Chemistry for Liberal Arts (105707-1-2205-1-8-1-1)

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Taylor, John T.

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And by Appointment
Students will benefit by taking high school algebra or MAT 0028 prior to enrolling in this course. This course, designed to meet the General Education Requirements for non-science majors, is designed especially for students who wish to gain an understanding of the fundamental nature of physical science from the chemical point of view. The treatment utilizes an approach to scientific concepts and methods, stressing and illustrating principles rather than merely listing phenomena. 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: 2943 / CHM1020 / Chemistry for Liberal Arts

Number of Credit Hours: 3

Term / Year / Session / Length: Summer / 2020 / A / 15

Class Begins 2020-05-04
100% Refund Deadline 2020-05-11 7:00 PM (ET)
Withdraw with "W" Deadline 2020-07-09 7:00 PM (ET)
Class Ends 2020-08-18
College Holiday(s)
05/25/2020, 07/03/2020

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.

LECOnlineOnline - All activities online5/4/2020 - 8/18/2020

Instructional Materials and Equipment

Textbook Information:
You have several options for purchasing the textbook. All chemistry course content centers on each chapter section in the text.   You purchase the text (and materials)  to complete the chemistry content requirements:
1. You may purchase a loose-leaf book in a binder without the Access codes for under $50 from a former student.
2. You may purchase the International softback version on line from International book sales for approximately $72. 
3. You may rent the book from any source.
4. You may purchase or rent a soft back hard copy test from any source
5. You need to have purchased, borrowed, or rented a book to give you permission to view the videos,
which replace the lecture for online students.
6. If you purchase an e-book for your cell phone, pad or laptop during proctored open book exams the professor will have hard copy text for the student to use during open book proctored exams either in class or in the test center. This will be explained why to the class during the first week.
The bookstore has the following option:
1. Purchase a new softback test for $218;
2. Buy used fro
m the bookstore the text for $163;
3. Rent the text hard copy $87.20; or
4. rent the text digital $51.25.
Have this done no later than the week of class January 13, 2020.

We will not be using the Mastering Chemistry software
Fall 2019 term or Spring Term 2020 or Summer 2020.

Do not purchase this software in any combination with the purchase of the textbook


Online Delivery System

This course will be delivered using the Canvascourse management system.

Canvas Links:

During the Fall Term 2019 FSCJ changed it’s LMS (Learning Management System) to Canvas.

Your course is presented through Canvas.

If you are having problems with Canvas and need help you can access canvas live support via chat or you may call the number below

Canvas Chat:
OR call 904-431-7526 to speak to a representative.
Professor Taylor's CHM 1020 class seldom if ever have online chats

FSCJ Technical Support

Access tutorials for using Canvas features:

Technology Requirements

Reliable and consistent computer and Internet access is encouraged to successfully participate in and complete online courses. Ensure that your computer meets the minimum system requirements noted below and on the Florida State College at Jacksonville Online Learning site (

Please use the following checklist to determine your computer readiness.


Online Learning - Florida State College at Jacksonville
FSCJ Online provides distance learning opportunities that combine convenience and the power of technology to bring learning options.

You should own or have access to:
It is a good idea to check your computer at the beginning of each course and a couple of times throughout the term to ensure you have all the necessary software and plug-ins to use the Blackboard online system and course features.

 After logging in to Blackboard, choose the Browser Checker link.

 Review the results and choose the links to the recommended software.
Please note that you will need to turn off your pop-up blocker to use all features of this online course.

Download free Adobe Flash Player software for your Windows, Mac OS, and Unix-based devices to enjoy stunning audio/video playback, and exciting gameplay.
Download free Adobe Acrobat Reader DC software for your Windows, Mac OS and Android devices to view, print, and comment on PDF documents.

Summer 2020 Additional Information:

Campus Based Hybrid will be fully online with Conferencing
during schedule class hours

Here are instructions for the use of all conferencing delivery systems:

Synchronous Virtual Instruction


Live virtual/online sessions in this course will be conducted by the instructor via ConferencesCisco WebEx and/or Chat within Canvas during the class times indicated in your myFSCJ class schedule. You will find the link to ConferencesWebEx and Chat within the course navigation menu in Canvas. If using a mobile device, the course menu will be revealed by clicking the three horizontal lines in the upper left corner of your screen. All three tools are also accessible within the Canvas Student app.


Professor Taylor will utilize Canvas Conference Tool as the primary delivery system 


During the live online meeting time, please navigate to Conferences, WebEx or Chat as directed by your instructor, then click “Join” to begin participating in the virtual session. To be able to ask questions during the live online sessions, you will need to determine how you would like to connect your audio to the meeting.   


Audio Options include 

  • Use computer for audio—Use your computer with a headset or speakers. This is recommended and the default audio connection type within both Conferences and WebEx tools. You can change your headset, speakers, and microphone. 
  • Call in—Dial in from your phone when the meeting starts. A list of global call-in numbers is available after you join the meeting. 
  • Don't connect audio—You won't hear any audio in the meeting through your computer or phone. Unless your instructor states to use this option, please plan to join with one of the above options. 


Some browsers may not be fully compatible with Canvas. Please review the information below for details on recommended browsers, how to obtain support while using the tools, and useful documents and links. 



Professor Taylor will use Chrome Browser to broadcast most of his class meetings. It is suggested by FSCJ- IT that you do not use older versions of Microsoft Edge browser or even the current version of the  Mac Safari Browser. See below instructions


 If Conferences is used:


Be sure to review the steps for using Conferences as a student and the documentation on how to use the Conferences interface as a participant. If needed, additional documentation for Canvas Conferences is available. Chrome and Firefox are the recommended browsers for Canvas Conferences. iOS devices can use Safari mobile and Android can use Chrome mobile. For assistance, please contact the Canvas Support by using the Help link on the Canvas global navigation. 


If WebEx is used: 

Be sure to review the FSCJ Knowledge Base Article and set your WebEx preferences prior to the first class meeting. Please note that you will be prompted to download the WebEx application when you first attempt to join a WebEx meeting. For assistance, please contact FSCJ Technical Support by using the Help link on the Canvas global navigation, submit a ticket at, or email 


If Chat is used: 

Be sure to review the Canvas Chat overview video before the meeting. If needed, additional documentation on using Chat is available. Should you need technical assistance with the Chat tool, please contact the Canvas Support Center by using the Help link on the Canvas global navigation. 


Required Text / Materials

Required Textbook:
Conceptual Chemistry (w/out Access Code)     Edition: 5th
         Author: John  Suchocki
         ISBN: 9780321804419
         Copyright: 2014

         Publisher: Pearson



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Learning Outcomes

SECTION 5 (To be completed for General Education courses only.)

GENERAL EDUCATION LEARNING OUTCOME AREA (Place an “X” in the box next to those that are applicable.)




Critical Thinking


Information Literacy


Scientific and Quantitative Reasoning


Global Sociocultural Responsibility





(General Education, Course or Program)


Explain and apply major concepts in general chemistry.


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

Demonstrate knowledge of scientific method.


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

Communicate scientific ideas through oral or written assignments.


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

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


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

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

General Education

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

Calendar of Activities

Read the weekly activities through Canvas course announcements, class emails, and information from our external web site:: 

This Calendar is written for the Online Student in this class.

Students need complete at least one chapter per week.

However, due to our strange circumstances I have put the deadline for all the Weekly Video and end-of-Chapter (EoC) test for chapters 1-6 the third week of June when the midterms must be completed.

Then I have set the End Term exams (Chapters 7-14) for the last week of the course, ending August 18.

WeekTopicAssignmentDue Dates
One 1st Week Exploration Complete Discussion #1 in Canvas: "Who Am I?" May 18 or when the instructor post the grades after the 18th
One 1st Week Explorations

Complete the following 1st week explorations:
1. OnlineStudent Contract - 10 points
2. "First Private Email" to the Instructor - 10 points

These explorations  are explained in Canvas Course Assignments and via FSCJ Student Email  the First week of class May 4th

May 18th or when the instructor post the grade after the 18th
One Gasoline Project - Project #2
(Chapter 1- Section 1.6 Measurement)

see Canvas Project Model for complete instruction or

August 18th
One Project #1 (Part #1):

The Scientific Method:

Analysis of the Movie Film: Andromeda Strain – 1971

Editorial Review:  .....The movie spends a great deal of time covering the scientific procedures of the high-pressure investigation, and the rising tensions between scientists who have been forced to work in claustrophobic conditions.

  It's all very fascinating if you're interested in scientific method and technological advances, although the film is obviously dated in many of its details......

Project #1-The Scientific Method- (Part #1)

1.  watch the movie and take notes during the 2:08 hour movie(A WORD document may be down loaded to take notes: (. Andromeda Strain Movie Notes     Download WORD .doc file: Project1FilmNotes.doc) and

2.  Completing the required district question form and writing an analysis  of the film (minimum 2 to 4 (or more) double spaced word processed pages including:

  1. Define the Problem
  2. Describe the procedures used to allow the scientists access to the facility call ‘Wildfire”
  3. Describe examples of the use of the scientific method through experimentation
  4. Describe the chemistry principles discovered to solve the problem.(Section 10.3 Chapter 10)
  5. Your comments
August 18

Project #24 (Part 2 Scientific Method)
Controlled Experiment Demonstration

Project #24 (Part #2)

August 18
One (May 4-10) Chapter 1 Online Exams a. Complete Chapter 1 Online Video Exam
b. Complete Chapter 1 Online End-of-Chapter Exam
c. complete Chapter 1 Vocabulary Exam
August 18**
Week Two (May 11-18)

Project #35: The Gimli Glider


Project #35: The Gimli Glider - Chapter 1 Section 1.6 (see email & Canvas)
Problems with Measurement (English vs Metric System Errors)
Go to web site:

August 18th
Week Two -(May 11-17) Chapter 2 Online Exams a. Complete Chapter 2 Online Video Exam
b. Complete Chapter 2i Online End-of-Chapter Exam
c. complete Chapter 2 Vocabulary Exam
August 18**
Week Three - (May 18-24) Chapter 2ii Online Exam
Chapter 2 iii Online Exam

Complete Chapter 2ii On-line end-of-chapter Exam (Parts G0, G1, G2, G3, G4, G5, G6)

 Complete EoC Chapter 2iii (G,K,P) Exam

August 18**
Week Four - (May 25-31) Chapter3 Online Exams Complete Chapter 3 Video Exam
Complete Chapter 3 End-of-Chapter Exam
Complete Chapter 3 Vocabulary Exam
August 18**
Week Four (May 25-31) Element Expert Project#4

Complete portions of Project #4 as Homework:
1. Chemical Element Spelling Exercise ( Names & Symbols) (10 points):
2. Element Game (5 Points):
3. Element Expert (Card) (5 Points) Request and be assigned an
Element to be the class expert-(research Properties-
4. watch Periodic Table Video for element (5 points)and record notes for your element:

week four, but will be accepted August 16th
Week Five (June 1-7) Chapter 4 Online Exams Complete Chapter 4 Video Exam
Complete Chapter 4 End-of-Chapter Exam
Complete Chapter 4 Vocabulary Exam
August 18**
Week Six  (June 8-14) Chapter 5 Online Exams
(no Chapter 5  class lectures)
Chapter 3.5i Online Homework

a. Complete Chapter 5 Online Video Exam
b. Complete Chapter 5 End-of-Chapter Exam
c. Complete Chapter 5  Vocabulary Exam
d. Complete Chapter 3.5i End-of-Chapter Exam

August 18**
Weeks 6-8 Online Names & Formulas Homework (60 Points) Project 5 Tasks
Task #1: Binary Ionic Namea
Task #2: Binary Ionic Formulas
Task #3: Binary Molecular Names
Task #4: Binary Molecular Formulas
Task #5: Polyatomic Ion Names
For CHM 1020 Use Table Polyions
Task #6: Polyatomic Ion Formulas
For CHM 1020 Use Table Polyions
Task #7: Ternary Ionic Names
For CHM 1020 Use Table Polyions
Task #8: Ternary Ionic Formulas
For CHM 1020 Use Table Polyions
Task #9: Binary/Ternary Acid Names
For CHM 1020 Use Table Polyions
Task #10: Acid Formulas
For CHM 1020 Use Table Polyions
Task #11: Inorganic Cpd Names
For CHM 1020 Use Table Polyions
Task #12: Inorganic Cpd Formulas
For CHM 1020 Use Table Polyions

Project #5 Inorganic Nomenclature:
   Path 1 or 2: Online Grading Form
August 16th
Week Seven - ( June 15-21) Chapter 3.5ii Online Homework
Chapter 3.5ii Online Exam
Chapter 6ii Exams
a. Complete Chapter 3.5ii Online Video Exam
b. Complete Chapter 3,5ii End-of-Chapter Exam

c. Complete Chapter 6 Online Video Exam
d. Complete Chapter 6 End-of-Chapter Exam
e. Complete Chapter 6  Vocabulary Exam

August 18""
Weeks 7-9 Chapter 6: Dot Structure Homework

Access & Review John Taylor's
Drag & Drop Interactive Dot Structures
Dot Structure of Molecules

Download Paper Atoms:
Chapter 6: Paper Atoms

Dot Structures of Atoms:
O, H, S, e-1 atoms
P, N, Cl, e-1 atoms


Dot/Stick Structures of Atoms:
Oxygen-Carbon Dot/Stick Atoms
Hydrogen-Chlorine-Nitrogen Dot/Stick Atoms
Hydrogen-Phosphorus-Sulfur Dot/Stick Atoms
Oxygen-Hydrogen-Carbon-Chlorine Dot Stick Atoms

Chapter 6 Dot Structures of Molecules Homework
Dot Structure Directions

Dot Structure Project 8 Homework
Download Dot Structure Hmwk file (.doc)

June 29th
Week Eight - (June 22-28) Chapter 3.5ii Online Homework
Chapter 3.5ii Online Exams
Complete Chapter 3.5ii Online Homework & Exams
Submit via email The names and Formula Grading form for the 12 tasks to be completed for 60 points
June 28th
Week 8 (June22-27) Midterm Multiple Choice Exam - Proctored on line before or in the Test Center
(Chapters 1-6) Closed*** Book**/Notes (Study Packs)--  Calculator and Periodic Chart allowed,  No Cell phones allowed or Internet Use besides the test not allowed..

Complete the 60 question Midterm Exam closed book, closed study pack online exam- Proctored in the test center, unlimited Attempts - highest grade counts-Gateway rules apply to outcome

June 29***

Week Eight -( June 22-Fune 28) Chapter 6ii Online Homework - Dot Structures of Molecules 30 points
Chapter 6ii Online Exams
a. Complete Chapter 6ii Online Video Exam
b. Complete Chapter 6ii End-of-Chapter Exam
c. Chapter 6ii Online Homework - Dot Structures of Molecules( 30 points)
June 29
Week Nine (June 29-July 5) Chapter 9 Part B Balancing Equations
Online Practice

Watch 2nd video in Section 9.1
Chapter 9: How Chemicals React

9.1 Chemical Reactions Are Represented (Links to an external site.)
      by Chemical Equations

Chapter 9: How Chemicals React
 (Links to an external site.)
For homework Balance 20 equations online and send me the results stating how many you got correct out of 20. Do any or all of the following:

1. Online Practice Test (Links to an external site.) (20 Equations)
2. Another Online Practice Test
3. Balancing Chemical Reactions Interactive Game (Links to an external site.)
(Play all three levels)
4. Jefferson Labs Interactive Balancing Equations (Links to an external site.)
Play all three levels: Beginner - Intermediate - Advanced

For additional video instruction:
1. Kahn Academy Video:
Balancing Chemical Reactions (Links to an external site.)

2. Tyler DeWitt"s Video Introduction (You Tube):
Simple Balancing Chemical Reactions (Links to an external site.)
3. Balancing Chemical Equations Practice Problems (Links to an external site.)

August 18**
Week Nine (June 29-July 5) Chapter 9ii Chemical Reactions Online Lab/Homework

A. Watch the Videos for Combination and Decomposition Reactions (Parts 1 & 2) and record your observation of the reactions on the homework packet.
B. Continue watch the online videos for Single Replacement and Double Replacement Reactions, record your results, then complete the products of the reaction and balance the reaction.

View: Online Chemical Reactions Lab/Homework

Download WORD Packet: ChemicalReactionsLab.doc

August 18th
Week Twelve (July 20-26) Chapter 12 Part C Isomer # Problem Homework 30 Points Chapter 12 Part C Isomer # Homework as follows:

In Class/Take-Home Lab Structural Isomer Number Problems (Links to an external site.)

   ______ (05) Structural Isomer Take-Home Problem #1 C6H14  (Links to an external site.) (makeup-See #7)

   ______ (05) Structural Isomer Take-Home Problem #2 C7H16  (Links to an external site.) (makeup C8H18)

   ______ (05) Structural Isomer Take-Home Problem #3 C5H11Br (Links to an external site.) (makeup C6H13Br)

   ______ (05) Structural Isomer Take-Home Problem #4 C4H8Br2 (Links to an external site.) (makeup C5H10Br2)  

   ______ (05) Structural Isomer Take-Home Problem #5 C6H12 (Links to an external site.) Cycloalkanes only (makeup C7H14)

   ______ (05) Structural Isomer Take-Home Problem #6 C6H12 (Links to an external site.) Alkenes only (makeup C7H14)

August 18th
Weeks Nine-Week 15 Chapter all Online Exams for Chapters 7,9,10,11,12,13 a. Complete Chapters 7,9,10,12,13 Online Video Exams
b. Complete Chapters 7,9,10,12,13 End-of-Chapter Exams
c. Complete Chapters 7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17 Vocabulary Exams
d. Complete Chapter 9  Chemical Reactions Online Lab Homework
e. Complete Chapter 12 Isomer # Homework
June 29-August 19
Week 15-Completion Days (August 10-18) Proctored Closed Book End Term Multiple Choice Exam
(Chapters 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13) 60 Points

Complete the 60 question online closed book Proctored multiple choice End Term Exam in the Test Center by Week16 - Completion Day - unlimited attempts-  Highest grade counts - no time limit (aprox 2 hours)
-60 points-this exam must be completed online prior to August 19th

August 18th
Weeks 1 through 15 + Completion Days All Online Students
Weekly Chapter Video Exams Summary

Online Open Book Chapter Video Exams Chapter 1-14
(Found in Canvas Module or Quiz Directories)

1. Watch all 14 chapter videos; ~104+ 3-8 minutes each
2. Study the assigned 14 chapters 1-14 in the textbook;
3. Review all 14 required chapter Power Points;
4. Complete All Online Chapter Video Exams in Canvas's Module or Quiz Directory  (There are two questions for each section of the chapter)
(Estimated Weekly Deadline are show above for Chapters 1-6)

All Chapter Video Exams  are open from May 4th through June 28th. All online Video exams should be completed weekly as assigned. 

Weeks 1 through 15 + Completion Days

All Online Students
Weekly End-of-Chapter
EDxam Summary

Open-Book Weekly End of Chapter Exams (EoC) (via textbook, online video, power points, Chapter study packs, and/or additional online videos)

1. Watch all 14 chapter videos; ~104+ 3-8 minutes each as state above
2. Study the assigned 14 chapters 1-14 (textbook);
3. Review all 14 required chapter Power Points (online-optional);
4. Review and Study Chapter Study Packs which provide additional information including worked examples for math application problems
5. Complete All Online Weekly End-of-Chapter Chapter Exams in Canvas's Module or Quiz Directory  (There are two questions for each section of the chapter)
(Weekly Deadline should be complete as shoiwn  above for Chapters 1-14)


All Chapter Online End-of-Chapter Exams  are open from May 4th through August 18th. All online End-of-Chapter Exams shouldt be completed weekly as assigned.

Weeks 1 through 15 + Completion Days All  Online Students will complete the chapter vocabulary exams for all 17 chapters. Word list for each chapter are located at the end of each chapter and in Canvas Vocabulary Module.

All Online Students will complete the open book chapter vocabulary quizzes for all 17 chapters. The exams will be worth 8-16 points with 8-16 fill-in-the-blank terms. The words must be exactly as the word list at the end of each chapter, but may be case sensitive. Unlimited attempts, highest grade counts, No time Limit. Report all answer errors to the instructor**

** Please notify the instructor via email of this error stating the exact term from the chapter and what the error is to have the test points adjusted manually

All 17 chapter online Vocabulary exams are open from May 4th through August 18th. All online Chapter Vocabulary  quizzes must be completed by August 18th*.

Final Grade Based on Total Earned Points (Points subject to change)

The class is based on Total Points, approximately 2000 give or take +/-(100 to 200). However, the total points may decrease which may change the minimum number of points for an A; a B, and a C (not higher only lower)
Grade Points
A 1500+ Total Points (~1500-1935)
B 1200+ Total Points (~1200-1499)
C 900+ Total Points (900-1199)
D 600+ Total Points (600-899)
F ~Below600 Total Points

Course Grade Breakdown

Your final grade is based on total points (~maximum): 

1. Online Chapter Video Exams Online (~406 Points)


Chapter  1: Section 1.1-1.6       6  Sections    = 24 Points
Chapter  2: Section 2.1-2.8       8  Sections    = 34 Points
Chapter  3: Section 3.1-3.8        8 Sections    = 32 Points
Chapter  4: Section 4.1-4.9        9 Sections    = 36 Points
Chapter  5: Section 5.1-5.8       8 Sections     = 32 Points
Chapter  6: Section 6.1-6.7       7 Sections     = 24 Points
Chapter  7: Section 7.1-7.7       7 Sections     = 28 Points
Chapter  8: Section 8.1-8.6       6 Sections     = 24 Points
Chapter  9: Section 9.1-9.7       7 Sections     = 24 Points
Chapter 10: Section 10.1-10.6  6 Sections     = 24 Points
Chapter 11: Section 11.1-11.8  8 Sections     = 32 Points
Chapter 12: Section 12.1-12.9  9 Sections     = 36 Points
Chapter 13: Section 13.1-13.8  8 Sections     = 28 Points
Chapter 14: Section 14.1-14.7  7 Sections     = 28 Points
Total:     104 Sections             104 Sections    =   406 Points

Extra Credit:
Chapter 15: Section 15.1-15.8   8 Sections  = 32 Points
Chapter 16: Section 16.1-16.7   7 Sections  = 28 Points
Chapter 17: Section 17.1-17.8   8 Sections  = 32 Points

2. Online End-of-Chapter Multiple Choice  Exams(~718 Points)

Chapter  1i: Parts A-E                    16 Questions  = 32 Points
Chapter  1ii: Parts F                       05 Questions  = 15 Points
Chapter  1iii: Parts S                      05 Questions  = 15 Points
Chapter  2i: Parts B-F                    15 Questions   = 30 Points
Chapter  2ii: Parts G0-G6               15 Questions   = 30 Points
Chapter  2iii: Parts G,K,P               15 Questions  = 30 Points
Chapter  3: Parts A,A1,B-D,G,P      23 Questions  = 46 Points
Chapter  4i: Parts A,B                     12 Questions   = 40 Points
Chapter  4ii: Parts C,D,P-P2,S        16 Questions  = 40 Points
Chapter  3.5i: Parts F,E1,E2           15 Questions  = 30 Points
Chapter  3.5ii: Parts E,E3,E4          20 Questions  = 30 Points
Chapter  5: Parts A-H                        19 Questions  = 38 Points
Chapter  6ii: Parts A-D                    14 Questions  = 40 Points
Chapter  6iii: Parts E-H                   10 Questions  = 20 Points
Chapter  7: Parts A-D2                    14 Questions  = 28 Points
Chapter  8: No Study Pack/no end-of-chapter quizzes
Chapter  9i: Parts A,A1,B                 15 Questions  = 30 Points
Chapter  9ii: Parts B1,B2,B3,B4      15 Questions  = 45 Points
Chapter  9iii: Parts C,D,E,F,G          15 Questions  = 30 Points
Chapter 10i: Parts A-F                     19 Questions  = 38 Points
Chapter 10ii: Parts W                        5 Questions  = 20 Points
Chapter 11: Part R                             5 Questions  = 20 Points
Chapter 12i: Parts A,B,D                 10 Questions  = 20 Points
Chapter 12ii: Parts C,E,F                 16 Questions  = 35 Points
Chapter 13: Parts A-D                        8 Questions  = 16 Points
Chapter 14: No Study Pack/no end-of-chapter quizzes
Total:     79 Parts                         25 Exams    =   718 Points

Online Chapter Vocabulary Quizzes (fill-in-the-blank) (216 Points)

Chapter  1:  17 Total Terms  12 Questions x 1 = 12 Points
Chapter  2:  31 Total Terms  12 Questions x 1 = 12 Points
Chapter  3:  26 Total Terms  12 Questions x 1 = 12 Points
Chapter  4:  22 Total Terms  12 Questions x 1 = 12 Points
Chapter  5:  15 Total Terms  12 Questions x 1 = 12 Points
Chapter  6:  18 Total Terms  12 Questions x 1 = 12 Points
Chapter  7:  18 Total Terms  12 Questions x 1 = 12 Points
Chapter  8:  11 Total Terms  08 Questions x 1 = 08 Points
Chapter  9:  15 Total Terms  12 Questions x 1 = 12 Points
Chapter 10: 12 Total Terms  12 Questions x 1 = 12 Points
Chapter 11: 12 Total Terms  12 Questions x 1 = 12 Points
Chapter 12: 27 Total Terms  14 Questions x 1 = 14 Points
Chapter 13: 21 Total Terms  16 Questions x 1 = 16 Points
Chapter 14: 15 Total Terms  15 Questions x 1 = 15 Points
Chapter 15: 17 Total Terms  15 Questions x 1 = 15 Points
Chapter 16: 18 Total Terms  16 Questions x 1 = 16 Points
Chapter 17:   8 Total Terms  08 Questions x 1 = 08 Points
Total:  309+ Total Terms  204 Questions/Terms  = 204 Points

Midterm Multiple Choice Exam    60 Points
End Term Multiple Choice Exam  60 Points

Midterm Vocabulary Exam    60 Points
End Term Vocabulary Exam  60 Points

Summary of Projects/Papers/Activities (Projects have been revised-see Canvas Course Assignments):

Each of the following Activities may take one to four hours to complete.
Project #1 Scientific Method-Andromeda Strain Movie     40 Points
Project #2 Gasoline Demand                                               50 Points
Project #24 Scientific Method - The Control Experiment   30 Points
Project #35 The Gimli Glider                                               30 Points

1st Week Explorations:
Discussion Question #1 Who Am I?                                  10 Points
First Email to Instructor: Who Am I?                                10 Points
Student Contract                                                                10 Poinbts

Course Evaluation is optional: 20 extra credit points (10 Points FSCJ & 10 points Rate My Professor). These surveys are anonymou1. Students must notify via email that they have submitted the course/instructor evaluation by make a screen print of the popup box stating the task has been completed. (Do not send a copy of the survey to your instructor). The FSCJ evaluation window is open to the student during the last two weeks of the term and may not be completed after a final grade has been assigned (March 1). Your instructor may not see your survey until after the final grades have been submitted to the college (March 1).

14 Weekly Online Chapter Video Exams 406
25 Weekly Online Chapter End-of-Chapter Exams 718
17 Online Chapter Vocabulary Exams 204
Midterm Multiple Choice Exam (Chapter 1-6) Closed Book - Proctored 60
Midterm Vocabulary Exam (Chapters 1-6) Closed Book with Word List - Proctored 60
End Term Multipl Choice Exam (Chapters 7,9,10,11,12,13) - Closed Book - Proctored 60
End Term Vocabulary Exam (Chapters 7-17) Closed Book with Word List - Proctored 60
Project #1 Scientific Method - Andromeda Strain Movie Analysis 40
Project #2 Gasoline Demand 50
Project #24 Scientific Methof: The Control Experiment 30
Project $35 The Gimli Glider (Chapter 1-Mewasurement Error) 30
Online Homework: Eelemnt 25; Dots 30; Reactions 30;Isomers 30;Name 60 185
1st Week Explorations 30
Total 1933

FN Grade - Failure for Non-Attendance

 Online Weekly Chapter Exams
Weekly Online End-of-Chapter Exams ~718 points
Weekly Online Video Exams                ~406 points
Chapter vocabulary Exams                 ~208 points

The Student will be graded based on the grand total of points (Not %) showing in Canvas with the final grade criteria listed around (~1935 points).

Incomplete Grade:
It must be requested following the guideline set by the college. Students who do not finish by April 30th must speak with the instructor about extension of time. Grades will be submitted August 20th.


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

Communication via Email  All email must have the designated code to begin the SUBJECT.
The Subject Code for this section: A15  (for example Subject: A15: First Email)

All Activities and Testing should be completed as scheduled and all test and makeups must be completed by noon on August 20th (The 15 week term ends August 18th.  August 20th will be the A-15 term grade deadline. August 17th and 18th are now called completion days (replaces the old final exam days). Traditionally grades are usually due at 10 pm two days after the last day of completion.

The Midterm exam must be completed by the June 28th, 

The 1st week explorations must be completed by May 11th. After May 11th (or the day the points are posted in  Canvas) will earn no points.

Students SHOULD complete at least two chapters per week to finish.

Each chapter take several hours of study and testing

You cannot do 14 chapters in one week.

It is up to the student to set her/his own personal weekly deadlines to finish 14 chapters in seven weeks.

The professor has programmed Canvas so that all chapter testing must be completed by midnight on the final day of the term.

Required and Optional Chapter projects are also due no later than June 23rd.

Again the student needs to budget her/his time to finish on time.

Expected Student Conduct: 


Electronic Device Policy:

Academic Integrity & Cheating:

Gateway Criteria:

In every class, a few students take advantage of the professor’s philosophy of open book, open notes, etc. while completing each chapter’s test. The professor wants the student to succeed by allowing unlimited attempts, not time limit, and highest grade counts toward the total points earned.  In campus based classes, weekly closed book EoC short answer test are administered. Comparing the grades from the weekly in-class proctored test, i.e. 4 out of 30, yet perfect scores on the online exercises in record time indicates cheating, or a form of it.


It is considered cheating to copy an online question, pasting into Google (or other search engine), and getting an instant answer.  I state in class, that every test bank for every chemistry book has been posted on the Internet. Therefore students have instant answers to every question my 200+ p[ools of questions.


The professor has the ability in Canvas to review every test a student completes. When looking at a test, it is obvious a student is cheating when he or she looks at the question, leaves Canvas for a few seconds, 10-30. Then the student inputs the correct answer. The student does this over and over on a test. The student can complete a 10 to 20 question test in three to seven minutes….


A Student must make 60% or better on the closed book midterms and end terms if the video or EoC, or vocabulary test scores are above 90%. (The is 36 correct out of 60).

A student must score at least 55% on the Gateway exams, the chapter test score if 80% or higher.(33 out of 60) earning a B final grade. Likewise the student must score 50% (30 correct) if the student is earning a C on the weekly chapter test. 40% for a D.

If a student does not achieve the Gateway criteria on the proctored exams, then the online test scores in that category will be lowered to the point levels of the Gateway.

For example a student who is scoring 95% on the EoC online test for chapters 1-6, scores 30 out of 80 questions (37.5%) on the Midterm Proctored Multiple Choice Exam will have the Chapter EoC test scores lowered to lowered to 12 out of 30 (37.5%) for each of the six chapter weekly EoC test.

The midterm/End Term MC test are closed book online proctored. No cell phones are allowed. No books or notes allowed. The student once starting the test, is not allowed to leave the test until completed.

The Vocabulary Midterm/End Term exams are also closed book, no cell phones allowed and are unlimited attempts, not time limit (2 hrs max in test center) and highest score counts. The student will be allowed a chapter by chapter word list for the fill-in-the-blank exam.

 Until the week of the midterm and the end term exams, the Gateway exams are open for students to practice. The scores will count in the total points. The test will be removed and a new similar test will be available in the proctored environment during the scheduled week.

The Professor believes in Mastery Learning.

 Four closed-book proctored Unit exams and a Final like most classes would be so much easier for the Professor to administer would make his job sooooo.. much easier, but the results for a lot of students would be devastated and not pass.,


The LRC at each campus has chemistry tutors free of charge. Visit the LRC for scheduled hours. Not all LRC have chemistry tutors

You main assistance in study chemistry out of class is to watch specific individual videos list in the Canvas Modules:

Our Author has ~ 125-150 short videos. 
The links are on the CHM 1020 External Web Site down the left menu for many screens and  found in Canvas under the Weekly Video Test Sub-module.

 Socratica Videos:

 There are three other links to online video least (Tyler DeWitt and Paul Anderson)