General Chemistry I (CHEM 103)
Fall 2002
Prof. W. P. Malachowski

Office: 270 Park

Phone: Ext. 5016

e-mail: wmalacho@brynmawr.edu

web page: http://www.brynmawr.edu/chemistry/malachowski

course web page: http://www.brynmawr.edu/chemistry/malachowski/GenChem1/GenChem1.html

Class meetings:
Mon., Wed., Fri. 12:10-1:00 PM, Fri. 1:10-2 PM (recitation). All class meetings will be held in PSB 180.

Office Hours: Mon. 9:30-10:30 AM, Th. 3-4:30 PM and by appointment

Lecture Textbook: General Chemistry, The Essential Concepts, Third Edition, by Raymond Chang

Class Schedule:

Week  Mon. Wed. Fri. Topic/ Text Sections Associated Problems Laboratory Experiment
1

9/2

9/4

9/6 

Quiz 1

Matter and Measurement/ 1.1-1.7 (Appendix 3)
Atoms, Molecules and Ions/ 2.1-2.7
Ch. 1: 8, 12, 17, 22, 26, 30, 37, 41, 44, 48, 54, 56, 65, 70
Ch. 2: 8, 12, 14, 40, 44, 46, 49, 69
No lab
2 9/9 9/11

9/13

Quiz 2

Stoichiometry/ 3.1-3.3, 3.5-3.9 Ch. 3: 10, 15, 20, 26, 27, 31, 42, 45, 46, 52, 60, 66, 68, 70, 72, 75, 80, 86, 88, 91, 96 Synthesis and Recrystallization of KaFeb(C2O4)c
3 9/16 9/18

9/20

Quiz 3

Reactions in Aqueous Solutions/ 4.1-4.6 Ch. 4: 6, 14, 16, 18, 26, 28, 32, 38, 43, 48, 50, 52(a,b), 54(b,c,e), 58, 62, 66, 72, 73, 77, 80, 86, 88 Mass Percent of Water, Qualitative Tests of KaFeb(C2O4)c, dH2O
4 9/23 9/25

9/27

Quiz 4

 Reactions in Aqueous Solutions continued Ch. 4 continued Carbon Cycle I (titration/precipitation reactions/stoichiometry)
5 9/30 10/2

10/4

Exam 1

Thermochemistry/ 6.1-6.6 (Appendix 2) Ch. 6: 14, 22, 32, 36, 44, 48, 49, 51, 52, 54, 56, 58, 61, 64, 67, 70, 92 Carbon Cycle II
6 10/7 10/9

10/11

Quiz 5

Electrons in Atoms/ 7.1-7.10 Ch. 7: 9, 16, 18, 30, 32, 40, 54, 56, 64, 68, 78, 80, 82, 92, 94, 97 Thermochemistry and Calorimetry
Fall Break 10/14-10/18
7 10/21 10/23

10/25

Quiz 6

Periodic Table/ 8.1-8.5 Ch. 8: 18, 20, 28, 32, 38, 44, 46, 52, 54, 60, 62, 75, 76, 80, 82, 85, 88, 93, 97 Spectrophotometry
8 10/28 10/30

11/1

Quiz 7

Bonding I/ 9.1-9.8 Ch.9: 4, 9, 14, 18, 22, 23, 30, 32, 34, 39, 42, 44, 48, 50, 57, 64, 67, 71, 74, 76, 78, 81, 84

Ion Chromatography I

9 11/4 11/6

11/8 

Exam 2

Bonding II/ 10.1-10.4 Ch. 10: 8, 10, 12, 18, 22, 32, 34, 36, 39, 42, 62, 66, 72, 73, 74, 82, 83 Ion Chromatography II
10 11/11 11/13

11/15

Quiz 8

Bonding II continued Ch. 10 continued Molecular Models
11 11/18 11/20

11/22

Quiz 9

Gases/ 5.1-5.7 Ch. 5: 18, 20, 24, 32, 34, 35, 38, 39, 42, 44, 45, 46, 48, 49, 58, 60, 62, 64, 80, 81, 84, 92, 94, 96, 101 Gas Laws
12

11/25

11/27 Thanksgiving Break Intermolecular Forces/ 12.1-12.7 Ch. 12: 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 19, 20, 32, 44, 50, 68, 72, 76, 78, 87, 88, 96, 108 No lab
13 12/2 12/4

12/6

Exam 3

Solutions/ 13.1-13.6 Ch. 13: 8, 10, 14, 16, 20, 32, 36, 50, 52, 57, 59, 64, 74, 76, 78, 84, 89, 96 Memory Metal
14 12/9 12/11

12/13

Quiz 10

Solutions continued Ch. 13 continued No lab

Associated Problems: Questions are listed for your practice, they will not be collected or graded.  By working through the questions, you will be involved in "active learning", a proven method for success in academic studies.  Answers to the even-numbered problems are located in the back of your textbook.  Detailed solutions to the even-numbered problems are found in the Problem-Solving Workbook with Solutions (by Brandon Cruickshank and Raymond Chang).  Answers and solutions to the odd-numbered problems can be found on reserve in Collier Library.

Quizzes and Exams:
There will be ten quizzes on the dates shown on the lecture schedule.  The quizzes will be held during the first hour (12:10-1:00 PM) on Friday and will last for approximately twenty-five minutes.  Your lowest quiz score for the semester will be dropped in calculating your final grade.
There will be three exams on the dates shown on the lecture schedule.  The exams will be designed to be completed in one hour, but you will be given one and one-half hour to take the exam (12:10-1:40 PM). All three exams will count towards your final grade.  However, if you achieve a higher grade on your final exam than on one of your semester exams, I will substitute the final exam percent score for your lower semester exam. If you are absent from a quiz or exam, you can arrange to take the assignment within 24 hours of the scheduled time. Otherwise you may present a legitimate, documented excuse (illness or family emergency), and I will drop the quiz/exam from the calculation of your grade.  If there was not a legitimate excuse, then you will receive a zero for that assignment. Quiz and exam answers will be posted on the course web page shortly after the entire class has taken the exam or quiz.

Final Exam: There will be a three-hour scheduled final exam without lecture notes, textbook or any other associated course materials.

Laboratory: Dr. Lukacs (Park 184) is in charge of the laboratory portion of the course.

Chemistry Clinic: Additional help for General Chemistry can be obtained at the Chemistry Clinic held in the Chemistry Student Lounge (Park 273) every week on Monday through Thursday from 7-9 PM.

Course Grading:
       Quizzes:   10 pts. each (x 9)=90 pts.

         Exams:         100 pts. (x 3)=300 pts.

      Final Exam:     150 pts. (x 1)=150 pts.

                                   Total pts.=540 pts.
 

The Course Grade will be determined by the following formula:        

(Lecture Grade as a Percent of Total Points) x 0.67 + (Lab Grade as a Percent of Total Points) x 0.33= Course Percent

Approximate Grading Scheme:

95-100% 4.0 73-76% 2.0
90-94% 3.7     70-72% 1.7
87-89%   3.3 67-69%  1.3
83-86% 3.0 63-66% 1.0
80-82% 2.7 <63% 0.0
77-79% 2.3    


    I reserve the right to make modifications to this scheme when I consider it necessary.

Students with Disabilities: Any student eligible for and needing academic adjustments or accommodations because of a disability is requested to speak with me within the first two weeks of class.