Fall 2022 - CHEM 121 D200

General Chemistry and Laboratory I (4)

Class Number: 4854

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We, Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
    SSCB 9201, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Oct 24, 2022
    6:30 PM – 8:20 PM
    Location: TBA

  • Prerequisites:

    Chemistry 12 with a minimum grade of C, or CHEM 109 or 111 with a minimum grade of C-.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Atomic and molecular structure; chemical bonding; thermochemistry; elements; periodic table; gases liquids, solids, and solutions. This course includes a laboratory component. Students with credit for CHEM 120 or 125 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

COURSE DETAILS:

Please note, this course outline was accurate at the time of publication but it subject to change.

Mode of Teaching
3 lecture hours/week; 1 tutorial hour/week; 4 lab hours/week on alternate weeks
Lecture: In-person at Surrey campus
Laboratory: In-person at Surrey campus
Tutorial: In-person at Surrey campus

Lecture Topics:

Introduction      
Atoms, Molecules, and Ions   Ch. 2
Stoichiometry      Ch. 3
Chemical Reactions   Ch. 4
Gases   Ch. 5
Thermochemistry   Ch. 9
Atomic Theory   Ch. 12
Midterm Exam    
Bonding Concepts   Ch. 13
Covalent Bonding Orbitals   Ch. 14
Liquids and Solids   Ch. 16
Solutions   Ch. 17
Nuclear Science/Radiochemistry   Ch. 20

Laboratory Experiments:
Exp. 1     Preparation of a Complex Salt of Iron
Exp. 2   Chemical Reactions and Equations: Sequence of Copper Reactions
Exp. 3   Analysis of a Complex Salt of Iron
Exp. 4   The Molar Volume of a Gas
Exp. 5   Thermochemistry: Use of Hess' Law
Exp. 6   A) Intermolecular Forces: Evaporation and B) Colligative Properties: Freezing Point Depression

Grading

  • LON-CAPA Homework 5%
  • Quizzes 10%
  • Laboratory 20%
  • Midterm Exam 15%
  • Final Exam 50%

NOTES:

Grading Notes: All labs must be completed in order to pass the course. Students must pass both the lecture and laboratory components individually to obtain a passing grade in CHEM 121.

REQUIREMENTS:

Attendance of In-Person Laboratory Sessions: It is mandatory for students to attend all in-person laboratory sessions. If you are unable to attend an in-person laboratory session due to illness, please contact your instructor as soon as possible to discuss alternative arrangements.

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Required Materials

  • Non-programmable, non-graphing calculator
  • Lab coat and safety glasses/goggles
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and COVID-19 Precautions: Lab coats and safety glasses/goggles are mandatory in Chemistry for all in-person laboratory sessions. Additional PPE and precautionary measures may be required during in-person laboratory sessions based on the recommendations of the University and provincial health officials.

REQUIRED READING:

Steven S. Zumdahl & Donald J. DeCoste. Chemical Principles. 8th Edition. 2017. Publisher: Cengage Learning.
ISBN: 9781305856745

Lab manuals will be distributed during the first laboratory session.

Department Undergraduate Notes:

A grade of C- or better is required for all prerequisite courses.

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

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Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html