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) and 005 (TR), all in CHE100 This version of the syllabus is adopted from a previous version developed by CHM2045 faculty. Any changes to this syllabus will be posted on Blackboard. Before you ask your professor about the course policy, read the syllabus first! COORDINATOR: Dr. Li-June Ming Chem-Activities (CA) COORDINATOR: Dr. Teresa Eckart Section 001 (8:35): Dr. Carmen Alicia Garcia Section 002 (9:40): Dr. Carmen Alicia Garcia Section 003 (10:45): Dr. Patricia Muisener Section 005 (8:00): Dr. Teresa Eckart COURSE OBJECTIVES: This is the first semester of a two-semester course that offers an introduction to the science of chemistry. At the completion of this course you should have a basic knowledge of general chemistry. The course assumes background knowledge from high school chemistry. If you have not taken high school chemistry or its equivalent, you should not be enrolled in this course and should consider CHM2023 (“Chemistry for Today” for Science majors). After this semester you are expected to understand and apply the particulate nature of matter and the first law of thermodynamics. As you develop connections between these two major chemical ideas, you will also gain an appreciation of the role chemistry plays as “the central science”. In addition, this course will enhance your facility with the symbolic language of chemistry and allow you to practice scientific process skills such as critical thinking, quantitative reasoning, inquiry, problem solving, self-assessment, and communication. REQUIRED TEXTS: The primary texts for the course are Chemistry: A Molecular Approach, 2nd Ed. (Tro) and “Selected Activities from Chemistry: A Guided Inquiry Third Edition” (Moog/Farrell), specifically prepared for USF Chemistry with a different book cover from the original cover (shown here) as seen in the homework website. The Moog/Farrell text contains space for student work, so you must purchase a new copy and bring it to class as assigned. A used Moog/Farrell text is not acceptable. You will be responsible for reading assigned material in both texts and will be tested on its content. REQUIRED HOMEWORK ACCESS CODE: A Mastering Chemistry Student Registration Code (needed for completing required online homework assignments) is available for purchase at the USF Bookstore as part of the package containing the Tro textbook or online if you wish to purchase it separately. Please wait to use your access code until homework instructions have been posted. Instructions for accessing the online homework (for which you will need your access code) will be given in detail on BB. You will have ample time to work on the homework assignments. There will be no extension for homework assignments. If you suspect a content error in an online HW question, post the suspected error to the discussion board in BB. If you experience technical difficulties, contact Mastering Chemistry student technical support via REQUIRED “CLICKER”: In this course, the instructors may use the eInstruction classroom polling system to obtain responses to questions asked during lecture. The only personal response device (“clicker”) that will work with this system is an eInstruction radiofrequency device if you are instructed to acquire one in your section. It is available for purchase at the USF Bookstore. Your responses, as collected by this system, will be used to award attendance/quiz points during lectures. Due to technical demand, there will be no make-up clicker quizzes and no “clicker answers on a piece of paper to be turned in”. It is your responsibility to ensure your clicker is working properly. If you experience problems with your clicker do not ask your instructors since they won’t be able to help, in stead contact the eInstruction’s technical support at If you are in a MWF section, you will also be responsible for earning attendance/quiz points during small sessions on Fridays, without the 1

BB will contain your official grades for course assignments and exams. and severe weather conditions. If you experience problems with your Friday session. and you MUST bring a picture ID. As the course coordinator. location TBA. Ming will also be available (office location BSF303) to answer general questions during office hours (9:30–10:30. The FINAL exam is mandatory. the in-class quizzes/attendance points). There will be frequent and potentially unannounced quizzes and/or attendance checks that will count for a portion of your grade (i. MWF). The BB site for the course has a subfolder for each instructor. you are responsible for keeping up with what your instructor is posting. check BB announcements for your assigned exam room for each exam. Extensive absences in the semester will result in a failing grade per university policy. religious days. you must take it to receive a course grade. participate in discussion boards and receive assignments. contact your TA and the Friday-section coordinator Dr. but you may also wish to look at other instructors’ subfolders for additional information. Eckart via e-mail through BB. It is your responsibility to find and go to the correct exam room. An IM-like message may be discarded as from an unknown sender. deaths in the immediate family and other documented crises. When you send an e-mail through BB. OFFICE HOURS: Your instructor will have office hours to answer questions concerning course materials. EXAMS: During the semester. course exams are given on Wednesdays from 7:35–9:00 PM (See schedule for dates).e. A one-time make-up exam for approved excused absence from a regularly scheduled exam will be offered on the last day of class. Employment schedules and athletic training/practice schedules do not comprise a valid excuse for absences. games/meets. (Approved excused absences include documented illness. If there is an unexpected excused absence. the student would have to contact the instructor within three days in order to take the make-up exam. course instructor name and section number. judging trips. BLACKBOARD (BB): You are responsible for checking the main course site frequently to read announcements. ATTENDANCE: Regular attendance of the lectures (and the Friday discussion sections for Sections 002–006) is mandatory. the grade will stand as posted. USF-ID. you are responsible for notifying your instructor within 10 calendar days after a grade is posted if you suspect an error. Dr. calculator. TUTORS: Teaching assistants will be available as free tutors. After that period. special requirements of other courses and university sponsored events such as performances. therefore. call to active military duty. include your full name. Notify your professor ahead of time regarding a final exam scheduling conflict in order to schedule a different time. scroll down to find the person or persons of interest) and are encouraged to use the discussion boards in BB for course-related topics of general interest.) A student wishing to take the one-time make-up exam for an approved excused absence would have to notify the instructor within the first two weeks of the class and provide documentation. and #2 pencils to exams. Tutoring normally begins the second week of the semester. COMMUNICATION: Students are REQUIRED TO USE THE E-MAIL SYSTEM IN BB for courserelated email (under Communications at left. and field trips. The schedule will be posted on BB when it is available.. The lowest exam grade will be dropped.clicker. Extensive absences in the lectures or exams may result in a failing grade or an “I” (incomplete) grade. The exams will not necessarily take place where you regularly meet for lectures. Occasionally posting errors occur. court-imposed legal obligations such as jury duty and subpoenas. 2 . choose send email to selected users.

and 003) and the TR section (005). “Students in need of academic accommodations for a disability may consult with the office of Services for Students with Disabilities to arrange appropriate accommodations. a small portion of the required work remains undone and the student is otherwise passing the course. 19 at 7:35pm): 20 points ABSOLUTE GRADING SCALE A+: 1235–1300 C+: 845–909 A: 1170–1234 C: 780–844 A–: 1105–1169 C–: 715–779 B+: 1040–1104 D+: 650–714 B: 975–1039 D: 585–649 B–: 910–974 D–: 520–584 RELIGIOUS OBSERVANCES/UNIVERSITY ACTIVITIES: Students who anticipate the necessity of being absent from class due to a major religious observance or an approved university activity must provide notice of the date(s) in an email via BB to the instructor and the course coordinator within the first two weeks of the semester. and materials covered are the same in the MWF sections (001. Chapters 1–3 will not be discussed in the lectures (but may be briefly reviewed) since they are extensively covered in high school chemistry. Topics covered in the CA’s may not be repeated in the lectures. due to circumstances beyond the control of the student.usf. Homework: 200 points MWF sections: (Lectures + CAs) quizzes/attendance: 90 + 90 points TR sections: Lecture quizzes/attendance: 180 points Diagnostic exam (Jan. Exams 1-4 (200 each for the best 3 scores): 600 points Final exam: 300 points. Follow-up documentation may be required.g. there are small-group “ChemActivities (CA’s)” on Fridays in the MWF sections. CHM 2045 spring 2011 SCHEDULES: The schedules for the exams. They are provided only for your personal use related to education and may not be sold. images and quizzes are subject to copyright by the instructor. you must notify your professor and will be instructed to be seated in the front rows. However. and other course-unrelated activities are not allowed unless instructed by your professor. homework assignments.” ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: Procedures for Alleged Academic Dishonesty or Disruption of Academic Process are in effect and information regarding these policies is available in the current Undergraduate Catalog (http://www. 3 . STUDENTS WITH DISABILITES: Students with disabilities may make special arrangements for exams. checking email and facebook. Lectures and course materials such as lecture notes. Your professors in the TR sections will discuss the CA-related materials during the lectures. the University. e. If you wish to use a laptop computer for taking notes. They will be on Exam 1. GRADING: The maximum number of points is 1300. An “I” grade will only be granted by your professor when. tests. Students are required to give reasonable notice (typically 5 working days) prior to requesting an accommodation.. According to the Office of Student Disability Services (08/16/2010).GRADING POLICY: No S/U grades will be assigned in this course. a contract signed by both the student and instructor must be completed. and/or book manufacturers.ugs. instant messaging. homework. Oral notice is not sufficient. Students should meet with the instructor privately during the first week of classes to discuss Before an “I” grade can be issued. Students may not record audio or video or take pictures without written permission from the instructor. 002. surfing on the internet. The schedules for the MWF and the TR sections are shown separately in the following pages. Your instructors may also give you other specific instructions regarding this matter. but not the TR sections. GENERAL COURSE POLICIES: Use of cell phones and other electronic communication devices are NOT allowed in class nor at exams.

Small Sessions “Handout” 5. HW Due (or determined by the TA). CA32: Molarity Class in Lecture Hall NO CLASS: Martin Luther King Holiday Chapter 4 (skip 4. CA28: The Mole Concept. Dates Jan 10–14 14 Jan 17 Jan 19–26 Jan 19 21 27 Jan 26 28 Jan 31.ID. 002.6–8.CHM 2045 spring 2011 SCHEDULE for sections 001.7.8 (skip 8.1–7.5–8. Feb 2 Feb 3 4 Feb 7.m. and Exams Review Foundations: Chapters 1–3. 16 17 18 21.m.1–4. Calculator Small Sessions CA33: The Ideal Gas Law 5.9) 7:35 PM: Diagnostic Exam in Exam Room: Bring USF-ID. Small Sessions “Handout” 6.m. #2 pencils Small Sessions CA30: Limiting Reagent Online HW due 3 p. and 003 (MWF) The Chemistry Activities. Small Sessions “Handout” 7.m. #2 Pencils.5 Online HW due 3 p.7–5. 9 11 Mar 14–18 21–29 24 F R F F R .6 Online HW due 3 p.6–6.4 Small Sessions CA6: Atomic Size NO CLASS: Spring Break 8. CA’s.m. 9. 4 R F F 14. #2 Pencils.9) Online HW due 3 p. 9 11 W F R W F F M Day Chapter Sections.10 Exam 2 (Sec 4. Calculator Small Sessions CA4: The Shell Model I & CA5: The Shell Model II 7. CA29: Balanced Chemical Equations.11 Small Sessions CA3: Coulombic Potential Energy & CA34: Enthalpy of Atom Combination 6. Mar 2 Mar 3 4 7. are on Fridays for the MWF sections on topics selected from the Moog/Farrell book in small groups and the classrooms will be announced on the BB.9. 23 Feb 23 R F W 25 Feb 28.8 & 4. Exam 1 (Foundations–Ch1–3 & Sec 4.1–5.5 Online HW due 3 p.1–6. Ch 5&6) 7:35 PM in Exam Room: USF.6) 7:35 PM in Exam Room: Picture ID.

9 Small Sessions CA23: Dipole Moment 10.5–9.m Small Sessions CA 13: Lewis Structures I & CA 15: Lewis Structures II 9.ID.8–11.m Small Sessions CA27: Intermolecular Forces 11.9. Ch 10.1–11. Calculator Online HW due 3 p. 30 Mar 30 F Small Sessions CA24: The Ionic Bond LAST DAY TO DROP WITH A “W” grade 9.2–9.4 W Exam 3 (Ch 7 & 8. 9. Class in Lecture Hall FINAL EXAM 10:00 AM–12:00 PM (location TBA) 5 .13) 31 Apr 1 4. Calculator Online HW due 3 p. 27 Apr 27 28 29 May 2 R F F R F F W R F M Exam 4 (Sec 9.7 Small Sessions “Handout” (Last small-group session) 11. Sec 9. 20 22 25.5–9.10) 7:35 pm in Exam Room: USF.1–10.5 Online HW due 3 p.m.4.12 (skip 11.25 Mar 26 Mar 28. 13 14 15 18. & 11) 7:35 pm in Exam Room: USF-ID. 6 8 11. #2 Pencils.2–9. #2 Pencils. Review and Perspectives.

9. 29 Mar 30 R . Sec 9.4.10) 7:35 pm in Exam Room: USF. 9.m. CA33: The Ideal Gas Law Online HW due 3 p. 6.11.7–5.5.m. 15 17 17.1–4. and Exams Review Foundations: Chapters 1–3. *CA29: Balanced Chemical Equations Chapter 4 (skip 4. #2 Pencils.m. Calculator 7. Feb 1 27 Feb 3.m.7.6–8. 8 3 10. LAST DAY TO DROP WITH A “W” grade 9.8 (skip 8. CA’s.9). CA3: Coulombic Potential Energy & CA34: Enthalpy of Atom Combination Online HW due 3 p. Calculator 6 Jan 18–25 19 Jan 26 W W Jan 27. CA: “Handout” NO CLASS: Spring Break 8.6. 8 Mar 14–18 Mar 11. We will discuss these activities in class. CA32: Molarity 7:35 PM: Diagnostic Exam in Exam Room: Bring USF-ID. CA4: The Shell Model I & CA5: The Shell Model II R Online HW due 3 p.4. Mar 1 Mar 3 3.CHM 2045 spring 2011 SCHEDULE for sections 005 (TR) The Critical Thinking Questions in the *Chemistry Activities. 22 Feb 23 R R R W Feb 24. 7. CA6: Atomic Size Online HW due 3 p.9). 9. 13 Day Chapter Sections.6–6. #2 pencils Exam 1 (Foundations–Ch1–3 & Sec 4.2–9. #2 Pencils. ½ of our attendance/clicker points will come from these activities. Ch 5&6) 7:35 PM in Exam Room: USF. Dates Jan 11.6) 7:35 PM in Exam Room: Picture ID. 5.ID. CA: “Handout” Online HW due 3 p. #2 Pencils. HW Due (or determined by the TA). 22 24 Mar 26 Mar 24. are homework and should be completed before coming to class.ID. Calculator 5.1–6. CA: “Handout” Exam 2 (Sec 4.4. 6.8 & 4.2–9.1–5.10.m.5–8. CA30: Limiting Reagent.5. CA24: The Ionic Bond W Exam 3 (Ch 7 & 8.1–7. CA28: The Mole Concept.

7 CA27: Intermolecular Forces 11. #2 Pencils. 26 Apr 27 W Exam 4 (Sec 9.1–11. Apr 5 7. 11. Calculator Online HW due 3 p. & 11) 7:35 pm in Exam Room: USF-ID.1–10.9. 9.9.m.8–11.m.5–9.5. 12 14 R 14.Mar 31 R Online HW due 3 p. CA23: Dipole Moment Online HW due 3 p. Ch 10.12 (skip 11.5–9. Review and Perspectives FINAL EXAM 10:00 AM–12:00 PM (location TBA) 28 28 May 2 R F M 7 . 19 21. CA 13: Lewis Structures I and CA 15: Lewis Structures II 10.m.13) CA: “Handout” Mar 31.