Fall 2024 - CHEM 121 D200

General Chemistry and Laboratory I (4)

Class Number: 1550

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, Wed, Fri, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
    Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    Chemistry 12 with a minimum grade of B, 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:

Lecture Topics:

  • Energy and Matter
  • Atoms
  • Elements & The Periodic Table
  • States of matter
  • Gases, liquids, and solids 
  • Bonding concepts 
  • Ionic, covalent and metallic bonding 
  • Chemical reactions, Stoichiometry
  • Reactions between elements 
  • Thermodynamics and kinetics
  • Reactions in solutions
  • Theory of acids and bases, pH and pKa 
  • Reaction equilibria

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%
  • Pre-lecture, In-lecture quizzes & Exit-tickets 25%
  • Laboratory 20%
  • Final Exam 50%

REQUIREMENTS:

Students must pass both the lecture and laboratory components individually to obtain a passing grade in Chem 121.

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Required Materials:

  • Scientific calculator: SHARP EL-510RN
  • Lab coat and safety glasses/goggles

REQUIRED READING:

Lab manuals will be distributed during the first laboratory session.

RECOMMENDED READING:

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

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.

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

RELIGIOUS ACCOMMODATION

Students with a faith background who may need accommodations during the term 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.