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CHEM16682: Applied Chemistry 1 Class Plan

For: Chemical Engineering Technology Chemical Engineering Technology-Environmental Chemical Laboratory Technician Environmental Science Technician

Following is the class plan for this course. The dates and activities indicated below are subject to change or modification due to unforeseen circumstances such as snow storms or absences etc. Any changes to this plan will be announced in class.

Textbook:

The textbook for the course will be Chemistry, The Central Science, 12 th Edition, by Brown, LeMay, Bursten, Murphy, and Woodward (2011), Pearson, Prentice Hall.

Students who want to use the 11 th edition of the textbook may do so. However, students using the 11 th edition should realize that there will be differences in page numbers, exercises and problems.

Evaluation Plan:

Students demonstrate their learning in the following ways:

1) Three Unit Tests at 13.33% each

40%

2) One Final Exam based on the entire semester

25%

3)

Laboratory work

35%

Total

100%

Dual Pass Provision:

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Regardless of the final total mark, a student must obtain at least 50% on the sum of the Unit Tests and Final Exam and at least 50% on the Laboratory component of this course in order to obtain a passing grade in this course.

General Policies:

The following link provides information on Sheridan’s grading policy, GPA system, etc.

The following link gives detailed information on Sheridan’s policies about academic honesty (plagiarism, cheating, etc.)

Description:

Week

 

Topics and Activities

 

UNIT 1

1

Introduction to course, grading scheme, expectations and schedules

Recognize the importance of chemistry in society and common applications

of chemistry in Canadian life Describe basic relationships between chemistry and the environment

Recognize and utilize common SI and Imperial units of measurement.

Apply units (dimensional analysis) and unit conversion factors to solve

 
 

problems Explain how matter is classified in science

2

Distinguish between the various states of matter

Define the terms: pure substance, element, compound, mixture

Identify physical and chemical properties and physical changes of matter

 

Define density and describe how it can be measured Explain the atomic theory of matter

3

Describe the modern view of atomic structure

Distinguish between the terms: Atomic Number, Mass Number and Atomic

Weight Explain what is meant by isotopes and radioactivity

Describe the logic behind the structure of the periodic table

Define the terms “period” and “family” as they relate to the periodic table

Distinguish between a molecular formula and an empirical formula

Explain how cations and anions are created

 

Distinguish between ionic and covalent compounds Name cations, anions and polyatomic ions (Table 2.4 and 2.5)

4

Name the various types of oxyions of sulfur, nitrogen and chlorine

Name chemical compounds made from cations and anions

Name common inorganic acids and bases

Name common binary molecular compounds

 

Unit 1 Test

5

UNIT 2

Define the Law of Conservation of Mass as it applies to chemical reactions

Explain all the symbols in typical chemical reactions

Balance chemical reactions

Distinguish between: combinations reactions, decomposition reactions,

combustions reactions Calculate formula weights (also known as molecular weights and molar mass)

Calculate percentage composition of a compound given its formula

 

Define Avogadro’s Number and the mole concept For a given element or compound, convert between mass, moles and number

6

of atoms or molecules Determine empirical formulas given mass percent composition of an unknown

Calculate molecular formula from empirical formula

In a chemical reaction, calculate mass and moles of products given a certain mass of reactants

 

Determine by calculation the limiting reactant and excess reactant for a

7

reaction Distinguish between actual yield and theoretical yield in a reaction.

Calculate percent yield for a chemical reaction

8

Unit 2 Test

 

UNIT 3

State the general properties of aqueous solutions

Define the terms: solute, solvent, solvation, electrolyte, non-electrolyte, strong

electrolyte and weak electrolyte, conductivity, dissociation Explain how conductivity of salts in water can be measured

State what is meant by chemical equilibrium in an aqueous solution

Explain how “solubility” is defined

Use the Solubility Table 4.1 to predict the solubility of a chemical in water

Identify reactions that produce insoluble products

Define the term metathesis reaction or exchange reaction

For a given chemical reaction, write the: molecular equation, the complete

ionic equation and the net ionic equation Explain what is meant by a “spectator ion”

9

Describe the characteristics of a typical acid and a typical base and give

examples Distinguish between a strong acid and a weak acid

Distinguish between a strong base and a weak base

Distinguish between acid strength and concentration

Identify neutralization reactions and predict their products

Identify reactions that produce hydrogen sulfide or carbon dioxide

Use the Activity Series (Table 4.5) to predict products of chemical reactions

10

Define the concentration terms: Molarity, parts per million, parts per billion,

mass percent, volume percent and mole percent For solutions, convert between moles and mass of solute and volume of solution

11

Unit 3 Test

Solve dilution problems using the “dilution formula”

Calculate concentrations of ions when two salt solutions are mixed

Solve problems involving solution stoichiometry

Solve acid –base titration problems

12

UNIT 4

Describe the basic characteristics of gases

Distinguish between barometric pressure, gauge pressure and absolute

pressure Apply Boyle’s Law to solve gas problems

Apply Charles’ Law to solve gas problems

Apply Avogadro’s Law to solve gas problems

Apply the Ideal Gas Law to solve gas problems

13

Combine the Ideal Gas Law and reaction stoichiometry to solve problems

Calculate gas density

Calculate the partial pressure of each gas in a mixture

Use Dalton’s Law of effusion to calculate leak rates through small openings

Utilize the van der Waals Equation to quantify gas behaviour

14

Final exam

Date:

Experiment

Who Writes

Due Date (week of):

Up Report?

Reports are submitted in lab

Week 1

Introduction

   

January 9

-hand out safety manuals -discuss safety equipment in the lab

Week 2

-Assign locker assign keys How To Write Up A Laboratory Report

   

January 16

-go through laboratory expectations -Address partner A and B and which labs

Week 3

each is responsible for writing Identification Of Substances By Physical

Partner A

January 30

January 23

Week 4

Properties Separation Of The Components Of A

Partner B

February 13

January 30

Mixture

Week 5

Unit 1 Test – to be written in lab

   

February 6

Week 6

Simplest Formula

Partner A

February 20

February 13

Week 7

Reaction Of Copper And Percent Yield

Partner B

March 12

February 20

 

Reading Week – February 27 to March 2

 

Week 8

Unit 2 Test – to be written in lab

   

March 5

Week 9

Determination Of Acid Content Of A

Partner B

March 19

March 12

Cleaner

Week 10

Qualitative Analysis Of Some Consumer

Partner A

April 2

March 19

Products

Week 11

Unit 3 Test – to be written in lab

   

March 26

Week 12

 

Joint Lab –

April 9

April 2

Measurement Of The General Gas Constant

Partner A and B write the lab together (only one report is submitted)

Week 13

Check out lockers – return keys

   

April 9

 

Exam Week – April 16 to April 20

 

Academic Procedures

The following practices apply to this course:

  • 1. For tests and laboratory reports, the professor will specify dates and special instructions at the beginning of the semester. Students are expected to plan ahead to ensure they are available for all tests, exams and labs.

  • 2. Students must complete every test and laboratory report as an individual effort unless the professor specifies otherwise.

  • 3. Students must write all tests at the scheduled time in their laboratory section. The only acceptable excuse for a missed test or exam or lab is a medical or legal certificate indicating the student’s inability to attend. Where appropriate a make up test will be arranged. The make-up test will be written in the Assessment Centre, a $10.00 charge will be required to write the test.

  • 4. If the professor is not contacted within three school days of the date of any missed test or work, a mark of zero (0) shall be awarded regardless of any medical or legal certificate that is subsequently provided.

  • 5. Late submission of any laboratory report or any assignment will be deducted at 20% of the full value of the work for each school day that the work is late. The exception to this late penalty is a medical/legal note as described in 3) above.

  • 6. Students with a total final grade for this course that falls within the range of 45% to 49% may be awarded a “Supplemental (SU)” examination privilege at the discretion of the professor. Successful completion of this supplemental examination will result in a maximum final grade of “D” for the course.

  • 7. During any test or examination, the possession of electronic devices capable of communicating with other devices, located either inside or outside the test or examination room, is expressly forbidden. The only exceptions to this rule are devices used by students with accommodations for special needs identified by the Accessible Learning Services. This means that no student is allowed to bring to their desk during any test or examination any lap top computer, netbook, cell phone, Blackberry, pda or similar device. If a student is found with such a device during a test or examination depending on the circumstances one of two courses of action will be followed: a) The device will be removed by the invigilator and collected by the student when they submit the paper and leave the room or b) The possession of the device may be considered to represent an academic offence and the matter will be dealt with under the terms of the College’s Academic Honesty Policy.

  • 8. During any test or examination, the possession of any device that plays recorded material in any format, either audio or visual or both, such as an ipod, mp3 player, etc. is forbidden. The only exceptions to this rule are devices used by students with accommodations for special needs identified by the Accessible Learning Services. If a student is found with such a device during a test or examination depending on the circumstances one of two courses of action will be followed: a) The device will be removed by the invigilator and collected by the student when they submit the paper and leave the room or b) The possession of the device may be considered to represent an academic offence and the matter will be dealt with under the terms of the College’s Academic Honesty Policy.

  • 9. The professors reserve the right to specify the types of hand held calculators used during any test or examination. Such specification shall be given in class sufficiently in advance

of the test or examination to enable all students to comply. The professor may announce that for a particular test calculators with some specified capability, such as graphing, for example, are not permitted. The only exceptions to this rule are devices used by students with accommodations for special needs identified by the Accessible Learning Services. If a student is unsure if their calculator will be permitted, it is their responsibility to check in advance with the professor. If a student is found with a calculator with forbidden capabilities during a test or examination depending on the circumstances one of two courses of action will be followed: a) The device will be removed by the invigilator and collected by the student when they submit the paper and leave the room or b) The possession of the device may be considered to represent an academic offence and the matter will be dealt with under the terms of the College’s Academic Honesty Policy.

  • 10. During the test there will be no sharing of materials, this includes but is not limited to calculators, pens, pencils, erasers, rulers etc. (bring your own)

  • 11. During the test there will be no talking. If a student has a question regarding the test, that student must raise their hand.

  • 12. If a student misses a lecture class, it is their responsibility to catch up on their own and to get any missed notes etc from classmates.

For all laboratory work, the following procedures and expectations apply:

It is important for all students to attend and listen to the pre-lab safety talk. If a student arrives later than 5 minutes after the lab has started, he or she will be asked to leave the lab and a grade of zero will be given for the missed lab

1)

A schedule of laboratory experiments and activities is included in this class plan. Attendance at all labs is mandatory.

2)

A laboratory manual is available for students to purchase as soon as possible. Safety regulations and procedures are given in this laboratory manual and students will be given a laboratory safety test before starting their first lab experiment.

3)

Students are expected to follow all laboratory safety rules specified by the professor and as indicated in the laboratory manual. Failure to wear safety glasses, a lab coat and full toe shoes may result in a grade of zero for the lab or students may be asked to leave the lab.

4)

Students will work in pairs on laboratory experiments. It is critical therefore that all students be on time for laboratory work. Laboratory groups will be formed in the first week of classes and the group lists will be posted outside B228. Students will be assigned as “A” or “B” partners and should submit laboratory reports according to the schedule. This schedule must be adhered to rigidly and no exceptions will be allowed.

5)

If a student submits a lab report out of turn (i.e. the report for a different experiment than that identified in the schedule) a grade of zero will be given to the student submitting the report. In this case, a subsequent submission of a report by the “correct” student in a pair may be subject to a late penalty depending on its time of submission. There are no opportunities for “making up” missed laboratories.

6)

If a student misses a lab that they are not responsible for writing, 20% will be deducted from the next lab submitted.

7)

Typed laboratory reports are due one week after completion of the experiment (at the beginning of the lab period in the following week).

8)

If you are unsure about whether a report or assignment is to be done individually or collaboratively, it is your responsibility to clarify this with the professor.

For all lecture sections the following expectations apply:

1)

It is important that all students attend their designated lecture section.

2)

If a student has an IEP (Individual Education Plan) profile or a disability, it is the student’s responsibility to register with the Accessible Learning Center and inform their instructor (both lab and lecture) of their accommodations.

3)

If a student arrives late to their lecture, they are expected to enter the class quietly and find a seat quietly. Do not disrupt the lecture, respect the learning of others.

4)

There will be no irrelevant talking during lecture. A warning will be given to students who do not follow this expectation, after which the student will be asked to leave the lecture.

5)

Computers are not necessary in this course therefore, they will not be used during lecture.

6)

It is expected that students turn off their cell phones and do not answer phone calls during lecture.

7)

Before coming to lecture, print the required PowerPoint presentation from SLATE.

8)

The use of a recording device (including a voice recorder, camcorder or camera) is prohibited in the classroom without the instructor’s consent.