CHEM 105 – General Chemistry I

Fall 2018

Instructor:

Office:

E-mail:

Phone:

Office Hours:

Course Credit Hours:

Lectures:

Dr. F. Gregg McIntosh

Sims 109F

mcintoshg@winthrop.edu

323-4917

T/Th 12:30-1:30, or by appointment

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Section 002: Tuesday/Thursday 8:00-9:15 am / SIMS 105




Required Materials:

●    Chemistry – an atoms-focused approach, 2nd edition, Gilbert, Kirss, Foster.

●    A scientific calculator with logarithms and exponential functions (cell phones may NOT be used).



Course Goals:

●   Gain an understanding of the fundamental concepts of chemistry.
●    Develop critical thinking and problem solving skills.
●    Build a foundation of good study habits and knowledge for more advanced scientific studies.
●    Better understand how science and chemistry relate to the world around us.



 Course Outline:


In this course, we will examine the following topics:

●   Unit Systems and Dimensional Analysis
●    Basic Concepts of Matter
●    Subatomic Particles, Isotopes and Nuclear Chemistry
●    Electronic Structure and Chemical Periodicity
●    Chemical Bonds
●    Chemical Nomenclature
●    Chemical Calculations: The Mole Concept and Chemical Formulas
●    Chemical Calculations Involving Chemical Equations
●    States of Matter
●    Gas Laws
●    Solutions
●    Acids, Bases and Salts
●    Chemical Equations: Net Ionic and oxidation-Reduction
●    Reaction Equilibrium
●    Reaction Kinetics


Class Preparation: You will get more from each lecture video if you spend time preparing ahead of time. Therefore, you should:

●    Read assigned text sections and complete assigned homework before each lecture.  This will give you a better understanding of the topics being discussed and you will be able to take better notes and ask more insightful questions if you need clarification on any of the topics discussed. 

●    Attend class.  If you miss class, it is your responsibility to obtain lecture notes from another student in the class. You are also responsible for any announcements or schedule changes made during class, whether or not you were present. 

●    You are responsible for any announcements made in class, via Blackboard, or by email. Make sure you have access to your Blackboard account, that your correct email is included in the class listserver, and check your email and Blackboard accounts at least once a day for any updates.

●    Devote time to study each day.  This is a rigorous course that requires daily preparation.  Work homework problems daily.

●    Take good notes and develop good study habits. Many students with good work ethics often still need to change how they approach studying for this course. Working problems independently is necessary to improve your comprehension and problem solving skills. Supplemental work with tutors or fellow students can also be advantageous. 

●    Come to class prepared with problems or questions for clarification in order to get the most benefit out of the sessions. 



Exams and Grading:

 



Exams and Quizzes: You will need a scientific calculator (one with exponential notation, logarithms, and orders of operation) for exams and quizzes. 
Use of cell phones and sharing of calculators
are both strictly prohibited during exams and quizzes.

Course Withdraw: October 19 is the last day to withdraw from a full semester course with an automatic N grade issued.  Students may not withdraw from a course after this date without documented extenuating circumstances as determined by the University.

Communication: Information may be sent via Blackboard or the Class List Server. If you added the course late or are not receiving emails, go to http://www.winthrop.edu/technology/default.aspx?id=7081 to add yourself.
If you have any questions, call, e-mail, or see me before/after class to set up an appointment.

Attendance:  You are expected to attend all class meetings. You are responsible for all announcements made in class. Absence or lateness does not excuse you from this responsibility. You are also responsible for any announcements/assignments posted vial blackboard or email, so you should check your email and Blackboard accounts daily.


Students with Disabilities/Need of Accommodations for Access:

Winthrop University is committed to providing access to education.  If you have a condition which may adversely impact your ability to access academics and/or campus life, and you require specific accommodations to complete this course, contact the Office of Accessibility (OA) at 803-323-3290, or, accessibility@winthrop.edu,as early as possible to discuss your concerns.



Academic Success Center: Winthrop’s Academic Success Center is a free resource for all undergraduate students seeking to perform their best academically.  The ASC offers a variety of personalized and structured resources that help students achieve academic excellence, such as tutoring, academic skill development (test taking strategies, time management counseling, and study techniques), and group/individual study spaces.  The ASC is located on the first floor of Dinkins, Suite 106.  Tutoring for this specific course is offered through the office.  If you wish to request a tutor, you must attend ONE Tutee Seminar, offered every Friday until October 19th. Please contact the ASC at 803-323-3929 or success@winthrop.edu if you have any questions.  For more information on ASC services, please visit www.winthrop.edu/success.

 


 

***This document may be adjusted as needed during the semester. The student is responsible for being aware of any changes and so should check the department website, chem.winthrop.edu, prior to every class for changes to this syllabus.

This is a tentative schedule and will be revised as needed. Last updated on 1/9/2017

Class meeting dates:


Text Section

Read prior to class

Homework Problems (odd unless otherwise specified)
These problems will not be graded, but are needed to prepare for the exams.

Lecture Videos

Videos may be accessed via Blackboard if links are not working

Lecture Presentations
(in OpenOffice, Powerpoint, and pdf formats)

08/21/18


1.1-1.8

Ch 1.: 23, 25, 35, 47, 51, 53, 59, 63, 67, 69, 77, 79

Algebra/exponents
Ch1-Matter
Ch1-Metric System
Ch1-Sig. Figures
Ch1-Conversions
Ch1-Conversion Examples

Ch. 1, ppt, pdf

08/23/18


1.19-1.10


Ch1-Density/Temperature
Ch2-Atomic Structure
Ch2-Isotopes


08/28/18


2.1-2.4


Ch2-Periodic Table
Ch2-Average Mass

Ch. 2, ppt, pdf

08/30/18


2.5

Ch 2: 5, 7, 11, 25, 29, 31, 45, 49, 53, 63, 69, 71, 83, 89, 91

Ch2-Moles
Ch2-Moles Examples


09/04/18

Exam 1





09/06/18


3.1-3.5

Ch 3: 1, 3, 9, 11, 13, 17, 19, 21, 23, 35, 77, 93, 95, 97, 99, 103, 105, 111, 117

Ch3-Introduction
Ch3-Quantum Numbers

Ch. 3, ppt, pdf

09/11/18


3.6-3.9


Ch3-Electron config
Ch3-El conf examples


09/13/18


3.9-3.12


Ch3-Other notations
Ch3-Periodic Trends

Ch3-Per. Trend examples


09/18/18


4.1-4.7

Ch 4: 1, 3, 7, 29, 31, 35, 37, 39, 43, 47, 53, 59, 61, 67, 71, 85, 105, 117, 121, 155

Ch4-Ionic compounds
Ch4-Ionic cpds-examples
Ch4-Covalent compounds
Ch4-Lewis Structures
Ch4-Lewis Structures-examples

Ch4-electronegativity
Ch4-Formal charges

Ch. 4, ppt, pdf

09/20/18


5.1-5.3

Ch 5: 11, 13, 19, 23, 25, 27, 31, 33, 41, 43, 47

Ch5-geometries
Ch5-Polarity

Ch. 5, ppt, pdf


09/25/18


6.1-2

Ch 6: 1, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23, 27, 29, 33

Ch6-Intermolecular forces

Ch. 6, ppt, pdf

09/27/18

Exam 2





10/02/18






10/04/18


7.1-7.4

Ch 7: 1, 3, 7, 11, 17, 19, 21, 23, 31, 33, 37, 39, 47, 51, 71, 79, 81, 105

Ch7-reactions
Ch7-reactions-examples
Ch7-balancing
Ch7-balancing-examples

Ch. 7, ppt, pdf

10/09/18


7.5-7.8


Ch7-Stoichiometry
Ch7-Stoichiometry examples
Ch7-mass percent
Ch7-empirical formulas


10/11/18




Ch7-limiting reactants
Ch7-limiting reactants examples
Ch7-percent yield


10/16/18


8.1-8.4

Ch 8: 11, 47, 51, 53

Ch8-Molarity

Ch. 8, ppt, pdf

10/18/18




Ch8-Molarity examples


10/19/18

Last day to drop full semester course

10/23/18

Exam 3

10/25/18


9.1-9.3

Ch 9: 41, 47, 51, 53

Ch9-Thermochemistry
Ch9-Heating curve
Ch9-Specific heat
Ch9-Enthalpy

Ch. 9, ppt, pdf

10/30/18


10.1-10.6

11

Ch 10: 39, 41, 47, 49, 53, 59, 61, 67, 73, 79, 95, 97

Ch 11: 5, 15, 31, 39, 51, 53

Ch10-Gas Laws

Ch10-Gas Laws Examples

Ch. 10, ppt, pdf

Ch. 11, ppt, pdf

11/01/18


12.1-12.3

Ch 12: 1, 3, 17, 19, 25, 27, 33, 35, 37, 41, 45, 49, 51, 57, 59, 63

Ch12-Thermodynamics

Ch. 12

11/06/18

No class
Election Day





11/08/18


12.4-12.7




11/13/18

Exam 4





11/15/18


13.1-13.6

Ch 13: 1, 3, 5, 7, 11, 21, 29, 31, 35, 47, 51, 55, 57, 61, 63, 67

Ch13-Kinetics

Ch. 13

11/20/18


14.1-14.10

Ch 14: 1, 11, 15, 19, 23, 25, 27, 29, 47, 53, 59, 73, 81, 83, 92, 105

Ch14-Equilibrium

Ch. 14

11/27/18


15.1, 15.8

Ch 15: 13, 15, 17, 19, 29, 31, 35, 55, 59, 87

Ch15-Acids/Bases

Ch. 15

11/29/18

Exam 5





12/08/18

FINAL EXAM


8:00 AM Saturday in SIMS 105 for section 002