CHM 100 CHEMISTRY TODAY FALL 2000

Instructor: Dr. Anne T. Sherren,
Kroehler Science Center #119
Phone: 637-5193(O), 983-7308(H)
E-mail ats@noctrl.edu

Basis for Evaluation:
 

1st Hour Examination (10/6)
10 %
100 - 90 A
2nd Hour Examination (11/3)
10 %
  90 - 80 B
Class Quiz Average (all term)
 10 %
   80 - 70 C
Final Examination (11/20)
 20 %
  70 - 60 D
Class Participation (all term) this includes Web board postings
 5 %
         <60 F
Homework (all term) 
10 %
 
Laboratory & News reports (all term)
 25 %
 
Project and Project report (11/8)
10 %
 
Total
 100 %
 

NOTE: Tests taken after the scheduled time can not be used to raise the average of the remaining points earned. If this is of concern to you, please contact me.

[NCC's standard for course work is 15 hours per week per course.]

TIMES INVESTMENT: Assignments are planned so that a typical student (with the specified prerequisites) can master the course material at his or her full capacity with a learning investment of 15 hours per week (including class and study time). If you are especially well prepared and/or an efficient student, you can expect to need less study time. If you are lacking in prerequisite experience and/or basic study skills, you must plan for more study time to insure progress at your maximum capacity. Students who CAN NOT OR DO NOT make an appropriate time investment in a course must be prepared to accept the penalty of a lower evaluation for a lower performance.

CLASSROOM SESSIONS will involve discussions of selected areas of the reading assignments and other topics generated by science in the news. You will be tested on things discussed in class as well as reading assignments, which might not be covered in class. Failure to attend class will result in a lower grade in the course. Tests will be held on the dates noted above. Due date for the PROJECT PAPER - November 8, and PROJECT PRESENTATION - Week of November 13. These dates should be properly noted. Plan ahead. Early reports are welcomed.

LABORATORY will consist of a variety of experiences including experiments, demonstrations, and discussions. Labs last about 2 hrs.

Failure to pass the laboratory will result in a failing grade in the course!

TEXTS: Gebelein: Chemistry and Our World (1997)

Sherren: Laboratory Directions for Chemistry 100 (2000)

MEETING TIMES:

Lecture: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:40 AM to 11:50 AM in S-204.

Laboratory: Either Tuesday from 2:00 to 4:00 PM or Wednesday from 1:30 to 3:30 PM in S-114.

Labs last about 2 hours.

OFFICE HOURS: From 12:35 to 1:30 PM on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and by appointment.

Dr. Sherren’s Office is S-119.

HOMEWORK: Homework will be assigned on a regular basis and is due at class time.

The homework will be evaluated and returned.

THIS SYLLABUS IS SUBJECT TO REVISION SHOULD CIRCUMSTANCES WARRANT!

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 CLASS SCHEDULE FOR FALL 2000 - CHEMISTRY 100 Section 1

Lecture Instructor: Dr. Anne Sherren

Date Topic*** (Consult Reading Guide for Details) See next page for Laboratory**

9/11 Introduction and What is Science and Chemistry, Ch. 1

9/13 Introduction and What is Science and Chemistry, Ch. 1

9/15 Matter and other items from Chapter 2

9/18 Matter and other items from Chapter 2

9/20 Chemical Reactions and Analysis from Chapter 3

9/22 Chemical Reactions and Analysis from Chapter 3

9/25 Items from Chapter 4 - Order in Chemistry

9/27 Items from Chapter 4 - Order in Chemistry

9/29 Energy and Chapter 5

10/2 Energy and Chapter 5

10/4 Review

10/6* Test 1

10/9 Molecules and Molecular Glue Chapter 6

10/11 Molecules and Molecular Glue Chapter 6

10/13+ Work on Research Projects in Groups No Class Meeting

10/16 Chemical Reactions and Chapter 7

10/18 Chemical Reactions and Chapter 7

10/20+ Work on Research Projects in Groups No Class Meeting

10/23 Ch 8 and Solutions, Acids/Bases

10/25 Ch 8 and Solutions, Acids/Bases Ch 12 Water

10/27 Ch 12 Water

10/30 Ch 9-11 Organic Chemistry Topics

11/1 Ch 9-11 Organic Chemistry Topics

11/3* Test #2

11/6 More Organic and Soaps

11/8 Foods and Health Related Topics

11/10 Foods and Health Related Topics

11/13 Foods and Health Related Topics

11/15 Course Evaluations and Presentations

11/17 Presentations and Review

11/20* Final Examination - The Entire Course Final Starts at 10:00 AM

* Test Dates. All tests start at 10:40 AM.

+ On both of these dates you will have 210 minutes each week to work with your groups on your research project. Use the time wisely. On Oct 13 or 20 there is a meeting of Professional Chemists that Dr. Sherren is planning to attend.

*** Topics All topics listed are tentative and may need to be changed as the term progresses.

** The Laboratory is an integral portion of the course. A given experiment should be done on the week scheduled. If a laboratory is missed for a documented legitimate reason, an alternative assignment will be made. The assignment for a missed laboratory varies. Excessive absence in the laboratory will enter into the course grade. Failure to pass the laboratory will result in a failing grade in the course!

YOU WILL NEED A CALCULATOR FOR EXAMS, LABS, HOMEWORK AND CLASS.

Specific Assignments will be given for each topic and chapter of the text. 8/3/00
 
 


LIST OF LABORATORY EXPERIMENTS FOR FALL 2000

For CHM 100L Sections 1 and 2

Laboratory Instructor: Dr. Sherren

NOTE: You should be enrolled in a Laboratory Section on either Tuesday morning or Wednesday afternoon. You should also attend your laboratory section each week.

DATE Laboratory Experiment**

9/12 or 9/13 The Scientific Method Experiment

9/19 or 9/20 Gases and Reactions

9/26 or 9/28 Alkaline Earth Elements

10/3 or 10/4 Soapy/Sour or Acids and Bases

10/10 or 10/11 Study of Over the Counter Analgesic Drugs

10/17 or 10/18 Preparation of Aspirin

10/24 or 10/25 Hard Water

10/31 or 11/1 Polymers

11/7 or 11/8 Vitamin C

11/14 or 11/15 Preparation of Soap

** This list is tentative and may change as needed. Check with the instructor the class meeting before laboratory to confirm the laboratory for a given week.

LABORATORY will consist of a variety of experiences including experiments, demonstrations, and discussions. Labs last about 2 hrs.

Failure to pass the laboratory will result in a failing grade in the course!

The Laboratory is an integral portion of the course. A given experiment should be done on the week scheduled. All laboratory experiments have a pre-laboratory assignment that should be completed before the beginning of the laboratory session. All laboratory reports are due in a timely manner, due dates will be announced. If a laboratory is missed for a legitimate documented reason, a make up session may be scheduled for the student or an alternative assignment be made. The assignment for a missed laboratory varies. Excessive absence in the laboratory will enter into the course grade.

All laboratory experiments have pre-lab assignments. Check and do these pre-laboratory assignments before you come to the laboratory.

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