CHEM 101 - General Chemistry (Spring 2022)

Lectures*: Tue & Thu, 9:25-10:40 am BCISE 121 & 12:25-1:40 pm HU 130 (*remote for 1st 2 weeks)
Instructor: Jeff Cronk E-mail: cronk@gonzaga.edu   Office: Hughes 234.
Office Hours*: Tue & Thu 1:40-3:30 pm, Fri 10 am - noon, and by appointment (*remote for 1st 2 weeks).
Required Text: Tro NJ. Chemistry: Structure and Properties (2nd ed. Pearson 2018)
Other required materials: Scientific calculator; account for online homework via Mastering Chemistry
Register via Blackboard. Access to the Class Team and Class Notebook (via Microsoft Teams and OneNote)
Pre/Corequisite: You must have either completed or be concurrently enrolled in CHEM 101L.
Course website: https://web02.gonzaga.edu/faculty/cronk/CHEM101-index.html


  Class schedule
(revised 01-10-2022)
TUESDAY THURSDAY
 

WEEK 1
11, 13 January

( Lectures 1 & 2 )
11 January
Introduction & essentials
CHAPTER E
13 January
Atomic theory
CHAPTER 1

WEEK 2
18, 20 January

( Lectures 3 & 4 )
18 January.
Moles & molar mass
CHAPTER 1
20 January
Light, quanta & atoms
CHAPTER 2

WEEK 3
25, 27 January

( Lectures 5 & 6 )
25 January
Periodicity of the elements 
CHAPTER 3
27 January
Electron configurations
CHAPTER 3

WEEK 4
1, 3 February

( Lecture 7 )
1 February
Periodic trends in the atomic domain
CHAPTER 4
3 February
EXAM 1

WEEK 5
8, 10 February

( Lectures 8 & 9 )
8 February
Composition of compounds
CHAPTER 4
10 February
Chemical bonding
CHAPTER 5

WEEK 6
15, 17 February

( Lectures 10 & 11 )
15 February
Chemical bonding
CHAPTER 5
17 February
Chemical bonding
CHAPTER 5

WEEK 7
22, 24 February

( Lectures 12 & 13 )
22 February
Molecular structure
CHAPTER 5
24 February
Molecular polarity
CHAPTER 5

WEEK 8
1, 3 March

( Lecture 14 )
1 March
EXAM 2
3 March
Chemical equations & stoichiometry
CHAPTER 7

 
    TUESDAY THURSDAY

WEEK 9
15, 17 March

( Lectures 15, 16 )
15 March
Solutions & aqueous reactions
CHAPTER 8
17 March
Thermochemistry
CHAPTER 9

WEEK 10
22, 24 March

( Lectures 17, 18 )
22 March
Enthalpy & calorimetry
CHAPTER 9
24 March
Enthalpy of reaction
CHAPTER 10

WEEK 11
29, 31 March

( Lecture 19 )
29 March
Thermodynamics & gases
CHAPTERS 9 & 10
31 March
EXAM 3

WEEK 12
5, 7 April

( Lectures 20 & 21 )
5 April
Selected topics
CHAPTERS 10, 11, 13
7 April
Selected topics
CHAPTERS 10, 11, 13

  WEEK 13
12, 14 April

( Lectures 22 & 23 )
12 April
Case studies of equilibria
CHAPTERS 11, 13, 15
14 April
Case studies of equilibria
CHAPTERS 11, 13, 15

WEEK 14
19, 21 April

( Lectures 24 & 25 )
19 April
Chemical equilibrium
CHAPTER 15
21 April
Chemical equilibrium
CHAPTER 15

WEEK 15
26, 28 April

( Lectures 26 & 27 )
26 April
Acids and bases
CHAPTER 16
28 April
Acid-base equilibria
CHAPTER 16

FINAL EXAM (Spring 2022) - 12:25 section - Tuesday 3 May 2022, 3:30 - 5:30 PM  
                                                    9:25 section - Wednesday 4 May 2022, 1:00 - 3:00 PM
 

CHEM 101 General Chemistry is a systematic treatment of the fundamental laws and theories of chemistry and their applications. Designed for science and engineering majors.

Course objectives: CHEM 101 introduces fundamental concepts of atomic theory, periodic properties of the elements, chemical bonding, molecules and compounds, reaction stoichiometry, molecular structure, thermodynamics, solution chemistry, states of matter, intermolecular forces, and chemical equilibrium, including equilibria of acid-base reactions.

Grading: Your grade will be based on scores (totals in parentheses) for three in-class exams (300), a final exam (200), online homework (350), worksheets/written homework or other discetionary assessments (100), and participation and engagement (50). Grades are assigned on the basis of point percentage according to the scale: 90-100 A-/A; 80-89 B-/B/B+; 70-79 C-/C/C+; 60-69 D/D+; <60 F. Note that while adjustments may be to this scale in no case will the percentage required to earn any given grade increase. NOTE: It is your responsibility to be familiar with and abide by GU's Academic Honesty Policy.

Missed exams, quizzes, late homework: I will permit make-up exams only for students with a legitimate, urgent excuse who have contacted me prior to the exam. I reserve the right to deduct points from any homework or graded assignmnets turned in late

For further course information, see the full syllabus posted in the Class Notebook (OneNote).