Sections 1-15

Dr. Light--SPRING 1996

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         Robley J. Light:    Office: 204 DLC   
                             Telephone: 644-3844

    Class Hours:

    You should attend the lecture and recitation

                   section for which you are registered.
         Lecture:  Sections 1-7        MWF 8:00-8:55 am, 275 FLH
         Recitations (all in 213 HTL): 
              Section  1:    Tues.      8:00-8:50  Ref# 07493
              Section  2:    Tues.      9:00-9:50  Ref# 07501
              Section  3:    Tues.     10:00-10:50 Ref# 07519
              Section  4:    Tues.     11:00-11:50 Ref# 07526
              Section  5:    Tues.     12:00-12:50 Ref# 07533
              Section  6:    Tues.      1:00-1:50  Ref# 07540
              Section  7:    Tues.      2:00-2:50  Ref# 07558
         Lecture:  Sections 8-15       MWF 12:20-1:10 pm, 255 FLH
         Recitations (all in 213 HTL): 
              Section   8:   Thurs.     8:00-8:50  Ref# 07565
              Section   9:   Thurs.     9:00-9:50  Ref# 07572
              Section  10:   Thurs.    10:00-10:50 Ref# 07580
              Section  11:   Thurs.    11:00-11:50 Ref# 07597
              Section  12:   Thurs.    12:00-12:50 Ref# 07605
              Section  13:   Thurs.     1:00-1:50  Ref# 07612
              Section  14:   Thurs.     2:00-2:50  Ref# 07620
              Section  15:   Thurs.     3:00-3:50  Ref# 07637

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    Office Hours:

         MW 9:15-10:15, MW 1:30-2:30 or by appointment.  A schedule of
         additional office hours of recitation and other instructors
         will be handed out later. 

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         Chemistry, The Central Science  6th Edition, by T. L. Brown,
         H. E. LeMay, Jr., and B. E. Bursten; Prentice-Hall, 1994.


         A calculator capable of the operations 10x, ex, log x, and
         ln x is required.

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         MAC 1102 with a grade of "C-" or higher or placement beyond
         MAC 1102 on the FSU Math Department exam.  Alternatively, a
         SAT Mathematics score of 450 or an ACT Mathematics score of 21
         and a Natural Sciences score of 24 combined with a high school
         chemistry grade of "B" or better.


         CHM 1045L, unless you previously passed it.

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         This course is intended for science majors who will take
         further chemistry courses.  It will count for liberal studies
         credit, but non-science majors desiring a single terminal
         course in chemistry should consider CHM 1020 instead.  CHM
         1030 is an alternative shorter general chemistry course
         leading to CHM 2200C, a one-semester organic chemistry course
         intended for some majors such as nutrition and food science. 
         Students with credit in CHM 1020 or CHM 1030 who are switching
         to a major requiring the main chemistry sequence may take CHM
         1045 for reduced credit.

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         There will be three hour exams and a final exam.  Note their
         scheduled dates now, and plan your calendar accordingly.  
                   Exam I    Friday, February 9
                   Exam II   Friday, March 8
                   Exam III  Friday, April 12
                   Final Exam
                             Wednesday, April 24, 3:00-5:00 pm
                                  Note:  This is a block exam time,
                                  not the time for 8:00-8:55 MWF or
                                  12:20-1:10 classes.  The location of
                                  the exam will be provided later.
         Make-up exams will be available only in case of a legitimately
         excused absence (sickness, death in family, university
         business, etc.).  In all cases but extreme emergencies, you
         must notify me of the absence before the exam.  All make-up
         exams will be scheduled during the last class period, Friday,
         April 19.


         Quizzes will be administered in class on Fridays beginning
         with the second week of class.  They will be taken as a group
         activity, one quiz submitted and graded for each group.  There
         will be a time limit on quizzes.

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         Attendance at recitation is highly recommended.  This is an
         opportunity to go over quizzes, review for tests, practice
         working problems, and ask questions about things that are
         confusing you.  Part of your grade will be determined by your
         active participation in the recitation sections.

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    Study Groups:

         You are to organize yourselves into groups of four or five
         individuals.  Try to group with individuals in the same
         recitation section and with similar enough schedules that you
         will have several blocks of time each week to get together
         outside of class.  All group members should attend the same
         recitation.  Sit together in class and in recitation, as there
         will be some classroom activities you will be called on to
         work together.  You will work together on quizzes and submit
         one quiz for the group.  You should also meet together at
         least once or twice a week to work problem sets and prepare
         for tests.

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         Besides reading the chapters ahead, and organizing and
         completing your notes after each lecture, you should practice
         working some of the representative problems at the end of the
         chapters.  A good strategy would be to get together in your
         study groups to work problems.  Following is a suggested list
         of problems to focus on, but if you have difficulty with a
         particular type of problem, you should choose additional ones
         to work.  As you encounter difficulties, you should seek help
         during office hours, from the help desk, from your recitation
         instructor, or by email.
         Chapter             Suggested Problems
            1           1.15-1.24, 1.27-1.32, 1.53, 1.56
            2           2.3-2.4, 2.15-2.22, 2.27-2.34, 
                        2.39-2.44, 2.57-2.59
            3           3.3-3.6, 3.7-3.9, 3.15-3.17, 3.20-3.22,
                        3.26-3.33, 3.39-3.44, 3.53-3.58, 3.63-3.67
            4           4.5-4.12, 4.51-4.56
            5           5.17-5.18, 5.25-5.34, 5.41-5.54
            6           6.3-6.8, 6.11-6.18, 6.23-6.29, 6.35-6.40,
                        6.49-6.56, 6.57-6.62
            7           7.12-7.26, 7.29-7.31, 7.37-7.40
            8           8.7-8.18, 8.21-8.26, 8.32-8.36, 8.37-8.44,
                        8.51-8.53, 8.57-8.58, 8.63
            9           9.1-9.18, 9.27-9.34
           10           10.5-10.8, 10.14, 10.16-10.30, 10.33-10.43,
                        10.49-10.53, 10.55, 10.58-10.60, 10.65-10.68
           11           11.7, 11.10, 11.15-11.18, 11.27-11.28, 
                        11.37-11.38, 11.43-ll.45, ll.51-ll.53,
                        ll.59, 11.61, 11.63

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    Group Problems:

         There will be four optional, extra credit, group problems. 
         They must be completed by the group, not individually, and
         only those members participating will get credit.  Each
         problem will be worth up to 5 points in extra credit.

    Electronic Mail:

         You will each be given an account on a campus computer which
         can be used for electronic mail and for exploring the
         Internet.  I will use electronic mail to make class
         announcements, reading and problem assignments, etc.  Old
         tests and quizzes will be accessible by internet, but not in
         any other way.  The first group problem will involve becoming
         familiar with finding chemical information on the Internet. 
         You can use electronic mail to ask me questions about the
         material, indicate which things need more explanation in
         class, etc.  This opportunity is not meant to replace office
         hours, but to complement them.  A newsgroup bulletin board
         will be created to which I will post answers to questions I
         feel are relevant for all the class, and I plan to develop a
         class home page as a repository of relevant class information. 
         You can also communicate with each other, schedule group
         meetings, etc. through your email accounts.
         I may, on occasion, submit a question to the class by email
         and award extra credit to whomever can answer it correctly
         within a specified time period, not more than 24 hours.

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         The course grade will be calculated on the basis of 635
         points, distributed as follows:
              Three hour exams*, 100 each        300 points
              Seven of nine quizzes, 10 each      70 points
              Recitation participation, 5 each    65 points
              Final exam* (100 x 2)              200 points
                                  Total          635 points
              (Plus group problem extra credit, maximum of 20 points)
              The course average is based on Total/635
              * Final exam grade can also substitute for lowest test

    Grading Scale:

                   A    90-100
                   B    80-89.9
                   C    70-79.9
                   D    60-69.9
                   F    0-59.9
              (I will reserve the right to lower the cut-off line at
              each grade level, and to give pluses or minuses near the
              cut-off line, but the above scale represents the minimum
              grade to expect.) 

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    Study Hints:

         Prepare for class and recitation.  Read the book before
         material is to be covered in class, and come prepared with
         questions on things you don't understand.  A large portion of
         the course involves solving various problems.  In addition to
         the quizzes and recitation problem sets, some suggested
         practice problems are listed in the course outline, and you
         should try working these problems on your own or with others. 
         A solutions manual is available, and while it may tell you if
         your answer is right, do not depend on it for the rote method
         of solving the problem.  Usually there is more than one way to
         set up and solve chemistry problems, especially complex ones,
         and understanding what you are doing and why is preferred to
         memorizing steps.  Some memorization will be necessary,
         however, such as names and symbols of elements, and you should
         undertake these tasks as they come up, not the night before a
         test.  Take good class notes, revise them after class to see
         if there are points you don't understand, and develop a
         content outline from the notes to serve as a study guide for
         each exam.  When you have trouble working a problem, after it
         is explained try working another similar one from those at the
         end of the chapter.  Try making up your own substitute problem
         to solve. 

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    CHM 1045 -- Spring 1995 -- Dr. Light

    Tentative Lecture Schedule

    Date      Chapter             Topic                         Other
    Jan  8  M    1      Class Organization; Introduction
    Jan 10  W    1      Basic Concepts
    Jan 12  F    2      Atoms, Molecules and Ions
    Jan 15  M           Martin Luther King Day, no class
    Jan 17  W    2      Atoms, Molecules and Ions          (G.Pr. 1) 
    Jan 19  F    2                "                            Quiz 1
    Jan 22  M    3      Stoichiometry
    Jan 24  W    3                "
    Jan 26  F    3                "                            Quiz 2
    Jan 29  M    3                "
    Jan 31  W    4      Solution Stoichiometry          (G.Pr. 1 due)
    Feb  2  F    4       (Sections 4.1 and 4.7 only)           Quiz 3
    Feb  5  M    4                "                         (G.Pr. 2)
    Feb  7  W    5      Energy and Thermochemistry
    Feb  9  F           EXAM I (Chapters 1-4)
    Feb 12  M    5      Energy and Thermochemistry
    Feb 14  W    5                "
    Feb 16  F    5                "                            Quiz 4
    Feb 19  M    6      Electronic Structure of Atoms
    Feb 21  W    6                "                     (G.Pr. 2 due)
    Feb 23  F    6                "                            Quiz 5
    Feb 26  M    7      Periodic Properties of Elements
    Feb 28  W    7                "                         (G.Pr. 3)
    Mar  1  F    8      Concepts of Chemical Bonding           Quiz 6
    Mar  4  M    8                "                 
    Mar  6  W    8                "
    Mar  8  F           EXAM II (Chapters 5-8(part))
    Mar 11  M    8      Concepts of Chemical Bonding
    Mar 13  W    8                "
    Mar 15  F    9      Molecular Geometry       (G.Pr. 3 due) Quiz 7
    Mar 18-22           Spring Break
    Mar 25  M    9      Molecular Geometry                  (G.Pr. 4)
    Mar 27  W    9                "
    Mar 29  F   10      Gases                                  Quiz 8
    Apr  1  M   10        "
    Apr  3  W   10        " 
    Apr  5  F   10        "                                    Quiz 9
    Apr  8  M   11      Intermolecular Forces
    Apr 10  W   11                "                     (G.Pr. 4 due)
    Apr 12  F           EXAM III (Chapters 8-10)
    Apr 15  M   11      Intermolecular Forces
    Apr 17  W   11                "
    Apr 19  F           Review;  Make-up Exams
    Apr 24  W           FINAL EXAMINATION, 3:00-5:00 pm
                        (Note:  This is a block exam time)

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