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.
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.