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Test 101, Week 1 notes

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Fall 2016 ­ CHEMISTRY 110­0003 (T810) Course #: 2944 (6850) (3 credit hours) Instructor/Contact Info:  Dr. Leifker, FR 336, Office Hours: W/F 10:00 – 11:00 am; or by appointment On­Line Course Information: Blackboard (  th Materials: General, Organic, and Biochemistry (9  Edition) by Denniston; on­line homework package Lecture Times:   Tuesday & Thursday @ 2:00 – 3:15pm in Faraday Hall 143 Tutors and Lab TA Office Hours: The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry maintains a free Tutor  Room for General Chemistry students. The Tutor Room is located in Faraday 247 and the schedule will be  posted online ( and outside the help room door.   Students are also encouraged to ask laboratory TAs for assistance in understanding the lecture material. Paid Tutors ­ Names of tutors for hire are available from Linda Davis in Faraday 319 (Dept. office). Exams and Grading: Exams – There will be four 100­point hour exams, with each exam covering content from 2­3 chapters.  Three  of the exams will be administered during the regular semester (dates are indicated in the lecture schedule) and  the last 100 point exam will be administered as Part I of the final exam.   The lowest regular exam score will be  dropped.  This allows you to miss an exam if absolutely necessary, and minimizes the effect of one poor score  on the overall grade.  There will be no make­up exams or extra credit points. The professor will deal with any  issues that affect your ability to take an exam (medical issues, weather closures, etc.) on a case by case basis.  Any student more than 30 minutes late to any exam will not be allowed to take it. You must attend your  registered section for all exams, no exceptions.  Homework – 100 points. All the homework will be online using the Connect and LearnSmart technologies. See  attached handout for more information. Connect and LearnSmart cannot be accessed through smart phones and  iPads, you must use a computer. Final Exam ­   The final exam will consist of two parts: Part I counts as one of the four 100 pt. hour exams  described above, and Part II is a 100 pt. comprehensive exam.  Final: Tuesday, December 6  2:00 – 3:50 pm  in Faraday Hall 143 Total points:  hourly exams  = 300 pts. (lowest of four exams is dropped)  Homework   = 100 pts.  comprehensive final exam        = 100 pts. total = 500 pts. Grading scale: A ≥ 90%  B ≥ 80%  C ≥ 70% D ≥ 60%  F < 60% This scale may be revised downward (not upward), but this is not guaranteed. Accessibility Statement:  Northern Illinois University is committed to providing an accessible educational  environment in collaboration with the Disability Resource Center (DRC). Any student requiring an academic  accommodation due to a disability should let his or her faculty member know as soon as possible. Students who need academic accommodations based on the impact of a disability will be encouraged to contact the DRC if  they have not done so already. The DRC is located on the 4th floor of the Health Services Building, and can be  reached at 815­753­1303 (V) or Academic Integrity.  Good academic work must be based on honesty. The attempt of any student to present as  his or her own work that which he or she has not produced is regarded by the faculty and administration as a  serious offense. Students are considered to have cheated if they copy the work of another during an  examination or turn in a paper or an assignment written, in whole or in part, by someone else.  Students are  responsible for plagiarism, intentional or not, if they copy material from books, magazines, or other sources  without identifying and acknowledging those sources or if they paraphrase ideas from such sources without  acknowledging them. Students responsible for, or assisting others in, either cheating or plagiarism on an  assignment, quiz, or examination may receive a grade of F for the course involved and may be suspended or  dismissed from the university. TENTATIVE LECTURE SCHEDULE WEEK CHAPTER/TOPIC Exams 1. 8/23 – 8/25 Introduction/Chapter 1 (Sections 1.1-1.2) 2. 8/30 – 9/1 Chapter 1. (Sections. 1.3-1.5) 3. 9/6 – 9/8 Chapter 2. (Sections 2.1-2.5) Exam 1 4. 9/13 – 9/15 Chapter 2. (Sections 2.6-2.7) (Thursday) 5. 9/20 – 9/22 Chapter 3. (Sections 3.1-3.2) Chapter 3. (Sections 3.3-3.5); Chapter 4. (Section 6. 9/27 – 9/29 4.1) 7. 10/4 – 10/6 Chapter 4. (Sections 4.2-4.3) 8. 10/11 – Exam 2 10/13 Chapter 4. (Sections 4.4-4.5) (Thursday) 9. 10/18 – Chapter 5. (sections 5.1-5.2) 10/20 10. 10/25 – Chapter 5. (Section 5.3); Chapter 6. (Sections 10/27 6.1-6.4) Chapter 6. (Sections 6.5-6.6); Chapter 7. 11. 11/1 – 11/3 (Sections 7.1-7.2) 12. 11/8 – 11/10 Chapter 7. (Sections 7.3-7.4) Exam 3 (Thursday) 13. 11/15 – 11/17 Chapter 8. (Sections 8.1-8.2) 14. 11/22 Chapter 8. (Sections 8.3-8.5) 15. 11/29 – 12/1 Chapter 9. (Sections 9.1-9.7) 16. 12/6 Exam 4/Final Exam @ 2:00 – 3:50pm General Education Course Objectives  Improve ability to think critically and logically  Perform basic chemical computations and improve ability to reason quantitatively  Improve ability to interpret mathematical models  Learn how to use the scientific method and theories to understand chemical phenomena  Develop an appreciation for the importance of the role of chemistry in everyday life  Develop an understanding of the historical development of the field of chemistry Course Content Objectives  Understand concepts of matter and energy and become acquainted with metric and SI units of measurement  Understand atoms and ions and their subatomic components  Learn the electronic structures of atoms and ions, and understand their relationship to periodic properties  Correctly predict the shapes of molecules and ions from Lewis dot/VSEPR characteristics  Learn chemical nomenclature  Learn basic stoichiometry calculations  Develop ability to predict outcomes of chemical reactions from knowledge of reactants and reaction types  Understand the chemical basis for the physical behavior of gases, liquids, and solids  Become knowledgeable about the properties of aqueous solutions  Develop the ability to predict reactions and equilibria from knowledge of Le Chatelier’s Principle  Understand the physicochemical characteristics of acids, bases, oxidants, and reductants  Become knowledgeable about nuclear chemistry and its applications to medical fields McGraw Hill On­Line Resources CONNECT Plus and LearnSmart The grading in CHEM 110 includes 100 pts. Based on participation and performance using  on­line instructional technologies. CONNECT Plus and LearnSmart are products that are linked to  the McGraw Hill textbook, and you must register for these components using the access codes  purchased separately or combined with the required textbook. These on­line components are  described here, along with the relative weights assigned to each component. LearnSmart LearnSmart is an adaptive learning technology that uses student responses to evaluate  mastery of content, and tailor tutorials­style learning sessions to help students increase proficiency.  Once students have demonstrated mastery of a given concept, it introduces more advanced concepts  until the student has achieved a given level of competence with the component. If the program  identifies an area in which the student requires additional practice it will provide a link and/or  references to specific sections in the textbook so the student can do additional reading, etc. The LearnSmart modules on Blackboard are correlated with the content of individual  lectures and students are expected to read the appropriate sections and complete the  LearnSmart module before lecture! For example according to the syllabus we begin Chapter 3  during the third week of class, beginning with sections 3.1 and 3.2. Each student would be expected  to read those sections and complete the LearnSmart module tied to those sections before coming to  lecture. This allows the instructor to evaluate which concepts in those sections appeared to pose  more difficulty for students, and to focus their lectures to provide additional practice with or  discussion on those topics. There are 14 LearnSmart modules on Blackboard, with due dates tied to the lecture schedule  described in the syllabus. The average score on the LearnSmart module will constitute 25% of the  100 pts for Homework/Participation in the grading scheme. CONNECT CONNECT is an on­line homework package that is intended to provide students with  additional practice working with concepts. Although performance on the homework is part of the  grade, it is also a useful self­assessment tool. If, while working on a given homework module, you  discover that you are having difficulty with a particular concept or problem, you should use that as a  guide in preparing for the exam. Try additional problems until you are confident of your abilities, or  seek additional help as needed for the exam. Homework problems are assigned using either pooled sets of questions or algorithmic  questions that will vary data so that two students are unlikely to receive the same set of problems. A  student may attempt the homework assignment multiple times and the highest score achieved before  the due date will be recorded. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE HOUR BEFORE THE DUE DATE  TO BEGIN THE HOMEWORK. This is a recipe for failure. Rather, begin the homework  assignments as close as possible to the dates when the corresponding material is covered in lecture  so that it is fresh in your mind, and so you have time to seek help if needed well before the  assignment is due. There are 14 CONNECT homework assignments, and the overall average on the homework  will constitute 75% of the 100 pts for Homework/Participation in the grade scheme.


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