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Blinn College • Bryan • Natural Science • Chemistry - CHEM


General Chemistry I CHEM-1411

  • Fall 2013

  • Section SECTION_304 CRN-11111

  • 4 Credits

  • 08/26/2013 to 12/13/2013

  • Modified 08/27/2013



Meeting Times


Lecture

Monday, Wednesday, 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM, S113

Lab

Monday, Wednesday, 1:25 PM to 2:30 PM, S228

Contact Information


Professor: Dr. Beverly Clement

Email: bclement@blinn.edu
Office: Science 237, Bryan campus
Phone: 979-209-7590
Website: https://www.blinn.edu/brazos/natscience/chem/bclement/

Office Hours:

Monday, Wednesday, 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Tuesday, Thursday, 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM

Description


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.

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.
  14. Use basic apparatus and chemicals with proper laboratory techniques and apply experimental methodologies used in the chemistry laboratory.
  15. Make a detailed written laboratory report that includes careful recording of accurate experimental observations, interpretations of experimental data, and the presentation of logical conclusions according to theoretical principles with supporting references.
  16. Design fundamental experiments involving principles of chemistry.

Materials


Bryan

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 (chemical resistant goggles- REQUIRED), aprons or lab coats (optional)

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


Lecture is a requirement.  You are expected to come to class prepared.  You are responsible for all material contained in the textbook.  You are expected to be reading ahead in the textbook and on average cover one (1) chapter per week.  During the lecture I will cover the more difficult concepts and provide examples but feel no obligation to cover all material contained within the textbook. Questions are welcomed at any time during the lecture.  We will cover chapter 1, the first part of chapter 2 (skipping sections 2.7-2.9), chapters 3-10 and Chapter 18 this semester. This is the first semester of a two-semester course; skipping material is not an option.

Homework is a requirement.  There are Mastering Chemistry chapter assignments for each of the 11 chapters that will be covered. Each of these is worth 5 points.  A code must be purchased in order to access this system. Mastering Chemistry is an interactive system, to receive full credit you will have to "demonstrate mastery" of a particular question set. There is no limit to your attempts. Plan to spend a significant amount of time on Mastering Chemistry (1 to 2 hours per night). Mastering Chemistry keeps track of your progress so you can work on the homework throughout the time (weeks) the assignment is active. If you wait until the week of the exam to begin the assignments you will not have time to complete them. Extensions will only be given in exceptional situations and not as a substitute for bad planning on your part. Your grade on each of the Mastering Chemistry chapter assignments will be posted and kept updated on eCampus. No additional points can be earned on an assignment after the deadline has passed.

Exams are a requirement.  There will be five (5) exams worth 100 points each on the approximate dates indicated in the attached schedule. Each of these exams will include all of the material covered through that stage of the course, i.e., the exams are comprehensive although the most recently covered material will be most heavily emphasized on the exam.  The lowest of the five exam grades will be dropped. Format of the exams will vary.  Because of copyright considerations, you will be allowed to review but not retain or make copies of any exam with multiple-choice questions. 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, all multiple-choice and worth 200 points.  The Final Exam in this course will be given on Wednesday Dec. 11 at 12:45 pm – 2:45 pm in room S113.

Quizzes are a requirement.  Quizzes may be given any day.  You must be present at the time of the quiz in order to take it.  There are no make-up quizzes.  Only the top 10 quiz grades will be counted.

Laboratory Experiments are a requirement.  The laboratory portion of this course counts for 25% of the total course grade.  We will have 11 experiments.  You will be graded on the lab report that you turn in which consists of a data sheet (due before you leave the laboratory that day); the pre lab questions, the laboratory report form and the post lab questions (all due the next laboratory period).  Failure to turn in a data sheet for an experiment results in an immediate zero for the report portion of that lab grade (NO EXCEPTIONS). The lowest of your 11 experiment grades will be dropped.  You will lose 5 points per class period for labs turned in late.

Because of space, time, and equipment considerations, you may work with one partner for the laboratory.  You must be properly attired (closed-toe shoes, sleeves, coverage from neck to below knees) and have appropriate eye protection to be allowed to perform an experiment.  You will be dismissed from the laboratory for violating the safety rules (wearing inappropriate clothing, no safety goggles/glasses (or lack of proper use), wearing sandals or flip-flops, etc.).  Any visible food or drink container (even if it is sealed) is a safety violation in lab and will cause your immediate removal from the laboratory with a grade of zero being assigned for that experiment.

Dismissal from the laboratory will not count as an “official” absence but it will result is loss of all points associated with that experiment.

Lab Data Sheets.  These are required for all of the experiments except the Lewis Dot Handout.  You will receive “5 points” for turning this in; this data sheet serves as proof of attendance and performance of that experiment. Failure to turn in a data sheet when you leave the lab results in a zero for the data sheet and an automatic zero for the laboratory report form of the lab report (5 pts).

Pre Lab Questions.  These typically deal with calculations that are common to an experiment (5 pts).
Laboratory Report Form.  This is the form that allows you to ‘work up’ the data you collected.  You must show your calculations.  Failure to show your work will cause an immediate loss of 5 points for that experiment (10 pts).
Post Lab Questions. Post-Lab questions required you to demonstrate an understanding of the experiment.  You will frequently be required to answer "what would happen if some specific event happened as you were collecting your experimental data" and generally ask how this additional solvent, undissolved material, volume measurement or other experimental data you recorded would alter your calculated results (if at all). An answer of "high," "low," or "no effect" will receive NO CREDIT unless a brief description of WHY is also given (use accepted sentence structure). Likewise, stating that your results would be "inaccurate" will also receive a grade of zero. Your answer must reflect your reasoning (rationale) as to how this particular event/data would alter the results causing your calculated results to be too high or low, or why it would be unaffected (5 pts).

You will lose 5 points per class period for experiments turned late.  This deduction will be applied to the graded lab report.

Evaluation


Exams (best 4 of 5 @ 100 pts each)

400 pts

40%

Homework (10 @ 10 pts each)

100 pts

10%

Quizzes (top 10)

50 pts

5%

Laboratory Experiments (best 10 of 11 @ 25 pts each)

250 pts

25%

Final Exam

200 pts

20%

Bonus/Extra Credit

(20 pts max)

 

TOTAL

1000 pts

 

Breakdown

The grading scale will be:

A

≥ 90%

≥ 900 pts

B

≥ 80%

≥ 800 pts

C

≥ 70%

≥ 700 pts

D

≥ 50%

≥ 500 pts

F

< 50%

 

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.

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. 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.

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


Make-up Policy

There is no make-up provided for missed labs or for late homework. 

Make up exams. Make up exams will only be allowed in exceptional situations at my discretion and only if taken before the graded exam is returned to the class.

Bonus Points/Extra Credit.  There are two opportunities of earning up to 20 points of extra credit.  Getting full credit on all homework (up to 10 points) and participation in the preparation or clean-up for Texas A&M University Chemistry Day (lab preparation and cleaning Friday night, 6 p.m. Oct. 26, TAMU CHEM 2219B, or restoring the labs to working order Saturday afternoon, 3 p.m. Oct. 27 TAMU CHEM 2219B) 10 points max. Total 20 pts max.

Schedule


WhenTopicNotes
Lecture
 

Lecture Schedule

Date

Day

Room

Subject

Aug. 26

Mon

S113

Introduction

Aug. 27

Mon

S228

Lab Orientation, Safety Video

Aug. 28

Wed

S113

Chemistry, Elements, Measurements, Significant Figures

Aug. 28

Wed

S228

Accuracy and Precision, Atoms, Structure of Atoms, Atomic Number, Atomic Weight (Exp. 1)

Sept. 2

Mon

Blinn Holiday

Sept. 4

Wed

S113

Ions, Chemical Formulas, Naming Conventions

Sept. 9

Mon

S113

Acids, Bases, Naming Compounds, Introduction into Balancing Equations

Sept. 9

Mon

S228

Naming Compounds, Introduction into Balancing Equations

Sept. 11

Wed

S113

Review

Sept. 11

Wed

S228

EXAM 1

Sept. 16

Mon

S113

Stoichiometry, Calculation of Yields from Balanced Equations

Sept. 16

Mon

S228

Percent Compositions, Empirical Formulas

Sept. 19

Wed

S113

Aqueous Reactions, Solubility Rules, Acid-Base Reactions

Sept. 23

Mon

S113

Redox Reactions

Sept. 25

Wed

S113

Balancing Redox Reactions

Sept. 30

Mon

S113

Calculations Involving Redox Reactions, Limiting Reagents and Calculations

Sept. 30

Mon

S228

Chemical Bonding, Octet Rule, Ionic and Covalent Bonding

Oct. 2

Wed

S113

Review

Oct. 2

Wed

S228

Exam II

Oct. 7

Mon

S113

Development of Periodic Table, Electromagnetic Radiation, Wave Functions

Oct. 9

Wed

S113

Wave Functions and Electronic Configuration of the Elements

Oct. 14

Mon

S113

Pauli Exclusion Rule, Periodic Properties, Ionic Bonds and Main Group Chemistry

Oct. 14

Mon

S228

Electronic Configurations and Periodic Table

Oct. 16

Wed

S113

Main Group Chemistry,

Oct. 16

Wed

S228

Characteristic Reactions

Oct. 21

Mon

S113

Review

Oct. 21

Mon

S228

Exam III

Oct. 23

Wed

S113

Covalent Bonds, Lewis Dot Structures

Oct. 23

Wed

S228

Hybridization and VSEPR (Including Exp. 10)

Oct. 28

Mon

S113

VSPER, VB, Molecular Orbital Theory (Exp. 10 continues)

Oct. 30

Wed

S113

Energy, Enthalpy, Calorimetry, Heats of Formation, Entropy, Free Energy

Nov. 4

Mon

S113

Bond Dissociation Energy, Born-Haber Cycle

Nov. 6

Wed

S113

Born-Haber Cycle, Free Energy

Nov. 6

Wed

S228

Free Energy Calculations

Nov. 11

Mon

S113

Review

Nov. 11

Mon

S228

Exam IV

Nov. 13

Wed

S113

Gas Laws, Real Gases, Non-ideal Gases

Nov. 13

Wed

S228

Kinetic Molecular Theory, Liquid, Solids, Gases

Nov. 15

Fri

Last day to drop with a Q

Nov. 18

Mon

S113

Liquid, Solids, Gases, Intermolecular Forces

Nov. 20

Wed

S113

Intermolecular forces, Energy Calculations

Nov. 20

Wed

S228

Phase Changes, Liquids, Solids

Nov. 25

Mon

S113

Ionic Solids, Phase Diagrams

Nov. 25

Mon

S228

Hydrogen and Isotopes of Hydrogen

Nov. 27 – Dec. 1

Thanksgiving Holiday – Blinn Closed

Dec. 2

Mon

S113

Oxygen, Water, Ozone, Reactions

Dec. 2

Mon

S228

Hydrogen Peroxide

Dec. 4

Wed

S113

Review

Dec. 4

Wed

S228

Exam V

Dec. 9

Mon

S113

Review

Dec. 9

Mon

S228

Review

Dec. 11

Wed

S113

Final Exam, 12:45 to 2:45 p.m.

Homework
 

Homework Modules

Deadline

Chapters 1 and 2

8 pm Sunday, September 8

Chapters 3 and 4

8 pm Sunday, September 29

Chapters 5 and 6

8 pm Tuesday, October 15

Chapters 7 and 8

8 pm Tuesday, November 5

Chapters 9, 10, and 18

8 pm Sunday, December 1

Laboratory
 

Exp. #

Date

Subject

Report Due

Exp. 1

Aug. 28

Review of Mathematics (no pre-lab, or data sheet) (25 pts)

Sept. 4

Exp. 2

Sept. 4

Density of Solids and Liquids

Sept. 9

Exp. 3

Sept. 18

Indirect Gravimetric Determination of a Hydrated Compound

Sept. 19

Exp. 4

Sept. 19

Percent Copper and Formula Weight of a Copper Compound

Sept. 23

Exp. 5

Sept. 25

Some Reactions of Metal Ions

Sept. 30

Exp. 6

Oct. 7

Atomic Emission Spectra

Oct. 9

Exp. 11

Oct. 23

Lewis Dot Structures (in Lecture)

Oct. 30

Exp. 9

Oct. 28

Acid Base Titration

Oct. 30

Exp. 10

Oct. 30

Oxidation Reduction Titration

Nov. 4

Exp. 12

Nov 4

Hess' Law and Heats of Neutralization

Nov. 6

Exp. 13

Nov. 18

Determination of the Mass of Mg

Nov. 20

 

Due Dates and Exams Calendar

 

Date

Day

Location

"Assignment"

 

Sept. 4

Wed

Lab

Lab Report Exp. 1 due (Basic Math Review)

 

Data Sheet Exp. 2 due at end of lab period

 

Sept. 8

Sun

Computer

Mastering Chemistry Chapter 1 and 2 deadline 8:00 pm

 

Sept. 9

Mon

Lab

Lab Report Exp. 2

 

Sept.11

Wed

S228

Exam I

 

Sept.18

Wed

Lab

Data Sheet Exp. 3 due at end of lab period

 

Sept. 23

Mon

Lab

Exp. 3 Report

 

Data Sheet Exp. 4 due at end of lab period

 

Sept. 25

Wed

Lab

Exp. 4 Report

 

Data Sheet Exp. 5 due at end of lab period

 

Sept. 29

Sun

Computer

Mastering Chemistry Chapter 3 and 4 deadline 8:00 pm

 

Sept. 30

Mon

Lab

Exp. 5 Report

 

Oct. 2

Wed

S228

Exam II

 

Oct. 7

Mon

Lab

Data Sheet Exp. 6 due at end of lab period

 

Oct. 9

Wed

Lab

Exp. 6 Report

 

Oct. 15

Tue

Computer

Mastering Chemistry Chapters 5 and 6 deadline 8:00 pm

 

Oct. 21

Mon

S228

Exam III

 

Oct. 28

Mon

Lab

Data Sheet Exp. 9 due at end of lab period

 

Oct. 30

Wed

Lab

Exp. 9

 

Exp. 11

 

Data Sheet Exp. 10 due at end of lab period

 

Nov. 4

Mon

Lab

Exp. 10

 

Data Sheet Exp. 12 due at end of lab period

 

Nov. 5

Tue

Computer

Mastering Chemistry Chapters 7 and 8 deadline 8:00 pm

 

Nov. 6

Wed

Lab

Exp. 12

 

Computer

Mastering Chemistry Chapters 7 and 8 deadline 8:00 pm

 

Nov. 11

Mon

S228

Exam IV

 

Nov. 18

Mon

Lab

Data Sheet Exp. 13 due at end of lab period

 

Nov. 20

Wed

Lab

Exp. 13

 

Dec. 1

Sun

Computer

Mastering Chemistry Chapters 9, 10, and 18

 

Dec. 4

Wed

S228

Exam V

 

Dec. 11

Wed

 Lecture

Final Exam, 12:45 to 2:45 p.m.  Room S113