exams will be allowed in exceptional situations at my discretion, but only if taken before the graded exam is returned to the class. 

 

The Final Exam is comprehensive and is worth 150 points.

 

Quizzes are a requirement.  There will be a number of quizzes given during the year.  There will be no make-up offered for quizzes. The lowest of the quiz grades will be dropped.

 

Homework is a requirement.  There will be four assignments due during the semester worth 5 points each. Homework collection and grading will be handled by the online Mastering Chemistry System.  A code must be purchased in order to access this system.  Further instructions and due dates are given at the website: www.masteringchemistry.com.

 

Eye protection is a requirement.  Students are responsible for purchasing appropriate eye protection and wearing eye protection during laboratories.  Appropriate eye protection for this class will be safety glasses with side shields.  Students must wear approved eye protection and closed toed shoes any time chemicals or equipment are being moved by anyone in the laboratory.  Failure to wear eye protection or appropriate footwear will result in expulsion from the laboratory for the experiment involved (the student will receive no points for that experiment).

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Laboratory Experiments are a requirement.  The laboratory portion of this course counts for 25% of the total course grade.  We have 12 labs scheduled.  You will be graded on your lab report.  Lab reports will be due at the beginning of the next class period after the lab is completed.  You will lose 5 points per class period for labs turned in late.

 

Laboratory Quizzes are a requirement.  Four Lab Quizzes, based on laboratory material, will be given during the lab period on the days indicated in the attached schedule.  These laboratory quizzes are worth 15 points each.

 

 

Evaluation


Criteria

Grading Criteria: Grades will be calculated in the following manner:

 

Lecture Points Possible:

Exams (4 exams @ 100 pts. ea.)    300 pts.  (exam with lowest score will be dropped)

Comprehensive Final                        150 pts.

Homework (4 @ 5 pts. ea.)                20 pts.

Quiz Credit (5 best @ 6 pts. ea.)       30 pts.

Total Lecture Points                       500 pts.

 

Lecture counts for 75% of the grade.

 

 

Laboratory Points Possible:

Experiments (12 reports @ 10 pts. ea.)                         120 pts.

Laboratory Quizzes (4 quizzes @ 15 pts. ea.)                60 pts.

Total Laboratory Points                                                180 pts.

 

Laboratory counts for 25% of the grade.

 

Blinn College Policies


Blinn College policies on civility, class attendance; scholastic integrity; students with disabilities; final grade appeals; and electronic devices as stated in the Blinn College Student Handbook, Faculty Handbook, Blinn College Catalog and specific technical program handbooks. All policies, guidelines and procedures in the Student and Faculty Handbook and the Board and Administrative Policy Manuals are applicable to this course

Civility Statement

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, www.blinn.edu/student%20handbook.pdf.

Attendance Policy

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:

  1. observance of religious holy days—The student should notify his or her instructor(s) not later than the 15th day of the semester concerning the specific date(s) that the student will be absent for any religious holy day(s);
  2. representing the College District at an official institutional function;
  3. high school dual credit students representing the independent school district at an official institutional function; and
  4. military service.

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.

Scholastic Integrity

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, www.blinn.edu/student%20handbook.pdf.  In a case of scholastic dishonesty, it is critical that written documentation be maintained at each level throughout the process.

Students with Disabilities

Blinn College is dedicated to providing the least restrictive learning environment for all students. Support services for students with documented disabilities are provided on an individual basis, upon request. Requests for services should be made directly to the Office of Special Populations serving the campus of your choice.  For the Bryan campus, the Office of Special Populations (Administration Building) can be reached at (979)209-7251.  The Brenham, Sealy and Schulenburg campuses are served by the Office of Special Populations on the Brenham campus (Administration Building Room 104) and can be reached at (979)830-4157.  Additional information can be found at www.blinn.edu/disability/index.html.

Final Grade Appeal

If a student wishes to appeal a final grade in a course, Blinn College Board Policy FLDB (Local), Course Grade Complaints, outlines the timeline for the appeal and the four steps in the appeal.  This policy is located in the Blinn College Student Handbook, www.blinn.edu/student%20handbook.pdf.

Electronic Devices

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 all College District classrooms and associated laboratories.  Any noncompliance with this policy shall be addressed in accordance with the College District civility policy (administrative policy).  This information is contained in Blinn College Board Policy FLB (Local).

Course Policies


Problem Resolution  If you have a complaint about this class, you should first request a face-to-face meeting with me to try and resolve the problems or issues. If these problems or issues cannot be resolved at the instructor level, you should request a conference with the Assistant Division Chair, Dr. Lee Don Bienski, Science 231, lbienski@blinn.edu.  If these problems or issues persist, you may request a conference with the Division Chair, Mr. Dwight Bohlmeyer, Science 241, dbohlmeyer@blinn.edu.  

 

Eating and drinkingare not allowed in classrooms or laboratories. 

 

ADA Statement  Blinn College is dedicated to providing the least restrictive learning environment for all students. Support services for students with documented disabilities are provided on an individual basis, upon request. Requests for services should be made directly to the Office of Disability Services serving your campus.  For the Bryan campus, the Office of Disability Services (Administration Building) can be reached at (979)209-7251.  Additional information can be found at www.blinn.edu/disability.

 

Schedule


CHEM 1411 – 314 Spring 2013  Tentative Schedule

Tuesday

Thursday

January                                                                |

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15 Introduction /Chapter 1 Chemistry: Matter and Measurement/ Chapter 2 Atoms, Molecules and Ions

Lab Safety

 

17 Chapter 2 Atoms, Molecules and Ions

Review of Basic Math

22 Chapter 2 Atoms, Molecules and Ions

Densities of Solids and Liquids

24 Chapter 3 Mass Relationships

Waters of Hydration of Epsom Salt

 

29 Chapter 3 Mass Relationships

lab report work day

 

31 Exam 1

 

 

February

 

 

5 Chapter 4 Reactions in Aqueous Solution

Lab Quiz 1

 

7 Chapter 4 Reactions in Aqueous Solution

Formula Weight of a Copper Cmpd.

 

 

12 Chapter 5 Periodicity and Atomic Structure

Identification of Unknown Metal Ions

 

14 Chapter 5 Periodicity and Atomic Structure

Relative Reactivities of Metals

 

19 Exam 2        

 

21 Chapter 6 Ionic Bonds and Main-Group Chemistry

lab report work day

 

26 Chapter 6 Ionic Bonds and Main-Group Chemistry

Lab Quiz 2

 

28 Chapter 6 / 7 Covalent Bonds and Molecular Structure

Lewis Dot Structures, Hybridization & Shapes

 

March

 

 

5 Chapter 7 Covalent Bonds and Molecular Structure

Lewis Dot Structures, Hybridization & Shapes (cont’d)

 

7 Chapter 7 Covalent Bonds and Molecular Structure Acid – Base Titration

 

Spring Break March 11-15

 

 

19 Exam 3

 

 

21 Chapter 9 Gases: Properties and Behavior

Determination of the Mass of Mg

26 Chapter 9 Gases: Properties and Behavior

lab report work day

 

28 Chapter 9 / 8 Thermochemistry: Chemical Energy

Lab Quiz 3

 

April

 

 

 

2 Chapter 8 Thermochemistry: Chemical Energy

Hess’ Law and Heats of Neutralization

 

4 Chapter 8 Thermochemistry: Chemical Energy

lab report work day

 

9 Exam 4

 

11 Chapter 10 Liquids, Solids and Phase Changes

Oxidation – Reduction Titration

 

16 Chapter 10 Liquids, Solids and Phase Changes

Preparation of Common Alum

 

 

18 Chapter 18 Hydrogen, Oxygen and Water

lab report work day

 

 

23 Chapter 18 Hydrogen, Oxygen and Water

Lab Quiz 4

 

 

25 Final Exam Review

 

30 Final Exam Review

 

 

 

Final Exam:  Saturday May. 4th (time and room to be announced)