Fall 2023 - CHEM 121 D300
General Chemistry and Laboratory I (4)
Class Number: 1674
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Sep 6 – Dec 5, 2023: Mon, Wed, Fri, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Oct 10, 2023: Tue, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Exam Times + Location:
Dec 10, 2023
Sun, 12:00–3:00 p.m.
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Prerequisites:Chemistry 12 with a minimum grade of C, or CHEM 109 or 111 with a minimum grade of C-.
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.
3 lecture hours/week; 1 tutorial hour/week; 4 lab hours on alternate weeks
|Atoms, Molecules, and Ions||Ch. 2|
|Chemical Reactions||Ch. 4|
|Atomic Theory||Ch. 12|
|Bonding Concepts||Ch. 13|
|Covalent Bonding Orbitals||Ch. 14|
|Liquids and Solids||Ch. 16|
|Exp. 1||Introduction: Chemical Reactions and Equations I (first week of classes all students must attend)|
|Exp. 2||Chemical Reactions and Equations II: Sequence of Copper Reactions|
|Exp. 3||Analysis of Complex Salt of Iron|
|Exp. 4||The Molar Volume of a Gas|
|Exp. 5||Thermochemistry: Use of Hess' Law|
|Exp. 6||Evaporation and Vapour Pressure|
|Exp. 7||Colligative Properties: Freezing Point Depression|
- Quizzes 10%
- LONCAPA Problem Sets & Participation 10%
- Laboratory 20%
- Midterm 20%
- Final Exam 40%
Students must pass both the lecture and laboratory components individually to obtain a passing grade in Chem 121.
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
- Lab coat and safety glasses/goggles
Notes:Lab coats and safety glasses/goggles are mandatory for all Chemistry labs.
The tuition for this course includes an $11 fee for the laboratory manual.
Steven S. Zumdahl & Donald J. DeCoste. Chemical Principles. 8th Edition. 2015. Publisher: Brooks/Cole.
Lab manuals will be distributed during the first laboratory session.
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
Your personalized Course Material list, including digital and physical textbooks, are available through the SFU Bookstore website by simply entering your Computing ID at: shop.sfu.ca/course-materials/my-personalized-course-materials.
Department Undergraduate Notes:
A grade of C- or better is required for all prerequisite courses.
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS
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Students with a faith background who may need accommodations during the semester are encouraged to assess their needs as soon as possible and review the Multifaith religious accommodations website. The page outlines ways they begin working toward an accommodation and ensure solutions can be reached in a timely fashion.