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COURSE NAME and NUMBER: CHY-103 General Chemistry I INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION: Name Dr. Noel George (Coordinator) Dr. Andrew McWilliams Lecture section 011 021 Office KHE 122B KHE 226C Phone Ext. 6552 Ext. 4060 email

OFFICE HOURS: See BlackBoard under Course Information SEMESTER: Fall 2013 CALENDAR COURSE DESCRIPTION: This lecture course includes the following topics: dimensional analysis, stoichiometry, gases, reactions in solution, properties of solutions, chemical equilibrium, acids and bases, and chemical energy. The treatment of the above topics will emphasize understanding of chemical principles and their application to problem solving and calculations. TOPICS COVERED: TOPIC Introductory Material Formulas Equations and Moles Gases: Their Properties and Behaviour Reactions in Aqueous Solutions Solutions and their Properties Chemical Equilibrium Aqueous Equilibria: Acids and Bases Applications of Aqueous Equilibria Thermochemistry: Chemical Energy Thermodynamics: Entropy, Free Energy and Equilibrium Other topics time permitting FORMAT: PRE-REQUISITES: TEXT(S) : CALCULATOR: policy. Lecture Grade 12 U Chemistry (SCH4U) or equivalent. Chemistry, Sixth Edition, McMurry & Fay, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2011. Sharp EL-546, Casio FX-991 or equivalent, available at Ryerson Bookstore. See Calculator CHAPTER 1, 2 3 9 4 11 13 14 15 8 16

OTHER MATERIALS: iClicker2 classroom response device th Mastering Chemistry Student Access Kit for McMurry & Fay 6 edition

ii EVALUATION: Online Tutorials (Mastering General Chemistry) In-class Participation (iClicker2) Concept Inventory Participation Term exam #1 Term exam #2 Final exam Total 8% 5% 1% 22 % 22 % 42 % 100%

Grades for participation, the term exams, and the final exam will be posted on the BlackBoard Grade Center. Grades for Mastering General Chemistry may be viewed within the Mastering General Chemistry website. Final grades will be determined using the Faculty of Science performance designations found in the Ryerson University 2013/2014 Undergraduate Program Calendar.

TENTATIVE TEST DATES: Term Exam #1: Friday, October 11. Time and location to be determined. Term Exam #2: Friday, November 15. Time and location to be determined. Final Exam: During final exam period (December 3-15)

COURSE POLICIES Academic Integrity: Plagiarism and/or cheating are unacceptable. Details of the Student Code of Academic Conduct are provided at . If you are unsure of what is acceptable, you should consult with your instructor. Access Centre: In order to facilitate the academic success and access of students with disabilities, these students should register with the Access Centre Before the first graded work is due, students should also inform their instructor through an Accommodation Form for Professors that they are registered with the Access Centre and what accommodations are required. Calculator Policy: The Faculty of Science has a common calculator policy which prescribes which models of calculators may be used during assessments. The permitted models are the Sharp EL-546 and the Casio FX-991, both of which are available at the Ryerson Bookstore. Equivalent models are acceptable with permission of the instructor. Classroom Civility: Any successful learning experience requires mutual respect on the part of the student and the instructor. Neither instructor nor student should be subject to others behavior that is rude, disruptive, intimidating, or demeaning. The instructor has primary responsibility for and control over classroom behavior and maintenance of academic integrity. Student conduct which disrupts the learning process shall not be tolerated and may lead to disciplinary action and/or removal from class. Instructor responsibilities: Start and end class on time; Treat all students with courtesy and respect; Be open to constructive input from students in the course; Ensure that opportunities to participate are enjoyed equally by all students in the course. Student responsibilities: Come to class on time, and refrain from packing up belongings before class ends; Turn off all electronic devices that might create a disruption in class; Be quiet and give full respectful attention while either instructor or another student is speaking; When speaking, use courteous, respectful language and keep comments and questions relevant to the topic at hand. Common Exam Times: Tests may be held during the common exam time on Fridays from 4-6 pm. Students are to be available during this time slot. Students should also be aware that tests may be given at other times outside of normally scheduled class hours. In these instances, the instructor will give as much notice as possible.


Course Management Policy: Refer to for complete details. Department Academic and Course Management Policies: The Department of Chemistry and Biology has policies on group work, academic integrity, course variation, lecture attendance, laboratory/tutorial attendance, class participation, accommodation of students with disabilities, student e-mails, and non-academic conduct. These policies apply to all students enrolled in courses offered by the Department, faculty, staff and teaching assistants. You should be familiar with them. The policies are in the Student Handbook, available online at Email communication: All electronic communication must be through your Ryerson email account or the BlackBoard course management system. All emails must contain an appropriate subject line. The body of the email must contain your name, student number, course number and section, if applicable. The email must have text with complete sentences, correct spelling, and proper grammar. Overall, it should have a professional tone. Failure to have any of the aforementioned criteria may result in the instructor not responding to the message. The instructor will attempt to respond to email within 24 hours, not including weekends, holidays, or periods where the university is closed. Make-up Tests: The First Year and Common Science Office has reserved space on Mondays from 7 am 9 am for make-up tests. Students should consult with their instructor regarding the availability of make-up tests. Make-up tests are typically about 9 days after the original test date. Missed Tests/Exams/Laboratories/Assignments: Students are responsible for writing tests/exams on the days specified. If a student misses a deadline for an assignment, test or an examination because of illness, he/she must submit a medical certificate (see for the certificate) AND an Academic Consideration form (see Documentation must be submitted to the First Year and Common Science Office (VIC 743) within three (3) working days of the missed evaluation period. Students should ensure that all medical certificates and other documents are date-stamped by office staff. If the documentation is acceptable, a make-up test/examination may be scheduled. Consult with the instructor regarding the availability of make-up tests. Failure to comply with these procedures will result in a score of zero for the evaluation in question. Additional details regarding missed final exams can be found in the University Examination Policy: . Religious Observance Policy: If a student needs accommodation because of religious observance, he/she must submit a formal request to the instructor within the first two weeks of the class or for a final examination within 5 working days of the posting of the examination schedule.

Withdrawal from the course: Students who wish to officially withdraw from this course with no academic penalty must do so by Friday, November 15, 2013.

Course Notes Skeleton notes are available on the BlackBoard course site. The notes follow the lectures and contain the majority of the text shown on screen. However, portions of text have been omitted. Notes for a given week are normally posted the Friday of the previous week. Students are encouraged to print out the notes and bring them to class for completion. It is the policy of the instructor not to provide the PowerPoint lecture files or completed course notes to students. It is a students responsibility to keep up with the lecture material and know wh at the upcoming chapters and topics will be. Different instructors may have different policies and procedures regarding the provision and distribution of lecture notes. Specific details will be provided by your instructor.

iv Online Study Tools Mastering Chemistry Value: 8 % Occurrence: Throughout the semester. Generally, one or two tutorial assignments for each chapter covered in the course. Tutorial assignments typically take the average student about 1.5 hours to complete. Description: Mastering General Chemistry is the first adaptive-learning online tutorial and assessment system. It coaches you as an individual with feedback specific to your needs and provides simpler sub-problems and help when you get stuck. The result is a targeted tutorial help that optimizes your study time and maximizes your learning. Access: Access Kits are bundled with new textbooks purchased from the bookstore. Students who wish you use old textbooks or other sources should visit the Course Documents area of the course BlackBoard site for alternative options regarding accessing Mastering Chemistry. Registration: Students who have obtained access kits will need to register at registration are located in the access kit. Steps for

Students are required to enter their full names (as they have been registered with Ryerson University), enter their Ryerson Usernames and use their Ryerson e-mail account during registration for the system. When registering in Mastering Chemistry students may be prompted for the following information: Mastering General Chemistry Course ID: CHY103F2013 Ryerson University Postal Code: M5B 2K3 Student ID: Use your Ryerson username - the portion of your Ryerson email address in front of the Example: The email address for Dr. George is His Ryerson username is n3george. DO NOT enter your 9-digit student identification number or password. It is critical that you enter this information properly so that your grades can be collected at the end of the semester.

Use: Mastering General Chemistry will be used to provide a series of tutorials relating to each chapter and its contents. Tutorials for a particular chapter will generally be made available prior to, or during, the classroom discussion of the chapter. Announcements will be made when tutorials become available. Specific due dates and times can also be found in the assignment list in Mastering General Chemistry. The goal of the tutorials is to have students read the chapter material either before or during the coverage of the topics in class. In this way, students will be better prepared for class and more class time can be devoted to topics that give students particular difficulty. Evaluation: Details of grading and evaluation are provided at the beginning of each tutorial. Upon submitting a tutorial, each student receives a summary of how their grade for the tutorial was calculated. Feedback: The exercises from the Mastering Chemistry system are designed to provide feedback to the user. Late Penalty: Unless otherwise stated, the late penalty for tutorial assignments will be a deduction of 10% per day up to a maximum of 50%. Students will have until the last day of classes to complete the assignments.

v Participation-iClicker2 Value: 5% for participation. Occurrence: Throughout the semester, during lectures. All students are required to register their iClicker2s by Friday, September 13, 2013. Description: Throughout the term, questions will be asked in lecture and students will use the Classroom Response System (iClicker2) to submit their responses. Students will be prompted to join a iClicker2 session at the beginning of class. Clicker assessments will be used to determine participation grades. The appropriate channel to join will be announced and/or displayed before the class begins. Access: iClicker2 devices are available for purchase in the Ryerson Bookstore. Used iclickers are sometimes available in The Used Book Room (SCC-B03). Instructions for registering your iClicker2 can be found on the course BlackBoard site. Additional student support information can be found on the BlackBoard site or at Evaluation: For each lecture session where clickers are used students will receive a participation mark of zero (0) or one (1). A student will receive their participation mark if they answer as least all but one of the clicker questions posed in a given lecture session. In sessions where only one question is posed a student must answer the question in order to receive their participation mark. Participation grades are based solely on answering the questions and not on whether the questions were answered correctly. At the end of the semester, the total number of lecture sessions where clickers were used will be determined. The students participation percentage will then be determined by summing their participation marks from each session and dividing by the total number of sessions. The participation grade (out of 5) will then be determined using the scale below.

Participation Percentage 80 % + 70-79 % 60-69 % 50-59 % 40-49 % < 40 %

Participation grade

5 4 3 2 1 0

General Notes: 1. Clickers used in a classroom setting are for the students use only. Impersonating someone by using his or her clicker or having someone impersonate you by using your clicker constitutes a misrepresentation of personal identity or performance and is considered academic misconduct within the Ryerson Student Code of Academic Conduct (Policy 60). Any breach of the student academic code of conduct during clicker assessments will result in a grade of zero for the entire component of the course where the misconduct is detected. Further penalties may be applied at the discretion of the instructor and/or course coordinator. 2. Students are responsible for maintaining their clickers and ensuring that they are operational. Students must supply their own batteries. Technical issues should be dealt with promptly. Technical support is available at

vi Concept Inventory Value: 1 % for completion, up to 2 % bonus available based on performance. Occurrence: Beginning of the semester, usually in the second week of classes. Description: The concept inventory is a multiple choice test that evaluates the students conceptual understanding in four key areas of chemistry: solutions, equilibrium, heat/energy, and gases. Access: An in-class assessment that usually occurs in the second week of classes. Evaluation: Students will obtain 1 % for answering all of the questions on the concept inventory. Up to 2 % bonus is available based on the students performance on the inventory. The bonus will be determined using the scale below. Grade on Concept Inventory > 65 % 60 - 64 % 55 - 59 % 50 - 54 % 45 - 49 40 - 44 % < 40 % % bonus awarded 2.0 1.75 1.5 1.25 1.0 0.5 0