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Chemistry 113 Course Information
This is a 4 unit course; 3 hours lecture and 3 hours of lab per week.
Text Lab Manual Matthew E. Johll, Investigating Chemistry: A Forensic Science Perspective Chemistry 113 Lab Manual (provided the first lab period) Purchase a “composition” notebook to be used as your lab notebook. We will discuss this in lab. http://learnchemistry.net or http://www.grossmont.net/jlehman

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Office: Room 314 Phone: 619-644-7341 (If you want a timely response DON’T USE voicemail) Email: jeff.lehman@gcccd.edu (email is best) IM: GoogleTalk: grossmontchem Twitter: Follow Chem113

Additional requirements and prerequisites • Calculator – A standard scientific calculator is required for the course. If you have any questions concerning your calculator check with your instructor, a calculator which could potentially give an unfair advantage may be disallowed in testing situations! • • • Safety Glasses – Available in bookstore and hardware stores. Lock for laboratory drawer – Must be Master Lock series V69. If a different lock is used, then it may get cut if access to the drawer is required. Elementary Algebra given according to the schedule. The final is comprehensive and will be given during finals week. A weekly quiz will also be given. This quiz may be in your lecture or laboratory section.

Chem 113, 115, or 120?
This is an introductory course for those students not planning to take General Chemistry (120, 141, or 142). It is not intended as preparation for Chemistry 120. This course is designed to provide additional examples that pertain to those activities commonly encountered by field evidence technicians. Since Chemistry 113 is equivalent to Chemistry 115, the same topics must be covered. The primary difference between 113 and 115 is that the 113 lab provides exercises of a forensic nature. Physical science, engineering, biology, or pre-med majors should start with Chem 120. If you are heading to a physicians assistant program, check the requirements carefully. Some programs require Chemistry 115/113 while others require the traditional first-year general chemistry, which means that you should be in Chemistry 120.

Computer work. There is a computer component to
Chemistry 115. The URL given at the top of this document is the location of all computer resources for the course. You will login with a username of “firstnamelastname” (If your name is Joan Winters then your username is joanwinters. There are no spaces or capitals in a username) and your password is your birthdate (mmddyy). Computer quizzes will have due dates. They must be completed by this time to receive credit. More details will be provided by your instructor.

Other assignments. In addition to exams, quizzes,
labs, homework, and computer drills, you will also be responsible for at least one day of course reporting. Details of this assignment will be provided in class. It is very important for the student to stay current and seek assistance when it is needed. If you have a question PLEASE ASK. Your instructor is there to help you learn the material. They can’t do it for you, but you must ask questions and work hard to facilitate understanding.

Exams and Quizzes. There will be four exams and one final exam this semester. The four exams will be

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It is recommended that you keep a file of all work done to use for study material and as a record of scores.

adult and in a college course. If you wish to drop, you must turn in the forms and get a receipt.

We will meet for lab one day a week for three hours. It is important for you to read the experiment prior to coming to lab. You must also complete any pre-lab questions. Registration should be completed before checking into lab. If registered late, bring your validated receipt to lab. You are responsible for any lost or broken equipment in the laboratory and will be charged for all missing equipment at the end of the semester. In addition, a $10 fee will be assessed for any student who fails to check out of the laboratory. Because of potential safety problems, children may not attend lab. This will include not being in the adjacent computer area while the parent is in lab. Also no lab work may be done without an instructor present in the laboratory.

Those enrolled at the end of the semester must receive a letter grade unless they have chosen the CR/NC option. An “incomplete” may be arranged for completion of a particular item such as the final exam, but will not be given to allow repeat of the course. Withdrawal or CR/ NC grading is available through admissions and records.

Grading Criteria
Exams Final Exam Lab Reports Quizzes Computer Drills & Worksheets Total 40% 10% 25% 15% 10% 100%

Computer Course Materials
The course materials for this class are accessed via the Web at the URLs given at the beginning of this document. In addition to grades and online assignments, it is also recommended that you create a Twitter account at www.twitter.com and follow Chem113. if you would like to receive the posts on Twitter in a timely manner, then it is also recommended that you enroll your cell phone to receive the Twitter posts.

Approximately 90% will be an A, 80% a B, 65% a C and 55% a D grade. Please note however that anyone with less than a 55% average on the exams (including final), or the labs will receive an F. Also the final grade will be no more than 1 letter grade higher than the exam average.

Academic Integrity
Please be aware of the College’s and the Chemistry Department’s academic integrity policy. In particular, exam work and lab results are to be entirely your own. There is no tolerance for breaches in academic integrity. If you choose to betray your instructor’s trust, you will receive a zero on the assignment or an “F” in the course. Your instructor does not have to observe the cheating. If a fellow classmate makes an allegation, this allegation will be acted upon as if seen by the instructor..

Additional Chemistry Assistance
There is a free tutoring service in the library building, and chemistry instructors are available to all students during “open” help times. Chemistry 115T, the computer drill course, is recommended.

Computer Tutorials. These tutorials are available
to anyone who registers for Chemistry 115T. They are useful study tools and completion of 85% of these drills will earn 1 unit of credit. Talk to your instructor for more information on the tutorial course.

Regular attendance is expected. (A roll sheet may be passed at each class.) The instructor will plan to drop any student who misses over (4) classes. You are an

Student Accessibility
For accommodations due to a disability, please see your instructor within the first two weeks of the semester.

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113 Schedule – Spring 2008
Jan 28

Chapter and Topic
1 Into to Forensic Chemistry 2 Evidence Collection & Preservation (Intro to chemical calculations) 2 More chemical calculations 3 Atomic Clues 4 Chemical Evidence Balancing and writing chemical reactions Exam #1 4 Completing chemical equations and solubility rules 4 Moles and stoichiometry

Lab Experiment
Safety Exponential Notation Exp 1—Exponential Notation & Sig. Figs. Start nomenclature (Chapter 7) Exp 3—Nomen. Check-in Exp 2—Measurement & Calculation practice Exp 3—Nomenenclature No Monday Lab Review Exp 4–Density (Bring Lab Notebook) Exp 5–Single Replacement Reactions Exp 6–Double Replacement

Feb 4 Feb 11 Feb 18 Feb 25 Mar 3 Mar 10 Mar 17 Mar 24 Mar 31

Spring Break
4 Stoichiometry 5 Properties of Solutions I: Aqueous Solutions Exam #2 5 Acids and bases 6 Properties of Solutions II: Intermolecular Forces & Colligative Properties 8 Chemistry of Addiction 7 Drug Chemistry Exam #3 10 Chemistry of Explosions 12 Dirty Bombs and Nuclear Terrorism 14 Identification of Victims: DNA Analysis Exam #4 Exp 7–Inks & Lipstick (Bring Lab Notebook) Exp 7–Inks & Lipstick (Bring Lab Notebook) Exp 8–Drug Analysis by TLC (Bring Lab Notebook) Exp 8–Drug Analysis by TLC (Bring Lab Notebook) Exp 9–Blood Alcohol Conc. by GC (Bring Lab Notebook) Exp 9–Blood Alcohol Conc. by GC & Review (Bring Lab Notebook) Exp 10–Analysis of Drugs and Poisons by IR (Bring Lab Notebook) Exp 10–Analysis of Drugs and Poisons by IR (Bring Lab Notebook) Exp 12–Molecular Models Check-out

Apr 7

Apr 14

Apr 21 Apr 28 May 5 May 12

May 19

May 26

F I N A L E X A M Consult your instructor for actual date and time

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