Chemistry 1409, Fall 2009 Chemistry and Society
Lecture Room: FH 532 Tuesday and Thursday: 8:00 – 9:15 a.m.
Textbook: Chemistry in Focus: A Molecular View of our World, 3rd edition,
by Nivaldo J. Tro
Instructor: Dr. Robert E. Belford Office Hours: W, F: 11:00-11:50 AM
Office: SCLB 277 T: 9:15 – 10:00 (or by appointment)
Phone: 569-8824 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Material to be covered: (all dates are estimates – official test dates will be announced in class)
A: Chapter 1: Molecular Reasons
Chapter 2: The Chemist’s Toolbox
Appendix 1: Uncertainty in Measurements
Chapter 3: Atoms and Elements
Test # 1 Sep 24
B: Chapter 4: Molecules, Compounds, and Chemical Reactions
Chapter 5: Chemical Bonding
Chapter 6: Organic Chemistry
Test # 2 Oct. 27
C: Chapter 7: Light and Color
Chapter 9 & 10: (selected material on Energy)
Chapter 11: (selected material on gases)
Test #3 ~ Dec 4
This schedule may be revised at the instructors discretion.
You are responsible to do all the odd problems at the end of each chapter as we cover the material, as well as all worksheets given in class. This assignment will not be graded but will be the basis of quizzes and tests. The answer to all odd numbered questions are given in the back of the book. Any questions on these problems can be addressed during office hours. Homework practice is essential for the retention of the material.
Laboratory work will comprise 25% of your grade. Missing more than three lab sessions will result in failure of the entire four hour course.
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 – 1˝ 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.
Final Grade Calculation
3 Exams + quizzes 45%
Special Projects 15%
Comprehensive Final 15%
Final grade Distributions: 90-100% A
0 - 59% F
Final Exam: Teusday, Dec 10h, 8:00 – 10:00, FH102
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