Chemistry 141 is the first semester of the one-year general chemistry course (141-142). It is assumed that you have had a previous course in chemistry and can do problems in stoichiometry, solution concentrations, gas laws and that you can name common inorganic compounds and write their formulas. Also that you are familiar with basic laboratory equipment such as balances, burettes, pipettes, graduated cylinders, etc. Most of the first four weeks of the course will be spent reviewing basic material, material you should have covered thoroughly in a previous course. Following this, new topics will be introduced.) The course consists of three hours of lecture instruction and six hours of laboratory per week. Attendance at these sessions is required. Plan to spend, on the average, two hours per lecture hour and one hour per lab hour per week additional study time.
Prerequisites:Grade of “C” or better in Chemistry 120 at Grossmont or successful completion of the Chemistry 141 entrance exam.
Working knowledge of intermediate algebra. This includes such topics as solving simultaneous equations, graphing, and logarithms.
Ability to use computers for word processing, data manipulation, and accessing web-based instructional media
Text: Chemistry, A Molecular Approach 3rd or 4th edition or custom Grossmont edition, by Nivaldo J. Tro
Web Resources: Mastering Chemistry for above text This will be accessible through blackboard
Instructor Web Page http://www.grossmont.edu/cwillard
Lab: 141 Laboratory Manual
Quadrille-ruled, double-entry notebook
A pen with nonerasable ink is required for the recording of all laboratory data.
Safety Glasses - Available in bookstore and hardware stores.
Calculator -- A standard scientific calculator is required for the course
USB Flash drive for storing lab data
Dr. Cary Willard Office Room 30-224
Class Meeting times
Lecture TTh 9:30 – 10:50 AM room 30-250
Laboratory MW 8:00 – 10:45 AM room 30-240
Online Homework / other assignments
Approximately 88% will be an A, 78% a B, 67% a C and 55% a D grade. Please note however that anyone with less than a 50% average on the exams (including final), or on the labs will receive an F.
Last day to drop without receiving a W Friday, September 2, 2016
Last day to apply for P/NP (CR/NCR) Friday, September 23, 2016
Last drop date Thursday, November 10, 2016
Labor Day Monday, September 5, 2016
Veteran’s Day Friday, November 11, 2016
Thanksgiving Thursday-Saturday, November 24-26, 2016
Last class day Friday, December 9, 2016
Final exam (tentative) Tuesday, December 13 2016 (9:25-11:25 am)
Student Learning Outcomes: This course is both a lecture and a lab course. Our major goals for the semester are to become fluent in the language of chemistry and to utilize the tools of chemistry to analyze a variety of chemical phenomena. We will also explore the behavior of materials in the laboratory and use our knowledge of chemistry to explain that behavior.
In particular, each student will be able to do the following upon completion of this course:
Course Objectives (as outlined in the official course outline)
Upon successful completion of this course the student should be able to:
Additional Policies and Information
Note: Registration should be completed before checking into lab. You will be charged for all breakage or loss of laboratory equipment, in addition you will be assessed a $15 fee if you fail to check out of the laboratory before the end of the semester.
Cheating and plagiarism (using as one's own ideas writings, materials, or images of someone else without acknowledgement or permission) can result in any one of a variety of sanctions. Such penalties may range from an adjusted grade on the particular exam, paper, project, or assignment (all of which may lead to a failing grade in the course) to, under certain conditions, suspension or expulsion from a class, program or the college. For further clarification and information on these issues, please consult with your instructor or contact the office of the Associate Dean of Student Affairs.
Accommodations for Students with Disabilities:
Students with disabilities who may need accommodations in this class are encouraged
to notify the instructor and contact Disabled Student Services & Programs (DSP&S) early in the semester so that reasonable accommodations may be implemented as soon as possible. Students
may contact DSP&S in person in room 110 or by phone at (619) 644-7112 (voice) or (619)
644-7119 (TTY for deaf).
Supervised Tutoring Referral
Students are referred to enroll in the following supervised tutoring courses if the service indicated will assist them in achieving or reinforcing the learning objectives of this course:
To add any of these courses, students may obtain Add Codes at the Information/Registration Desk in the Tech Mall.
All Supervised Tutoring courses are non-credit/non-fee. However, when a student registers for a supervised tutoring course, and has no other classes, the student will be charged the usual health fee.
Additional Chemistry Assistance
There is a free tutoring service in the library building, and chemistry tutors are available to all students in the Chemistry Learning Center.