COURSE: CHEM 110 - Introduction to Chemistry (Lecture and Lab)PROF: ALAN BEAMER, MALECTUREM/W08:00 – 09:15ROOM 2210TERM: SPRING LABM LAB SECTIONW LAB SECTION9:30 – 12:20ROOM 18309:30 – 12:20ROOM 1830 This is the best method to reach me If you are going to be absent, let me know through email.PHONE:N/AThe phone is in a communal office; there is no guarantee that I will getyour messages in a timely fashion.WEBSITE: elcome.aspx Check the website on a regular basis for due dates and changes in syllabusOFFICE:ROOM 1843OFFICE HOURS:T (10 AM – 1 PM); W (1 PM TO 3 PM)COURSE DESCRIPTION:CHEM 110 (Lecture/Lab) introduces basic chemical theory, principles, and calculations. Even thoughthis course satisfies a general education course, the rigor of this course is geared toward preparingallied health majors and other majors that require CHEM 120 for their future coursework. Though abackground in chemistry is not required, skills gained in previous mathematics courses (MATH 94prerequisite) will be key in solving calculation-based problems designed to assess student understanding of the material. All problems can be solved using dimensional analysis (unit analysis or factorlabel method), so algebra is optional. However, a calculator with an EXP and a LOG key is necessary.COURSE PRE-REQUISITE: PRE-REQUISITE: MATH 94 Intermediate Algebra (with grade of C or higher).COURSE MATERIALS: LECTURE TEXT: Corwin, C. H. ; Introductory Chemistry 7ith Edition ; Pearson Prentice Hall. LAB: CHEM 110 Lab Manual (in-house), available in the NVC bookstore. The manual also serves asthe laboratory notebook. The ancillary DVD is not required for this course. Do not purchase. CALCULATOR: must have the logarithmic 0LOG0 function and the exponential 0EXP0 function. Highly Recommended: Three-ring binder for organizing notes, assignments, tests, etc Highly recommended, but not required: four-color “clicky” pen.Page 1 of 10

GRADESPRIMARY BREAKDOWN Lecture:60% of semester grade. Lab:20% of semester grade. Final Exam:20% of semester grade. Further explanation on the next few pages.LECTURE COMPONENT: 60% OF COURSE GRADE Graded Assignments: 20% of lecture component Homework Only some homework assignments will be graded. I will explain homework scoring in class.All of the homework assignments in order to do well in this courseQuizzes are TBA; with one exception, they are always announced a minimum of three days(not “class days” or “weekdays” three days) before they are administered. Depending upon the difficulty of the quiz, quiz grades will be recorded once, twice, or(rarely) three times in this category. Quizzes are timed. You will feel rushed. Homework Assignment Zero (HW0) allows you to drop the lowest score from the “Graded Assignments” category. Allows you to drop one score from the “Graded Assignment” category The Diagnostic Quiz may not be dropped. If you are absent, this quiz may incur a penalty. If the lowest “Graded Assignment” counts more than once, only one of the scores will bedropped.Exams: 80% of lecture component There will be five (tentative) mid-term exams, each scaled to 100 points. Exams are announced five days in advance. Again, changes may occur in the syllabus. Even though each exam will focus on the current unit material, there will be some cumulativematerial on each exam. Exams are timed. You will feel rushed. Review questions (not for a grade) will be made available on the website.Page 2 of 10

LAB: 20% OF COURSE GRADE Each lab will be scaled to 100%. Pre-Labs I will check pre-labs at the beginning of each lab period. If prelabs are complete, you will get full credit. If prelab is not complete, there will be a penalty on the entire lab report grade, about 20%. When I check prelabs, I will give tell the class “pencils and pens away.” If you are stillwriting – even if it is “your name” – you will receive the 20% penalty. (Come on, we’readults, here.) Labs are due at the end of the lab period. All information must be correct when it is turned in. (Thisis easier than it sounds.) If the lab is not turned in by the end of the period, then I will grade the lab the same way as the“Graded Assignments”FINAL EXAM: 20% OF COURSE GRADE Final Exam Dates for Fall : M/W Section: Monday, May 23rd, 8 AM – 10 AM The Final Exam will be cumulative. The format of the Final Exam will be given a minimum of two weeks before the Final Exam date. You will be given the following resources for the Final Exam: A review topics sheet, approximately two weeks before the Final Exam. A list of all materials in the “Reference Packet” that will be given to you at the beginning of the Final Exam. Reference Packet contents: Periodic Table, Activity Series List for Metals, Solubility Chart Several review topics (concepts only). Answer key will not contain answers to review topics. Several review calculations questions. An Answer key will be provided. Answer keys will be provided through the website. The Final Exam grade can also be used to substitute the lowest test grade, including a zero.MAKE UP LECTURES, ASSIGNMENTS, AND TESTS As a rule, there are NO make up sessions, labs, assignments, or evaluations. The lowest test grade can be replaced with the grade you earn on the Final Exam. If you know in advance that you will be absent on an assessment or lab day, let the professorknow. Alternate arrangements may be made in the event of “life circumstances.”Page 3 of 10

ONLINE PRACTICE/REVIEW QUESTIONS Homework and review questions (for tests and quizzes) will be posted to the course website. These assignments are not due for grading. Completing the review questions before Q&A; lecture is highly recommended. We will not always have review sessions before an exam. So, you must keep up with the work.EXTRA CREDIT I do not give extra credit assignments/projects to help you bring up your grade. Please don’t ask. Minor extra credit problems will be available on some assessments.ACCOMMODATIONS FOR LEARNING DISABILITIES Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a learningdisability should contact Learning Services in the Library and Learning Resource Center (LLRC),room 1766. A Learning Disability Specialist will review your needs anddetermine appropriate accommodations. Even if you have a learning disability already documented, you must re-register with DSPS at thebeginning of every new semester. If you need accommodations for physical or other types of disabilities, schedule an appointmentwith DSPS Counselor, Sheryl Fernandez, in the Counseling Department located in the 1300 building,phone (707) 256-7220 for appointment.TUTORING Please remember that I am available during my office hours (see p. 1 of this Syllabus). Napa Valley College offers a tremendous number of services designed to help students succeed.Seeking out these services BEFORE you need them to pass the course is in your best interest.ELECTRONIC DEVICES: Be sure all cell phones and pagers are turned OFF before lecture and/or lab begins. Recording lectures using electronic audio and/or video devices is not permitted. Additionally, laptop computers should be stored during lectures; take notes the old-fashioned way:with paper and pen(cil). Cell phones are NOT to be used as calculators during assessments. I do not have spares, in caseyou forget yours. You will simply have to do as much as the assessment as possible without it. Ipods, MP3 players, etc also need to be turned off during the lecture and labs.Page 4 of 10

OBLIGATORY STATEMENT OF “ACADEMIC FRAUD” All work must be of your own original composition. Plagiarism from any source (books, papers, fellow classmates, Internet, etc ) will not be tolerated. Unethical behavior during exams (unauthorized crib notes; a neighboring exam; communication:verbal, written, electronic, semaphore, etc ) will similarly not be tolerated. Lab Reports: Fabricated (fudged) data and/or the use of any other data than your ownacademic fraud. In cases of Academic Fraud, a failing grade for the course will be assigned, and drop forms will notbe permitted. The matter will be turned over to the College and your home department for furtherjudiciary and disciplinary actions. Consult your student handbook for additional information on this and other Honor Code stipulations. Consider this statement as your first, last, and only warning regarding this matter.LABORATORY REQUIREMENTSYou are expected to be prepared for lab BEFORE starting the experiment. You may not begin theexperiment unless you have met a set of minimum, but mandatory requirements: You have completed the pre-laboratory assignment from the lab manual. Attending the pre-lab lecture is highly suggested. Arriving after the pre-lab lecture will result in lossof points. You must be wearing appropriate lab attire: safety goggles, closed-toe shoes, clothing that coversyou from your shoulders to your knees.Failure to meet these minimum requirements will prevent you from participating in that lab session.Arriving after the START of a pre-lab lecture is tantamount to “missing the pre-lab lecture,” and pointswill be deducted from the lab component. This is not advised. Failure to wear safety glasses while theinstructors is wearing his will result in being immediately ejected from that day’s session without thepossibility of being readmitted.STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES: Describe chemical and physical processes at the molecular level and how they relate to the macroscopicenvironment. Solve both qualitative and quantitative chemistry problems while demonstrating the reasoning clearlyand completely. Implement laboratory techniques correctly, using appropriate safety procedures, and express the techniques clearly in written lab reports.Page 5 of 10

COURSE OBJECTIVES/EXPECTATIONSUpon completion of this course, the student should be able to: Perform basic chemistry-related mathematical computations, including: dimensional analysis; proportions; metric system conversions; English-to-Metric (and vice versa) conversions; density calculations;temperature conversion; gas laws calculations; mole-related calculations; and concentration calculations. Define and appropriately use the terms: atom, ion, charge, atomic number, mass number, atomic mass,isotope, energy states, element, compound, mixture, solution, molecule, and formula unit. Be able to draw illustrations to explain ionic bonding, covalent bonding, and coordinate covalentbonding. Explain the organization and structure of the Periodic Table of Elements. Nomenclature: Write the chemical formula of a substance (simple ionic compound, simple covalentcompound, or acid) when given its name. Nomenclature: Write the name of a substance (simple ionic compound, simple covalent compound,or acid) when given its corresponding chemical formula. Be able to draw Lewis (electron dot and dash) structures of simple covalent compounds, includingskeletal structures. Use polarity to determine the nature of a chemical bond. Classify chemical equations, and write balanced chemical equation when only given the reactants. Oxidation and Reduction (redox): Determine the oxidation number of each element within a substance. Identify oxidation-reduction (redox) processes, sometimes incorporating polarity concepts. Identify oxidizing agents and reducing agents within redox processes. Explain hydrogen bonding and the process of solvation. Use the following terms correctly: salts, strong and weak bases, strong and weak acids, hydronium ion,ionization, dissociation, and neutralization. Define/identify acids and bases, using the Arrhenius system and/or the Brönsted-Lowry system. The mole and mole-related calculations: mole-equation calculations for gas-volume and non-gas-volumeproblems; calculate molar amounts, molar volumes, and molar masses; determine gas densities fromformula masses; molarity; and normality. Contrast meanings of “concentrated vs dilute” and “strong vs weak” for acids, bases, and solutions. Apply the concept of pH and the factors that influence it. Work in a laboratory setting, utilizing appropriate technique and standard laboratory equipment. Work in the laboratory setting with proper lab safety and lab etiquette. Perform a variety of experiments, following laboratory directions. Develop and test hypotheses, gather and weigh evidence, and make appropriate conclusions.Page 6 of 10

LABORATORY SAFETY RULESYour participation in this laboratory requires that you follow safe laboratory practices. You are required toadhere to the safety guidelines listed below, as well as any other safety procedures given by yourinstructor(s) in charge of the course. You will be asked to sign this form certifying that you were informed ofthe safety guidelines and emergency procedures for this laboratory. Violations of these rules are grounds forexpulsion from the laboratory.Note: You have the right to ask questions regarding your safety in this laboratory, either directly oranonymously, without fear of reprisal. Goggles must be worn while experiments are in progress. You must purchase your own goggles. You may store them in your locker. You will be advised of the appropriate time to purchase your goggles. Absolutely no horseplay in the lab. You will be immediately ejected from the lab session forhorseplay. Locate the emergency evacuation plan posted by the door. Know your exit routes! Locate emergency shower, eyewash station, fire extinguisher, fire alarm, and fire blanket. Dispose of all broken glassware in the proper receptacle. Never put broken glass in the trashcan. Notify your instructor immediately if you are injured (even slightly) in the laboratory. Never pipette by mouth. Never taste chemicals. Check odors cautiously (i.e. wafting). Closed-toe shoes must always be worn in the lab environment. Loose hair should be t