CHEM 104 – Chemistry and Problem-Solving Fundamentals

Spring 2019

Instructor:

Office:

E-mail:

Phone:

Office Hours:

Course Credit Hours:

Lectures:

Dr. F. Gregg McIntosh

Sims 109F

mcintoshg@winthrop.edu

323-4917

T 12:30-1:15pm, Th 2:00-3:00pm, or by appointment

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Section 002: Thursday 12:30 pm – 1:45 am / SIMS 112




Required Materials:

●    Text: OpenStax Chemistry digital text. https://openstax.org/details/books/chemistry-atoms-first

●    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


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

●   Watch the video lectures by the assigned dates in the syllabus, and complete Blackboard assignments on time. Classroom time is for problem sessions, so come to class prepared with specific problems/topics that you want clarified. This allows you to benefit most from the weekly face to face time. 

●    Attend class.  If you miss class, it is your responsibility to obtain 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. 



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: March 6 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, Blackboard, and Tophat 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.

Class meeting dates:


Text Section

Read prior to class


Lecture Videos

For captions, select the gear icon (settings), then subtitles, and English

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







01/10/19


1.1-1.5


Algebra/exponents
Ch1-Introduction
Ch1-Classification
Ch1-Measurements
Ch1-Significant Figures
Ch1-Sig. Figs.
Examples

Ch. 1, ppt







01/17/19


1.16


Ch1-Conversions
Ch1-Conversions Examples








01/24/19

Exam 1











01/31/19


2.1-2.4


Ch2-Atomic Structure
Ch2-Formulas
Ch2-Isotopes and Avg. Mass
Ch2-Isotopes Examples

Ch. 2, ppt







02/07/19




Ch2-Moles
Ch2-Molar Mass
Ch2-Moles Examples
Ch2-Empirical Formulas








02/14/19

Exam 2











02/21/19


3.1-3.11


Ch3-EM radiation
Ch3-Quantum numbers
Ch3-Electronic configuration
Ch3-El conf examples
Ch3-Other notation examples
Ch3-Periodic Table
Ch3-Periodic Trends
Ch3-Per. Trend examples

Ch. 3, ppt







02/28/19


5.1-5.2


Ch4-Bonding Introduction
Ch4-Ionic nomenclature
Ch4-Covalent compounds
Ch4-Polyatomic ions
Ch4-Ionic cpds examples
Ch4-Covalent cpds examples
Ch4-Polar bonds
Ch4-Lewis structures
Ch4-Lewis structure examples
Ch4-Formal charges
Ch4-Formal charges examples
Ch4-Molecular geometry
Ch4-Molecular geometry examples
Ch4-Molecular polarity

Ch. 3, ppt







03/06/19

Last day to drop full semester course

03/07/19

Exam 3





03/11/19-
03/15/19

Spring Break

03/21/19


7.1-7.2


Ch6-Empirical Formulas
Ch6-Concentrations
Ch7-reactions-examples
Ch7-balancing
Ch7-balancing-examples

Ch. 6, ppt
Ch. 7, ppt, pdf








03/28/19


7.3-7.6
7.7-7.8


Ch7-Stoichiometry
Ch7-Stoichiometry examples
Ch7-mass percent
Ch7-empirical formulas
Ch7-limiting reactants
Ch7-limiting reactants examples
Ch7-percent yield








04/04/19

Exam 4











04/11/19


9.1-9.4
8.1-8.4


Ch9-Thermochemistry
Ch9-Heating curve
Ch9-Specific heat
Ch9-Enthalpy
Ch8-Molarity
Ch8-Molarity examples

Ch. 9, ppt, pdf
Ch. 8, ppt, pdf







04/18/19

Exam 5





04/25/19

FINAL EXAM


3:00 PM Thursday in SIMS 112