Chemistry 1402

General Chemistry I        


Spring 2007                                                                                        SECTION: 10

                                                                                                            CRN: 10048

Instructor:                  Dr. Robert E. Belford

                                    Office: SCLB 277


                                    WEB PAGE:

                                    Office Phone: 569-8824


Lecture:                      M,W,F: 10:00-10:50 AM, 102 Fribourgh Hall


Text:                           Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity, 6th ed., by Kotz & Treichel, Saunders & Weaver

                                    Suggested Text: Study Guide, John Townsend, 6th ed., 2006

                                    Handouts in Class


Class Listserver:

WEB Material: On the 1402 WEB page you will find PowerPoint lecture slides, interactive quizzes, syllabi, and various handouts.

Lecture Slide Handouts: In class you will be given skeletal handouts of lecture notes. These are to assist you in organizing your notes and you should write on these as the lecture proceeds. There will also be problems presented in the handouts which will be covered in class. Do not become complacent during lecture, although these should assist you in developing accurate notes, these should be used as a note taking guide and not as a substitute for active in-class note taking.

Office Hours: M,W,F: 11:00-12:00 AM

You are welcome to drop by my office outside of posted office hours and you may also call me to set up an appointment..

Chemistry Computer Laboratory: SCLB 263

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This is an open computer lab where you can access any of the WEB based assignments and Tutorials. This is a good place to print the interactive quizzes and study. If you get stuck, my office is right around the corner and you are welcome to come by.

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

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 a necessary endeavor, but not sufficient to acquire a passing grade. You must study outside of the lecture.

Interactive Quizzes: On the class WEB page you will find a link to topic specific self grading quizzes. You should print the “printer friendly” version first and do them on your own, going back to the computer only when you are stuck or have finished the assignment. Many of these quizzes have a hint option to assist you in analyzing your performance and these should be done after each topic has been covered in lecture. These interactive quizzes should help you in preparing for in-class quizzes. Beware, clicking the answers until you get the right one is not a substitute for learning. These quizzes can be abused, but if properly used they are a valuable learning aid.

Attendance Quizzes/Instructor Evaluation: There will be two types of daily attendance quizzes.

The first type are peer graded and you will pick up the blank quiz in a box at the entrance of the room and sometime during the lecture you will be given a few minutes to do the quiz, after which you will swap your work with a fellow student and who will grade it as we go over it in class. Then you will deposit it in the box as you leave the lecture. This quizl counts towards the instructor evaluation component of the grade. These quizzes will have three possible values:

0 = absent student (no credit)
1 = student present but no realistic work attempted (50% credit)
2 = student present and attempted work (100% credit)

The second type of attendance quiz will be a traditional instructor graded quiz and will be collected during class. This will be graded on a 100% scale and will have a heavier weighting on this component of the grade than the peer graded quizzes.

You may also be given take home quizzes or homework assignments which will contribute towards this component of the grade.

Note, on the syllabus certain days have asterisks. During these days specific activities will occur which will count towards this part of the grade.

Grade Calculation: There will be 4 hourly exams worth 100 pts, attendance quizzes and a comprehensive final.
            4 Exams                                                                       400 pts                         Attendance Quizzes/Instructor Evaluation                100 pts
            Comprehensive Final                                                    200 pts
            Lab Grade                                                                    233 pts

                        Final grade Distributions: 90-100% A
                                                80-89% B
                                                70-79% C
                                                60-69% D
                                                0 - 59% F

There will be NO MAKEUP EXAMS or QUIZZES, if the final exam is higher than your lowest hour exam or cumulative quiz score its average will replace that score. All quizzes and exams will be closed book and closed notes. You will be allowed to use a non-graphing/programmable calculator and students may not share calculators during quizzes or exams. Cheating is strictly forbidden.

The last day to withdraw from this course is April 13.
Final Exam is May 7, 10:30-12:30 AM


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

                        Tentative Lecture Schedule

Date Text & Topics
Jan       17        Introduction, Classification of Matter, Elements &                                             Compounds(1-24)
            19        Units of Measurement, Conversion Factors & Sig Figs (24-                              40)
            22        Dimensional Analysis (40-57)
            24        Atomic Structure and Isotopes (58-72)
            26        Atomic Weight, the Mole & the Periodic Table (72-88)
            29        Molecules, Compounds, Ions & Nomenclature (98-116)
            31        Nomenclature continued
Feb      02 Empirical Formulas & Hydrated Compounds (116-139)
            05*      Coop
            07        Exam 1
            09*      Chemical Reactions and Balancing Equations (140-148
                        Types of Chemical Reactions (Hand Outs, 195-197)
            12        Chemical Analysis & Stoichiometry (148-165)
            14        Chemical Analysis & Stoichiometry (148-173)
            16        Precipitation & Acid Base Reactions (174-195)
            19        Redox Reactions (197-205)
            21        Solution Concentrations & Stoichiometry (205-231)
            23*      Gases & Empirical Gas Laws (546-561)
            26        Gas Laws and Chemical Reactions (561-564)
            28        Gas Mixtures and Partial Pressures, Non Ideal Gases (564-                              567,575-597)
Mar      02*      COOP
            05        Exam 2
            07*      Kinetic Molecular Theory, Effusion, Diffusion &                                                Thermodynamics (Handouts, 567-580, 232-241)
            09        Specific Heat Capacity & Phase Changes (241-249)
            12        First Law & Calorimetry (250-261)
            14        Enthalpies of Reaction, Hess's Law & Standard State
                        Enthalpies (261-281)
            16        Electromagnetic Radiation, Bohr Model (294-313)
            19        Quantum Mechanics, Orbital shapes & Pauli Exclusion                          Principle (313-331)
            21*      COOP
            23        Exam 3
            26        Spring Break
            28        Spring Break
            30        Spring Break
Apr      02*      Electron Spin & Atomic Electron Configurations (334-351)
            04        Electron Configurations & Periodic Trends (351-371)
            06        Periodic Trends Continued
            09        Bond Formation (376-381, 419-424)
            11*      Lewis Dot Structures (372-376,382-396)
            13*      Molecular Shapes (397-405)
                        LAST DAY TO DROP COURSE
            16        Electronegativity & Charge Distribution (405-418)
            18        Valence Bond Theory & Molecular Orbital Theory (436-                                  473)
            20        Molecular Orbital Theory Continued
            23        Introduction to Intermolecular Forces (588-606)
            25        Nuclear Chemistry (1110-1116)
            27        Catch Up Day
            30*      COOP
May     02        EXAM 4
            04        Final Review (10:00-12:00 AM in SCLB 265 unless                             otherwise notified)
May     07        FINAL EXAM (10:30-12:30 AM)

This is a tentative schedule subject to revision at the instructor’s discretion



Exam 1:
Ch 1:   3,5,11,13,15,19,21,23,25,29,35,37,39,41,47,73,75,77,79,85,87,

Ch 2:    1,7,9,11,13,17,19,21,23,25,27,29,35,39,45,53,57,59,77
Ch 3:    5,7,11,13,15,17,19,21,23,27,29,31,33,35,37,39,41,43,47,51,53,

Exam 2:

Ch 4:    3,5,7,9,13,15,17,19,21,23,25,27,31,37,49
Ch 5:    5,7,9,11,15,17,19,23,25,27,29,41,43,45,47,51,55,57,59,61,65,

Ch 12: 3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17,19,21,25,27,29,31,33,35,37,39


Exam 3:

Ch 12:  ,43,45,47,49,55,71,79
Ch 6:    3,7,9,11,13,15,17,19,21,23,25,27,29,31,33,37,43,45,47,49,51,

Ch 7:    5,7,9,11,15,17,21,23,25,27,29,33,37,39,41,55,



Exam 4:

Ch 8:    3,5,7,11,13,1725,27,29,31,45,49,51,57,59,61,
Ch 9:    5,7,9,11,13,15,17,19,21,23,25,29,31,33,37,39,43,45,47,49,55,57
Ch 10: 3,5,7,11,15,31,33,35
Ch 13: 3,5,7,33,35,37
Ch 23: 12,14,16,18,20