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Survey of Chemistry I (CHEM 1151) Section 03 (CRN 24353) TR 2:10 pm- 3:25 pm (B10) DR. AUGUSTINE OFORI AGYEMAN Assistant professor of chemistry Department.

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1 Survey of Chemistry I (CHEM 1151) Section 03 (CRN 24353) TR 2:10 pm- 3:25 pm (B10) DR. AUGUSTINE OFORI AGYEMAN Assistant professor of chemistry Department of natural sciences Clayton state university

2 CONTACT INFORMATION My homepage is Email: Office: Natural & Behavioral Sciences Building, NBS 147 Phone: (678) 466 4793 Office Hours: M: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm W: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm or by appointment

3 COURSE POLICIES Make sure you sign in each day you come to class –Under no circumstances should a student sign in for someone else If you signed up for lab, you need to go to lab or you will be turned in as ‘no show’ If you already passed the lab, see Dr. Michelle Furlong to have the lab removed from your schedule

4 COURSE POLICIES If you are not in the right class, request a change (on-line in the duck) –Give me a feed back Attendance: –Attend and participate in every class meeting –Inform me via email if you cannot attend a class in a particular day –Habitual absentees may be penalized –Habitual tardiness will not be tolerated I am here to help you; contact me any time, any day; take good advantage of that; let’s build a healthy relationship

5 COURSE POLICIES Just coming to class is not enough –Download, print and read course materials before coming to class –Pay attention to the instructor –Participate in class activities (try to answer questions, be involved in class discussions) –Ask questions –Join group discussions –Read notes and other materials everyday and solve a lot of questions –Turn in every homework given you (submit on or before due dates) –Always be prepared for quizzes and exams –All the above are still not enough

6 Notebook computers should not be opened unless authorized to do so Computers and/or cell phones cannot be used as a calculator for exams Cell phones must be completely turned off COURSE POLICIES

7 Academic Misconduct –Common forms: cheating, plagiarism –Academic dishonesty will result in a grade of zero for the work involved and reported to the office of Student Life/Judicial affairs Disruptive behavior (abusive, threatening, profane) will not be tolerated No eating, drinking, or smoking in the classrooms COURSE POLICIES

8 Grades: 3 examinations at 100 each 300 Online Homework (OWL)100 Final Exam (comprehensive) 200 Total 600 Quizzes may be given throughout the semester to help students earn additional points COURSE POLICIES

9 Grades –Midterm grades reflect about 18% of total grade –Students may choose to withdraw –Withdrawal deadline is March 2, 2012 –Must fill official withdrawal form (Registrar’s office) –No grades will be given out over phone or email –Complete student survey and course/instructor evaluation at the end of semester COURSE POLICIES

10 Grades: A90% or greater B80% - 89% C70% - 79% D60% - 69% Fless than 60 COURSE POLICIES

11 Tentative Course Schedule COURSE POLICIES

12 INTRODUCTION Course Description –CHEM 1151 (first course in a 2-semester sequence) –Covers elementary principles of general, organic, and biochemistry –Designed for allied health science majors and non- science majors –Major topics include elements, compounds, chemical equations, nomenclature, molecular geometry

13 INTRODUCTION Course Objectives Successful students should be able to: –effectively demonstrate the use of dimensional analysis to solve problems –exhibit an understanding of the basic atomic structure of matter –exhibit an understanding of basic chemical reactions: types and calculations inherent within the chemical reaction (stoichiometry)

14 INTRODUCTION Course syllabus –Note prerequisites and co-requisites –Prerequisite: exit or exemption from Learning Support Math –Co-requisite: Survey of Chemistry Laboratory I, CHEM 1151L (students dropping one must also drop the other) –See me after class if you do not meet them

15 INTRODUCTION Textbook Seager and Slabaugh Chemistry for Today 7th Edition Brooks/Cole 2011 Chapters 1 – 7, 9

16 INTRODUCTION What is Science? - The study of the natural universe (things happening around us) What Is Chemistry? - The central science (it merges into physics and biology) - The study of matter and energy and the interactions between them - The branch of the natural sciences concerned with the characteristics, composition, and transformations of matter. - Everything we hear, smell, taste, see, and touch involves chemistry and chemicals (matter)

17 INTRODUCTION Divisions - Analytical (methods of analysis of matter) - Physical (theory and concepts of chemical problems) - Organic (compounds of carbon) - Inorganic (compounds of elements other than carbon) - Biochemistry (compounds of living matter)

18 INTRODUCTION Why Study Chemistry? - The central science that ties together the fundamental concepts from mathematics, physics, biology, engineering, medicine, and environmental science - Plays important role in the above fields - Provides important understanding of our world and everything around us - Provides a balance of experimental observations, mathematical models, and theoretical concepts

19 INTRODUCTION Why Study Chemistry? The heart of our everyday activities: - Health care - Production of drugs, food, clothes, building materials, automobiles - Environmental protection - Discovery of energy sources, new drugs, fertilizers, insecticides, etc

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