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Instructor: Robley J. Light: Office: 204 DLC Telephone: 644-3844 email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 219 HTL): Section 1: Tues. 1:00-1:50 Ref# 08424 Section 2: Tues. 2:00-2:50 Ref# 08431 Section 3: Tues. 3:00-3:50 Ref# 08449 Section 4: Tues. 4:00-4:50 Ref# 08456 Section 5: Tues. 5:00-5:50 Ref# 08463 Section 6: Tues. 6:00-6:50 Ref# 08470 Section 7: Tues. 7:00-7:50 Ref# 08488 Lecture: Sections 8-15 MWF 12:20-1:10 pm, 255 FLH Recitations (all in 213 HTL): Section 8: Tues. 8:00-8:50 Ref# 08495 Section 9: Tues. 9:00-9:50 Ref# 08503 Section 10: Tues. 10:00-10:50 Ref# 08510 Section 11: Tues. 11:00-11:50 Ref# 08528 Section 12: Tues. 12:00-12:50 Ref# 08535 Section 13: Tues. 1:00-1:50 Ref# 08542 Section 14: Tues. 2:00-2:50 Ref# 08550 Section 15: Tues. 3:00-3:50 Ref# 08567
[Return to beginning of syllabus] Office Hours: WF 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. Text: Chemistry, The Central Science 7th Edition, by T. L. Brown, H. E. LeMay, Jr., and B. E. Bursten; Prentice-Hall, 1997. Experimenting with the Internet; A Guide for Chemistry Students, by Thomas Gardner (This supplement was supposed to have been supplied with the textbook, but the bookstore ordered the wrong texts. A copy will be given out to all students who have purchased the main textbook).
[Return to beginning of syllabus] Calculator: A calculator capable of the operations 10x, ex, log x, and ln x is required. Prerequisite: 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. Corequisite: CHM 1045L, unless you previously passed it. If you do not attend the first lab meeting, you may be dropped from the course!
[Return to beginning of syllabus] Audience: 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.
[Return to beginning of syllabus] Exams: There will be three hour exams and a final exam. Note their scheduled dates now, and plan your calendar accordingly. Exam I Friday, February 7 Exam II Friday, March 7 Exam III Friday, April 11 Final Exam Wednesday, April 23, 10:00-12:00 am 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 18.
[Return to beginning of syllabus] Quizzes: Take-home quizzes will be handed out on Wednesdays and due in class on Fridays beginning with the second week of class. They must be taken as a group activity, one quiz submitted and graded for each group. Recitation: 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.
[Return to beginning of syllabus] 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.
[Return to beginning of syllabus] Homework: 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 1.17-1.44 2 2.3-2.4, 2.13-2.20, 2.27-2.39, 2.43-2.46, 2.67-2.69 3 3.3-3.10, 3.15-3.22, 3.26-3.34, 3.41-3.48, 3.55-3.59, 3.65-3.70 4 4.5-4.12, 4.51-4.56 5 5.21-5.26, 5.33-5.38, 5.47-5.50, 5.56-5.62 6 6.5-6.10, 6.13-6.20, 6.25-6.30, 6.41-6.46, 6.53-6.56, 6.59-6.62, 6.67-6.70 7 7.13-7.24, 7.33-7.44 8 8.7-8.20, 8.23-8.28, 8.36-8.50, 8.53-8.54, 8.57-8.60, 8.63-8.70 9 9.1-9.16, 9.19-9.22, 9.33-9.40 10 10.5-10.8, 10.14, 10.16-10.32, 10.35-10.48, 10.57-10.62, 10.67-10.70 11 11.7-11.8, 11.13-11.16, 11.27-11.30, 11.39-11.40, 11.45-ll.47, ll.53-ll.55, ll.61, 11.63, 11.65-11.66
[Return to beginning of syllabus] Optional Group Problems: There will be three 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 6 points in extra credit. Grading: The course grade will be calculated on the basis of 655 points, distributed as follows: Three hour exams*, 100 each 300 points Nine quizzes, 10 each 90 points Recitation participation, 5 each 65 points Final exam* (100 x 2) 200 points ÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄ Total 655 points (Plus group problem extra credit, maximum of 18 points) The course average is based on Total/655 * Final exam grade can also substitute for lowest test grade. 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.)
[Return to beginning of syllabus] 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. You can use electronic mail to ask me questions about the material, indicate which things need more explanation in class, communicate with your recitation instructors, 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. You can also communicate with each other, schedule group meetings, etc. through your email accounts.
[Return to beginning of syllabus] Class and Text Web Pages You have probably heard of the World Wide Web, a recently developed and rapidly expanding way of linking information on computers around the world. A local class web page will be developed which will contain the syllabus, copies of quizzes and tests, and other class information as it becomes available. There are also local web pages that include class information from previous CHM 1045 classes taught by Dr. Light and by other instructors. Some of Dr. Light's old tests and quizzes are available from the previous class pages. You can access the current and previous pages through Dr. Light's Class Page Index via http://www.chem.fsu.edu/light and class pages of other instructors through the chemistry department web server via http://www.chem.fsu.edu/classp.htm. This term we will be a test site for a web page that Prentice Hall is developing to accompany the textbook. It will contain material from the text, practice quizzes, current news articles about chemistry, and many interesting things related to chemistry. They have prepared a book to guide you in learning how to cruise the web, not only for chemistry information but for general information. The internet is a powerful new resource in the information age, and one goal of this class will be for you to learn how to use this resource. Don't expect everything to work perfectly the first time, though, as there are always glitches in newly developed software. We hope you will use this resource to expand your own horizons in chemistry, however, and that you will give feedback to the developers of the page as to what "works" and what doesn't in terms of making the subject matter clearer to you.
[Return to beginning of syllabus] 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. Use the web to help clarify things for you, but don't expect the computer to replace the need for old fashioned studying!
[Return to beginning of syllabus] CHM 1045 -- Spring 1997 -- Dr. Light Tentative Lecture Schedule Date Chapter Topic Other Jan 6 M 1 Class Organization; Introduction Jan 8 W 1 Basic Concepts Jan 10 F 2 Atoms, Molecules and Ions Jan 13 M 2 " Jan 15 W 2 " (Group Pr. 1) Jan 17 F 3 Stoichiometry Quiz 1 due Jan 20 M Martin Luther King Day, no class Jan 22 W 3 Stoichiometry Jan 24 F 3 " Quiz 2 due Jan 27 M 3 " Jan 29 W 4 Solution Stoichiometry Jan 31 F 4 (Sections 4.1 and 4.7 only) Quiz 3 due Feb 3 M 4 " (Group Pr. 1 due) Feb 5 W 5 Energy and Thermochemistry Feb 7 F EXAM I (Chapters 1-4) Feb 10 M 5 Energy and Thermochemistry (Group Pr. 2) Feb 12 W 5 " Feb 14 F 5 " Quiz 4 due Feb 17 M 6 Electronic Structure of Atoms Feb 19 W 6 " Feb 21 F 6 " Quiz 5 due Feb 24 M 7 Periodic Properties of Elements Feb 26 W 7 " Feb 28 F 8 Concepts of Chemical Bonding Quiz 6 due Mar 3 M 8 " (Group Pr. 2 due) Mar 5 W 8 " Mar 7 F EXAM II (Chapters 5-8(part)) Mar 10-14 Spring Break Mar 17 M 8 Concepts of Chemical Bonding Mar 19 W 8 " Mar 21 F 9 Molecular Geometry Quiz 7 due Mar 24 M 9 " (Group Pr. 3) Mar 26 W 9 " Mar 28 F 10 Gases Quiz 8 due Mar 31 M 10 " Apr 2 W 10 " Apr 4 F 10 " Quiz 9 due Apr 7 M 11 Intermolecular Forces Apr 9 W 11 " Apr 11 F EXAM III (Chapters 8-10) Apr 14 M 11 Intermolecular Forces (Group Pr. 3 due) Apr 16 W 11 " Apr 18 F Review; Make-up Exams Apr 23 W FINAL EXAMINATION, 10:00-12:00 am (Note: This is a block exam time)
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