New User Special Price Expires in

Let's log you in.

Sign in with Facebook


Don't have a StudySoup account? Create one here!


Create a StudySoup account

Be part of our community, it's free to join!

Sign up with Facebook


Create your account
By creating an account you agree to StudySoup's terms and conditions and privacy policy

Already have a StudySoup account? Login here


by: Jessy Tang
Jessy Tang
View Full Document for 0 Karma

View Full Document


Unlock These Notes for FREE

Enter your email below and we will instantly email you these Notes for PRINC OF CHEM & BIOCHEM I

(Limited time offer)

Unlock Notes

Already have a StudySoup account? Login here

Unlock FREE Class Notes

Enter your email below to receive PRINC OF CHEM & BIOCHEM I notes

Everyone needs better class notes. Enter your email and we will send you notes for this class for free.

Unlock FREE notes

About this Document

Robinson J
Class Notes





Popular in Chemistry and Biochemistry

This 10 page Class Notes was uploaded by Jessy Tang on Friday August 5, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to CHEM-C 117 at Indiana University taught by Robinson J in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 8 views. For similar materials see PRINC OF CHEM & BIOCHEM I in Chemistry and Biochemistry at Indiana University.


Reviews for Syllabus


Report this Material


What is Karma?


Karma is the currency of StudySoup.

You can buy or earn more Karma at anytime and redeem it for class notes, study guides, flashcards, and more!

Date Created: 08/05/16
Chemistry 117/ Fall 2016 Chemistry 117: Principles of Chemistry & Biochemistry Syllabus – Fall 2016 Instructor: Dr. Jill Robinson Office: Chemistry A114 Phone: 855-6601 E-mail: Students are strongly encouraged to attend office hours. This is an important opportunity for developing mastery of the course material. Office Hours: Monday 11-12 PM (Chemistry Resource Center 046) Wed. 10-11 AM (Chemistry Resource Center 046) Friday 1-2 PM (Chemistry Resource Center 046) Lecture: M, W, F 8:00-8:50 or 9:05-9:55 in CH122 Grade record: Grades will be posted in Canvas Course Overview: This course is an integrated lecture-laboratory course covering basic principles of chemistry and biochemistry. The course topics are designed to teach chemistry starting with a microscopic picture building toward a macroscopic picture of chemistry. Topics include atomic structure and properties, molecular structure, chemical bonding, energy, kinetics and equilibrium. This course also focuses on the conceptual facets of chemistry that one will need to succeed in later chemistry courses, especially organic chemistry and biochemistry. This will be a rigorous and challenging course for most students. Students are presumed to have successfully completed the equivalent of two years of high school algebra and one year of high school chemistry (chapters 1-4 and part of 10 of the C117 textbook). Students who succeed in C117 typically spend 2–3 hours of study time for every one hour of lecture, i.e. ~15 hours of preparation time per week. If you wish to succeed in this class, you must put in the effort, determine what you do not understand, and seek out help. Chemistry is based on both concepts and problem solving, and a great deal of practice is required to master the subject well. If you are not obtaining the results you desire, then it is suggested you work additional problems, attend more discussions or office hours, or seek out help in another way that will lead to your success. Please remember that you are ultimately responsible for your own success. Course Objectives: 1. Describe the composition of an atom with emphasis on periodic properties and electronic structure. 2. Explain why chemical bonds form and describe bonding using different models such as Lewis structures and Valence Bond Theory. 3. Predict the three dimensional structure and polarity of molecules 4. Use molecular structure to explain macroscopic properties of molecules such as solubility, boiling point, and reactivity. Page 1 of 10 Chemistry 117/ Fall 2016 5. Calculate various quantities associated with chemical reactions such as heat transfer (thermochemistry), rates of reaction (kinetics), and extent of reaction (equilibrium and thermodynamics). Interpret the meaning of these quantities. Page 2 of 10 Chemistry 117/ Fall 2016 Course Materials: Required: 1) Textbook (Required) Chemistry, 7th Ed. McMurry, Fay, Robinson (hardbound, looseleaf, or e text) E-text: An electronic version of the text with Mastering Chemistry and Learning Catalytics can be purchased for $113 from Student In US or Canada Yes, I have a course ID ( C117FALL2016) No, I need to buy access Choose MFR 7e textbook  buy with e text and Learning Catalytics TIS Bookstore: Chemistry, 7th Ed. Looseleaf with Mastering Chemistry, Learning Catalytics and e-book ISBN: 9780133900811 Used $117 New $149 Used Rental $72.60 New Rental $139.95 Chemistry, 7th Ed. Hardbound with Mastering Chemistry, Learning Catalytics and e-book ISBN: 9780321940872 Used $115 New $190 Used Rental $93 New Rental $140 IU Bookstore: The pricing should be the same as TIS bookstore, but as of July 25th the wrong prices are listed. Pricing should be corrected by the start of the semester. 2) Access to Pearson online homework system (Mastering Chemistry) (Required) If you purchase a textbook package (new or used from the IU bookstore or TIS bookstore), you will receive an access code for Mastering Chemistry. If you obtain a used textbook from a different vendor (, you will need to purchase access to Mastering Chemistry for a cost of $66. Visit the following website for instructions on registering and/or purchasing access to Mastering Chemistry. Course ID: C117FALL2016 Select book: Chemistry, 7th Ed. McMurry, Fay, Robinson You will need your 10 digit IU ID to register!!!!!!!! Page 3 of 10 Chemistry 117/ Fall 2016 3) Access to Learning Catalytics (Student Response System) (Required) If you purchase a textbook package (new or used from the IU bookstore or TIS bookstore), you will receive an access code for Mastering Chemistry and Learning Catalytics. Learning Catalytics is free if you have a Mastering Chemistry account. Optional: Some students find these supplementary items helpful. 1) Student Solutions Manual for Chemistry,7e ISBN: 9780133888799 2) Student Study Guide for Chemistry, 7e ISBN: 9780133888812 Course Format: IMPORTANT: It will NOT be possible for students to attend different lecture sections because in- class points specific to student response systems or quizzes are tied to a specific section. Examinations and homework problems (which comprise the majority of points to be acquired for a final grade in the course) will be identical for both sections. Lecture: During lectures we will discuss principles, outline goals, and present demonstrations. Your attendance at all lectures is vital to your success in this course. You should read the textbook assignment prior to lecture and take clear notes during lecture. A student polling system (Learning Catalytics) will be used in class to gauge student comprehension and to enrich the learning experience. Homework: Homework assignments will be completed online using the Mastering Chemistry system. Homework assignments are due every week on Sunday at midnight. These homework assignments will cover material from several days earlier in class, but we suggest that you work on them as you go so that you can get ample help on them in discussion and office hours. Doing homework problems in a timely manner is an excellent way to master course material. In addition to the online homework, you can work any end-of-chapter textbook problems for extra practice. These will not be submitted or graded for credit, but you are strongly encouraged to work these problems and to bring any questions you have about them to office hours or to your discussion section. Discussion: Discussion sections were developed as study aid for C117 students. These sessions are directed by an associate instructor (AI) and give students an opportunity to ask questions and practice problem solving in small groups. Page 4 of 10 Chemistry 117/ Fall 2016 Grading: Exams 3 Exams @ 100 pts. 300 Final Exam @150 pts. 150 Mastering Chemistry Homework 100 Canvas Quizzes (10 @ 10 pts each, drop 3 lowest) 70 Discussion (13@ 3 pts. each, drop 3 lowest) 30 Learning Catalytics _ __________ 25 Total Course Points 675 A standard grading scale is typically used in this course: 90-100% A range 80.0-89.9% B range 70.0-79.9% C range 60.0-69.9% D range < 60.0% F Exam Policies:  Due to the large enrollment in this course, it is not possible to schedule individual make-up times for examinations. Students who have conflicts with exam times due to required participation in official Indiana University function or due to religious holidays should contact the instructors as soon as they are aware of the conflict, but no later than 1 week before the exam to make arrangements.  Midterm exams are scheduled from 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm on September 20, October 18, and November 15. An early exam will be available on each of those dates from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm. You must have a valid excuse and sign up the early exam in the Chemistry Undergraduate office (C021).  Missed exams due to illness will only be excused with appropriate documentation from a doctor. If you miss an exam due to illness, you must obtain a doctor’s note to document the illness in order to have your absence excused. Academic Dishonesty As college students, you are expected to observe high standards of intellectual integrity and honesty. Plagiarism of the work of fellow students or authors, and cheating on assignments are a discredit to you, your fellow students, and your university. The standard penalty for cheating Page 5 of 10 Chemistry 117/ Fall 2016 is a grade of “F for academic dishonesty” in the entire course; please note that this grade may not be replaced on your transcript. Email We prefer that you do not send in depth chemistry questions over email. They are difficult to interpret and answer without communicating in person. Feel free to ask these kinds of questions before or after class, during discussion, or office hours. Do not expect that an email sent at 2 AM will be answered by the next morning. Please give us time to answer you, and understand that we are in class or office hours most of the day. Very important: Please remember that emails are professional correspondences. 1. Properly address the email recipient. Most of the instructors that you encounter in college should be addressed as “Professor” or “Dr.”, not by their first name or Mr. or Ms., unless they instruct you otherwise. It is typically appropriate to address AIs by their first names, but the AI will instruct you as to how s/he wants to be addressed on the first day. 2. Email provides a permanent document of a communication between two people. Therefore, be sure that your emails are polite, professional, and well prepared before you send them. You should not feel comfortable saying anything in email that you would not say verbally to the recipient. Be succinct in your email messages. 3. Always use complete words and sentences. Remember that an email is a professional correspondence, not a communication with a friend such as an IM or a text message. 4. Check course policies before sending an email to determine the appropriateness of your topic. Many of your questions can be answered by reading the course syllabus or website Sources of Help: 1. Professor office hours (listed on page 1 of syllabus) 2. Associate Instructor office hours are in the General Chemistry Resource Center, C046. There will be many office hours each week and they will be posted on the main page of Canvas. 3. Tutoring room, C046. The department offers free tutoring for general chemistry from 6:45- 9:45 pm Su, M, and W nights. 4. Group Study among your fellow classmates is often very helpful. Working through problems together and teaching others solidifies one’s own understanding. 5. Personal Tutors may be hired for a cost of $8-15/hour. Often, students will work with a tutor in groups of 3 to make the session more economical. A list of tutors may be found on the chemistry undergraduate office website ( Page 6 of 10 Chemistry 117/ Fall 2016 Study Hints 1. Skim the reading assignment in the text and the lecture notes BEFORE coming to lecture. This will help familiarize you with the lecture concepts ahead of time and allow you to get the most out of lecture. 2. Attend lecture and take detailed notes. Lecture notes will be available on the class website. It is the student’s responsibility to download the class notes before lecture as necessary and to take notes during class. Exam questions may deal with material from lecture that is not in the text; hence detailed notes are imperative. 3. Active Study – This takes a lot of time to do well, but it is worth the effort. Studying chemistry is not a passive activity; rather you should always be doing something while reading the chapters. a. Study Notes: Make your own set of study notes that are more complete than the notes that you took in lecture. To do this, sit down with your lecture notes and use the text to enhance them. Keep in mind that you will want to use these notes to study before the exam because you will not be able to read all the book chapters in a few days leading up to the exam. b. Problem Solving: Work the assigned problems from the book and/or the online homework system. Exam problems will be similar to book problems so it is advisable to keep a written record of the problems to study before the exam. You should keep track of which problems or concepts are difficult for you and get them cleared up as soon as possible. 4. Discussion Sections: Go to discussion section prepared to ask questions from lecture, your homework or the textbook. 5. Make sure that you understand the material covered in previous classes before the next class. 6. Study on a regular basis. Do not wait until a few days (or the night) before the exam to cram in information. Work problems on a regular basis and get help early if you need it! 7. Studying for Exams: Review study notes and refer to the text for clarification if necessary. Review problems and work practice exams under exam conditions (i.e. conditions of limited time and no use of resources). It is easy to fool yourself into thinking that you know the material better than you do. Page 7 of 10 Chemistry 117/ Fall 2016 Tentative Lecture Outline This schedule is “a work in progress” and may be updated over the course of the term. Please consult Canvas often for the most up to date outline reflecting all changeThis syllabus is not a contract and the instructors will make changes that are, in part, guided by the progress of the class as interpreted by the professors’ experience. Date Lecture Topic Reading Week 1 Review Chapters 1-4, 10 M – Aug Topic 1: Thermochemistry 9.1 22 Topic 1: Thermochemistry 9.2, 9.3 W – Aug Topic 1: Thermochemistry 9.4-9.6 24 F – Aug 26 Week 2 M – Aug Topic 1: Thermochemistry 9.7 29 Topic 1: Thermochemistry, Quiz 1 in Canvas 9.8, 9.9 W – Aug Topic 1: Thermochemistry 9.10 31 F – Sept 2 Week 3 M – Sept (M: NO CLASS: Labor Day) 5 Topic 1: Thermochemistry, Quiz 2 in Canvas 9.12-9.13 W – Sept Topic 2: Periodicity and Electronic Structure of Atoms 5.1-5.4 7 F – Sept 9 Week 4 M – Sept Topic 2: Periodicity and Electronic Structure of Atoms 5.5-5.9 12 Topic 2: Periodicity and Electronic Structure of Atoms, Q5.10-5.12 W – Sept 3 in Canvas 5.13-5.14 14 Topic 2: Periodicity and Electronic Structure of Atoms F – Sept 16 Week 5 M – Sept Topic 3: Ionic Compounds: Periodic Trends and Bonding 6.1-6.3 19 Theory T- Sept Exam 1 ( Topics 1 and 2) 7:15-9:15 PM 6.4-6.5 20 Topic 3: Ionic Compounds: Periodic Trends and Bonding 6.6-6.8 W – Sept Theory 21 Topic 3: Ionic Compounds: Periodic Trends and Bonding F – Sept Theory 23 Week 6 M – Sept Topic 4: Covalent Bonding and Electron-Dot Structures 7.1-7.4 26 Topic 4: Covalent Bonding and Electron-Dot Structures, Quiz 7.5-7.6 W – Sept 4 in Canvas 7.7-7.8 28 Topic 4: Covalent Bonding and Electron-Dot Structures F – Sept 30 Week 7 M – Oct 3 Topic 4: Covalent Bonding and Electron-Dot Structures 7.9-7.10 Page 8 of 10 Chemistry 117/ Fall 2016 W – Oct 5 Topic 5: Bonding Theories and Molecular Structure, Quiz 58.1 F – Oct 7 in Canvas (NO CLASS: Fall Break) Week 8 M – Oct 10 Topic 5: Bonding Theories and Molecular Structure 8.2-8.4 W – Oct Topic 5: Bonding Theories and Molecular Structure, Quiz 68.5 12 in Canvas 8.6 F – Oct Topic 5: Bonding Theories and Molecular Structure 14 Date Lecture Topic Reading Week 9 M – Oct 17 Topic 5: Bonding Theories and Molecular Structure 8.6 T – Oct 18 Exam 2 (Topics 3, 4 and 5) 7:15-9:15 PM W – Oct 19 Topic 6: Chemical Kinetics 13.1-13.2 F – Oct 21 Topic 6: Chemical Kinetics 13.3-13.4 Week 10 M – Oct 24 Topic 6: Chemical Kinetics 13.5-13.6 W – Oct 26 Topic 6: Chemical Kinetics, Quiz 7 in Canvas 13.7-13.8 F – Oct 28 Topic 6: Chemical Kinetics 13.9-13.11 Week 11 M – Oct. 31 Topic 6: Chemical Kinetics 13.12-13.13 W – Nov 2 Topic 7: Chemical Equilibrium, Quiz 8 in Canvas 14.1-14.2 F – Nov 4 Topic 7: Chemical Equilibrium 14.3-14.4 Week 12 M – Nov 7 Topic 7: Chemical Equilibrium 14.5 W – Nov 9 Topic 7: Chemical Equilibrium Quiz 9 in Canvas 14.5, 14.6 F – Nov 11 Topic 7: Chemical Equilibrium 14.7-14.9 Week 13 M – Nov 14 Topic 7: Chemical Equilibrium 14.10 T- Nov 15 Exam 3 (Topics 6 and 7) 7:15-9:15 PM W – Nov 16 Topic 8: Thermodynamics 17.1-17.2 F – Nov 18 Topic 8: Thermodynamics 17.3-17.4 Nov 20– Nov 27 NO CLASS (THANKSGIVING BREAK) Week 14 M – Nov 28 Topic 8: Thermodynamics 17.5-17.6 W – Nov 30 Topic 8: Thermodynamics, Quiz 10 in Canvas 17.7-17.8 F – Dec 1 Topic 8: Thermodynamics 17.9-17.10 Week 15 M – Dec 5 Topic 8: Thermodynamics 17.11 W – Dec 7 Special Topic F – Dec 9 Special Topic Page 9 of 10 Chemistry 117/ Fall 2016 Week 16 W-Dec 14 Final Exam (cumulative, extra emphasis on Topic 8) 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM Policies & Guidelines for Use of Learning Catalytics (Personal Response Devices) Welcome to C117! Personal response devices will be used this semester, in order to stimulate the learning experience and provide immediate feedback to students and instructors regarding understanding of material. Each student should bring a laptop computer or smartphone to class each day. You will enter your responses through a web-based system associated with your Mastering Chemistry account. Important Note: If you do not have a laptop computer or smartphone, talk to the instructor to make other arrangements. P OLICIES 1. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure proper operation of your personal response device. You must login to the session correctly in order to obtain credit. 2. Questions will be TIMED. All questions will have a response time limit. Be diligent and aware of time constraints – responses entered after the timer expires will NOT be recorded or graded. 3. Questions will be posed at EACH lecture. For this reason, attendance is imperative! 4. Academic Misconduct applies to personal response device use in this class. Students found to be using multiple devices (to submit answers for a classmate) will be guilty of academic misconduct and will be dealt with SEVERELY. Misuse of devices runs the risk of FAILURE IN THIS COURSE. 5. Absences: In order to account for absences due to illness or other valid reasons, the following grading scale will be used. 90-100% response rate 25 points (full credit) 85-90% response rate 20 points 80-85% response rate 15 points 75-80% response rate 10 points 70-75% response rate 5 points < 70% response rate 0 points Page 10 of 10


Buy Material

Are you sure you want to buy this material for

0 Karma

Buy Material

BOOM! Enjoy Your Free Notes!

We've added these Notes to your profile, click here to view them now.


You're already Subscribed!

Looks like you've already subscribed to StudySoup, you won't need to purchase another subscription to get this material. To access this material simply click 'View Full Document'

Why people love StudySoup

Bentley McCaw University of Florida

"I was shooting for a perfect 4.0 GPA this semester. Having StudySoup as a study aid was critical to helping me achieve my goal...and I nailed it!"

Janice Dongeun University of Washington

"I used the money I made selling my notes & study guides to pay for spring break in Olympia, Washington...which was Sweet!"

Bentley McCaw University of Florida

"I was shooting for a perfect 4.0 GPA this semester. Having StudySoup as a study aid was critical to helping me achieve my goal...and I nailed it!"


"Their 'Elite Notetakers' are making over $1,200/month in sales by creating high quality content that helps their classmates in a time of need."

Become an Elite Notetaker and start selling your notes online!

Refund Policy


All subscriptions to StudySoup are paid in full at the time of subscribing. To change your credit card information or to cancel your subscription, go to "Edit Settings". All credit card information will be available there. If you should decide to cancel your subscription, it will continue to be valid until the next payment period, as all payments for the current period were made in advance. For special circumstances, please email


StudySoup has more than 1 million course-specific study resources to help students study smarter. If you’re having trouble finding what you’re looking for, our customer support team can help you find what you need! Feel free to contact them here:

Recurring Subscriptions: If you have canceled your recurring subscription on the day of renewal and have not downloaded any documents, you may request a refund by submitting an email to

Satisfaction Guarantee: If you’re not satisfied with your subscription, you can contact us for further help. Contact must be made within 3 business days of your subscription purchase and your refund request will be subject for review.

Please Note: Refunds can never be provided more than 30 days after the initial purchase date regardless of your activity on the site.