CHEM 101 - General Chemistry (Fall 2020)

Course delivery modality: Remote only
Class meets for synchronous sessions: Tue & Thu, 10:50-12:05 pm (Sect. 09, CRN 10128) 1:50 - 3:05 pm (Sect. 11, CRN 10129)
Instructor: Jeff Cronk E-mail: cronk@gonzaga.edu   Office: Hughes 234.
Office Hours: Fall 2020 (tentative) Mon 2 -4 pm; Thu 3:15-5:15 pm. 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: CHEM101_09_10128_FA20: CHEM.101 09: General Chemistry [Fall 2020] or CHEM101_11_10129_FA20: CHEM.101 11: General Chemistry [Fall 2020]
Pre/Corequisite: You must have either completed or be concurrently enrolled in CHEM 101L.
Course website: http://guweb2.gonzaga.edu/faculty/cronk/CHEM101-index.html


  Class schedule
(revised 08-23-2020)
TUESDAY THURSDAY
 

WEEK 1
1, 3 September

( Lectures 1, 2 )

1 September.
Introduction & essentials
CHAPTER E

3 September
Atomic theory
CHAPTER 1


WEEK 2
8, 10 September
( Lectures 3, 4 )

8 September.
Moles & molar mass
CHAPTER 1

10 September.
Light, quanta & atoms
CHAPTER 2


WEEK 3
15, 17 September
( Lectures 5, 6 )
15 September.
Periodicity of the elements 
CHAPTER 3
17 September.
Electron configurations
CHAPTER 3

WEEK 4
22, 24 September
( Lecture 7 )
22 September.
Periodic trends in the atomic domain
CHAPTER 4

24 September
EXAM 1*


WEEK 5
29 September, 1 October
( Lectures 8, 9 )
29 September.
Molecules & compounds
CHAPTER 4
1 October.
Composition of compounds
CHAPTER 4

WEEK 6
6, 8 October
( Lectures 10, 11 )
6 October.
Chemical bonding
CHAPTER 5
8 October.
Chemical bonding
CHAPTER 5

WEEK 7
13, 15 October
( Lectures 12, 13 )
13 October.
Chemical bonding
CHAPTER 5
15 October.
Molecular structure
CHAPTER 5

WEEK 8
20, 22 October
( Lecture 14 )
20 October
EXAM 2*

22 October.
Molecular polarity
CHAPTER 5

 
    TUESDAY THURSDAY

  WEEK 9
27, 29 October
( Lectures 15, 16 )

27 October.
Solutions & aqueous reactions
CHAPTER 8

29 October.
Solutions & aqueous reactions
CHAPTER 8

  WEEK 10
3, 5
November
( Lectures 17, 18 )

3 November.
Thermochemistry
CHAPTER 9

5 November.
Enthalpy, calorimetry
CHAPTER 9

  WEEK 11
10, 12 November
( Lecture 19 )
10 November.
Gases
CHAPTER 10
12 November
EXAM 3*

  WEEK 12
17, 19 November
( Lectures 20, 21 )
17 November.
Liquids, solids, intermolecular forces
CHAPTER 11
19 November.
Chemical kinetics
CHAPTER 14

  WEEK 13
24 November
( Lecture 22 )
24 November.
Chemical equilibrium
CHAPTER 15
Thanksgiving Holiday

  WEEK 14
1, 3 December
( Lectures 23, 24 )
1 December.
Chemical equilibrium
CHAPTER 15

3 December.
Chemical equilibrium
CHAPTER 16


  WEEK 15
8, 10 December
( Lectures 25, 26 )
8 December.
Acids and bases
CHAPTER 16
10 December.
Acids and bases
CHAPTER 16

FINAL EXAM (Fall 2020)* - TBA
 

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.