North Seattle Community College                                                        Summer 2007

 

Chemistry 101: General Chemistry

Course meeting times:        MW, 10:50 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., AS 1519

                                                TTh, 10:50 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., AS 1623

 

Text: General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry by Karen Timberlake, 2nd edition

 

Other required materials:

• Scientific calculator (one that does logarithms and scientific notation)

• Access to e-mail (I will be sending notices out from time to time) and a promise to check your e-mail every couple of days

• Lab safety goggles

• Lab coat or apron (optional)

 

Purpose: This course is the first quarter of a three quarter general chemistry sequence for non-science majors. Primarily intended for health science students, please make sure this course fulfills the prerequisites of any program for which you are going to apply. This quarter we will cover topics such as quantitative chemistry, including stoichiometry, balancing equations and yield calculations, as well as the behavior of gases; acid-base and buffer chemistry; and nuclear chemistry. These topics are contained in Chapters 1-10 of the textbook; we may cover additional material if we have time at the end of the quarter.

 

Prerequisites: Math 098 (intermediate algebra) or the high school-equivalent is the prerequisite for the class; prior knowledge of the quadratic equation and logarithms will enhance your success in this class.

 

Instructor: Tracy Furutani                          Office: IB 2328B

Phone: 528-4509                                           Office hour: by appointment

e-mail: tfurutani@sccd.ctc.edu                    Grader: Mike Harrell

website: http://faculty.northseattle.edu/tfurutani/

 

Grading:                    Quizzes          7 at 10 pts each, best 6         60

Final               1 at 80 pts                              80

Labs                7 at 20 pts each, best 6         120

Exercises        9 at 10 pts each, best 8         80

Homework   60 out of 66 problems         60

 

Total                                                               400 pts

 

The final is comprehensive and is scheduled for August 16 at 10:50 a.m.

 

Grades will be assigned as follows:

 

Your total points:     380 – 400        Your grade:   4.0

360 – 379                                3.7

340 – 359                                3.3

320 – 339                                3.0

300 – 319                                2.7

280 – 299                                2.3

260 – 279                                2.0

240 – 259                                1.7

220 – 239                                1.3

200 – 219                                1.0

                                    < 200                                      0.0

 

This schedule is subject to a minimal amount of change.

 

Homework problems: Note that all odd numbered problems’ answers are in the back of the book; you may wish to do some of these non-assigned problems in order to help you with the assigned problems. Make sure you do all the lettered parts of the assigned problem; be clear in how you derived the answers! Please use only one side of the sheet of paper and box your final answers; neatly staple answer sheets together. If the assignment covers two chapters, staple those chapters’ answer sheets together. Though I encourage collaboration between students (especially study groups) to work together on these problems, I ask that each person turn in their own set of homework answers. Homework assignments are due on the date shown in parentheses:

 

Chapters 1 and 2     (Due: Thursday, July 5) 1.100, 1.119, 1.114, 1.118, 2.92, 2.94, 2.100, 2.104, 2.114, 2.116

   

Chapter 4      (Due: Thursday, July 12) 4.82, 4.84, 4.90, 4.92, 4.98, 4.102, 4.108, 4.112

 

Chapter 5      (Due: Tuesday, July 17) 5.72, 5.74, 5.78, 5.90, 5.94, 5.99

 

Chapter 6      (Due: Tuesday, July 24) 6.50, 6.52, 6.56, 6.58, 6.60, 6.68, 6.74, 6.80

 

Chapter 7      (Due: Monday, July 30) 7.66, 7.70, 7.74, 7.76, 7.82, 7.88, 7.94

 

Chapter 8      (Due: Monday, August 6) 8.74, 8.80, 8.84, 8.86, 8.92, 8.96, 8.102, 8.112, 8.114, 8.122

 

Chapters 9 and 10    (Due: Monday, August 13) 9.36, 9.38, 9.40, 9.42, 9.48, 9.58, 10.72, 10.74, 10.76, 10.90, 10.94, 10.96

 

Chapter 3      (Due: Thursday, August 16) 3.52, 3.56, 3.62, 3.70, 3.74

 

Note: doing the homework problems helps you keep up with the material, and makes you a better person.

 

Labs: Safety first! You must wear goggles when wet labs (labs involving chemicals) are being performed; these are available in the campus bookstore, though if you have some that are comfortable, bring them and we will determine suitability for lab.

 

Lab book: Though no lab notebook is required for this course, you may wish to keep one, or at least make a section in your notes for lab material. Each lab will come with a handout that includes a data sheet and report form to be turned in. For many of you, your future job will require that your written notes be clear enough to a transcriber to enter into a database; consider this good practice. Lab report forms and data sheets are due the Thursday after the lab is completed.

 

Make-ups: Missed quizzes, labs and exercises cannot be made up; that's why I drop the lowest lab and exercise score. You know when the quizzes are (see calendar); make sure you are here.

 

Exams: The quizzes are twenty to thirty minutes in length and the final is two hours. These items represent individual learning, so no collaboration or joint use of materials during the exam is allowed. However, since they represent learning, they will be (unless otherwise specified) open notes, handouts, homework, exercises and calculator (closed book, however). The final cannot be taken “early”.

  

Attendance: I will not take attendance during the quarter, but since we will be covering material quickly during the quarter, it is imperative that you come to each meeting. Please call me (528-4509) or e-mail me (tfurutani@sccd.ctc.edu) if you are going to miss class, so that we can discuss what you have missed.

 

I will be gone for two weeks (July 23 through August 4) during the quarter, during which time, my substitute will carry out the class as scheduled, which means that chapters will be covered, labs will be performed and homework and quizzes will be due. However, you will not be getting back graded materials during this time.

 

Cheating: Don't. I will use the policy outlined in the Student Conduct section of the Student Handbook. Remember, a group project such as a lab is the result of a roughly equal sharing of ideas from each member of the group. Collaboration is absolutely essential. An individual assignment or exam, however, is an evaluation of what each individual understands. Please do not collaborate on these endeavors.

 

Chemical sensitivities: Due to the increasing numbers of individuals developing chemical sensitivities and the increasing awareness of such conditions, everyone who attends this class is asked to refrain from wearing any fragrance or perfume. The greatest feasible efforts will also be taken to ensure a fresh air environment free of not only the above-mentioned fragrances but also potentially harmful substances such as carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, carpet odor, organic solvents, etc. Individuals who are unsure of the importance of this policy should see the Associate Dean for additional information.

 

Cell phones, beepers, pagers: These devices are disruptive in the classroom.

Turn it off during class. A first violation will result in a warning. A second violation of this policy will result in dismissal from the course.

 

Dates to remember:

            Last day to drop course                                          August 3

            Last day of CHE 101 instruction                            August 15

            Final                                                                           August 16, 10:50 a.m.

 

Calendar: The chapter numbers refer to the Timberlake textbook.

 

June 25

Chapters 1, 2

Exercise 1

26

Chapters 1, 2

Exercise 2

27

Chapters 1, 2

28

Chapter 4

Quiz 1 (Ch. 1)

29

July 2

Lab 1: Density & measurement

3

Chapter 4

 

4

Independence Day

5

Chapter 4

Quiz 2 (Ch. 2)

6

Naming

chemicals

9

Chapter 4

Exercise 3

10

Chapter 4

Exercise 4 part 1

 

Exercise 4 part 2

11

Lab 2: Types of reactions

12

Chapter 5

Quiz 3 (Ch. 4)

13

16

Lab 3: Empirical formula of magnesium oxide

17

Chapter 5

Exercise 5

18

Chapters 5 and  6

 

19

Chapter 6

Quiz 4 (Ch. 5)

 

Lab 4: Food calorimetry

20

23

Chapter 6

24

Chapter 6

Exercise 6

25

Chapter 7

Exercise 7

26

Chapter 8

Quiz 5 (Ch. 6, 7)

27

30

Lab 5: Molar mass of CO2

31

Chapter 8

 

August 1

Chapter 8

Exercise 8

2

Chapter 9

Quiz 6 (Ch. 8)

3

6

Lab 6: Titration of an acid

 

Lab 6 data sheet

7

Chapter 9

Exercise 9

8

Chapter 10

9

Chapter 10

Quiz 7 (Ch. 9)

 

Acids and bases

10

13

Lab 7: Buffers

 

How to make a buffer

14

Chapter 3

 

15

Chapter 3

Review

16

Final

17