NEW MEXICO JUNIOR COLLEGE

MISSION STATEMENT

General Chemistry I

SYLLABUS

  1. GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION
  2. A. Course Title: General Chemistry I
    B. Course Number: CH 114A - 30238
    C. Semester: Fall 2017
    D. Days/Time: M W F 10:00:00 AM - 10:50:00 AM
    E. Credit Hours: 4
    F. Instructor: Alila, Kennedy
    G. Office: Heidel Hall (HH) 228
    H. Email Address: KAlila@nmjc.edu
    I. Office Phone: (575) 492-2803
    J. Office Hours: Monday: 8:00:00 AM-9:45:00 AM (MST); 11:00:00 AM-12:00:00 PM (MST); 5:00:00 PM-6:00:00 PM (MST);
    Tuesday: 9:30:00 AM-10:45:00 AM (MST);
    Wednesday: 8:00:00 AM-9:45:00 AM (MST);
    Thursday: 9:30:00 AM-10:45:00 AM (MST);
    Friday: 8:00:00 AM-9:30:00 AM (MST);
    K. Time Zone: Mountain Time
    L. Prerequisite(s): None
    M. Corequisite(s): 114AL
    N. Class Location: HH203
  3. COURSE DESCRIPTION

    General chemistry is a comprehensive study of chemical behavior of matter. The study of atomic theory, chemical bonding, elemental periodicity, nomenclature, and physical properties in relation to structure are the major topics covered in this course. The course is designed for pre-professional and science majors. Concurrent enrollment in CH 114AL (laboratory) is required. This is a four credit hour course.

  4. COURSE RATIONALE / TRANSFERABILITY

    This is a required course for pre-professionals and science majors. It is highly transferable to most major two year and four year colleges and universities.

  5. REQUIRED / SUGGESTED COURSE MATERIALS

    Required:

    General Chemistry I & II with Access Code (Book Bundle) CRN 30238
    Title: General Chemistry: Loose Leaf Version 11ed + OWLv2
    Author: Ebbing Gammon
    Ed: 11ed
    ISBN: 978-133-712-8391
    Publisher: Cengage
    2. General Chemistry I Lab: CRN 30239, 30240, 30241
    a) Title: General Chemistry. I Lab Manual, CH114A, L
    Author: Custom/Alila, K
    ISBN: 978-130-850-4612
    Publisher: McGraw Hill

    Suggested:

    None

    You can buy your books online at the NMJC Bookstore.

  6. GRADING POLICY

    Students attending New Mexico Junior College will be evaluated according to the following grading scale:

    						90 - 100%	=	A
    						80 -  89%	=	B
    						70 -  79%	=	C
    						60 -  69%	=	D
    					 	 0 -  59%	=	F
    

    Grading is as follows: Tests 70%
    Laboratories 15%
    Online Homework 15%

    There will be a five 100-point examinations during the semester to test the knowledge of the material covered in the course. Out of this, you may drop any one of your lowest test score from the first four tests. The last test will be your final and cannot be dropped.
    Each Lab report will be graded out of 25 points and will make up 15% of your overall grade. There will be no drop-lab.

    All your homework will be assigned online and must be completed within the time window assigned for each chapter. Each assignment will have a maximum of 15 points which will make up 15% of the overall grade. You will need a course ID from your instructor and an access code you purchased with your textbook to do this.


    Calculating your Final Grade
    avg. of four lecture grades x .70 + avg of lab grades x .15/25 + avg. of online Home works x .15/15 = final grade

    example: avg. of lecture grades = 75.4, avg of lab grades = 23.5avg of worksheets = 12.9

    75.4 x .70 (52.8) + 23.5 x 15/25 ( 14.1) + 12.9 x15/15 (12.9 ) = 79.8 = C

    There are no make-up tests. The only excused absences are ones that the college has approved. No other excuses will be accepted. All missed tests must be completed within one week of returning to campus following your excused absence.

  7. INSTITUTIONAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    New Mexico Junior College’s institutional student learning outcomes represent the knowledge and abilities developed by students attending New Mexico Junior College. Upon completion students should achieve the following learning outcomes along with specific curriculum outcomes for respective areas of study:

  8. DEPARTMENTAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    New Mexico Junior College's broad range of science courses provides students with an opportunity to achieve their academic goals by fostering higher order thinking skills, basic academic success skills, discipline-specific knowledge and skills, and scientific and academic values.
    The course content of general chemistry CH 114A supports NMJC’s mission which is “promoting success through learning” by encouraging students to accomplish the following:
    1. Describe the process of scientific inquiry.
    2. Solve problems scientifically.
    3. Communicate scientific information.
    4. Apply quantitative analysis to scientific problems.
    5. Apply scientific thinking to real world problems.

  9. SPECIFIC COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    By the end of the semester the student should be able to:
    1. Describe the writing of chemical formulas and equations.
    2. Explain the use of chemical equations to determine yields of chemicals from reactions (stoichiometry).
    3. Describe the completing and balancing of equations.
    4. Explain the systems for naming compounds.
    5. Describe the properties of gases, liquids, and solids.
    6. Discuss the history, development and usefulness of the chemical periodic table.
    7. Describe chemical bonding and how it affects the shape and properties of molecules.
    8. Describe the properties of solutions and look at the practical applications of these principles..

  10. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    The following shall be considered cheating and the individual shall receive an F grade for the course:

    · Copying answers from another student

    · Allowing another to copy answers from you

    · Looking through your notes during a test and the use of cheat sheets

    · Copying another person’s laboratory report. This includes your lab partner or a previous student.

    For Help

    You are encouraged to ask questions during class time on areas you may need further clarification; you can visit with your instructor during office hours; tutoring services are also available at the student learning resource center (Mansur Hall Rm 121). Contact information for the instructor is available on the first page of this syllabus.

    Laboratory reports are due at the beginning of each next lab. You may only share experimental data if you worked together on an experiment. Sharing of answers or conclusions or copying is plagiarism, plagiarism is cheating. Analyze, interpret your data, and independently write your own lab report. All laboratory reports are to be done in pencil. Reports in ink will receive a reduced grade.

    There will be no make-up lab except on special cases where a group of students have to be absent on a lab day for an official college activity. All labs must be completed and turned in at the beginning of the next lab.
    Pagers and cellular phones CANNOT be used inside the classroom or laboratory as they disturb the learning process. Please be considerate of others and leave your pager/cellular phone in the car or turned off on your person.

    Regular and punctual class attendance is important to the attainment of the educational objectives of this course. Attendance is required at all sessions of this course. If you choose to quit coming to class, you must drop the class. I will not do that for you. In order to drop a class, you must go to the Admissions and Records Office and complete the proper paperwork before all the deadlines. Failure to drop a class may result in you receiving an “F” in this course.



    IX. GENERAL/MISCELLANEOUS

    Students will be held responsible for the information on these pages.

    Academic Honesty
    Each student is expected to maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity in online academic and professional matters. The College reserves the right to take disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, against any student who is found guilty of academic dishonesty or otherwise fails to meet these standards. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, dishonesty in quizzes, tests, or assignments; claiming credit for work not done or done by others; and nondisclosure or misrepresentation in filling out applications or other College records. Cheating or gaining illegal information for any type of graded work is considered dishonest and will be dealt with accordingly.

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information
    Any student requiring special accommodations should contact the Special Needs Student Services Coordinator at (575) 492-2576 or by e-mail at specialneeds@nmjc.edu.

    Attendance Policy
    Attendance is required at every session of each course for which the student is enrolled. When unavoidable circumstances make attendance impossible, students must provide a satisfactory explanation of their absences to their professors. College-sponsored activities are considered excused absences and the appropriate sponsor of those students who will be absent from class will notify professors. Students having absences due to college-sponsored activities will need to make arrangements with the affected classes / professor to take care of required work; however, arrangements for make-ups should be made within a reasonable time frame, usually within one week of the absence. Regarding make-up work, absences due to late registration are considered the same as regular absences.

    Cell Phones/Pagers
    All cell phones and pagers must be turned off when the student is participating in any lecture, laboratory, or other learning activity.

    Classroom Conduct
    The professor is responsible for maintaining a class environment best suited for effective learning. By registering for this class, the student is assumed to have entered into an agreement with New Mexico Junior College and the professor to attend the class regularly and to behave in an appropriate manner at all times. Disruptive behavior may result in the student being removed from the class.

    Food and Drink Policy
    Food items and soft drinks may not be consumed in NMJC classrooms. Students are also discouraged from bringing food and drink items into the classroom even though these items remain in sealed packaging. Bottled water is permissible.

    No Children in the Classroom
    In order to adhere to instructional procedures as well as maintain the safety of children, NMJC’s policy of no children in the classrooms (lecture, lab, etc.) will be followed.

    Plagiarism
    Offering the work of another as one’s own, without proper acknowledgment, is plagiarism; therefore, any student who fails to give credit for quotations or essentially identical expression of material taken from books, encyclopedias, magazines and other reference works, or from the themes, reports, or other writings of a fellow student, is guilty of plagiarism. Plagiarism violates the academic honesty policy and is considered cheating.

    Smoking/Use of Tobacco
    New Mexico Junior College is cognizant of the health hazards associated with smoking / use of tobacco for the smoker, as well as the non-smoker. In an effort to provide a healthy environment for students, employees, and others who may frequent the campus, NMJC prohibits smoking / use of tobacco inside any campus building or facility.

    Tutoring Assistance
    Free tutoring services are available to all NMJC students through Brainfuse

    and the Learning Resource Center located in Mansur Hall room 121.
    Withdrawal Policy
    Regular, punctual attendance is required for all classes at NMJC. Although the professor has the right to drop any student who has missed the equivalent of 2 weeks of instruction (based on a 16 week semester) whether it’s a face to face, online, or a hybrid course, it is not guaranteed that the professor will drop the student. If the student chooses to stop attending a class, he/she should withdraw from the class by accessing your student account in the T-Bird Web Portal at www.nmjc.edu, or submitting the required paperwork to the Registrar’s Office by TBA. All students are encouraged to discuss their class status with the professor prior to withdrawing from the class.

    X. HOW TO REGISTER FOR CONNECT CHEMISTRY (Students)

    Go to the web address provided to you by your instructor(http://connect.mcgraw-hill.com/class/k_alila_fall_2013-01). It may also be included in the student registration info hand out.
    Be sure to bookmark this web address for future visits to your Connect course!
    Click on REGISTER NOW
    Student registration tutorials are available if you need help.
    Enter your email address
    If you already have a McGraw-Hill account, you will be asked for your password and will not be required to create a new account.
    Select from one of three options.
    Enter your access code and click Submit
    Click Buy Online to purchase access for Connect or ConnectPlus (which includes online access to an eBook)
    Start a Free Trial
    Next, you will need to fill out the registration form.
    Click on “Go To Connect Now” to complete your registration and continue to your instructor’s course.
    You are now at your instructor’s course.
    This is where you can access your assignments and study resources.
    To Return to Connect
    Go to the web address provided to you by your instructor. Again, you’ll want to bookmark it to save time.
    Once on the Connect homepage, enter your email address and password.
    Please visit the Student Registration Tutorial for additional registration information.

    If you need help or have any questions about Connect, you can visit our Customer Experience support center:

    Customer Support
    Visit our 24-hour online support site.
    Canadian customers, please visit our dedicated Canadian online support site.
    Call us at 800-331-5094

  11. GENERAL/MISCELLANEOUS

    Students will be held responsible for the information on these pages.

    Academic Honesty
    Each student is expected to maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity in online academic and professional matters. The College reserves the right to take disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, against any student who is found guilty of academic dishonesty or otherwise fails to meet these standards. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, dishonesty in quizzes, tests, or assignments; claiming credit for work not done or done by others; and nondisclosure or misrepresentation in filling out applications or other College records. Cheating or gaining illegal information for any type of graded work is considered dishonest and will be dealt with accordingly.

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information
    Any student requiring special accommodations should contact the Special Needs Student Services Coordinator at (575) 492-2576 or by e-mail at specialneeds@nmjc.edu.

    Attendance Policy
    Attendance is required at every session of each course for which the student is enrolled. When unavoidable circumstances make attendance impossible, students must provide a satisfactory explanation of their absences to their professors. College-sponsored activities are considered excused absences and the appropriate sponsor of those students who will be absent from class will notify professors. Students having absences due to college-sponsored activities will need to make arrangements with the affected classes / professor to take care of required work; however, arrangements for make-ups should be made within a reasonable time frame, usually within one week of the absence. Regarding make-up work, absences due to late registration are considered the same as regular absences.

    Cell Phones/Pagers
    All cell phones and pagers must be turned off when the student is participating in any lecture, laboratory, or other learning activity.

    Classroom Conduct
    The professor is responsible for maintaining a class environment best suited for effective learning. By registering for this class, the student is assumed to have entered into an agreement with New Mexico Junior College and the professor to attend the class regularly and to behave in an appropriate manner at all times. Disruptive behavior may result in the student being removed from the class.

    Food and Drink Policy
    Food items and soft drinks may not be consumed in NMJC classrooms. Students are also discouraged from bringing food and drink items into the classroom even though these items remain in sealed packaging. Bottled water is permissible.

    No Children in the Classroom
    In order to adhere to instructional procedures as well as maintain the safety of children, NMJC’s policy of no children in the classrooms (lecture, lab, etc.) will be followed.

    Plagiarism
    Offering the work of another as one’s own, without proper acknowledgment, is plagiarism; therefore, any student who fails to give credit for quotations or essentially identical expression of material taken from books, encyclopedias, magazines and other reference works, or from the themes, reports, or other writings of a fellow student, is guilty of plagiarism. Plagiarism violates the academic honesty policy and is considered cheating.

    Smoking/Use of Tobacco
    New Mexico Junior College is cognizant of the health hazards associated with smoking / use of tobacco for the smoker, as well as the non-smoker. In an effort to provide a healthy environment for students, employees, and others who may frequent the campus, NMJC prohibits smoking / use of tobacco inside any campus building or facility.

    Tutoring Assistance
    Free tutoring services are available to all NMJC students through Brainfuse and the Academic Success Center located in Mansur Hall room 123 and 124.

    Withdrawal Policy
    Regular, punctual attendance is required for all classes at NMJC. Although the professor has the right to drop any student who has missed the equivalent of 2 weeks of instruction (based on a 16 week semester) whether it’s a face to face, online, or a hybrid course, it is not guaranteed that the professor will drop the student. If the student chooses to stop attending a class, he/she should withdraw from the class by accessing your student account in the T-Bird Web Portal at www.nmjc.edu, or submitting the required paperwork to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21, 2016. All students are encouraged to discuss their class status with the professor prior to withdrawing from the class.

  12. CRITICAL INCIDENT AND EVACUATION PLAN
  13. ACADEMIC CALENDAR
  14. FINALS SCHEDULE
  15. COURSE OUTLINE

    XIV.          COURSE OUTLINE: Lecture will make up all the time MWF at 10:00-10:50 A.M. Laboratories will be done every Mon for CH 114AL-001 CRN30239, Tue for CH114AL-002 CRN 30240, & Wed CH114AL-003 CRN 30241 at 1:30-4:30 P.M.  Outline is subject to change at the discretion of the professor.

    Week of

    Lecture

    Gradable Homework

    Gradable Labs

      Mon/Tue

    Institutional Outcome

     

     

     

     

     

    Aug.21

    Chap. 1: : Chemistry and Measurement

    Homework 1

    Wk1- None

     

    24

    Chap. 2: Atoms, Molecules, and Ions

     

    Check in- Safety & Laboratory techniques

     

     

    Chap. 2: Cont: Atoms, Molecules, and Ions

    Homework 2

     

     

    Sep. 4

     Test 1

     

    No Labs- Labor Day Week Se. 4th

     

    Sep.12

    Chap. 3: Calculations with Chemical formulas and Equations

    Homework 3

    Laboratory Measurements

    Communication-Std Lab Report

    Sep. 23

    Chap. 3: Cont.

     Chap. 4: Chemical Reactions

     

    Separation Techniques

     

    Sep. 28

    Chap. 4: Cont.

    Homework 4

    Chemical Change: Chemistry of Copper

     

    Sep.30

    Test 2

     

     

     

    Oct3

    Chap.5 Gaseous State

    Homework 5

    Precipitation Reactions

     

    Oct. 14

    Chap. 5: Cont.

    Chap. 7: Quantum Theory of the Atom

     

    Gravimetric Analysis of Texas Limestone

    Critical Thinking-Lab

    Oct. 17

    Chap. 7: Cont.

    Homework 7

    Limiting Reactant and Percent Yield

    Problem Solving-Test

    Oct. 21

    Test 3

     

     

     

    Oct. 24

    Chap. 8 Electron Configuration and Periodicity

    Homework 8

    Volumetric Analysis of Unknown diprotic Acid

     

    Oct. 31

    Chap.8: Cont.

    Chap. 9: Ionic and Covalent Bonding

     

    Boyle’s Law and Experimental Determination of Ideal Gas Constant

    Communication-Graphing, charts

    Nov. 4

    Chap. 9: Cont.

    Homework 9

     

     

    Nov. 11

    Test 4

     

    Spectrophotometric Analysis: Phosphates in Water

    Problem Solving- Lab

    Nov. 18

    Chap. 10: Chemical Bonding II Molecular Geometry and Chemical Bonding Theory

    Homework 10

    Chemistry of Metals: The activity Series

     

    Nov: 30

    Chap. 11: States of Matter

     

    Check Out

     

    Dec. 11

    Test 5- Final

     

    Mon 12:00-1:45 PM

     

     

     

     

     

     

    XV.          The instructor has the right to change the outline as warranted or needed