Mock finals without names... in the box outside my office door, GRE223. Claim them!
Finals week updates:
Final exam times: You are welcome to take your exam at either of these times.
Wednesday, 13 December, 1-3 pm in MOR 132
Thursday, 14 December, 3-5 pm in MOR 134
Bring: calculator, writing implement, notes on one side of an 8.5x11-inch sheet of paper
You’ll get up to 5 points of extra credit if you turn in your completed Mock Final Exam.
Review for the final:
Jim Jones: Tuesday, 12 December, 8-10 pm in Green 216
Joan: Wednesday, 13 December, 7 – 9 pm 2nd floor of Green Hall
I’ll also be in my office all afternoon on Monday if you have questions or deliverables.
Due before or at the exam:
Lecture 8, Thermodynamics: HW & take-home quiz posted at:
Lecture 10, Kinetics: HW & take-home quiz posted at:
Lecture 11, Equilibrium: HW posted at: (note that the quiz combines 10 & 11)
Finally, I’ll be catching up on grading and late items. So, please check in on Moodle gradebook and realize it will be changing, probably daily. Please let me know if anything is amiss
'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: Flowers et al. (2017) Chemistry, OpenStax
PDF version ISBN: 978-1-947172-09-8