General Chemistry I -- Lab
05/29/2012 - 07/06/2012
MWF 2:00PM - 4:30PM
No office hours have been entered for this term.
CHEM 1111General Chemistry I Laboratory
Course (Lab) Syllabus
Section number(s): 006
Instructor Name: Elisa Cooper
Office Number: RVS Building A, Room 1141.5
Phone Number: 512-223-6136
e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours: MTWTh 11-12, TTh 2-4 and by appointment
Covers the fundamental facts, laws, principles, theories, and concepts of chemistry necessary for further work in science or science-related subjects. Stresses atomic structure, periodic properties of matter, chemical bonding, and molecular geometry of organic and inorganic molecules, states of matter, stoichiometry, and properties of solutions. Prerequisites: One year of high school chemistry or CHEM 1405; two years of high school algebra or MATD 0390.
Bound lab notebook
Lab glasses or goggles
Access to Blackboard
This course consists of a lecture and a laboratory section.
This course covers laboratory aspects of the fundamental facts, laws, principles, theories and concepts of chemistry necessary for further work in science or science-related subjects.
COMMON COURSE OBJECTIVES
Common course objectives are attached. They can also be found at: http://www2.austin.cc.tx.us/chem/curriculum/index.htm
COURSE EVALUATION/GRADING SCHEME
Laboratory work and reports will count as 65% of your grade. Use of a lab notebook, prelab assignments and lab technique will count as 10% of your grade. (Lab technique includes but is not limited to being on time and prepared for class, working in a safe manner and cleaning up after yourself.) A post-lab quiz will be given each week and will count as 25% of your grade. Your grade will be assigned based on the percentage of total points scored in the class according to the following scale:
A ≥ 90%
B ≥ 80%
C ≥ 70%
D ≥ 60%
F < 60%
Each lab meeting a post-lab quiz will be given covering concepts, general procedure or other material covered in the previous lab. Prepare for these quizzes by understanding the lab and any calculations from the previous lab. You will be allowed to use your lab notebook during quizzes. Copying or other forms of dishonesty will not be tolerated.
It is each student’s responsibility to come to class prepared. Pre-lab assignments are to be completed before the start of the lab and may not be prepared during lecture. This includes reading the assigned lab and preparing your lab notebook for the day’s work. If any questions are asked as part of the prelab assignment, these must be worked in your lab notebook. Lab notebooks will be examined at the start of each lab by the instructor. Printouts of the labs may not be stapled or taped into your lab notebook.
Missed Quiz Policy
Make-up quizzes must be arranged with the instructor before the quiz is returned to the class.
Labs are due at the end of the lab period. Late work is only accepted with the approval of the instructor.
Regular lab attendance is mandatory. One missed lab will be allowed without penalty. Two or more absences will result in a failing grade. If you are late enough that you miss the pre-lab lecture two times this will count as an absence and may NOT be made up. If you have extreme circumstances leading to more than one absence, please see the instructor. Lab work may only be made up with prior approval from the instructor.
All students are expected to participate in the lab work and complete their own work. Working in pairs or groups will only be allowed with the express consent of the instructor.
Students are to be courteous and show respect for other students and the instructor at all times. No cell phone use is allowed during lab(this includes ALL phone uses).
Any withdraw request made before the college deadline (June 28th) will be honored. A withdraw after this date will not be given. No instructor initiated withdraws will occur. If you wish to withdraw you must initiate and complete the process.
Incomplete Grade Policy:
Requests for incompletes will be considered on an individual basis and will only be given under extreme circumstances. You MUST be passing the class (C or better) to be considered for an incomplete grade. An incomplete grade cannot be carried beyond the established date in the following semester. The completion date is determined by the instructor but may not be later than the final deadline for withdrawal in the subsequent semester.
Statement on Scholastic Dishonesty
A student attending ACC assumes responsibility for conduct compatible with the mission of the college as an educational institution. Students have the responsibility to submit coursework that is the result of their own thought, research, or self-expression. Students must follow all instructions given by faculty or designated college representatives when taking examinations, placement assessments, tests, quizzes, and evaluations. Actions constituting scholastic dishonesty include, but are not limited to, plagiarism, cheating, fabrication, collusion, and falsifying documents. Penalties for scholastic dishonesty will depend upon the nature of the violation and may range from lowering a grade on one assignment to an “F” in the course and/or expulsion from the college. See the Student Standards of Conduct and Disciplinary Process and other policies at http://www.austincc.edu/current/needtoknow
Student Rights and Responsibilities
Students at the college have the rights accorded by the U.S. Constitution to freedom of speech, peaceful assembly, petition, and association. These rights carry with them the responsibility to accord the same rights to others in the college community and not to interfere with or disrupt the educational process. Opportunity for students to examine and question pertinent data and assumptions of a given discipline, guided by the evidence of scholarly research, is appropriate in a learning environment. This concept is accompanied by an equally demanding concept of responsibility on the part of the student. As willing partners in learning, students must comply with college rules and procedures.
Statement on Students with Disabilities
Each ACC campus offers support services for students with documented disabilities. Students with disabilities who need classroom, academic or other accommodations must request them through the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD). Students are encouraged to request accommodations when they register for courses or at least three weeks before the start of the semester, otherwise the provision of accommodations may be delayed.
Students who have received approval for accommodations from OSD for this course must provide the instructor with the ‘Notice of Approved Accommodations’ from OSD before accommodations will be provided. Arrangements for academic accommodations can only be made after the instructor receives the ‘Notice of Approved Accommodations’ from the student.
Students with approved accommodations are encouraged to submit the ‘Notice of Approved Accommodations’ to the instructor at the beginning of the semester because a reasonable amount of time may be needed to prepare and arrange for the accommodations.
Additional information about the Office for Students with Disabilities is available athttp://www.austincc.edu/support/osd/
Austin Community College is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for study and work. You are expected to learn and comply with ACC environmental, health and safety procedures and agree to follow ACC safety policies. Additional information on these can be found at http://www.austincc.edu/ehs. Because some health and safety circumstances are beyond our control, we ask that you become familiar with the Emergency Procedures poster and Campus Safety Plan map in each classroom. Additional information about emergency procedures and how to sign up for ACC Emergency Alerts to be notified in the event of a serious emergency can be found at http://www.austincc.edu/emergency/.
Please note, you are expected to conduct yourself professionally with respect and courtesy to all. Anyone who thoughtlessly or intentionally jeopardizes the health or safety of another individual will be dismissed from the day’s activity, may be withdrawn from the class, and/or barred from attending future activities.
You are expected to conduct yourself professionally with respect and courtesy to all. Anyone who thoughtlessly or intentionally jeopardizes the health or safety of another individual will be immediately dismissed from the day’s activity, may be withdrawn from the class, and/or barred from attending future activities.
Use of ACC email
All College e-mail communication to students will be sent solely to the student’s ACCmail account, with the expectation that such communications will be read in a timely fashion. ACC will send important information and will notify you of any college related emergencies using this account. Students should only expect to receive email communication from their instructor using this account. Likewise, students should use their ACCmail account when communicating with instructors and staff. Instructions for activating an ACCmail account can be found at http://www.austincc.edu/accmail/index.php.
Testing Center Policy
Under certain circumstances, an instructor may have students take an examination in a testing center. Students using the Academic Testing Center must govern themselves according to the Student Guide for Use of ACC Testing Centers and should read the entire guide before going to take the exam. To request an exam, one must have:
- ACC Photo ID
- Course Abbreviation (e.g., ENGL)
- Course Number (e.g.,1301)
- Course Synonym (e.g., 10123)
- Course Section (e.g., 005)
- Instructor's Name
Do NOT bring cell phones to the Testing Center. Having your cell phone in the testing room, regardless of whether it is on or off, will revoke your testing privileges for the remainder of the semester. ACC Testing Center policies can be found at http://www.austincc.edu/testctr/
Student and Instructional Services
ACC strives to provide exemplary support to its students and offers a broad variety of opportunities and services. Information on these services and support systems is available at: http://www.austincc.edu/s4/
Links to many student services and other information can be found at: http://www.austincc.edu/current/
ACC Learning Labs provide free tutoring services to all ACC students currently enrolled in the course to be tutored. The tutor schedule for each Learning Lab may be found at: http://www.autincc.edu/tutor/students/tutoring.php
For help setting up your ACCeID, ACC Gmail, or ACC Blackboard, see a Learning Lab Technician at any ACC Learning Lab.
This calendar is subject to change
5/28 Holiday No Lab
5/30 No Lab
6/1 Intro, Orientation and Lab Safety (Mandatory for all)
6/6 Density of Liquids and Solids
6/8 How Much Sugar is in Coke?
6/11 Which Carbonate?
6/13 Identity of an unknown
6/15 Limiting Reagents
6/18 Acid-base Titration
6/20 Hydrogen Peroxide Decomposition
6/22 Hydrogen Emission
6/25 Lewis Structures
6/27 Beer’s Law
7/2 Charles’ Law
7/4 Holiday No Lab
5/8 No lab