Organic Chemistry - CHEM 038 - Fall 1997

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Organic Chemistry - CHEM 038 - Fall 1997 ...

    Teaching Techniques for IPC-Chemistry SCIE 3302

    Fall 2009

Instructors Mr. Dick Powell


Websites: (example TAKS exams can be viewed

     at this site) on the right: most popular information, select

     released exams.

     Office Hours: Will be in room 121 prior to and after class.

     I will usually arrive by 1:45 pm. Or email

     me at

    Schedule Tuesday, Thursday 2pm 3:20 pm

Location 121 Science Hall

Important Dates 08/24 First day of class

     09/07 Labor Day Holiday

     10/30 Last day to drop

     11/19 Lab Project Due

     11/26-29 Thanksgiving Holiday

     12/04 Last Day of Class

     12/08 Final Exam

Tests There will be no makeup exams given. Test date will be

     announced at least one week prior to the exam and will

     be posted on the website listed above. Anyone missing an

     exam will take a cumulative final which will replace the missed


Course Materials Book: Introduction to Chemical Principles, Any Edition will work,

     H. Stephen Stoker

     Scientific Calculator (don’t spend more than around $12)

     Note Cards- 50 cards will be enough

     During tests or quizzes, students are not allowed to use any hand-held

     calculators or computers which possess the capability of storing alpha-

     numeric or textual material. If the instructor allows the use of calculators

     on a particular test, then students may only use scientific calculators which

     are non-programmable. In addition, students are not allowed to have

     access to digital pagers during any test or quiz. Students who violate

     University rules on scholastic dishonesty are subject to disciplinary

Grading Policy Exams (4 plus final) 95%

     Hands-on Lab Project (Due 11/19) 5 %

     at the beginning of class

    Attendance Incentive IF you have a 90 or above average after the first four exams,

     you may drop one test grade. In past semesters, students with

     more than two absences did not attain a 90 average.

Points and Grades A ?90.00% B ?80.00% C ?70.00% D ?60.00%

     I reserve the right to adjust these cutoff points down (but not up).

Course Goal Students will become more effective teachers of Chemistry.

Dropping the Course The last day to drop the class is Oct. 30. When dropping

     the course, you are responsible for seeing that all of the proper

     paperwork is completed and submitted to the appropriate university


    Grade Replacement Students enrolling in this course with the intention of replacing a previous Policy grade earned in the same course must declare their intention to do so with

     the registrar no later than Census Date (September 9). Please consult the

     Undergraduate Catalog (page 34 in the 2003-2005 edition) for the

     university policy regarding grade replacement.

Bomb Threats In the event of a bomb threat to a specific facility, University Police will

     evaluate the threat. If required, exams may be moved to an alternate

     location, but exams will not be postponed. UT-Arlington will prosecute

     those phoning in bomb threats to the fullest extent of the law.

Cell Phones/Pagers Please turn off cell phones and pagers in class.

    Drop for Non-Payment If you are dropped from this class for non-payment of tuition, you may of Tuition secure an Enrollment Loan through the Bursar's Office. You may not

     continue to attend class until your Enrollment Loan has been applied to

     outstanding tuition fees.

    Americans with The University of Texas at Arlington is committed to the spirit and letter of Disabilities Act federal equal opportunity legislation. The Americans with Disabilities Act

     (ADA) provides those with disabilities with the same opportunities as all


     If you require an accommodation based on disability, I would like to meet

     with you in the privacy of my office, during the first week of the semester,

     to make sure you are appropriately accommodated.

Pass or Fail Grades If P or F is a grade option in this class and you intend to take this class for

     a pass/fail grade instead of a letter grade, you MUST inform the instructor,

     through the necessary paperwork, of your intentions BEFORE the census


Academic Dishonesty All students are expected to pursue their scholastic careers with honesty

     and integrity, and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry will not

     tolerate academic dishonesty in any form. “Scholastic dishonesty includes

     but is not limited to cheating, the submission for credit of any work or

     materials that are attributable in whole or in part to another person, taking

     an examination for another person, any act designed to give unfair

     advantage to a student or the attempt to commit such acts.” (Regents’

     Rules and Regulations, Part One, Chapter VI, Section 3, subsection 3.2,

     Subdivision 3.22)

     Examples of academic dishonesty includes:

     • exchanging answers or information during a test or quiz

     • looking at another student’s paper during a test or quiz

     • bringing notes in any form into the test or quiz, including written

     notes (crib sheets), digitally stored information (including formulas,

     constants, alpha-numeric material or text), or notes stored in any

     other medium

     • looking at a book or other source during the quiz or test


     1. Cell phones will be turned off when entering class. If you forget to

     turn off your cell phone and it rings, you will immediately turn it off

     without answering the phone.

     3. When given an assignment to complete in class, you will not leave

     until the assignment is 100% complete. Anyone leaving before

     completing an assignment will relinquish the right to drop one test

     grade even if they have a 90 average, and will receive a 0 for the

     days activities.

     4. During the lecture you will be paying attention and asking questions.

     5. You will arrive to class on time.

Learning Outcomes Exam 1

    Chapters 2, 3, and 4

The students will be able to:

    * predict the number of significant digits contained in a number. 87% * delineate between the significant digit rules for addition, subtraction,

     multiplication and division. 75%

    * demonstrate the ability to solve problems using dimensional analysis


    * demonstrate the ability to solve metric conversion problems using

     dimensional analysis. 76%

    * discriminate between chemical and physical changes. 84% * demonstrate the ability to delineate between physical and chemical

     property. 95%

    * recall elements’ names and symbols. 87%

    * design a procedure for calculating the density of a solid using two liquids

     of given densities and not using a balance. 76%

    * demonstrate the ability to solve for density, mass, or volume using the

     density equation. 87%

Learning Outcomes Exam 2

    Chapters 5 and 6

The students will be able to:

    * discriminate between atomic mass and atomic number. 98%

    * analyze the periodic table and tell the number of protons, neutrons and

     electrons in atoms. 94%

    * identify the number of protons, neutrons, and electrons in ions 93% * explain how the atomic number was derived for the periodic table using

     the concept of weighted averages 94%

    * identify isotopes. 81%

    * create electron configurations of elements using the periodic table. 93% * demonstrate the ability to write orbital diagrams from electron

     configurations 92%

    * recall where halogens, representative elements, alkali metals, alkaline

     earth metals and transition elements are located on the periodic table.


    * explain how to tell the number and kind of elements contained in a

     compound. 89%

    * use the periodic table to determine the ending sub-level in the electron

     configuration 94%

    * Select the largest atom 93% and the most metallic atom 95%

Learning Outcomes Exam 3

    Chapters 7 and 8

The students will be able to:

    * create Lewis Dot Diagrams using the periodic table. 79% *analyze Lewis Dot Diagrams and determine molecular shape. 88% *determine oxidation number of elements using the periodic table. 86% * predict the formulas of compounds using oxidation numbers.90% * implement the rules for naming compounds. 88%

    * demonstrate the ability to write the chemical formulas from the name of

     the compound. 92%

    *determine which compounds contain ionic and which contain covalent

     bonds. 88%

    *exhibit the ability to make solutions using various concentration units.

Learning Objectives Exam 4

    Chapters 9,10, and 12

The students will be able to:

    *determine the formula mass for compounds 95%

    *exhibit the ability to work all types of mole calculations 84% *determine the empirical formula for a compound 85%

    *delineate between empirical formula and molecular formula 81% * demonstrate the ability to balance chemical equations 94% *demonstrate the ability to balance word equations 65% *predict the products of a chemical reaction 72%

    * predict the type of reaction that occurs 94% *exhibit the ability to solve stoichiometric problems 77% * modify the ideal gas law equation and use to solve all gas law problems

*determine the % composition of a compound 93%

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