CHEMISTRY 103-2 Spring 2010 ??????????????????????????????????? Lecture Section 2: M W F 12:05 - 12:55 Room 1351 Chemistry Lecturers: Professor JR Schmidt Room 8305d 262-2996 firstname.lastname@example.org office hour: 9:30 ? 10:30 AM Tuesday Professor Gilbert Nathanson Room 7321 262-8098 email@example.com office hour: 1:00 ? 2:00 PM Thursday Problem Solving Sessions: Most Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 5:40 PM, Room 2373 Web site: Our learn@UW web site and http://genchem.chem.wisc.edu/ General Chemistry Office: Room 1328 Chemistry 263-2424 ??????????????????????????????????? Introduction. Chemistry 103 is the first semester course in a two-semester General Chemistry sequence. The second semester course is Chemistry 104. Students who take Chemistry 103 should also plan to take Chemistry 104. Chemistry 103 and 104 provide a general background concerning the principles and factual basis of chemistry. The 103-104 sequence serves as a prerequisite for advanced courses such as Organic Chemistry (341 or 343), Analytical Chemistry (327 or 329), and Inorganic Chemistry (311). Students in Chemistry 103 should have placed into Math 114 or higher. Chemistry 103 is a fun and enlightening course, but you will need to devote significant time and effort to mastering chemical principles and solving chemical problems. To excel, you must plan to study chemistry every day! TEXTBOOKS AND OTHER MATERIAL (Required) 1. Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity, 7th edition, Kotz, Treichel & Townsend. Available at the University Bookstore. The bookstore also sells used copies. 2. Chemistry 103 Laboratory Manual, Spring 2010 and carbonless laboratory notebook. The manual and notebook can be purchased (cash only) outside the classroom during the first week of classes and later in the General Chemistry Office (room 1328). 2 3. Safety goggles. Industrial quality eye protection is required in all chemistry laboratories. Safety goggles that fit over regular glasses can be purchased from local bookstores or along with the lab manual and notebook. Please note that sandals are not acceptable footwear in the laboratory. Contact lenses should not be worn in the laboratory because fumes or splashes may be caught between them and your eye. 4. An electronic RF ?clicker?. The lectures will make extensive use of student ?voting? on concept tests, surveys, and other questions. You will need to purchase the clicker and bring it to every lecture. You can purchase the clicker either outside this room or at the University book store. To register your clicker for use in class, see instructions on page 7. 5. An inexpensive calculator capable of calculating square roots, logarithms and exponential operations. The calculator will be used on exams, homework assignments, and in the lab. A programmable calculator may be used as long no information is stored on it, such as chemical formulas or equations. It must be of the type allowable on an ACT or SAT exams (no cell phone or iPOD calculators). You must clear the memory before entering the exam room! 6. Class handouts. Pick up handouts at the back of the room before lecture. You can also obtain a copy attached to the lecture notes on our Learn@UW web site. COURSE INFORMATION Lectures and Textbook. During lectures I will introduce principles and illustrate concepts with examples and demonstrations. Please read the textbook before coming to class and take your own notes during lecture. In addition, a set of lecture notes taken in class by a T.A. will be available at our Learn@UW web site listed above about two days after the lecture. You will find ?chapter goals? and other lists at the beginning and end of each chapter. These lists will help you focus on key points. Discussion Section. Twice a week, you will meet with a Graduate Teaching Assistant and your classmates for discussion. In these meetings, you will discuss assigned homework problems, participate in guided inquiries in exploring new ideas, learn about upcoming laboratory assignments, and have a forum for answering questions. Please prepare for discussion by bringing specific questions to class ? this is a great opportunity to learn from your TA and fellow classmates. Problem Sets. Problem solving is a crucial aspect of this course. Suggested problems from the text will be listed at the beginning of each class. Answers to selected problems are at the back of the book. A subset of the assigned problems are required and will be answered online. To register for the online homework, see instructions on page 7. You can log on multiple times to complete it. 3 The best way to learn chemistry is to do problems while and after you read the textbook and lecture notes: study the textbook Examples, try the textbook Exercises, and work the assigned problems as soon as possible. Bring questions to your discussion section, to TA and faculty office hours, and to the evening problem solving sessions. In order to excel in this course you must solve problems. Quizzes. Ten fifteen minute quizzes will be given during Friday lectures or Thursday/Friday discussion sections to help you evaluate your progress. These quizzes count toward your final grade. Missed quizzes cannot be made up, but the lowest two quiz scores will be dropped in calculating the final grade. If you miss a quiz for any reason, including illness, it counts as a dropped quiz. Quizzes are not given during exam weeks. Evening Problem Solving Sessions. The TAs and professors will supervise problem solving sessions most Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 5:40 ? 6:40 PM in room 2373. This is not a lecture, but an opportunity to work through assigned problems with other students in groups. You are strongly encouraged to attend one of these sessions each week and work with your fellow students to hone your problem solving skills and knowledge of chemistry. Lecture Demonstrations. We will use demonstrations during lecture to illustrate important ideas and facts. Be sure to make careful observations of what happens. Questions about observations or principles that have been presented via demonstrations may appear on exams. Exams. There will be three in-class exams of 50 minutes each and one two-hour final exam. No makeup exams will be given. Exams may include questions based on the laboratory material. The final exam will cover material from the entire semester. Please be alert to these exam dates. You must report any religious conflicts with exams or laboratory exercises to your teaching assistant within the first two weeks of classes. Exam Dates: Monday, February 15 12:05 - 12:55 Monday, March 15 12:05 - 12:55 Wednesday, April 21 12:05 - 12:55 Final Exam: Monday, May 10 7:45 ? 9:45 AM Grades. Your final grade will be computed with the following scheme Three 50 minute exams 10% each Quizzes (highest 8 of 10) 14% Online Homework 15% Laboratory 20% Surveys (three) 1% Final Exam 20% TOTAL 100% 4 Your scores are always available to you at Learn@UW. There will also be 3 online surveys, which will ask you questions about different aspects of the course. These surveys will help us improve the course next year. In all cases, your confidentiality will be maintained and neither the professors nor TAs will ever see your individual responses. The approximate distribution of final grades is given below. It is important to note that the distribution will be adjusted upwards if class performance exceeds our expectations. For example, we guarantee that at least 24% of the grades will be A, and it may be higher. A=24% AB=13% B=25% BC=12% C=15% D+F=11% Approximate Distribution of Final Grades Lecture attendance and active participation are essential to the learning process. You will be given many opportunities to participate by voting with your clickers. If you participate in 80% or more of the voting opportunities, we will drop an additional quiz score and grade only the highest 7 of 10 quizzes. Computers and Study Room: Computers are available in the general chemistry computer room (room 1375). The study hall is located in room 1371. PLACES TO GO FOR HELP OUTSIDE CHEMISTRY 103 1) University Counseling Center. The UCC offers counseling to improve study skills and to reduce test anxiety. See http://www.uhs.wisc.edu/home.jsp?cat_id=36 for a description, or call 265-5600 or stop by 333 East Campus Mall. 2) Greater University Tutorial Service. GUTS offers help in a variety of subjects (including Chemistry 103) and in improving study skills. It is a student-run, volunteer organization. See http://guts.studentorg.wisc.edu/ 3) Alpha Chi Sigma. Chemistry Fraternity. Free tutoring on Wednesday night from 7 - 9 pm, 621 North Lake Street. See the genchem.chem.wisc.edu/students/tutors-all.htm. 4) Private Tutors. A list of private chemistry tutors (available for a fee) is available at http://genchem.chem.wisc.edu/students/tutors-all.htm. 5 THE LABORATORY The laboratory experiments are a vital part of this course; you will develop skills that are not easily learned or demonstrated in lectures. These skills include: ? Designing experiments and interpreting data ? Using laboratory equipment properly ? Working with your fellow students in the laboratory ? Communicating your ideas about the data through discussions and writing You must successfully complete the laboratory assignments to receive a passing grade in this course. Lab Preparation. You must prepare in advance for each laboratory exercise by taking the pre- lab quiz on the web (Learn@UW), and by writing an introduction and procedural outline in your lab notebook. During the lab period you will carry out the experiment, take notes, and complete your data analysis. All your work must be turned in at the end of the period in the form of the duplicate pages from your lab notebook. You will be graded on your pre-lab preparation, in-lab experimental technique and data analysis, and on your note taking skills. Your laboratory report is due at a time specified by your TA, almost always at the end of the laboratory period. Please note that late laboratory reports are not graded. The lab schedule is printed on the attached calendar. Exercises in italics are computer labs. Attendance. You must attend all laboratory sessions. There is no opportunity to make up a laboratory that you miss; a grade of zero will be recorded for unexcused absences. If you have an excuse for missing lab, notify your Teaching Assistant as soon as possible, preferably before the lab period. Health or Disability Concerns. If you have special needs, please make an appointment to speak to your professor and TA at your earliest convenience. Course Outline and Calendar The course outline appears on the next page. Dates for lecture topics are approximate. The exam dates are fixed. The calendar on the page after the outline lists the lecture, exam, lab, quiz, homework, and problem solving dates. Please put the calendar in a place where you will see it each day! 6 Week Date Lect Topic Chapter Lab M No Class 1 W Basic Concepts/Let?s Review 1 Citizenship in Lab 1 18-Jan 2 F Let?s Review/Atoms,Molecules, Ions 2 3 M Atoms, Molecules, Ions 2+ p 339-47 Solutions/Density 4 W Atoms, Molecules, Ions 2 2 25-Jan 5 F Chemical Reactions 3 6 M Chemical Reactions 3 No Lab 7 W Chemical Reactions 3 3 1-Feb 8 F Stoichiometry 4 9 M Stoichiometry 4 Zinc and Iodine 10 W Stoichiometry 4 4 8-Feb F Exam Preparation M Exam I No Lab 11 W Stoichiometry 4 5 15-Feb 12 F Energy and Chemical Reactions 5 13 M Energy and Chemical Reactions 5 Synthesis of an Alum 14 W Energy and Chemical Reactions 5 6 22-Feb 15 F Energy and Chemical Reactions 5 16 M Energy and Chemical Reactions 5 Lake Study 17 W Structure of Atoms 6 7 1-March 18 F Structure of Atoms 6 19 M Structure of Atoms 6 Solution Chemistry 20 W Periodic Trends 7 8 8-March F Exam Preparation M Exam II No Lab 21 W Periodic Trends 7 9 15-March 22 F Periodic Trends 7 23 M Periodic Trends 7 Chemical Logical 24 W Bonding and Molecular Structure 8 10 22-March 25 F Bonding and Molecular Structure 8 11 29-March Spring Recess 26 M Bonding and Molecular Structure 8 No Lab 27 W Bonding and Molecular Structure 8 12 5-April 28 F Bonding and Molecular Structure 8 29 M Orbitals 9 Alcohol in Wine 30 W Orbitals 9 13 12-April 31 F Orbitals 9 M Exam Preparation W Exam III Project Lab 14 19-April 32 F Solids 13 33 M Gases 11 No Lab 34 W Gases 11 14 26-April 35 F Intermolecular Forces 12 36 M Intermolecular Forces 12 Win. on SS / Checkout 37 W Summary Lecture 15 3-May F Exam Preparation 17 10-May M Cumulative Final 7:45 AM Note: labs in italics are computer labs 7 REGISTRATION INFORMATION Clicker Registration To register your clicker you will need 4 pieces of information. They are - First (given) name as it appears on your UW ID card - Last (family) name as it appears on your UW ID card - Student ID: your NetID as you use to login to Learn@UW in lower case (small) letters. To receive credit for class participation, it is essential that this NetID be the same as the one you use for Learn@UW. For almost all students, the NetID is the same as the first part of your @wisc.edu address. For example, Professor Nathanson's NetID is gmnathan and his e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. - The serial number of your Iclicker (below the bar code on the back). The serial number is the series of numbers and sometimes letters found on the bottom of the back of your clicker. Be careful to distinguish the letters O and l from the numbers 0 and 1. If you have trouble registering your clicker, please try again, with particular attention to the serial number. If you cannot register, please see your TA. To register go to the clicker web site at http://www.iclicker.com/registration The clicker response system will be used in every lecture, and you are responsible for bringing your clicker to class and for making sure that it is in good operating order with batteries. Since your grade for class participation depends on the proper use of the clicker, it is in your best interest to care for it properly. Online Homework Registration Your homework assignments this semester are to be completed online using a program called SmartWork. Please register for SmartWork following the steps below. Follow the "First Time User" instructions at http://smartwork.wwnorton.com 1. For your email address, use your own email address in the form NetID@wisc.edu. You create your own password. Don?t forget it! 2. The enrollment key for your course: GILBERT607. 3. The student registration code for this course is: UCWC-NASM JRGNChem103-2010
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