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CHEMISTRY 101/111/113

University at Buffalo
Summer Semester 2016
Announcement Sheet 1

Dr. Leila Shahri
Office hrs:

Tue Wed:

9:40AM - 10:55PM


11:30am 12:30pm
11:00am 12:00pm


Laboratory Director:
Mrs. Priscilla Clarke (
Office hr:
Wed: 11:30am 12:30pm
Associate Laboratory Director:
Dr. Valerie Frerichs (
Office hr:
Tue: 11:00am 12:00pm

NSC 324

NSC 266
NSC 266


NSC 344
NSC 344



1. Text: Chemistry: The Central Science by Brown, LeMay, Bursten, Murphy, Woodward and Stoltzfuz
13th Ed., Pearson Custom Publishing. Text options: hardcover or e-text as available at the UB Bookstore
or through the UBLearns site.
2. Mastering Chemistry (Homework): Purchase, access, and registration are required for homework
assignments. New text books purchased through the campus book store are packaged w/an access code
for registration. You can also purchase online. Access the instructions within your course website at: Follow the directions in the folder Course Documents. Please note:
Exchanges for purchases from third party vendors can not be honored since this is a custom product for
the University at Buffalo Department of Chemistry (see pg 3 for more info)
3. Lab Manual: Chemistry in the Laboratory by Scaife, Beachley, and Allendoerfer, University at
Buffalo, 11th Ed. Harcourt Brace Custom Publishers 2009. (Photocopies will not be accepted.)
4. Lab Materials: CHE 101-2/107-8 Lab Kit, laboratory apron, monogoggle safety goggles, and a padlock
for lab drawer are required (available at the bookstore). Proper protective clothing is required, including:
long sleeve shirts, pants that reach the ankle, and intact footwear covering the entire upper portion of the
foot. You will not be able to work in the laboratory without proper clothing. Protective clothing is
also detailed in the Laboratory Notes Document available on UB Learns.
5. A non-graphing scientific calculator w/arithmetic & transcendental function (sine, cosine, log, etc.) capability is
required for quizzes & exams. Graphing calculators & those w/alphanumeric memory capabilities, smart-devices,
or any other electronic device are not allowed at quizzes & exams.
6. A valid University I.D. card will be required for all examinations and for some laboratories.
If you are not completely registered for lecture and recitation/lab, see Mrs. Clarke in NSC 266 or
Dr. Frerichs in NSC 344.
Important Dates:

Thursday, June 2, 2016: Last day to drop/add a course.

Monday, June 27, 2016: Last day to resign a course with a grade of R.
Friday, July 8, 2016: Last day of class

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The URL for the CHE 101/111 and 113 course web page is: Each
students username is their UBIT name. A directory for all Chemistry 101/113 instructors and Teaching
Assistants (with office hours listed) will be posted here.
Students should read the text in advance for a better understanding of the material & are responsible for
learning material presented regardless of attendance. The chapters/sections covered are located on page 7.
Material is presented using PowerPoint (completed slides can be found on UB Learns after material is
taught in lecture).
Bring to every lecture: a calculator, & a periodic table (located on UBLearns).
All students must be registered for recitation & lab (a 4-hour contiguous time period). Recitation involves
review of lecture material and homework problems, the administration of quizzes and pre-lab discussions.
All laboratory instruction begins in the recitation room with a pre-laboratory discussion of procedures and
safety precautions before proceeding to the laboratory. Students should download the Laboratory Notes
document located on UBLearns.
Lab instructors will inform their students which laboratory room in the Natural Sciences Complex (NSC)
has been assigned to their section (Student HUB schedules DO NOT indicate the correct room for the
CHE 101/113 laboratory sections)
Student I.D. cards are used to check out laboratory equipment at the stockroom. Direct lab work questions
to Mrs. Clarke (Laboratory Director) or Dr. Frerichs (Associate Director).
Laboratory safety awareness test: Given during recitation on Wed. June 1. Students missing 2 or more
questions are required to repeat the test. To prepare, students should:
1. Read Lab Manual pgs 15-21: Lab Rules & Regulations, Laboratory Safety and Safety Precautions.
2. View the Laboratory Safety & Equipment Check- In video located on UBLearns
Safety regulations require laboratory aprons, monogoggle safety glasses, long sleeve shirts, full length pants &
shoes that cover the entire foot be worn for all lab work. Students not properly dressed may leave to change,
noting that laboratory will end at the scheduled time. Failure to comply with any safety regulations will result
in dismissal from the laboratory, with a grade of 0 (zero) for that day's laboratory work.

Lab Check-out and Improper Chemistry Lab Check-out Fee: All students must check out of their lab
drawer during their regular lab period (with their lab instructor) during check-out on July 6. Those who do
not are subject to a $100.00 charge plus charges for broken or missing equipment as well as having the
lock cut off the drawer. (Safety glasses and lab kits will be held in the stockroom for one month only).
Students who drop the course during the semester must check out within one week of dropping to avoid
the Improper Chemistry Lab Check-out charge. Students who are absent from check-out at the end of
the semester because of illness must complete a waiver form, available at the Copy Center (NSC 361) to
have the $100.00 fine/penalty waived. The form requires written documentation from a physician
verifying the reason for the absence.
Laboratory learning is directly included within the General Education requirement for Natural Science for
understanding the methods scientists use to explore natural phenomena, including observation, hypothesis
development, measurement and data collection, experimentation, evaluation of evidence, and employment of
mathematical analysis.

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Mastering Chemistry Homework: You can access the homework program, Mastering Chemistry,
through the course website. Instructions are given under the folder Course Documents for first-time
Any problems with Mastering Chemistry registration can be directed to the help chat on the website, or the
help number 1- 800-677-6337. Questions regarding specific assignments or problems should be referred to
Dr. Valerie Frerichs (

Labs: There are 10 graded assignments, each consisting of a

A. Pre-lab assignment:
o Read entire experiment & any information located in the Lab Notes (UBLearns)
o View a streamed video (on UBLearns, Laboratory Experiments: Digital Media)
o Hand-write a flow chart outlining the experimental section and safety precautions.
o Answer pre-lab questions located in the lab manual (specific questions are indicated in the Lab Notes).
The flowchart & pre-lab questions are handed in to the instructor at the beginning of recitation on the
day the experiment is conducted.
B. Lab Report: Labs performed on Monday are due on Wednesday, while labs performed on Wednesday
or Thursday are due on Monday.
o Hand in the following pages from the lab manual; measurements, data, sample calculations and
post-lab questions (specific questions are indicated on the Lab Notes).
Due to space/time limitations, there are no make-ups for missed labs.
Quizzes: There are 3 quizzes, administered in recitation (see pg 6)
Content is based on lecture and homework material.
Due to time limitations, there are no make-ups for missed quizzes.
Exams: Students should bring their University ID card for identification purposes. A copy of a previous
examination will be made available on the course web site. All exams are scheduled for class periods on
o Exam 1: Monday, June 13th at 9:30AM
o Exam 2: Monday, June 27th at 9:30AM
o Exam 3: Friday, July 8th at 9:30AM
Make-up Policy:

Students unavoidably absent from an exam, quiz, or laboratory must submit an excuse request. Requests can be
obtained from the Copy Center (NSC 361) or UBLearns. Forms must be signed by your lecturer for exams,
recitation instructor for quizzes or lab instructor for lab experiments. Then, returned to NSC 361 by the student
within seven days of the absence or the date of lab check-out (whichever comes first). Students should be prepared
to document the absence if requested. A valid missed quiz or laboratory will be prorated, based on their other
completed work.
CHE101 CHE111 CHE113

Grading Summary:
The final course grade (A-F including +/
's) is determined strictly on the basis of the
total number of points accumulated.
Individual exams, quizzes, etc., are not
assigned letter grades. Students should
keep all examinations, quizzes, laboratory
reports and homework assignments until
they have received their course grade.
These are the only materials which will be

Quizzes (3 @ 25 pts each)
Mastering Chemistry Homework
(best 8/11 @ 9 pts each)
Laboratory Reports
(10 @ 11pts each)
Exams (3@ 100pts each)








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accepted as evidence of clerical error in determining a course grade.

The Copy Center (NSC 361): Serves as a general office during posted hours. Students will be given a
dated and initialed receipt for all materials turned in.
1. Copies of announcement sheets: will be available there and on the Course web page.
2. Excused absence request forms: may be obtained there.
3. Re-grade requests: Quizzes, Lab Reports, and Exam papers must be turned in to NSC 361 within one
week after the paper has been received by the student. The nature of the problem must be specified on an
attached sheet. Papers containing white-out corrections will not be re-graded.
4. Late lab reports: must be turned in there. See Lab Notes Sheets for due dates of lab reports.
Students who present a valid written excuse for failure to take the last Hour exam either prior to or within 48
hours of that exam will be given a grade of I (incomplete) if they had a passing average after Exam (II).
Students with failing averages after Exam II are not eligible for an incomplete and will be assigned a grade
of F if they do not take Exam III. The default grade for an incomplete will be computed based on 557
points with Exam III entered as 0. Incompletes must be removed by examination within 12 months.
Students requesting an incomplete are reminded that University regulations prohibit a second registration in
a course for which they currently have an I-grade and that all I-grades must be removed before graduation.
Students who stop attending, as judged by their absence from Exam II and III, without officially resigning,
will be assigned the grade of F.
Students Registered with the Office of Accessibility Resources:
The Chemistry Department works closely with the Office of Accessibility Resources to make it possible
for anyone wishing to take a chemistry course to do so. Arrangements can be made for students who do not take
examinations or quizzes in the administered time and place, and for those who perform laboratory experiments
with alternate accessibility arrangements. Arrangements must be made well in advance by contacting Mr.
Randall E. Borst, Director of Accessibility Resources, 5 Norton Hall and the appropriate lead instructor, Dr.
Shahri, for examinations and Mrs. Clarke and Dr. Frerichs for quizzes and laboratory experiments.

Academic Integrity:
The University community depends upon shared academic standards. Academic dishonesty in any
form represents a fundamental impairment of these standards. If, after consultation with the student, an
instructor believes the student has committed an act of academic dishonesty, the instructor has the authority
to impose sanctions in keeping with this principle. Students should consult the Academic Regulations and
Procedures section of the Undergraduate Education Bulletin for a more detailed discussion of possible
harsher sanctions and the appeals process. The MINIMUM sanctions to be imposed in Chemistry
101/111/113 are as follows:
o First infraction: No points will be earned on the assignment and a value equal to the
maximum points for the assignment will be subtracted from the student's point total.
o Subsequent infraction: will result in a minimum penalty of subtracting 100 points.
Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, the following:
1. Possession of crib sheets or unauthorized notes at an examination or quiz, if used or not. This includes ANY use
of cellular telephones or other electronic devices (e.g. PDA's, iPods), whose possession during examinations and
quizzes is STRICTLY PROHIBITED. Calculator memory banks, calculator cases or other articles are subject to
inspection by the proctors.
2. Copying from another persons examination paper, quiz, or lab report, deliberately allowing another person to
copy from you, or handing in work that is not your own original work.
3. Changing an answer on an examination paper, quiz, or lab report and then requesting that the paper be re-graded
for additional credit. To discourage tampering of quiz or exam answers, we will randomly photocopy exams
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and quizzes. Any quiz or exam returned for re-grade in which responses have been altered in any way will
be considered deliberate cheating and the student will be subject to penalties as described above.
Reporting of laboratory work not actually done in the laboratory or using data inconsistent with the numbers listed
on the data sheet.
Abusive use of chemicals, vandalism of laboratory property, and dangerous behavior may result in permanent
expulsion from the laboratory and loss of all possible laboratory credits.
Copying or altering the copyrighted laboratory computer disks to obtain data without doing the computer
experiments as designed.
Stealing or tampering with other students quizzes/exams/lab reports. This will cause us to take action to have the
offending student removed from the university.

Limited Enrollment Course:

Please be advised that CHE 101 is designated a limited enrollment course, meaning the enrollment
in this course is limited by the number of student positions available. Self-registration in this course in the
Fall and Spring semesters will be limited to those students who are taking the course for the first time. Thus,
repeat enrollment may be difficult or impossible in the fall and spring semesters, and students who plan to
repeat the course for any reason should plan to register for the course in the summer.
Repeat enrollment is defined as: a student who was previously enrolled in the course at UB, or who
transferred an equivalent course to UB, who received a letter grade of A, B, C, D, or F and qualified
values thereof (e.g. A- , D+); or a grade of P, S, U, I, J, N, or R. The only case in which a
student may self-register for a repeated course is when the student has taken an Administrative Withdrawal
for an entire previous semester, so that all the grades for that semester were registered as W. Students may
petition for enrollment in such a designated Spring course by the third week of the preceding Fall semester,
and in a Fall course by the third week of the preceding Spring semester.

Course Objectives & Assessment:*

Students successfully completing this course will:


Understand and apply concepts to solve problems using:

matter and measurement**
atoms, molecules and ions
stoichiometry & calculations w/chemical formulas equations**

HW 1-3
Quiz 1
Exam 1
Laboratory Experiments 1and 2
Students must achieve a grade equal to C or above to be
deemed satisfactory on a mid-semester report

**Describe and calculate quantities for:

reactions in aqueous solution**
thermochemical principles
electronic structure of atoms
elemental periodic properties
**Use the following to predict, depict and describe:
gas behavior
basic properties of chemical bonding
molecular geometry and bond theory
liquids and intermolecular forces

HW 4-7
Quiz 2
Exam 2
Laboratory Experiments 3-8
HW 8-11
Quiz 3
Exam 3
Laboratory Experiments 9 and 10

*Course objectives are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances

** Learning objectives directly address General Education Knowledge and Skill Area #2- Natural Sciences,
item application of scientific data, concepts, and models in one of the natural or physical sciences.

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CHE 101/111/113 Recitation/Laboratory Schedule - Summer 2016

All laboratories begin at the same time and in the same room as CHE 101 scheduled recitations.
Schedule is tentative and subject to changes by the Instructor
Week of

Memorial Day
No Classes

Intro & Ch. 1

Ch. 2
Rec.=Safety test,
Ch. 3&4





Ch. 3
Lab=Exp. 1
Exam 1
(Ch. 1-3)
Lab=Exp. 3
Ch. 6&7
Rec= Quiz2
Lab=Exp. 7
Exam 2
(Ch. 4-7)
Lab=Exp. 11

Ch. 3

Ch. 5

Last Day to Drop/Add a course

Last Day to Resign :
All HW assignments are due at 9:00AM

Lab=Exp. 8
Ch. 8

Ch. 8

Lab=Exp. 10
Ch. 11

July 4th
No Classes

Lab=Exp. 5
Ch. 7&10

Ch. 7

Last day to resign


Rec=Quiz 1
Lab=Exp. 2
Ch. 5

Ch. 9 & 11



Ch. 2

Ch. 4
Ch. 6
Lab=Exp. 16
Ch. 10
Ch. 9
Rec=Quiz 3

Ch. 3

Ch. 4

Ch. 6

Ch. 10&8

Ch. 9

Exam 3
(Ch. 8-11)

6/27/ 2016

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CHE101 Summer-2016: Topics Covered/Sections to Read

I. Chapter 1: Introduction: Matter and Measurement
1.1 1.5: You are responsible for learning on your own
II. Chapter 2: Atoms, Molecules, and Ions
2.1 2.2: You are responsible for learning on your own
2.3 2.8:
III. Chapter 3: Stoichiometry: Calculations with Chemical Formulas and Equations
3.1 3.4
3.5: Skip combustion analysis on pgs 101 - 102 only
3.6 3.7
IV. Chapter 4: Reactions in Aqueous Solution
4.1 4.3
4.4: Only covering Activity series, pgs 143 - 145
4.5 4.6
V. Chapter 5: Thermochemistry
5.1 5.2
5.3: Skip All
5.4 5.7
5.8: Skip All
VI. Chapter 6: Electronic Structure of Atoms
6.2: Skip All
6.3 6.9
VII. Chapter 7: Periodic Properties of the Elements
7.1 7.8
VIII. Chapter 10: Gases
10.1 10.9
Collecting a Gas over Water: file located on UB Learns
IX. Chapter 8: Basic Concepts of Chemical Bonding
8.1 8.7
8.8: Skip All
X. Chapter 9: Molecular Geometry and Bonding Theories
9.1 9.6
9.7 9.8: Skip All
XI. Chapter 11: Liquids and Intermolecular Forces
11.1: You are responsible for learning on your own
11.2 11.3
11.4: Skip heating curves, pg 459 only
11.5 11.6
11.7: Skip All
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