Chemistry 1300

Preparatory Chemistry

Spring 2010 SECTION: 10

CRN 10044

__Instructor:__ Dr.
Robert E. Belford

Office: SCLB 277

Email: rebelford@ualr.edu

WEB PAGE: www.ualr.edu/rebelford

Office Phone: 598-8824

** Lecture:** M,W,F,
9:00-9:50 AM, SCLB 265

__Required Text:____Basic Concepts of Chemistry, 8th__ ed., by Leo Malone and
Theodore Dolter, John Wiley and Sons, 2010

Handouts in Class

** Class Web Site:** http://www.ualr.edu/rebelford/chem1300/chem1300.htm

** Office Hours: ** M,W,F: 10AM-10:50

T,R: 10:45-11:30, and by appointment

I will try and hold open office hours and you are welcome to drop by anytime. My office is around the corner from the SCLB 263 departmental computing lab and if I am busy you can let me know you need help and then go study in the computing lab. I'll drop by as soon as I am free.

__Tutoring: __

** Attendance:** Attendance is required in this course and
will be taken daily with ungraded "attendance quizzes", or graded unannounced
quizzes on days without graded quizzes or examinations.

** Course Content:** Chem 1300 is
a preparatory course for chem 1402 and 1403. The
objective of this course is to provide students with the skills they need to
succeed in Chem 1402. We are using an Introductory
Chemistry text which covers the material students would be expected to cover in
two years of non-AP high school chemistry, but will also have additional
material on specific skill sets which have been identified to prevent students
from succeeding in chem 1402 and 1403. This material
will be designed to assist the students in passing the competency quizzes.

** Grading:** Attendance is required. A variety of
quizzes will be offered, including announced, unannounced and take home
quizzes. There will also be 4 competency
quizzes, 2 hourly exams, a mid term and a final.

__Final Grade Calculation:__

Attendance 5%

2 Exams + quizzes 35%

Competency Quizzes 20%

Midterm 15%

Comprehensive
Final __25%__

** Final grade
Distributions:** 90-100% A

80-89% B

70-79% C

60-69% D

0 - 59% F

** Competency
Quizzes:** The original competency quiz will be administered in class.
Any student who does not make 70% on the competency quiz will be required to
retake it until they pass. Retakes prior
to April 9 will be administered on days specified by the syllabus. Students who have not passed all the
competency quizzes by April 9 will need to make an appointment with the
instructor to schedule a retest time outside of class times. The highest grade recorded for a student who
retakes it will be 70%. So if one
student gets a 75% on the first try and another student gets a 65% on the first
try and a 90% on the second try, the recorded grades are 75% and 70%
respectively.

Topics:

- Competency Quiz 1: Basic algebra, significant digits, scientific notation, logarithms and basic arithmetic
- Competency Quiz 2: Nomenclature of elements, molecules and ionic compounds
- Competency Quiz 3: Balancing equations & acid-base nomenclature
- Competency Quiz 4: Stoichiometric calculations & advanced algebra.

There will be NO MAKEUP EXAMS or QUIZZES. The final exam score (on a scale of 100%) will be substituted for the lowest exam/midterm score if it is higher, and thus a student who misses one hourly exam or the midterm will have the final substituted for that score. Student's have one week after an exam or quiz has been returned to bring to the instructor's attention any possible errors in grading, and no changes will be considered after this time period (student's can send a dated email if they are not able to personally catch up with the instructor).

Although this is a 1300 level course the department offers it is not the easiest chemistry course for freshmen, but the only one without a lab. This course is designed to get you through the Chem 1402/1403 sequence and is math intensive. If you are a Nursing Major you belong in the chem 1400/1401 General-Organic-Biochemistry sequence. If 1402/1403 are not prerequisites for upper level courses in your degree plan and you are taking this as an "appreciation of chemistry" type course you may want to consider Chem 1409, "Chemistry and Society", the department's lab science course for non-science majors.

A basic scientific calculator is required for
this course. This is a calculator that
has basic functions such as EE or EXP and a LOG function. Alphanumeric programmable calculators (such as TI-82 and TI-83) ** WILL NOT** be allowed for tests
and quizzes. (I recommend a good, cheap
scientific calculator, such as a Sharp EL531, Cannon F-710, TI 30Xa, Casio FX
300 MS or any other scientific calculator under $20.) A 1 – 1½ in binder is recommended so that all
class materials can be kept in one place.
Tabs to separate class notes, homework, worksheets, quizzes and tests
are also helpful.

***If you bring a cell phone or
pagers to class, please make sure the ringer is in the vibrating or **OFF** position. All cell phones must be out of sight during
examinations and quizzes.

April 9: Last day to drop a class and receive a W.

The Final Exam is from 8:00-10:00 AM on May 7.

This syllabus and schedule can be altered at the instructor's discretion. Any revisions will be posted on the web.

**Students with disabilities:** It is the policy
and practice of ** the **to create inclusive
learning environments. If there are aspects of the instruction or design
of this course that result in barriers to your inclusion or to accurate
assessment of achievement--such as time-limited exams, inaccessible web
content, or the use of non-captioned videos--please notify the instructor as
soon as possible. Students are also welcome to contact the

Good Luck and Study Hard!

Jan 11 Introduction,
Prologue: Origin of Matter & Sci. Method p.
1-13

13 Appendix A: Basic Arithmetic p.
A.2-A.9

Appendix B: Basic Algebra p.A.10-A.18

__ 15 Appendix
C: Scientific Notation & Logarithms p.A.19-A.25 __

18 Holiday 20 Appendix C: Scientific Notation
& Logarithms p.A.19-A.25

1.1-1.3: Measured Numbers &
Scientific Notation p.16-26

22 1.4-1.5: Units of Measurement & Conversions p.26-p.38

__ __

25 3.2
Density & Specific Gravity p.
84-88

27 Appendix D: Graphs p.A.27-A.30

1.6: Measurements and Temperature p.
38-41

__ 29 Review/ COMPETENCY QUIZ 1 (Math and Algebra) __

Feb 1 2.1-2.4 Elements p. 52-64

3 Isotope Handouts

__ 5 2.5-2.6 Compounds p.
64-71 __

8 3.1,**Retest CQ1** p. 80-84, 89-92

10 3.4
Thermodynamics p.
94-100

__ 12` Review/Catch
Up __

15 **Exam I **

17 4.1-4.2
Periodic Table (Read Entire Chapter ahead of time) p.
110-130

4.3-4.6 Nomenclature

__ 19 cont __

22 cont.

24 **Competency Quiz 2** (Nomenclature, **Retest CQ1**)

__ 26 Review/Catch
Up __

**Mar 1** **MID
TERM**

3 5.1-5.6, Chemical Equations, Retest
CQ 1-2 p.
138-161

__ 5 cont. __

8 cont.

10 cont.

__ 12 Competency Quiz 3/Retest CQ 1-2 __

15 6.1-6.5
Stoichiometry of Elements and Compounds p. 169-192

17 cont.

__ 19 Quiz (Chapter 6) __

22 Spring
Break

24 Spring
Break

__ 26 Spring
Break __

29 7.1-7.4
Reaction Stoichiometry p.
197-214

31 cont.

__Apr
2 cont.____ __

5 __Competency
quiz 4/ Retest CQ 1-3__

7 10.1-10.7
Gas Phase Chemistry p.
293-329** **

9 cont. (last day to withdraw with a W, from this date on you need to
make an __ appointment with the instructor
for retests) __

12 cont.

14 Quiz
Chapter 10

__ 16 EXAM II (Chapters 5-7,10) __

19 8.1-8.5
Atomic Theory and Periodic Trends p.
221-246

21 8.5
Periodic Trends p.
242-246

__ 23 9.1-9.8
Chemical Bond, Lewis Dot Structure and Molecular Geometry p. 253-285 __

26 cont

28 cont.

__ 30 Quiz (Chapter 8 & 9) __

May 3 **Review**

9 Comprehensive **Final Exam (**10:30-12:30 AM)

Suggested Text Practice Problems (Do until you are confident)

**Exam 1:**

All exercises in text for sections that are covered plus:

Appendix A-E (do as covered in lecture)

Chapter 1: 1,2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18,20,23,26,28,30,32,34,36,38,40,42,44,45,47,49,50,

52,54,56,58,60,61,63,65,67,69,70,72,74,78-80,83-85,93,94,95,97,99-101,

103,104-106,

Chapter 3; 12,14,17-19,21,24,27,28,30,31,34,35

Chapter 2: 2,5,7,9,12,14,16,18-20,22,24,26,27,29,31-34,36,39-42,44,46,47,50,

52,54,56,57,59,64,66,68,70,71,73

Chapter 3: 1,2,4,6,9,10,36,38,40,41,43,45,47,50,52,54,56,62,63,64,66,68-70,72,74,

76,80,81,82,84,85,87,89,91

**Mid Term **all
above plus:

Chapter 4: 1,3,5,7,8,10,12-14,18,20,22,24,28,30-32,34,36,38,39-41,43,45,47,48,50,

60,62,63,65,67,69,71,73

**Exam 2:**

Chapter 5: 1,2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18,20,22,24,26,28,30,34,36,38,40,42,44,46,48,51,53,

55,57,61,68

Chapter 6: 1,3,4,6,8,10,11,14,16,18,20,23,25,27,29,31,33,35,36,38,42,43,45,47,49,51,

54,55,56,58,60,62,63,65,66,68,70,7173,89,90

Chapter 7: 1,2,4,6,8-10,12,14,16,17,19-22,25,26,28,29,31,32,36,37,40,42,43,45,46

Chapter 10: 1,3,5-7,9-11,16,18,19,22,24,26,28,31,32,34,35,38,48,49,50,51,53,55,

57,58,60,64,66,69,70,75,77,79,80,84,87,88,90,92,

Final Exam all above plus:

Chapter 8 1-3,5,8,9,11,13,15,24,26,27,29,31,39,44,46-48,56,60,61,63,65,67,69,

71-73,75,79,81

Chapter 9 1,2,4,6,8,10,11,13,14,17,19,23,26,28,30,32,34,36,37,40,42,43,45-48,51

53,55,59,60,62,65,67

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