Syllabus and Schedule - Suffolk County Community College
SUFFOLK COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL SCIENCE
CATALOG NO.: CHE 100
COURSE TITLE: General Chemistry
SEMESTER: Spring 2015
OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE:
This course is intended to meet the needs of the student enrolled in Health Careers or other curricula
and will prepare the student for enrollment in subsequent chemistry courses. The successful student
will be able to demonstrate proficiency in:
Solving problems involving atomic structure.
Solving problems involving chemical bonding.
Balancing and interpreting chemical equations.
Solving problems involving chemical reactions.
Comprehending gas-laws and chemical equilibria.
Solving problems involving acids, bases and solutions.
Performing basic laboratory techniques and experiments, which illustrate the chemical
principles presented in lecture.
Prerequisite: MAT 007 or equivalent.
1. CHE 100 may not be used as a substitute for CHE 133
2. Neither CHE 100 nor CHE 122 may be taken after a student has completed CHE 133 or its
3. Credit will be given for CHE 100 or CHE 122 but not both.
REQUIRED MATERIALS (available at SCC Bookstore):
1) Morris Hein, Susan Arena, Foundations of College Chemistry, 14th ed. and Wiley Plus.
(These 2 items are packaged together in the bookstore.)
2) CHE100, General Chemistry, Wiley, Custom published for Chemistry Department, Suffolk
County Community College. Lab manual must be NEW from the bookstore.
3) IUPAC approved Chemical Splash Resistant/Proof SAFETY GOGGLES and Lab Coat
(required for all lab sessions)
Calculators: A scientific calculator is required for the large amount of calculations that we will be
performing in all aspects of this chemistry course. This does not have to be a state-of-the-art, top-ofthe-line model, as long as you are able to perform scientific notation and logarithms.
1. YOUR CELL PHONE CANNOT SERVE AS A CALCULATOR DURING QUIZZES OR
2. CELL PHONES MAY NOT BE VISIBLE IN LECTURE OR LAB CLASSES.
3. CALCULATORS MAY NOT BE SHARED ON QUIZZES OR EXAMINATIONS.
PROCEDURES FOR ACCOMPLISHING THESE OBJECTIVES:
This course consists of TWO lecture periods and ONE lab periods per week.
Each laboratory period will begin with a short discussion of the assigned experiment. The laboratory
work will be accomplished with students working in pairs or larger groups if appropriate. No exposed
feet (NO bare feet, open-toed shoes, or sandals) or bare midriffs will be allowed in the laboratory.
CHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT APPROVED SAFETY GOGGLES AND A LAB COAT MUST BE WORN
AT ALL TIMES. Safety Goggles and lab coat may be purchased from the bookstore. You will be
asked to leave the lab if you do not wear safety goggles and lab coat and this will be counted
as an absence.
If a student is absent or even 10 minutes late to lab and therefore misses the pre-lab presentation
given by the instructor that includes safety precautions, the student will not be allowed to work in the
lab and this will result in a grade of zero for that lab. There is NO make-up for a missed lab.
STUDENT REQUIREMENTS FOR COMPLETION OF THE COURSE:
1. The student is expected to read the assigned chapters in the textbook and/or the handouts
prior to the class, so as to be able to participate actively in class discussions.
2. There will be four (4) exams. Exams will be graded on a scale of 100 points and no grades
will be dropped.
3. Students are expected to complete all homework assignments. Homework assignments are
due on the date assigned and cannot be turned in after the due date.
4. The student is expected to read the assigned experiments prior to the laboratory period, so as
to be able to perform the experiment successfully and efficiently.
5. Each student will be required to prepare a clear, concise report on each experiment performed
in the laboratory. Your instructor will give you the due dates of the lab reports. Late lab reports
will not be accepted and will result in a grade of zero. Lab reports are graded on a scale of 100
6. There will be a departmental comprehensive final exam. No one will be exempted from the
final. Your instructor will announce the date of the final exam.
The progress of the student during the summer semester will be evaluated by lecture examinations,
homework, and laboratory reports. The final grade of a student will be determined as follows:
56% (14% each exam)
You must have passing grades in both lecture and laboratory to pass the course.
Make-up for lecture tests will be determined by your instructor. If you have a valid excuse with proof,
you must contact your instructor as soon as possible and definitely before the next class meeting
CHE100 Spring 2015
Following is the letter grade breakdown that will be used throughout the semester:
90.0 ≤ A ≤ 100
85.0 ≤ B+ ≤ 89.9
80.0 ≤ B ≤ 84.9
75.0 ≤ C+ ≤ 79.9
70.0 ≤ C ≤ 74.9
65.0 ≤ D+ ≤ 69.9
60.0 ≤ D ≤ 64.9
F ≤ 59.9
There will be NO curving of the grades in this course. Your professor does not “give” you your final
grade; you “earn” your final grade. That is, your final grade is non-negotiable.
You should be able to keep track of your own progress in class.
At the end of the course no other activity will be allowed to be submitted in order to change your final
grade That is, you are not allowed to submit any make up lab reports at the end of the semester nor will
there be any last minute extra credit work to change your final grade. You must realize that the course is
officially over the day of the final exam.
According to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), grades will never be discussed by
e-mail or phone or with anyone else but you and only you in person!
DISABILITY SUPPORT SERVICES
If you have any kind of learning disability that may impact your course work, please read the documents
from the following link http://www.sunysuffolk.edu/Students/Disability.asp.
Student who needs special services or accommodations must submit the proof (laminated letter from the
Disability Services Department) of disability to the instructor, on the first day of classes, so that
appropriate arrangements can be made for test taking and/or other support services. Students who
require assistance during emergency evacuation are encouraged to discuss their needs with their
professors and Disability Support Services.
RULES CONCERNING STUDENT ABSENCE:
The college expects all students to attend every class session for which they are registered. Students are
responsible for all that transpires in class whether or not they are in attendance. The College defines
excessive absence or lateness as more than the equivalent of two class meetings during the semester.
Excessive absence or lateness may lead to failure in a course.
If you are absent, you are still responsible for all materials, notes, and class content (answer
sheets, handouts, and lab reports) that transpired during, or was due to be submitted in your
Absences, excused or not, from either the lecture or the laboratory period cannot be made up. Students
who are present and turned in all the lab reports will have their LOWEST laboratory report grade
dropped from the tabulation of their laboratory grade.
You must have passing grades in both lecture and laboratory to pass the course. You may withdraw from
the course up to mid-term (Wednesday, March 11th, 2015) and receive a "W". If you withdraw after midterm, you will receive a "W" if you are passing at the time of withdrawal and an "F" if you are failing. It is
the student’s responsibility to withdraw from the course.
Note that if you stop attending classes without officially withdrawing, you will be given a non-negotiable F
by your instructor.
CHE100 Spring 2015
E-mail is the preferred means of communication with your instructor. The instructor will ATTEMPT to
reply to your message (with the exception of weekends and holidays). If your instructor does not reply it
is because you did NOT succeed in sending the message, and it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to check
whether you typed the correct e-mail address or any other simple mistake as such. In the case of an
emergency, you are allowed to submit one lab report via e-mail before the deadline, but the original copy
of your work should ALWAYS be provided to the instructor in the following class.
Notice that in the case of an emergency, the instructor may also try to get in touch with you via e-mail.
The instructor will write an e-mail to your official college e-mail address (ending in
@mail.sunysuffolk.edu). This is the e-mail address you should be reading at all times concerning SCCC
CELL PHONE POLICY
Audible cell/smart phone usage such as ringing during class, answering the phone during class, or text
messaging during class is disruptive for everyone. However, an emergency may arise that would
necessitate your receiving a call. If you must take a call (for emergency only), you should remove
yourself from the classroom/lab area before you answer in an audible manner. You are not allowed to
use your cell/smart phone for calculations while taking the tests and quizzes.
“Texting” while performing a lab experiment is a hazarders waiting to happen. Therefore, if you are
caught “texting” while in lab you will be asked to leave the classroom and this will result in a grade of
zero for this lab.
STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT
SCCC expects students to respect the rights, privileges, and property of other people. Faculty is required
to report to the Dean of Students Services any disruptive behavior that interrupts his/her ability to teach,
compromises the safety of the learning environment, and/or inhibits students' ability to learn. The Office
of the College Associate Dean of Students and/or the Campus Associate Dean of Student Services will
maintain all records of documented acts of academic dishonesty.
Cheating of any form will not be tolerated. Anyone caught cheating on an exam, quiz, or lab report will
receive a zero on that assignment and the procedures set forth by the college will be followed. “Each
student must pursue his or her academic goals honestly. Faculty is required to report any suspected
instance of academic dishonesty to the Campus Associate Dean of Students Services.” Please read the
entire web document of Student Code of Conduct and Student Conduct Process on the following
Your instructor may announce any other non-written policy in class during the semester that all the
students have to follow.
The above course information is tentative. The instructor reserves the right to make corrections,
additions and/or deletions as the semester progresses. Outline corrections will be announced as they
WEEKLY OUTLINE OF LECTURE TOPICS
LECTURE AND EXAM SCHEDULE
An Introduction to Chemistry
Standards for Measurement
Properties of Matter
Elements and Compounds
Early Atomic Theory and Structure
Modern Atomic Theory and the Periodic Table
Chemical Bonds: The Formation of Compounds from Atoms
Nomenclature of Inorganic Compounds
Quantitative Composition of Compounds
Calculations from Chemical Equations
The Gaseous State of Matter
9(omit limiting reactant and % yield)
12 (omit all math problems)
13 (omit all math problems)
14 (omit colligative properties’
Acids and Bases
Review and FINAL EXAM
1 – 15
Safety, Check in, Paper Lab
Density Determination of a Metal
Water in Hydrates
Lewis Structures and Molecular Models
Identification of Selected Anions
Single Displacement Reactions
Double Displacement Reactions
Quantitative Preparation of Sodium Chloride
Properties of Solutions
Ionization - Electrolytes and pH
Neutralization - Titration II
THIS COURSE OUTLINE REPRESENTS BASIC DEPARTMENTAL POLICY FOR ALL SECTIONS OF
THIS COURSE. AN INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTOR MAY AUGMENT THIS POLICY TO MEET THE
PARTICULAR NEEDS OF THE CLASS.
I have read and am aware of all the information contained in the
I am aware that my professor does not give me my final grade; I
have to EARN my final grade.
Date: ___/___ /2015
Name (please print): ____________________________________
Your signature: _____________________________
CHE 100 Course Outline and Course Policy
Lecture and Lab
Chemistry 100 (CHE 100) Section 28633-113
Dr. Sharadha (Sarah) Sambasivan
Room T-121 (lecture) Tu & Thu 8:00-9:15 AM
Lab: Tu 9:30 -12:15 PM T-119
Contact Info: [email protected];
Office T216 Ph# 631-451-4146
Website for Course Materials: www2.sunysuffolk.edu/sambass
Click CHE 100
ALL HWs will be done online at Blackboard ONLINE with embeded wileyplus
https://suffolkonline.open.suny.edu Login with school ID and Password, find the CHE 100 course
You need the code from the textbook
Grades check MYSCCC student portal at Suffolkonline tab (blackboard) or Blackboard
• If you miss an exam because you are sick or have had some unavoidable catastrophe, you must call me at 4514146 or call 451-4312 or leave me a message before the TEST. A make-up exam (maximum of 1 will be given
only if you provide me with a written proof of the unavoidable catastrophe (such as a Doctor’s note). NO test
grade will be dropped.
If caught cheating in an exam you will receive an “F” in the course. NO QUESTIONS ASKED!!!
Last Date to drop from this course Wednesday, March 11th
Grading Policy: Check Department Course Outline
You can view your grades via Blackboard link from your student portal. Be patient for grade updates!!
HW grade will be found at Blackboard.
There will be quizzes (2-4) administered in the lab class
Lab Policies NOTES:
Also, the student is expected to read the assigned experiments prior to the laboratory period, so as to be
able to perform the experiment successfully and efficiently. Students MUST wear safety goggles during
the lab period. They may be purchased from the bookstore.
The laboratory portion of the course is worth 25% of your final grade.
Each lab will be graded on a scale of 100 points
You must complete 12 out of the 13 labs. No missed lab can be made up.
If you completed all 13 labs, ONE OF your lowest lab score will be dropped from the
tabulation of your final grade.
Student must to be on time for each laboratory session. If a student misses the pre-lab
presentation, he will not be allowed to work in the lab and this will result in a grade of zero
for that lab.
DO NOT MISS LABs 7 (models), 9 and 10 (Single/Double displacement Lab)
Students MUST wear safety goggles during the lab period.
Students are expected to read the assigned experiment prior to the laboratory period.
Laboratory reports are due the week after the experiment is completed. Lab reports
submitted one week late shall be penalized 10 points. After one week, the lab report will not
be accepted and will result in a grade of zero.
IF YOU FAIL THE LAB YOU FAIL THE COURSE!!!
Class ~ Date -2014
Tue, January 20
Thu, January 22
Tue, January 27
Thu, January 29
Tue, February 03
Thu, February 05
Tue, February 10
Thu, February 12
Tue, February 17
Thu, February 19
Tue, February 24
Thu, February 26
Tue, March 03
Thu, March 05
Tue, March 10
Thu, March 12
Tue, March 17
Thu, March 19
Tue, March 24
Thu, March 26
Tue, March 31
Thu, April 02
Tue, April 07
Thu, April 09
Tue, April 14
Thu, April 16
Tue, April 21
Thu, April 23
Tue, April 28
Thu, April 30
Tue, May 05
Thu, May 07
Tue, May 12
HW due dates are tentative
Introduction, Chapter 1 , 2
Safety, check in, paper Lab
Chapter 2 ; HW 1 due
Chapter 4 HW 2 due
Densities &Compositions of metals
Chapter 3, 5; review in lab
Exam 1 on Chapters 1,2,3 & 4; HW 3,4 Due
Chapter 10 (HW 5 due)
Water in hydrates
Holiday No classes (hw 10 due)
No lab PD day
Chapter 11, 6 and review in lab
Exam 2 on Chapters 5, 10 and 11 (HW 11due)
Identification of Anions
Chapter 7 (HW 6 due )
No lab Spring break
Properties of Solutions
Chapter 8 (HW 7 Due )
Chapter 9* and review in T16 Wed 9:30 am
Quantitative Prep NaCl
Exam 3 on Chapters 6,7, 8, 9 HW 8 due
*(Omit limiting reactant and % yield)
Chapter 12, 14
Chapter 14 (omit colligative properties) (HW 9,12 due)
Neutralization Titration II
Chapter 15 and review in T16 Wed 9:30 am (HW 14 due)
Exam 4 on Chapters 12,14,15
Review in lab
Chapter 13 and review in lab (HW 15 due may 11)
Final (Chapters 1 – 15)
** = Omit all math calculations