CHEM 101 - General Chemistry (Fall 2022)

Course delivery modality: Live, in-person
Class meets: Tue & Thu, 12:25-1:40 pm (Sect. 10, CRN 10894)
Instructor: Jeff Cronk E-mail: cronk@gonzaga.edu   Office: Hughes 234.
Office Hours: Fall 2022 Tue 2-4 pm; Wed 10-11 am, Thu 10:30-11:30 am. Also by appointment.
Required Text: Tro NJ. Chemistry: Structure and Properties (2nd ed. Pearson 2018) or Flowers P, Neth EJ, Robinson WR, Theopold K, Langley R. Chemistry: Atoms First 2e (OpenStax 2019).
Other required materials: Scientific calculator; account for online homework via Mastering Chemistry
Register via Blackboard for your course: CHEM 101 10: General Chemistry [Fall 2022]
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 08-31-2022)

TUESDAY

THURSDAY

WEEK 1
30 August, 1 September

( Lectures 1, 2 )
30 August.
Introduction & essentials
CHAPTER E
1 September
Atomic theory
CHAPTER 1

WEEK 2
6, 8 September

( Lectures 3, 4 )
6 September.
Moles & molar mass
CHAPTER 1
8 September.
Light, quanta & atoms
CHAPTER 2

WEEK 3
13, 15 September
( Lecture 5 )
13 September
Mass of the Holy Spirit
15 September.
Periodicity & electron configurations
CHAPTER 3

WEEK 4
20, 22 September

( Lecture 6 )
20 September.
Periodic trends in the atomic domain
CHAPTER 4
22 September
EXAM 1

WEEK 5
27, 29 September

( Lectures 7, 8 )
27 September.
Molecules & compounds
CHAPTER 4
29 September.
Composition of compounds
CHAPTER 4

WEEK 6
4, 6 October

( Lectures 9, 10 )
4 October.
Chemical bonding
CHAPTER 5
6 October.
Chemical bonding
CHAPTER 5

WEEK 7
11, 13 October
( Lectures 11, 12 )
11 October.
Chemical bonding and structure
CHAPTER 5
13 October.
Molecular structure and polarity
CHAPTER 5

WEEK 8
18, 20 October
( Lecture 13 )
18 October
EXAM 2

20 October.
Chemical equations & stoichiometry
CHAPTER 5

 
    TUESDAY THURSDAY

  WEEK 9
25, 27 October

( Lectures 14, 15 )
25 October.
Solutions & aqueous reactions
CHAPTER 8
27 October.
Solutions & aqueous reactions
CHAPTER 8

  WEEK 10
1, 3 November

( Lectures 16, 17 )
1 November.
Thermochemistry
CHAPTER 9
3 November.
Enthalpy, calorimetry
CHAPTER 9

  WEEK 11
8, 10 November
( Lecture 18 )
8 November.
Gases
CHAPTER 10
10 November
EXAM 3

  WEEK 12
15, 17 November
( Lectures 19, 20 )
15 November.
Liquids, solids, intermolecular forces
CHAPTER 11
17 November.
Case studies of equilibria
CHAPTERS 11, 13, 15

  WEEK 13
22 November
( Lecture 21 )
22 November.
Case studies of equilibria
CHAPTERS 11, 13, 15
24 November
Thanksgiving Holiday

  WEEK 14
29 November, 1 December
( Lectures 22, 23 )
29 November.
Chemical equilibrium
CHAPTER 15
1 December.
Chemical equilibrium
CHAPTER 16

  WEEK 15
6, 8 December
( Lectures 24, 25 )
6 December.
Acids and bases
CHAPTER 16
8 December.
Acid-base equilibria
CHAPTER 16

FINAL EXAM (Fall 2022) - Tuesday 13 December 2022, 3:30 - 5:30 PM. Location: HU 130
 

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, solution chemistry, 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 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.