Fall 2009                                                                                             The City College of New York

 

Chemistry 10100

Introductory to Chemistry

 

Instructor: Professor Likhtina

Office: MR 1125

Phone: 212-650-6024

e-mail: ilikhtina@hotmail.com

 

Textbook and supporting materials

á  General Chemistry, Hill, Petrucci, McCreary and Perry, Fourth Edition. Pearson Prentice Hall.

á  Solutions Manual, Hassell.

 

Textbook companion website, http://chem.prenhall.com/hillpetrucci

There are good quizzes and math reviews on this site.

 

Calculator: A simple scientific calculator is necessary for Chem. 10100.

 

Course Description:

Problem-solving in chemistry: introduction to chemical and physical concepts.

Coreq.:Math 19000. 3 hr./wk.; 1 cr.

 

After completing this course, students should be able to:                                         

  1. Perform unit conversions and express values with the correct number of significant figures.  
  2. Express and interpret atomic symbols, atomic number, mass number, and molar mass.                       
  3. Understand and apply concepts of balancing chemical reactions, and be able to perform stoichiometric calculations.                                     
  4. Apply the ideal gas law to problems involving changes in moles, pressure, volume and temperature. 
  5. Define enthalpy and solve thermochemical equations.                                    
  6. Communicate concepts and problem solving of chemistry that have been presented in lecture.           

                                                                                                                                                                

Topics covered:

1. Matter and Measurement                             2. Atoms, Molecules, and Ions

3. Stoichiometry                                             4. Solution Chemistry

5. Gases                                                          6. Thermochemistry

7. Electron-configuration & Periodicity

                                               

 

Section CC:

Lecture:           M, W   2 PM – 3:15 PM                      MR-1307

Free tutorial service: Available in the Chemistry Learning Center (Room MR-1029). See posted schedule near door.

 

Office Hours (TBA)

 

Grading Scheme

55%     Semester Exams: Exam I (Chapter 1), Exam II (Chapter 2), Exam III (Chapter 3),

Exam IV (Chapter 4), Exam V (Chapter 5), Exam VI (Chapter 6), Exam VII (Chapter 7).

20%     Final Exam (Chapters 1-8 cumulative)

25%     Quiz, Homework, class participation

 

Homework: Assigned for each chapter and will be presented in class by students. There will be a quiz at the beginning of every class.

 

Note: There will be no make-up semester exams. The lowest score of the four semester exams will be dropped. The three higher scores will be weighted 20% each towards your final grade.

Statement on Academic Integrity

 

The CCNY policy on academic integrity will be followed in this course. The document can be found through the CCNY website by clicking on Current Students ˆ Academic Services ˆ Policy on Academic Integrity. All students must read the details regarding plagiarism and cheating in order to be familiar with the rules of the college. Cases where academic integrity is compromised will be prosecuted according to these rules. In addition, the Policy of Academic Integrity can be found in the Undergraduate Bulletin 2007-2009 in Appendix B.3 on page 312.

 

Study Guides:

 

  1. Plan at least three hours of study (reading the chapter and completing the problem sets -ŇhomeworkÓ) time for every hour you spend in class.
  2. Do the problem sets individually (without help from friends or classmates) initially. Please look at a related problem in the solution manual to help you solve the assigned problem. If you are still unable to solve the problem, then ask a friend, classmate, or tutor for help.
  3. Read the book and take notes as you read.
  4. Seek help when you have difficulty (tutoring, study groups, etc.).

 

 
 
Chemistry 10100 Problem Sets

 

Chapter 1: 16, 26, 37, 39, 42, 48, 49, 52, 55, 59, 64

Chapter 2: 7, 8, 22, 31, 33, 34, 40, 52, 54, 56, 60, 64, 68

Chapter 3: 18(a,h), 22, 24, 34, 36, 40, 54, 64, 74, 86, 88, 96,102

Chapter 4: 4, 12, 18, 26, 30, 37, 46, 54, 56, 58, 68, 73

Chapter 5: 22(a,b), 26, 32, 38, 48, 54, 68, 72

Chapter 6: 20, 25, 28, 34, 38, 51, 66, 70, 72

Chapter 7: 28, 32, 38, 40, 46, 48, 60, 62, 64

Chapter 8: 24, 28, 36, 44, 46, 50, 58(a,b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tentative Schedule for Chemistry 10100

 

Date

Material Covered

(please read text in advance)

 

August 31 M

Ch. 1. Chemistry: Matter and Measurement

 

September 2 W

Ch. 1.

 

September 9 W

Ch. 1.

 

September 14 M

Exam I

 

September 16 W

Ch. 2. Atoms, Molecules, and Ions.

 

September 21 M

Ch. 2.

 

September 23 W

Ch. 2

 

*September 29 Tu

Exam II

 

September 30 W

Ch. 3. Stoichiometry: Chemical Calculations

 

October 5 M

Ch. 3.

 

October 7 W

Ch. 3.

 

**October 14 W

Exam III

 

October 19 M

Ch. 4. Chemical Reactions in Aqueous Solutions

 

October 21 W

Ch. 4.

 

October 26 M

Ch. 4.

 

October 28 W

Exam IV

 

November 2 M

Ch. 5. Gases

 

November 4 W

Ch. 5. Gases

 

November 9 M

Ch. 5. Gases

 

November 11 W

Exam V

 

November 16 M

Ch. 6. Thermochemistry

 

November 18 W

Ch. 6. Thermochemistry

 

November 23 M

Ch. 6. Thermochemistry

 

November 25 W

Exam VI

 

November 30 M

Ch. 7. Atomic Structure

 

December 2 W

Ch. 7. Atomic Structure

 

December 7 M

Ch. 7. Atomic Structure

 

December 9 W

Exam VII

 

Dec. 16-22

Final Exam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*September 29 Tu - Monday schedule: September 28 College Closed

**October 14 W - Monday schedule: October 12 College Closed