CHEM 101 - General Chemistry (Fall 2021)

Class meetings: Tue & Thu, 10:50-12:05 pm (Sect. 09, CRN 10128)
Instructor: Jeff Cronk E-mail: cronk@gonzaga.edu   Office: Hughes 234.
Office Hours*: Fall 2021 (tentative) Tue, Thu 1:30 - 2:30 pm; Fri 10:0 am - 12:00 pm. Also by appointment*.
Cours materials: (1) account for online homework via Mastering Chemistry (required) (2) textbook references Tro NJ. Chemistry: Structure and Properties (2nd ed. Pearson 2018) - e-text included in above) or Flowers P, Neth EJ, Robinson WR, Theopold K, Langley R. Chemistry: Atoms First 2e (OpenStax 2019). (3) Scientific calculator;
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 08-27-2021)
TUESDAY THURSDAY
 

WEEK 1
31 August, 2 September

( Lectures 1, 2 )

31 August.
Introduction & essentials
CHAPTER E

2 September
Atomic theory
CHAPTER 1


WEEK 2
7, 9 September
( Lectures 3, 4 )

7 September.
Moles & molar mass
CHAPTER 1

9 September.
Light, quanta & atoms
CHAPTER 2


WEEK 3
14, 16 September
( Lecture 5 )
Mass of the Holy Spirit
(no class meeting)
16 September.
Periodicity of the elements 
CHAPTER 3

WEEK 4
21, 23 September

( Lectures 6, 7 )
21 September.
Electron configurations
CHAPTER 3
23 September.
Periodic trends in the atomic domain
CHAPTER 3

WEEK 5
28, 30 September
( Lecture 8 )

28 September
EXAM 1

30 September.
Molecules & compounds
CHAPTER 4

WEEK 6
5, 7 October

( Lectures 9, 10 )
5 October.
Composition of compounds
CHAPTER 4
7 October.
Chemical bonding
CHAPTER 5

WEEK 7
12, 14 October

( Lectures 11, 12 )
12 October.
Chemical bonding
CHAPTER 5
14 October.
Chemical bonding
CHAPTER 5

WEEK 8
19, 21 October

( Lecture 13 )
19 October.
Molecular structure
CHAPTER 5
21 October
EXAM 2

 
    TUESDAY THURSDAY

WEEK 9
26, 28 October

( Lectures 14, 15 )
26 October.
Molecular polarity
CHAPTER 5
28 October.
Solutions & aqueous reactions
CHAPTER 8

WEEK 10
2, 4 November

( Lectures 16, 17 )
2 November.
Solutions & aqueous reactions
CHAPTER 8
4 November.
Thermochemistry
CHAPTER 9

WEEK 11
9, 11 November

( Lectures 18, 19 )
9 November.
Enthalpy, calorimetry
CHAPTER 9
11 November.
Gases
CHAPTER 10

WEEK 12
16, 18 November

( Lecture 20 )
16 November.
Intermolecular forces
CHAPTER 5
18 November
EXAM 3

  WEEK 13
23 November
( Lecture 21 )
23 November.
Selected topics
CHAPTERS 12-14
Thanksgiving Holiday

  WEEK 14
30 November, 2 December
( Lectures 22, 23 )
30 November.
Chemical equilibrium
CHAPTER 15
2 December.
Chemical equilibrium
CHAPTER 15

  WEEK 15
7, 9 December
( Lectures 24, 25 )
7 December
Chemical equilibrium
CHAPTERS 15, 16
9 December
Acids and bases
CHAPTER 16

FINAL EXAM (Fall 2021) - Wednesday 15 December 2021, 3:30 - 5:30 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, molecular structure, states of matter and intermolecular forces, thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, solution chemistry, and chemical equilibrium, including equilibria of acid-base reactions.

Grading: There will be three midterm exams (100 pts ea.) and a final exam (200 pts.) that make up 50% of the course graded material. The remainder is composed of online homework (35%), worksheets, quizzes or other discretionary assessments (10%), and student participation and engagement (5%). 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 any graded assignments that are turned in late

For further course information, contact the instructor.