Principles of Gen Chemistry (105711-1-2178-1-1-1-1)

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Taylor, John T.

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Students will benefit by taking high school algebra or MAT 1033 prior to enrolling in this course. This course is an introduction to the concepts of inorganic chemistry including structures of matter, atomic theory, nomenclature, bonding, bases, and introduction to organic chemistry. This course is for students who have had no previous chemistry and plan to major in dental hygiene, medical technology, nursing or health related fields. Note: this course does not meet the prerequisite for CHM2045C. This course will require proctored testing at an approved location. Students may be charged testing fees at off-campus and virtual testing locations. For additional information and resources, please see the College's Online Learning website at

Class Number/Subject Course Number/Title: 4744 / CHM1032C / Principles of Gen Chemistry

Number of Credit Hours: 4

Term / Year / Session / Length: Fall / 2017 / A / 15

Class Begins 2017-08-28
100% Refund Deadline 2017-09-05 7:00 PM (ET)
Withdraw with "W" Deadline 2017-11-02 11:59 PM (ET)
Class Ends 2017-12-09
College Holiday(s)
09/04/2017, 11/10/2017, 11/22/2017 @ 5:00 PM - 11/26/2017

These dates are critical for this course. Additional critical dates for this course can be found by clicking the appropriate term links in the online calendar at the Florida State College at Jacksonville Website.

LAB  8/28/2017 - 12/9/2017
LECNORTHNORTH BLDG D ROOM 02048/28/2017 - 12/9/2017Wednesday11:00 AM - 1:50 PM
LECNORTHNORTH BLDG D ROOM 02028/28/2017 - 12/9/2017Monday11:00 AM - 1:50 PM

Instructional Materials and Equipment

Fund of Gen, Org & Biol Chemistry (w/out MasteringChem) Edition: 8th

Author: McMurry
Edition: 8th

ISBN: 0134465717

Required Text / Materials


Fund of Gen, Org & Biol Chemistry (w/out MasteringChem) Edition: 8th

Author: McMurry
Edition: 8th

Laboratory Notebook or Notebook with copies

Lab Coat




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Learning Outcomes





·          1

Explain and apply major concepts in inorganic chemistry including structures of matter, atomic theory, nomenclature, bonding, bases and an introduction to organic chemistry.

Written tests, reports and/or use of equipment to demonstrate student competency in field.

·          2

Demonstrate knowledge of scientific method.

Formulate problem, make observations, derive and test hypothesis and make conclusions.

·          3

Communicate scientific ideas through oral or written assignments.

Students use analytical reasoning skills to solve problems on written tests and/or laboratory work.

·          4

Interpret scientific models such as formulas, graphs, tables and schematics, draw inferences from them and recognize their limitations.

Written reports of lab experiments and/or written tests demonstrate student competency in the application of scientific knowledge.

·          5

Demonstrate problem solving methods in situations that are encountered outside of the classroom.

Students use demonstrations, group discussions, written tests, laboratory reports, research projects and/or field experiences to illustrate competence in recognizing and evaluating various scientific processes.

·          6

Demonstrate proper laboratory technique including safety in the use and care of laboratory equipment and materials.

Results from laboratory work and experiments demonstrate student awareness of science and society.

·          7

Maintain a laboratory notebook

Results from Laboratory notebook demonstrate student competency in data collection.

FSCJ District Topical Outline

COURSE TOPICS (Approximate CONTACT HOURS per topic based on 60 hours)

         I.        Matter, Energy, and Measurements                                           6

                   A.         Properties and Classification of Matter                               (2)

                        B.         Types and Laws of Energy                                                    (1)

                        C.          Important Measurement Units, Unit Conversions,

                              and the SI System of Units                                                     (3)


          II.     Elements, Atoms, and the Periodic Table                                    3

                   A.         Structure of the Atom

                        B.         Electron Configuration

                        C.          Periodic Properties and Elements


          III.   Compounds, Molecules and Chemical Bonds                                  4

                   A.         Writing Chemical Formulas and Naming Compounds

                        B.         Ionic and Covalent Bonds


          IV.     Chemical Equations and Stoichiometry                                       8

                   A.         Chemical Equations                                                                      (4)

                        B.         Stoichiometry                                                                            (4)

                                    1.          Formula Weights

                                    2.          The Mole

                                    3.          Calculations Using Balanced Equations Involving Weight and Mole Relations


          V.       Gases, Liquids and Solids                                                           7

                   A.         Organization of Matter                                      

                        B.         Gases

                        C.          Pressure and Physiology                                      

                        D.         Gas Laws

                        E.         Liquids                                                                          

F.                   Solids

          VI.     Solutions                                                                                  8

                   A.         Types of Solutions

                        B.         Solubility                                                          

                        C.          Concentrations of Solutions

                        D.         Osmosis, Dialysis, and Electrolytes

                        E.         Colligative Properties                        

          VII.   Chemical Equilibrium                                                                 4

                   A.         Factors Affecting Reaction Rates

                        B.         Chemical Equilibrium System

          VIII. Acids and Bases                                                                        7

                   A.         Definitions and Properties

                        B.         Measurement of Hydrogen Ion;    Concentration and pH

                        C.          Buffer Solutions

                        D.         Titrations                                                         

          IX.     Introduction to Organic Chemistry                                            8

                   A.         Introduction

                        B.         Molecular Structures in Organic Compounds

                        C.          Recognizing Functional Groups of Most Classification of

                             Organic Compounds

                        D.         Nomenclature of Organic Compounds

            X.    Nuclear Chemistry                                                                    3

           XI.   Special Topics                                                                          2

Total Lecture Hours                                                                                     60



District Course Lab Outline:

The district course outline has the following lists of labs. We will do at least 11 from the list via the Virtual Lab: (More details in class)

1.          Laboratory Safety/Introduction to Chemical   Equipment,

          Laboratory notebook

2.         Measurements, Units, Significant Figures, Precision,

          Accuracy in Metric System

3.         Chemical Nomenclature (IUPAC)                                                                     

4.         Graphical Analysis of Data                                                                              


The professor will require the 4 above to satisfy course requirements.

5.         Bonding/Dot Structures (Model Building)                                                        

6.         Energy and Matter, Physical and Chemical                                                      

7.         Properties and Changes                                                                                              

8.         Compounds                                                                                                                  

9.         Chemical Reactions                                                                                                     

10.        Conservation of Mass during a Chemical Change                                                         

11.        Gas Law Experiment                                                                                        

12.        Preparation of Solutions, wt. %, M, N                                                             

13.        Osmosis and Dialysis                                                                                       

14.        Determination of pH                                                                                        

15.        Chemical Equilibrium                                                                                       

16.        Acid-base Titration                                                                                         

17.        Testing a Substance for its Buffer Capacity                                                  

18.        Hydrocarbon                                                                                                   

19.        Nuclear Demonstration                                                                                   

20.       Properties of Solutions                                                                                   

21.        Spectroscopy                                                                                                              

22.       Measurement of Specific Heat                                                                        

23.       Intermolecular Interactions/Polymers                                                

The professor will choose six to eleven activities of #5 through 23 to satisfy the laboratory requirement.


Calendar of Activities

The Weekly Calendar Activities will be posed in Blackboard as Announcements and emails will be sent to the student's FSCJ email account. The first couple of weeks are listed below and will be updates as the term progresses.

There will be one or more chapters assigned each week each requiring a homework packets and a closed book exam as well as online open book  homeworks and exams
WeekTopicAssignmentDue Dates
Week One Lecture (D207) (11:00-2:00)
Course Introduction
Chapter 1: Matter & Measurement
Lab: No Lab 1st Week
Semester Lab Project: Gasoline Demand Project (Due 12/6
Read Chapter 1
Complete Chapter 1 Homework/Study Packet
Complete Chapter 1 Online MC Vocabulary Quiz
Complete Chapter 1 Online MC Exam
August 30
Week 2 Chapter 1-Measurement Lecture
Lab Measurement
Chapter 1i Exam (Matter)

Complete Chapter 1i MC Online Quiz
Temperature Project
Lab -Safety

Complete In-class  Chapter 1i exam

September 6
Week Two Chapter 2 Atoms and the Periodic Table
See Chapter 2 Grading Outline
Lab: Safety Orientation
 Finish Exam One: Chapter 1ii exam
Read Chapter 2

Complete Chapter 2 Online MC Exam
Read Chapter 3
Lab: Measurement
September 13
Week Three Chapter 3: Ionic Compounds
Chapter 4 Molecular Compounds
Lab: Measurement (Handout)
Chapter 2 Exam
Submit Chapter 2 Homework Packet
Read Chapter 3
Complete Online Chapter 3 Multiple Choice Homework
Complete Online Chapter 3 Multiple choice Exam
Complete Online Nomenclature Exercises: Parts D; D1; E; E1; F; F1;G; G1
September 20
Week Four Chapter 4: Molecular Compounds
Lab: Lewis Dot Structures of Molecular compounds (Handout & Lab Manual)
Chapter 3 Exam
Submit Chapter 3 Homework Packet
Read Chapter 4 Molecular compound
Complete Online Chapter 4 Multiple choice Homework
Complete Online Chapter 4 Multiple Choice Exam
Complete Online Nomenclarure Parts C; C1; H; H1
September 27
Week Five Chapter 12: Introduction to Organic Chemistry Alkanes
Lab: Isomer # Structures (Handout)
Chapter 4 Exam
Submit Chapter 4 Homework Packet
Submit Online Nomenclature Summary Grading Sheet
Submit Post-lab report: Dot Structures of Molecules
Read Chapter 12
Complete Chapter 12 Homework Packet
Complete Online Chapter 12 Multiple Choice Homework
Complete Online Chapter 12 Multiple Choice Exam
October 4th
Week Six Chapter 5: Classifying and Balancing Chemical Reactions
Chapter 6: Chemical Reactions: Mole and Mass Relationships
Chapter 12 Exam
Submit Chapter 12 Homework Packet
Submit Post=Lab report Isomer # Exercises
Read Chapters 5 & 6
Complete Chapter 5 Homework Packet
Complete Chapter 6 Homework Packet
Complete Online Chapter 5 Multiple Choice Homework
Complete Online Chapter 6 Multiple Choice Homework
Complete Online chapter 5 Multiple choice Exam
Complete Online Chapter 6 Multiple choice Exam
November 3rd
Week Seven Chapter 8: Gases, Liquids, and Solids
Lab: TBA
Chapter 5 Exam
Chapter 6 Exam
Submit Chapter 5 homework Packet
Submit Chapter 6 Homework Packet
Read Chapter 8
Complete Chapter 8 Homework Packet
Complete Online Chapter 8 Multiple Choice homework
Complete Online Chapter 8 Multiple Choice Exam
November 10th
Week Eight Chapter 9: Solutions
Chapter 8 Exam
Submit Chapter 8 Homework Packet
Read Chapter 9
Complete Chapter 9 Homework Packet
Complete Online Chapter 9 Multiple Choice Homework
Complete Online Chapter 9 Multiple Choice Exam
November 17
Week Nine Chapter 10 Acids and Bases
Chapter 11 Nuclear Chemistry
Chapter 9 Exam
Submit Chapter 9 Homework Packet
Read Chapters 10 and 11
Complete Chapter 10 Homework Packet
Complete Chapter11 Homework Packet
Complete Online Chapter 10 Multiple Choice Homework
Complete Online Chapter 10 Multiple Choice Exam
Complete Online Chapter 11 Multiple Choice Homework
Complete Online Chapter 11 Multiple Choice Exam

December 1st
Week Ten REDOX Lab Chapter 10 Exam
Submit Chapter 10 Homework Packet
December 1
Week 12 Chapter 12 Chapter 10 Exam November 13
Week 13 Chapter 12

Chapter 11 Exam

Lecture Chapter 12
Isomer # Activity

November 20
Week 14 Lab: TBA
Chapter 13: Alkenes, Alkynes, and Aromatic Compounds
Chapter 14: Some Compounds with Oxygen, Sulfur, or a Halogen
Chapter 15 Amines
Chapter 16: Aldehydes & Ketones
Chapter 17: Carboxylic Acids & their Derivatives
Chapter 18: Amino Acids & Proteins

Chapter 12 Exam
Submit Isomer # Packet
Complete Online Chapter 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 MC Quizzes
Complete REQUIRED online Multiple choice Final Exam

Bonus Credit:

Complete OPTIONAL Online Chapter 17 Multiple Choice Homework
Complete OPTIONAL Online Chapter 18 Multiple Choice Homework
Complete OPTIONAL Online Chapter 21 Multiple Choice Homework
Complete OPTIONAL Online Chapter 23 Multiple Choice Homework

November 27th
Week 15 Final Exam In-class 100 Questions Final exam Challenge
A=86 or better
Submit Gasoline Project
December 4th

Grade Based on Total Points(~2000)

Final Exam Challenge is an alternate method of earning a final grade only if it results in a better grade than the total points earned by the student.
Grade Percent
A 88% of total points
B 76% of total points
C 65% of total points
D 50% of total points
F under 50% of total points

Course Grade Breakdown

Total Points will vary  ~ 1500 to 1800 points  as the semester progresses
Lab Activities including Projects ~400 Points
Paper and Pencil Weekly Chapter Exams ~600 Points
Online Nomenclature Homework ~60
Online Discussion ~30
Online Mastering Chemistry  ~120 Points
Online Weekly MC  Online Chapter Exams  ~240 points
Online Final Exam ~100 Points

FN Grade - Failure for Non-Attendance

A Failure for Non-Attendance (FN) grade indicates that a student has failed a course due to non-attendance. It is calculated as an “F” in the student’s grade point average. For students receiving financial aid, failure for non-attendance may require the student to refund to the College all or part of his or her aid. The FN grade will be assigned by the faculty member at any time following the final withdrawal date for the course. See the College’s page on Grading policies ( )for more information.

Drop for Non-Attendance deadline is September 8th. Students must have attended at least one of the four scheduled periods or make prior arrangements with the instructor for being absent the first two weeks.

Academic Dishonesty

Academic dishonesty, in any form, has severe consequences. Click here ( to view FSCJ’s academic dishonesty definitions and procedures.

Late / Make Up Work

Each lecture class attended is worth 2 points. Students signing in after 11:00 am or leaving after 12 noon before the official end of the class period will earn only 1 point.

Each Lab attended is worth 2 points. Signing in after 11:00 am will receive only one points.

 When students have completed collecting data for the assigned lab, they may leave when they are finished.

Students arriving late for the weekly test will have to remain after class to take the test or received a zero.

Make Up Work:
There is no makeup for a missed lab. Students absent for a lab receive zero points for that lab.

Students may complete project/assignments requiring at least two hours to make up for the 20 points per lab missed.

Students missing a test day, will take the test after class the following class period (12:30-1:00) or receive a zero.
Once a test has been graded and returned no make up for that test will be allowed.

If a test has not been returned graded at the end of the next assigned test day, all students completing the test  during the next scheduled test period will be given a grade of 100%

Expected Student Conduct: