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CHEM 1310 A & B: General Chemistry

Description

This introductory course in general chemistry discusses: fundamental laws and theories of chemical reactions, atomic structure, bonding theory, stoichiometry, properties of solids, liquids and gases, chemical equilibrium, acids and bases, chemical thermodynamics, electrochemistry, and kinetics.

Meetings: MWF 10:05 - 10:55, Chem Annex 16 (College of Computing)

Syllabus

PDF Syllabus   PDF Format

Other handouts:

Introduction to Chemistry   Introduction to Chemistry

Problem Sets

  1. (due in recitation, week of 8/28): Chapter 1, problems 7, 13, 24, 37, 48, 56, 70, 80
  2. (due in lab, week of 9/4): Chapter 2, problems 3, 18, 39, 42, 65, 72
  3. (due in lab, week of 9/11): Chapter 3, problems 7, 14, 22, 27, 34, 68, 90
  4. (due in lab, week of 9/18): Chapter 16, problems 3, 14, 16, 20, 31, 34, 46, 51
  5. (due in lab, week of 9/25): Chapter 17, problems 4, 9, 12, 14, 22, 32, 48; Chapter 18, problems 4, 18, 28
  6. (due in lab, week of 10/2): Chapter 4, problems 1, 6, 14, 29, 36, 53.
  7. (due in lab, week of 10/9): Chapter 5, problems 3, 10, 26, 35, 52, 62, 67, 76
  8. (due in lab, week of 10/16): Chapter 6, problems 4, 11, 19, 28, 44, 55
  9. (due in lab, week of 10/23): Chapter 7, problems 2, 14, 23, 26, 42, 56, 62. Chapter 8, problems 1, 16, 26
  10. (due in lab, week of 10/30): Chapter 8, problems 46, 61, 70, 71, 77
  11. (due in lab, week of 11/6): Chapter 9, problems 1, 5, 22, 41; Chapter 10, problems 5, 16, 25, 37, 49, 62
  12. (due in lab, week of 11/13): Chapter 11, problems 5, 8, 21, 32, 36, 48, 58
  13. (due in recitation, week of 11/20): Chapter 12, problems 8, 16, 20, 34; Chapter 13, problems 4, 5, 12
  14. (due in lab, week of 11/27): Chapter 13, problems 20, 27, 41, 44, 58
  15. (due in lab, week of 12/4): Chapter 14, problems 4, 12, 13, 17, 22, 30, 40, 43, 48

Lecture Notes

CH1 Notes   Chapter 1 CH2 Notes   Chapter 2
CH3 Notes   Chapter 3 CH16 Notes   Chapter 16
CH17 Notes   Chapter 17 CH18 Notes   Chapter 18
CH4 Notes   Chapter 4 CH5 Notes   Chapter 5
CH6 Notes   Chapter 6 CH7 Notes   Chapter 7
CH8 Notes   Chapter 8 CH9 Notes   Chapter 9
CH10 Notes   Chapter 10 CH11 Notes   Chapter 11
CH12 Notes   Chapter 12 CH13 Notes   Chapter 13
CH14 Notes   Chapter 14

Required Textbooks

CHEMISTRY: Science of Change, 4th ed., Oxtoby, Freeman, and Block (Thompson, 2003). Accompanying study guides, solutions manuals, etc, are optional.

CHEM 1310 Custom Lab Manual, available at the GT Bookstore.

Announcements

Exam #2 multiple choice answers here

Grading scale for exams #1 and #2: 85+ A, 70+ B, 50+ C, 40+ D.

Grading scale for exam #3: 80+ A, 65+ B, 40+ C, 30+ D

Review list of important topics is here

Note: your final grade is determined by averaging your numerical scores, not your letter grades. Therefore, whether you fall one point above or below a grade cutoff line does not really matter (unless it were to happen consistently), because it's the numbers that are averaged, not the letters. In other words, a 79 or an 80 on test 3 are essentially the same grade, because that one point washes out when averaged with the other test, homework, and lab grades.

Final exam is Monday, Dec 11, 2:50-5:40pm.


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