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CHEM 1315

General Chemistry
Dr. Martyn
119 CHBA
tmartyn@ou.edu
325-3316
MWF 1:00-2:00pm
https://learn.ou.edu
Section 004: MWF 2:30
What

to bring to class:
Lecture note printout / in-class exercises
Calculator
TurningTechnologies Clicker
Periodic Table
http://www.webelements.com/nexus/files/WEBELEM2.pdf

How to prepare for class:


Check the syllabus calendar to determine learning objective
readings
Work Sapling Learning homework problems, in-chapter problems,
and end-of-chapter problems from the text.
For end-of-chapter text problems, there are solution manuals at
the reserve desk at Bizzell.
Text & Course Materials:
Chemistry: A Molecular Approach 3rd edition N. Tro, Pearson
2014
o Hardcover, loose leaf, VitalSource E-book
TurningTechnologies RF LCD Clicker
Scientific Calculator
Sapling Learning
o Required for online quizzes (40 points total)
o Also used for homework extra credit points (32 points total)
o
Syllabus:
Learn.ou.edu
Homework problems online (Sapling LEarninig); EC HW - # (back of
syllabus)
Calender:
Unit 1-8
Lab
Recitation

Sapling Extra Credit Problem Sets


Exams

D2L https://learn.ou.edu
Lecture Notes
o PowerPoint handouts of lectures, in-class exercises & exam
reviews
Current Grades
o Notification will be made by email when updates are made
(grade uploads are not automatic)
Previous exams
o Past 5 years of spring/fall 1315 exams
Exam keys
o Posted following each exam
(Course Files > Class Lecture Notes > Units 1 & 2)
Email
Check email often
o Important deadlines and information; the calendar of D2l
will also be used for noting specific dates (e.g. exams)
Expect emails from Dr. Clifford regarding course information
Use the OU mail.
Letter Grades:
A

90% 617 points

Exams: 400
Lab: 160
Recitation Grades: 80
Online Quizzes: 40
Lab Safety Quiz: 5
Total: 685
Extra Credit:
20: in class use of TT clickers
32: online homework (Sapling)
Exam:
Each exam will cover 2 new units (5 per questions, 10 questions per
unit).

There are no extraneous make up examinations (the next exams


repeated units are the built-in remake.
If you cannot attend a regularly scheduled evening exam due to class
or work conflict, you must register in advance
Exams: Rooms to be announced
**exam room assignments must be obtained from your laboratory TA
prior to each exam**
Laboratory: 160 points total
Lab grades are based upon 11 lab report scores
Recitation Grades: 80 pts total
Based on group activities
11 recitation grades are possible, best 8 will be used fro final grades
Online Quizzes (Sapling Learning): 40 points total
No make up for
Lab Safety Qui
Sources of Help:
Lectures instructor office hours
Chem Help Lab Room 301
TurningTechnologies clicker:
Turningtechnologies.com
Register through D2L
Turning Technologies clicker Registration Link
The author of the Chem 1315 textbook is:
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Clicker Channel:
Sapling Learning: https://www.saplinglearning.com
Do Not Bring Phones to Exams, put in backpack.

Chemistry Lecture Notes #1


Electrons can be shared to satisfy octet rule: (Each atom wants 8e[valence])
Atoms: simplest building block of life;