CHEM 1405 Introduction to Chemistry
Instructor contact information
Tao Tao, PhD
Bldg 13, Room 629
Tu/Th 5:30-6:00 pm
Term and Year:
Class Days & Times:
Lec TTh 6-7:30 pm
Lab TTh 7:30-9:10 pm
Total Contact Hours:
(All hrs. x 14)
Class Room Location:
Bldg 13 Room 629
For details go to http://research.lonestar.edu/cat/catsrch.asp Catalog Description:
This course is a preparatory course for students who have never had chemistry and covers the metric system, atoms and elements, bonding, solids, liquids, gases, stoichiometry, solutions, reactivity, and acids and bases. The lab includes experiments in inorganic chemistry. This course is appropriate for some nursing students, as well as students who will pursue higher level chemistry. Student Learning Outcomes:
Solve problems using procedures outlined in class, including proper SI units and significant figures. Identify the states of matter and the transitions between them. Compare elements, compounds and mixtures.
Apply the Law of Conservation of Matter to balance chemical equations and solve simple stoichiometry problems.
Determine atomic structure and chemical properties of elements from their position in the periodic table.
Perform conversions involving concentration of solutions.
Draw the Lewis Structure and determine the shape and polarity of a simple compound from its formula.
Identify simple inorganic compounds by formulas and names. Identify acids and bases, acidic and basic solutions and calculate pH.
9. Demonstrate ability to carry out simple laboratory experiments using common chemical measuring devices and safety precautions.
Chemistry and Scientific Method.
Scientific notation and significant figures.
Metric system, SI unit and unit conversion.
Matter and energy.
Liquid, solid and intermolecular forces.
Atoms, elements, and periodic table.
Electrons, model of atoms.
Chemical bonding and Lewis structure.
Quantities in Chemical Reactions.
Solution molarity, dilution and stoichiometry.
Acids and bases.
We will be covering chapters 1-10, 12-14 of the textbook. There will be some topics in the textbook that will not be covered in lecture. You will not be tested on this material. There may also be a few topics that are not in the book that I will cover in lecture. You are responsible for this material.
Prerequisites: ENGL 0305 or ENGL 0365 and ENGL 0307 or ENGL 0375 or higher level course (ENGL 1301) or placement by testing, MATH 0308 or qualifying score on Math placement test Required Material: Introductory Chemistry: 5th Edition by Nivaldo Tro Pearson ISBN978-0-321-91029-5 Optional Materials or Reference Texts:
1. Safety (splash) goggles. Students working in the lab must have eye protection on at all times. Splash goggles must have side shields. Eye glasses are not adequate for laboratory work. Closed toed shoes are required for all lab work. Students in sandals will NOT be allowed to work in the lab. Clothing needs to cover body areas from elbows to knees. NO shorts or sleeveless tank tops. 2. Scientific calculator
Instructor guidelines and policies
Attendance: Attendance to all classes is expected. Your success in this class is based on a cumulative understanding of the material. Should you miss a class, you are compromising your ability to understand future material. You are thereby hindering your ability to succeed in this class. Since each of us learns by
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