News for students:
Welcome to CHE1031 for Fall 2017!
Please note that I'm teaching two sections of this course:
MWF @ 1-2 pm
TTh @ 2-3:15 pm
The MWF section is under-enrolled. If you are in the TTh section and would like to attend a smaller class please see me about moving to the MWF section.
CHE1031, General Chemistry I, is a rigorous 1-semester general chemistry course providing an introduction to the major topics covered in most inorganic chemistry courses. The course is intended to prepare engineering and technology students for the Fundamentals of Engineering exam and preparing diversified agriculture students for organic chemistry, CHE 2060.
This course requires students complete a few problems following each lecture and additional homework problems for each chapter or topic covered. Labs are conducted each week and brief lab reports are required for each lab. Take home quizzes are given roughly every other week and four hourly exams over the course of the semester. The lowest quiz grade is dropped. The final exam is comprehensive and allows students to replace earlier exam grades with higher grades from corresponding sections of the final exam.
The course has, and likely will, continue to use Brown's "Chemistry the Central Science".
A word about resources for this course
For each section of the course (often a chapter) I'll post a variety of resources that you may find helpful. Whether you use them is up to you.
The Cornell note-taking system is a powerful method of taking and reviewing lecture notes that aims to help you review notes and prepare for exams.You'll find some useful videos on YouTube. Here's a good detailed explanation of the Cornell method. And this video compares five common note-taking methods.
Additional, wonderful and fun resources:
Text: Chemistry the Central Science, 12/e