DAYTONA BEACH COMMUNITY COLLEGE
INTRODUCTION TO CHEMISTRY (CHM 1025)
FALL SEMESTER, 1998
LECTURER: Mr. Fred Fathi
Office: Room 128 Science Building
Phone: 255-8131 Ext. 2641
Web Site: http://members.tripod.com/~fredfathi/index.html
"Introductory Chemistry", Second Edition, Corwin
"Introduction to Chemistry Laboratory Manual", Swanson
"Lecture Notes for Introduction to Chemistry", Swanson
CHM 1025, Introduction to Chemistry, is a survey course designed particularly for those students needing to meet a basic science requirement or desiring a preparatory course for CHM 1045, 1046, and 2205. The course meets for four hours each week; three hours of lecture and one hour of recitation (laboratory). Please be sure you are enrolled in the recitation portion of the course.
The pre/co-requisite for this course is Intermediate Algebra (MAT 1033).
In the study of chemistry, it is important to attend all the lectures, since the material of one lecture is built upon all preceding lectures. If you unavoidably miss a lecture, please obtain the notes from a classmate. Attendance will be taken so that the instructor will become familiar with the students. Attendance may also be used to decide on borderline grade situations at the end of the semester.
II. COURSE COMPONENT WEIGHTS:
Your grade in this course is determined on the basis of the following:
Hour exams 50%
Text Book Problem Sets 10%
Recitation Experiments 20%
Final Exam 20%
III. COURSE COMPONENTS:
All examinations administered in CHM 1025 are of the closed book type. If any charts or tables are required, they will be provided by the instructor; however, you are permitted the use of a calculator in the problem solving portion of these exercises. No other materials are permitted to be used for the exam. A total of four multiple-choice, one-hour exams will be given during the term (see Exam Schedule). The exams are not cumulative in nature, but cover only the lecture material after the preceding exam. The lowest exam grade (or missed exam) will be dropped.
B. TEXT BOOK PROBLEM SETS:
At the completion of each chapter in lecture, you should, after appropriate studying, complete the problem sets of respective chapters.
C. RECITATION EXPERIMENTS:
Your participation in a recitation section is an important part of CHM 1025. If your schedule does not indicate that you have been assigned to one of the CHM 1025L recitation sections, please see the instructor. Recitation sections meet once a week. This time is spent performing experiments that pertain to the lecture material. Prior to your recitation section you are responsible for reviewing the experiment that will be performed. The recitation instructor will discuss the experiment before it is performed. A total of 12 experiments will be performed.
D. FINAL EXAM:
A cumulative final exam will be given on the last day of classes. Since the final
Exam is a requirement of the course a missed final exam will result in an
Incomplete for the course.
E. FINAL GRADE:
At the end of the semester all the numerical grades will be totaled, averaged, and a final letter grade assigned on the following basis:
F 59 and below
Sample Grade Calculation:
Grade Value Points
Exam I 82 x 0.10 = 8.2
Exam II 88 x 0.10 = 8.8
Exam III 75 x 0.10 = 7.5
Exam IV Drop Grade
Exam V 82 x 0.10 = 8.2
Exam VI 82 x 0.10 = 8.2
Problems 100 x 0.10 = 10.0
Lab 91 x 0.20 = 18.2
Final 80 x 0.20 = 16.0
This student would therefore get a B+ in the course.
If a student wishes to withdraw or audit the course, they must do so by October 16. The instructor will not allow a student to audit after that date.
IV. HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF CHEMISTRY:
A. Attend all the lectures and take thorough notes.
B. Read your textbook and use its explanations to enhance your lecture notes.
C. Study groups of 3 or 4 students can be effective for the exchange of chemical concepts.
E. A set of recommended problems for each chapter (see the list later in the syllabus) may be done to test the skills you've developed.
F. Work the Review Question sets for each of the chapters.
V. OFFICE HOURS:
Finally, the instructor urges you to take advantage of his office hours. It is his pleasure to serve you and he is eager for you to utilize this time in a positive and constructive way , which will promote good learning and assure you of some measure of success in this course.
CHEMISTRY 1025 LECTURE - RECITATION SCHEDULE FALL, 1998
The following timetable is submitted as a study guide and will be followed as reasonably as possible. Minor changes may be made occasionally.
WEEK TEXT LECTURE
OF CHAPT NOTES TOPIC EXPERIMENT
8/24 4 2 Matter and Energy Lecture on Lab
8/31 2 3 Scientific Measurements Exp. 1
9/7 3 4 Metric System Exp. 2
9/14 5 5 Models of the Atom Exp. 3 ____________________________________________________________________________
9/21 6 6 The Periodic Table Exp. 4
9/28 7 7 Language of Chemistry Exp. 5 Part 1
10/5 8 8 Chemical Reactions Exp. 5 Part 2
10/12 9 9 The Mole Concept Exp. 6
10/19 10 10 Stoichiometry Exp. 7 _____________________________________________________________________
11/2 12 12 Chemical Bonding Exp. 9
11/9 13 13 Liquids and Solids Exp. 10
11/16 14 14 Solutions Exp. 11
11/23 15 15 Acids and Bases
11/30 17 16 Oxidation & Reduction Exp. 12
12/7 18 17 Nuclear Chemistry Make up Exp.
12/14 FINAL EXAM
Textbook Lecture Notes Computer Lessons
Exam I Chapter 4,2,3 2,3,4 4,2,3
Exam II Chapter 5,6 5,6 5,6
Exam III Chapter 7,8,9 7,8,9 7,8,9
Exam IV Chapter 10,11 10,11 10,11
Exam V Chapter 12,13 12,13 12,13
Exam VI Chapter 14,15 14,15 14,15
Final Exam Chapter 2-15 2-17 17,18