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, molecular structure, states of matter and intermolecular forces, thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, solution chemistry,
and chemical equilibrium, including equilibria of acid-base reactions.
*Grading: Note that exams are not planned for synchronous sessions, which will be used on the date of exam as "catch up" days. The grading policies for this course are under revision. Currently under consideration is to base grades on online homework (40-50%), exams/quizzes and other discetionary assessments (25-30%), and instructor-student online engagement or independent student project. (20-30%). 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 adjustments to this scale may be made according
to the class distribution of total scores. 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. There will be no make-up quizzes. I reserve the right to deduct points from homework
that is turned in late
For further course information, contact the instructor.