News for students:
Change of lab day and time for Dairy Challenge students:
Next week, students participating in the Dairy Challenge can do their labs on Monday, 23 October, from 9 am to noon. Please note the change.
Acid strength, dilution & pH click here.
Data (mass of filters with chalk) for the precipitation lab can be accessed here.
Notes on lab reports: I've compiled some notes that might help you improve your reports. You may re-write your first report, so consult my notes and see me if you have questions.
Drop-in tutoring starts the week of 28 August and meets in Conant 107 on Tue, Wed, Thur from 3-5 pm and 6-9 pm. While drop-in tutors specialize in math and physics they can certainly help with conversions. On Wed & Thur, Jim Jones, awesome chemistry tutor who is attending our MWF sessions will be the drop-in tutor.
'We must trust to nothing but facts: these are presented to us by nature and cannot deceive. We ought, in every instance, to submit our reasoning to the test of experiment, and never to search for truth but by the natural road of experiment and observation.'
- Antoine Lavoisier
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