Chem 101

Instructor:    Dr. Annie Bianchino

 

Office 411-10

5 units

Office phone:  (714)  992-7436

 

Email:  abianchino@fullcoll.edu

 

 

Course Description:   approx. 4.25 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 1 hour problem solving. 

This course is intended for students who wish to pursue careers in the allied health professions (nursing, etc), environmental technology, or for GE credit.  The fundamental principles of chemistry, organic chemistry and some biochemistry will be discussed. 

 

Prerequisites:  Math 40, Intermediate Algebra or the equivalent.

 

Required Materials:

Texts:       General, Organic, & Biological Chemistry: Structures of Life, by Timberlake, Prentice Hall publisher, 4th ed., 2013.  Mastering Chemistry online homework for this textbook.

                Catalyst: Chemistry 101 Laboratory Fullerton College, Pearson/Benjamin Cummings publisher.

                Lab Safety Packet:  Chem 101  by Chem. Dept.  (includes many experiments)

Supplies:  Scientific Calculator  (with scientific notation and logs) - bring it to class!

                  Safety Goggles for Lab

                  Fullerton College Computer Account 

 

Recommended Materials:

                Small towel or pot holder for lab, Lab Coat or Apron

 

Typical Grading Policy: 

 

 

Exams,  best 3 of 4  (100 pts each)

300

 

Lecture Quizzes

100

 

Homework

100

 

Organic and Biochem Unit Exam

150

 

Final Exam (Inorganic Unit Exam)

150

 

Laboratory Score

200

 

Total

1000

 

There will be NO MAKE UP EXAMS.  See the instructor if an emergency situation keeps you from missing an exam.

 

Tentative assignment of letter grades.

lowest A                                  900 pts (90%)

lowest B                                   800 pts (80%)

lowest C                                  700 pts (70%)

lowest D                                  550 pts (55%)

anything below 550 pts =  F

 

Critical NOTES:      

1.  You MUST receive a minimum of 65% or 390 points on your exam total (3 best exams + both unit exams) in order to Pass the class with a C or better.  This is even if you have high lab scores and your overall total in the course squeaks past 70%.   Earning less than 65% on your exams shows that you are not prepared to take subsequent courses for which this is a prerequisite, and you do not know the material well enough for a passing grade. 

2.  You must pass the lab portion (minimum of130pts/200pts) in order to pass the class.


A note about grades:

            Both unit exams must be taken; one of the other 4 exams (the lowest score) will be dropped when determining total grades.

            Exams will be part short answer (multiple choice or true false, etc) and part problem solving or structural.

            Homework is mainly from assigned problems from the text, handouts, and online computer assignments.  Total points earned from these homework will be used to calculate a percentage earned, which will then be used to determine the number or points earned out of the 100 for homework (toward total grade).

            Laboratory grades will be based on some exercises, quizzes, and lab reports.  Missing more than 3 lab periods will result in you being dropped or failed in the course.

 

Other information and guidelines:

            Cell phones, etc.  Please turn off anything that may beep you and disturb the class.  If you need to have it on, place it in silent or vibrate mode and quietly leave the room if you need to answer.  NO Texting during class.  Your texting is distracting to others who want to learn.

            Attendance is mandatory for success.  Missing even 1 lecture may leave you “hopelessly lost” for the rest of the semester.  Missing 2 or more lectures may result in the instructor dropping you from the course.  However, do not rely on the instructor drop option.  It is your responsibility to drop the class if you want to.  (If you want me to drop you, let me know in writing). 

            Review old material as quickly as possible, preferably directly after class.  Write abbreviated review notes for future study.

            Preview new work, even if you simply look at the pictures and read section headings in the chapter.

            Study on a regular basis, not just before exams.  DO NOT CRAM! 

            Homework will be assigned on a regular basis and these will be collected and graded.  Keep up to date with these assignments.  LATE homework will NOT be accepted.  Missing class is NOT an excuse.  Give the assignment to a friend to turn in, or get it to my mailbox by 2pm that day.

            Use your time wisely, remember, there are no make up exams, and deadlines for handing in assignments will be strictly enforced.

            Be prepared for the laboratory experiment.  Read the experiments before lab, it will save you time and frustration and you will get a better grade!

            Be prepared for problem solving session.  Have a list of questions or problems that you are having difficulty with.  Before you can say you are having difficulty with a problem, you must have attempted it.  Try all assigned problems before the problem session, otherwise you will not get as much out of that session.

            Organize a study group.  However, always study alone first before meeting with the group.  You will see how much better it works.

            Finally, CHEATING WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.  Do not collaborate with others on exams or any assignments that are graded.  This includes lab reports.  If cheating is suspected, a grade of zero will be given to all involved students.  Cheating on an exam may result in receiving an F in the course and/or dismissal from Fullerton College.  Using notes (cheat-sheets) or looking at others' papers is cheating.  This is a serious offense.

Important Dates – look these up each semester:

After 2 weeks

Last day to ADD classes

After 2 weeks

Last day to DROP without a “W”

Around the 12th week

Last day to DROP classes  (W on transcript)

If you drop the course after checking in to a laboratory locker, you must check out of the locker before the last laboratory meeting.

            *Regarding the drop deadline:  it is best to decide whether or not to remain enrolled in any course as early as possible during the semester.  You should know way before the deadline whether or not you should drop the course.  For those of you who are transferring to Universities, they often have much shorter drop deadlines.  To help you make the decision to drop, you should consider your performance on each quiz and especially exams.  Discuss any concerns you have with me immediately so that we can determine how to remedy the situation.  If you receive a graded exam/quiz that has “see me” written by the grade, then you must come to my office hours (or make other arrangements to meet with me) to discuss your poor performance on that exam.  Do not be shy or embarrassed, I do this to identify reasons for the performance and to find ways to improve the situation before it gets out of hand (ie, you receive too many failing grades so that you cannot pass the course). 


Chem 101

Tentative Lecture Schedule

 

Week

Chapter

Topic

 

 

 

  1

1

2.1-2.4,2.6

Introduction to Chemistry/Measurement

Energy and Matter

  2

3.1-3.6,3.8

Atoms and Elements

  3

5.1-5.4

5.5-5.9

Chemical Bonding/Ionic Compounds

Chemical Bonding, Covalent Compounds

  4

6.1-6.3

Chemical Reactions and Equations, types of rxns

EXAM 1, Chapters 1,2,3,5

  5

11

Introduction to Organic Chemistry

Hydrocarbons: structures, IUPAC names, Alkanes

  6

11

12

Isomers & Functional Groups

Unsaturated Hydrocarbons:  Alkenes, Alkynes

  7

12

13

Unsaturated Hydrocarbons:  Alkenes, Alkynes

Alcohols, Phenols, Thiols and Ethers

 

 

14

EXAM 2,  Chapters 6.1-6.3,11,12,13

Aldehydes and Ketones

  8

16

Carboxylic Acids, Esters

  9

18

 

Amines, Amides

EXAM 3,  Chapters 14,16,18

  10

 

Spring Break??

  11

15

17.1-17.4

19.1-19.4

Intro to Biochemistry: overview of chapters 

15. Carbohydrates,    17.  Lipids,

19.  Protein

  12

 

6.4-6.5

Continue Biochemistry

The Mole

UNIT EXAM:  (Organic and Biochem, Ch 11-19)

  13

6.6-6.8

7.1-7.4, 7.9

Molar Relationships in Chemistry

Gases

  14

8

Water, Solutions and Concentrations

EXAM 4,  Chapters 5,6,7

  15

8

10.1-10.5

Solutions and Concentrations continued

Acids, Bases, pH

  16

10.6

Buffers,   Review, if time

FINAL EXAM    on last day of class

(Inorganic Chem Unit Exam; Ch 2,3,5,6,7,8,10)

 


 

Chemistry 101

On-line Homework

Electronic homework can be accessed 24/7 and will provide you with instantaneous feedback as you do your homework on-line. You will be graded and given credit for the homework done on-line. All the assignments and due dates can be found at the www.masteringchemistry.com web site. You will be able to access the electronic homework with your "access code" found with the textbook (IF you purchased access with the text as in the bookstore): General, Organic, & Biological Chemistry: Structures of Life, by Timberlake, Prentice Hall publisher, 4th ed., 2013.

To Log on and get started, follow directions for registering on www.masteringchemistry.com   More detailed information is online and on the separate handout titled Mastering Chemistry.

2.   You will need several pieces of information:

      Access Code (bundled with your textbook or purchase separately online)

      Course ID : MCBIANCHINO*****

      Student ID: (your Fullerton College Student ID#.)

 

 

 

Suggestions for doing homework problems online and on paper:

1)  Read first and begin with the “Sample Problems” and “Study Check” problems found in the reading.  Try the problems without looking at the solutions, check the solution when stuck and retry the problem.  Repeat as necessary until the problem is mastered. After succeeding with these problems, attempt the homework problems in the same way.

2)  Write solutions out, do not merely look at them.  Even though most assigned problems are to be done online, you should write them out on paper as well.  This way, you know what you have done and have something to study from.

3)  Do the problems more than once.

4)  Answers to odd numbered problems are in the back of the book.

5)  To master the concepts, do many problems (i.e. “Additional Exercises”).

6)  Study in groups.

7)  Keep up with the assignments and dates.  Do not get behind.


Chem 101

Homework Assignments

Timberlake Text (4th edition)

Chapter #

Problems to be entered via Mastering Chemistry on the website.   Note additional problems/tutorials are also on the website.

Problems to be written/drawn on paper and handed in during class

Prologue

13,17,18,19 (these are from a previous text)

 

1

9,11,15,17,19,25,29,31,40,41,44,45,48,52,54,57,59,61,63,65,67,75,76,80,85,87,89,95,97

 

2

5,11,13,14,15,21,23,46,49,50,51

 

3

1,3,6,7,9,10,11,13,15,17,21,25,28,29,30,31,32, 57,59,79,81,83,84,87,93,98,101

 

5

1,2,3,5,7,9,11,12,15,16,21,22,25,26,27,28,29,30, 31,33,35,39,41,47,48,49,53,55,57,59,63,69,70, 75,77,81,83,85,87,89,108,109,110,111,119,128,129,131

41,42,43,52,86

6

1,3,5,6,7,8,11,12,15,81,82,83,84,87,95,123

 

 

 

 

11

1,3,5,11,15,16,17,18,27,29,31,32,33,35,36,39, 41,46,47,48,59,63

9,19,20,27,49,51,53,54,70

12

2,3,7,9,10,25,27,35,39,40,53

5,11,13,15(all H2O),17(acd),19, 20,29,43,48a,49,50b,60

13

1,2,13,14,15,18,33,41,51

4,5common,10,19ac,21ab,27, 28,29,30,39,40,48cd,47abde, 57

14

1,3,5,6,7,15,25,31,37,41,45,49,53,63,64,65

9,19,20,23,28,30,47,58,60,72

16

5,6,11,14,19,21,27,28,29,35,47,53,58,62

7,9,17,24,25,32,39,41,43,51, 60acd,69abcd

18

1,3,5,7,15,32,57,67bc,75,76

9,20,29,34,37,70acd,80,87

15

1,3,5,7,9,13,27,33,37,41,43,48,60

 

17.1-17.4

None – use study area

3,6,11,21,31,36,74,79ab

look up any fatty acid structures as needed

19.1-19.4

None – use study area

1,13ac,19a,35,39,40

look up any R groups as needed

 

 

 

6 moles

25,27,30,31bde,34,35,37,39bc,42,102

 

6 rxns

45,50,51,54,58,59,61,67,111,115,124

 

7

4,6,8,12,16,17,20,23,24,25,28ab,66,68,72,74, 99,100

 

8

2,5,11,13,21,23,24,29,31,32,33,34,35,37,39,41, 44,46,49,51,54,55,59,71,73,76,77,78,79,83,84, 85,86,91,102,103    essays 3,7

9,106,110,115,117

10

2,8,13,31,34,36,37,39,42,51,53,67,75,76,78,81, 83,86,89,93

 

 


Problem Solving Hour:

 

Problem Solving is a concurrent requirement of Chem 101.  Do not disappear during this time; this is where you will get help with the lecture material. 

 

PROBLEM SOLVING SESSION INFORMATION:

 

            Come ON TIME to class, and be prepared.

            Attendance will be taken daily.

 

            This session is to help you clarify concepts and to work problems so that you will perform better on exams and quizzes.

 

            Try homework problems before coming to class.  Have a list of questions you would like to go over during class. 

 

            Homework problems, laboratory calculations, lecture exam or quiz problems may be asked about and worked out during this class.  Some lab exercises will be completed or begun during problem solving session.

 

            Computer exercises, quizzes, and group work will be performed and worksheets may be graded.  You will be assigned exercises/homework from MasteringChemistry web site; this subscription is part of your new textbook purchase.  If you purchased a used book, you may not have access to MasteringChemistry and will have to purchase access separately. 

 

            Use this class time to get the help you need to understand the lecture and lab material. 

 

 

Other places to get help:

            office hours                             tutor center                 Computer Labs

 

            SI – Supplemental Instruction                                                                      STEM student helpers PALs

 

 

Chem 101 Student Learning Outcomes

 

Upon successful completion of chemistry 101, students will be able to:

 

1.     Identify names and general properties of inorganic and organic compounds.

 

2.     Apply quantitative analysis to solve unit conversion, mole concept, stoichiometry, and solution concentration problems.

 

3.     Demonstrate the assembling of basic laboratory glassware, perform fundamental laboratory techniques, make and record relevant experimental observations with correlation to chemical concepts.

 

Assessment:

 

Examinations, quizzes, essay questions


 

Chem 101 Laboratory Information:

 

You must come to laboratory prepared for that day's activities (experiments or exercises).  Read the experiment before coming to lab.  Complete any pre-lab assignments before lab.  These may be collected and graded at the start of the lab.  Look over the exercises to get an idea of what will be presented.  Have questions ready. 

 

SAFETY - SAFETY COMES FIRST!!  WEAR YOUR SAFETY GLASSES WHEN YOU ARE DOING EXPERIMENTS OR WHEN YOU ARE NEAR SOMEONE DOING EXPERIMENTS. 

All safety rules must be adhered to at all times in the laboratory.  Rules/procedures are discussed in lab during the first week, shown by a safety video and by the instructor.

 

No eating or drinking anything in lab.  No smoking, no sandals or opened-toed shoes.  No horseplay.  Points will be deducted from lab reports for violations of these rules (3 points per violation, per lab session), with three violations in single lab period resulting in expulsion from lab for that period and a zero for that experiment.  

If you are late to the lab you WILL NOT be allowed to do the laboratory experiment and will receive a zero for that experiment.  Specific techniques and safety is discussed at the beginning of each laboratory.  Missing this information will put you and others at risk of injury.

 

There will be unannounced quizzes on labs or exercises throughout the semester.  Quizzes may cover the previous lab or the one assigned for that day or any safety issues.  Quizzes will be given at the beginning of the lab period.  There are no make up quizzes.  You will receive a score of zero for each missed quiz (even those you miss for being late).  Zeros really hurt your lab grade.  Be on time and prepared for lab.

 

Lab reports include data sheets and assigned questions.  Each student will hand in his/her own report.  These are usually collected at the end of the lab period.  Do not copy answers to the assigned questions from other students.  Answer each question in your own words; points will be deducted for copying. 

 

Laboratory Grade:               total lab grade is worth 200 pts toward lecture grade

                        lab reports                               100 pts (as a percentage of all reports)

                        exercises and quizzes              100 pts (as a percentage of all quizzes)

For both lab report grade and exercise/quiz grade, you will receive the percentage that you earned (of the total possible points).

 

Once you check in to a locker, you are responsible for its contents and you must check out of that locker at the end of class (or if you drop the course).

 

Recommended Materials:      Small towel or pot holder,  Lab Coat or Apron

                 Bring your calculator to lab  (you may need it for a surprise quiz).

Reminder:    You must pass the lab portion (minimum of130pts/200pts) in order to pass the class.


LAB EXPERIMENTS          Tentative Schedule

Week

Experiment or Exercise Name

Exp #

Page #

(starting)

Grade

  1

Safety Instruction & Lab Hunt &

Metric System Discussion  &

Exercise 1: Unit Analysis (prob solv)

Lab Check In & More Safety Instruction

Length, Volume and Mass measurement

Lecture text Ch. 1

**

 

1 ABC

 

 

 

 

15

 

  2

Conversion Factors

Exercise 2:  Density (prob solv)

Density measurement

Energy & Matter, Food Calories

2 A1BCDEF

**

3 AB

7 CD

25

 

39

77

 

  3

Atomic Structure & Electron Arrangements

Holiday

4

45

 

  4

Compounds & their Formulas

Chemical Reactions & Equations  (small-scale)

5

6 ACDE

55

67

 

  5

Organic Structures & Computer Exer. (CCC menu)

Structures of Alkanes, Isomers, Cycloalkanes

 

12 DEF

 

127

 

  6

Alkane Solubility and Properties

O Chem Models (I) and Review

12 ABC

**

127

 

 

  7

Solubility and Oxidation of Alcohols

Computer Exercises (CCC menu)

O Chem Models (II) and Review

13 ABC

 

**

139

 

  8

Solubility & Oxidation of Aldehydes & Ketones

Carboxylic Acids and Esterification

13 D3 & F

14 AB

139

151

 

  9

O Chem Models (III) and Review

Aspirin Synthesis

**

14C

 

151

 

 

 

 

  10

Carbohydrate Tests (Benedicts' and iodine only)

Hydrolysis of Sucrose & Starch

Saponification: making soap

15 BDG

15 H

16 B

161

161

175

 

  11

Testing soap

Percent Sugar in Chewing Gum

Conservation of Mass during a chemical reaction

16 C1,2

**

**

175

 

 

  12

Relation between moles of reactants and products

Gases and Gas Laws

 

** 8 A1,2 B5,10

 

89

 

  13

Solutions, Colloids and Suspensions

Conductivity

10 AB

**

109

 

 

  14

Acids, Bases & pH

Titration of Vinegar (small-scale)**

11 AB

11C**

117

117

 

  15

Buffers demo/Review

Final Lab Quiz

**

 

 

 

  16

Check Out of lockers

Lecture final exam

 

 

 

** these experiments are printed in the Lab Safety Packet

Useful info:                      Your locker #                combination # _____________________

Your lab partner:  (Name & number or email)