CHEM 103L

Abridged General Chemistry

   
instructor:  
Sharon Burgmayer
 
office: Park 289; phone: x5106
 
sburgmay@brynmawr.edu
 
 
 
 
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William Blake’s grain of sand, in which he saw the whole world reflected, is more properly a raindrop.
Philip Ball in Life's Matrix
 
   
The highest good is like water. Water gives life to the ten thousand things and does not strive. It flows in places men reject and so is like the Tao.
from the Tao Te Ching
 
 
   
   
   
   
  Course Description
 

Abridged General Chemistry 103 L is a course designed for students entering Bryn Mawr College with an exceptionally strong foundation in chemistry. Students enrolled in Chem103L typically have completed more than one year of high school chemistry and possibly an Advanced Placement course in chemistry and do not require the detailed level of instruction offered in Chem 103.

 

The purpose of Chem103L is to provide a challenging environment to keep a student's chemistry skills sharp to prepare her to enter Chem 104, the second semester of General Chemistry in the spring. The content of Chem103L parallels that in the normal track Chem103 course, but is covered as an overview rather than in detail. The course consists of one hour of tutorial per week and all of the laboratory content of Chem 103. Lecture periods will be devoted to problem solving and discussion. There is very little presentation of concepts in a tradional lecture format. Rather, students are expected to particpate in lecture having prepared for the scheduled topics by reading the text and doign assigned homework problems in the text.

 

Grades for Chem 103L are based on laboratory reports/exams (60%), lecture problem sets (30%), and class attendance and participation (10%).

about Dr. B. Tutorial sessions are Wednesdays, 12-1PM in room 264 Park Science Building
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  Schedule Reading Homework
       
  Sept. 6 1.1 - 1.6 Chapter 1: 4, 12-13, 16-17, 21, 22, 23, 29, 35, 36, 43-44, 53, 73, 76-82, 89-92, 107
      Answers to "Consider This" questions from chapter 1
about Dr. B. Sept. 13 1.7 - 1.10  
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Sept. 20

1.11 - 1.14 Problem Set #1 Due Friday Sept 22
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problem sets Sept. 27 2.1 - 2.5 Chapter 2: 4, 10, 20, 34, 37, 39-42, 58-67, 69-75, 77, 80, 83, 86, 91-92, 95, 110-112, 114-115, 118-120
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text web site Oct. 4 2.6 - 2.12  
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Gen Chem Lab Oct. 11 2. 13 - 2.16 Problem Set #2 Due Friday Oct. 13
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  Oct. 18 - fall break ------------------ --------------------
       
  Oct. 25 3.1 - 3.5 Chapter 3: 6-7, 10, 14, 16, 18, 21, 32, 33, 34, 35, 38-39, 41-42, 44-46
      Answers to "Consider This" questions from chapter 3
       
  Nov. 1 3.6 - 3.9 Problem Set #3 Due Friday Nov. 3
       
  Nov. 8 4.1 - 4. 6 Chapter 4: 2,3,5 10-16, 21-25, 29-33, 35-38, 40-41, 43, 46,47,49, 57-65, 71-75
      Answers to "Consider This" questions from chapter 4
  Nov. 15 4.7 - 4.13  
       
  Nov. 20-22 individual conferences Problem Set #4 Due Wednesday Nov. 22
       
  Nov. 29 5.1 - 5.4 Chapter 5: 1, 6, 11-12, 16, 20, 25, 31, 33-34, 46, 50, 56, 59

       
  Dec. 6 5.5 - 5.9 Answers to "Consider This" questions from chapter 5
       
  Dec. 13 5.10 - 5.13 Problem Set #5 Due Thursday Dec. 14
       
       
       
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  #1 - Due Friday Sept 22, Chapter 1 : click for Problem Set #1
 

Problem set #1 ANSWERS

  #2 - Due Friday Oct 13, Chapter 2 : click for Problem Set #2
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homework #4 - Due Monday Nov. 27, Chapter 4 : 4.11, 4.25, 4.37, 4.51, 4.55, 4.60, 4.74, 4.75, 4.76
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  Sept 18-22 : Wednesday 9:30-12; Thursday 3-4:30  
 

Sept 25-29 : Wednesday 9:30-12; Thursday 3-4:30

 
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Oct 9-13 : Wednesday 9:30-12; Thursday 3-4:30; Friday 3-5

 
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Oct 23-27 : office hours by appointment only this week

 
schedule & assignments Nov 6-10 :Tuesday 1:30-4PM, W ednesday 9:30-12; Friday 10AM-2PM  
homework Nov 27- Dec 1 : W ednesday 9:30-12; Friday 2PM - 3:30PM  
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  • meeting 3, Sept. 20

 
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