Chemistry 1400                                                             CRSE: 60110

Fundamental Chemistry I       


Fall 2011                                                                                             SECTION: 10


Instructor:                  Dr. Robert E. Belford

                                    Office: SCLB 277


                                    WEB PAGE:

                                    Office Phone: 569-8824


Lecture:                      M,W,F 8:00-8:50 AM,  FH102


Text:                           Fundamentals of General, Organic and Biological Chemistry, 6th ed., McMurry, Castellion, Ballantine, Hoeger & Peterson.

                                    Prentice Hall, 2010.

                                    Handouts in Class


Office Hours:             M,W,F:    9:00-9:50 AM

                                    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.


Chemistry Computer Laboratory:  SCLB 263 This is an open computer lab where you can access any of the WEB based assignments and tutorials. 


Tutoring:        To be announced


Class Bulletin Board:  Outside SCLB 277 keys to exams and quizzes will be posted.


Attendance:   Attendance is required.  There will be daily attendance quizzes. All will count towards the attendance portion of your grade. Some will be graded and those will also contribute to the exam/quiz portion of your final grade. Others we will go over in class and they will only count towards the attendance portion of your grade. Absence during a quiz equates to a zero score.  If you miss more than three labs periods, you get an F for this course (see lab syllabus).


Lecture:          Read the text assignments before the class period.  The lecture will be used to cover expected competencies with respect to the subject material and should provide an efficient study guide.  Coming to lecture is necessary to identify what you need to study and focus on, but coming to lecture will not be an adequate respect to getting a passing grade.  You must study outside of lecture.


Grade Calculation:

            Attendance                                                     05 pts

            4 Exams & Quizzes                                         50 pts

            Comprehensive Final                                      20 pts

            Lab                                                                  25 pts

            Total                                                                100 pts



Final grade Distributions:       90-100 pts                   A

                                                80-89 pts                     B

                                                70-79 pts                     C

                                                60-69 pts                     D

                                                0 - 59 pts                     F


There will be NO MAKEUP EXAMS or QUIZZES.  If your final exam score (on a 100% basis) is higher than your lowest exam its grade will be substituted for that grade.   In the event that you miss an exam, that exam will be considered your lowest exam score and your final will be substituted for that grade.  All quizzes and exams will be closed book and closed notes.  You will not be allowed to use programmable calculators and students may not share calculators during quizzes or exams.  Cell Phones must be turned off and out-of-sight during class and exams. Cheating is strictly forbidden. Any questions concerning exam and quiz grades need to be brought to the instructor’s attention within one week from the time your graded work is returned to you.


The last day to withdraw from this course is November 11.

Final Exam is 8:00-10:00 AM December 11.


It is the policy of UALR to accommodate students with disabilities, pursuant to federal law and state law. Any student with a disability who needs accommodation, for example in arrangements for seating, examinations, note-taking should inform the instructor at the beginning of the course. It is also the policy and practice of UALR to make web-based information accessible to students with disabilities. If you, as a student with a disability, have difficulty accessing any part of the online course materials for this class, please notify the instructor immediately. The chair of the department offering this course is also available to assist with accommodations. Students with disabilities are encouraged to contact Disability Support Services, telephone 501-569-3143 (v/tty), and on the Web at




Chem 1400      Tentative Lecture Schedule                              Fall 2011


Date                Text & Topics                                                                                                

Aug.     19        Introduction, Hand out Periodic Table, SI prefixes      

            22        1.1—1.3:  Matter

            24        1.4-1.6:  Chemical Reactions, Elements & Periodic Table                  

            26        Appendix A: Scientific Notation & Math Review

                                    Plagiarism Assignment Due for Extra Credit

            29        2.1-2.3: Measurement

                                    Chapter 2 1st Draft Definition Due by midnight August 28                 

            31        2.4 Measurement and Significant Figures

Sep      02        2.5-2.6 Scientific Notation and Rounding Off Numbers

            05        Labor Day                                                                              

            07        2.7-2.9 & Appenidx B; Dimensional Analysis & Temperature Measurement

            09        2.10-2.12: Energy, Heat & Density                                                                 

12        3.1-3.3 Atomic Theory & Isotopes

Chapter 3 1st Draft Definition Due by midnight Sep. 11

            14        3.4-3.6 Periodic Table, Group Trends & electronic structure              

_          16        3.7-3.10: Electron Configurations & Electron Dot Symbols                           

19        Exam I

                        Chapters 2 & 3 2nd draft definitions due by midnight Sep 19

            21        4.1-4.5 Ions    

                        Chapter 4 1st   draft definition due by midnight Sep 20


            23        4.6-4.8 Naming Ions                                                                                       

26        4.9-4.10 Formula & Nomenclature of Ionic Compounds 

            28        4.11 Acids and Bases                                                 

            30        5.1-5.3  Covalent Bonds

                                    Chapter 5 1st   draft definition due by midnight Sep 29                                  

Oct.      03        5.4-5.6 Lewis Dot Structures

05        5.6-5.7 Lewis dot and Molecular Geometries

            07        5.10 Nomenclature of Binary Molecular Compounds                                    

10        Exam II

                        Chapters 4 & 5 2nd draft definitions due by midnight Oct. 10

            12        6.1-6.2 Balancing Chemical Equations           

                        Chapter 4 1st   draft definition due by midnight Sep 20                        

_          14        6.3-6.5 Stoichiometry                                                 

            17        6.6-6.7 Stoichiometry cont.

19        6.8-6.10, 6.13: Preciptiation & Neutralization Reactions, Net Ionic Equations

            21        6.11-6.12: Redox Reactions                                                   

24        7.1-7.3 Energies of Reaction

Chapter 7 1st Draft Definition Due by midnight Oct. 22

            26        7.4-7.6 Free Energy, Kinetics and Catalysis                                                                 28        7.7-7.9 Equilibria and LeChatlier's Principle                                                   

            31        8.1-8.10 States of Matter & Gasses

                                    Chapter 8 First Draft Extra Credit Due by Midnight Oct. 30

Nov.    02        8.11-8.15 Intermolecular Forces: Solids and Liquids

            04        Catch-up                                                                                                        

            07        Exam III

                        Chapters 6,7 & 8 2nd draft definitions due by midnight Nov. 07

            09        9.1-9.6 Solubility        

                                    Chapter 9 1st   draft definition due by midnight Nov. 8

            11        9.7-9.8 Units of Concentration & Dilution (Last day to drop individual class)           

14        9.9-9.13 Electrolytes and Colligative Properties

            16        10.1-10.5 Acids and Bases.

                                    Chapter 10 1st   draft definition due by midnight Nov. 15

            18        10.6-10.10 Acids and Bases                                                                           

            21        10.11-10.12 Buffers & Titrations

            23        11.1- 11.4 Nuclear Reactions & Isotopes

                        Chapter 11 1st   draft definition due by midnight Nov. 22                               

            25        Thanksgiving


            28        11.5-11: Half Lives and Detecting Radiation

            30        Catch Up

  Dec.   02        Exam IV Chapters 9-11 2nd draft definitions due by midnight Dec. 02

            05        Final Review

            07        Final Exam 8:00AM – 10:00 AM



Suggested Problems from Text

(These will not be graded or collected but represent problems like the ones you will get on your exams and quizzes)


Exam I:

Chapter 1: 1.1-11,22,26,32,34,36,38,40,42,44,46,48,52,54,56,60

Chapter 2: 2.1-2.31,36,40,42,44,46,48,50,52,54,56,58,60,62,64,66,68,70,72,74.76,78,80,


Chapter 3: 1-35,38,40, 42,44,46,48,50,52,54,56,58,60,62,68,70,72,74.76,78,80,



Exam II:

Chapter 4: 1.1-30,38,40,42,44,46,48,50,52,54,56,58,60,62,64,66,68,70,72,74.76,78,80,            82,84,86,88,90,92,94,96,98,100,102,104,106,108,110,112

Chapter 5: 1.1-            11,22,24,26,28,30,32,34,36,38,40,42,44,46,48,50,52,54,56,58,60,62,64,66,68,70,



Exam III:

Chapter 6: 1.1-26, 36,38,40,42,44,46,48,50,52,54,56,58,60,62,64,66,68,70,72,74.76,78,80,            82,84,86,88,90,92,94,98,100,102,104,106,108

Chapter 7: 1.1-18,24,26,28,30,32,34,36,38,40,42,44,46,48,50,52,54,56,58,60,62,64,



Chapter 8: 1.1-23,24,26,28,30,32,34,36,38,40,42,44,46,48,50,52,54,56,58,60,62,64,66,

            68,70,72,74.76,78,80,82,84,86,88,90,92,94,96,98,100,102,104,106,108,110,112,1 14,116,118



Exam IV:

Chapter 9: 1.1-30,38,40,42,44,46,48,50,52,54,56,58,60,62,64,66,68,70,72,74.76,78,80,            82,84,86,88,90,92,94,96,98,100,102,104,106,108,110

Chapter 10: 1.1-31,38,39,40,41,42,44,46,48,50,52,54,56,58,60,62,64,66,68,70,72,


Chapter 11: 1.1-16,26,28,30,32,34,36,38,40,42,44,46,48,50,52,54,56,58,60,62,64,66,68,