General Chemistry 116
Dr. Mridula Satyamurti
Phone: 617 287 6139
Email : email@example.com
Monday 11 AM to 3 PM
Friday 12 noon to 1 PM
Other times by appointment.
If you talk to me and fix a time, always send an email and confirm.
The minimum for each grade level is
85% = A-,
75% = B-,
65% = C-,
55% = D-.
No student receiving less than 50% of the possible points in the course should expect a passing grade.
Since we do not have assigned rooms currently, you can meet with the SI leaders in the lobby and find an empty classroom
Tuesdays 8:30am -10:30am
Fridays 2:30 -4:30pm
The text for this course is Brown, LeMay, and Burstens Chemistry: The Central Science, 12th Ed.
The book is available in the bookstore as a special bundle that includes the Student Solution Manual to the text.
Go to owl.oit.umass.edu, scroll down to “Other Universities” and choose either UMass Boston General Chemistry or UMass Boston Organic Chemistry.
Direct links: GenChem is https://owl.oit.umass.edu/owl-c/user/loginpage.cgi?UserType=Student&Server=owl-umbgenchem
Students need to enter a username and a password to access OWL. Their username is their UMS# (just the eight digits, not the letters at the beginning). Their default password is their last name as it appears on the class roster (that means if their last name is “Smith-Jones” it includes the hyphen; if it is “Da Silva” it includes the space, and so on).
The test material will start where the last test ended.
Chapter 13- starting with Section 13.4 to the end of the chapter.
Chapter 14 - fully except the change in concentration over time we do only for the first order reaction.
Chapter 15- Sections 15.1 and 15.2.
Programing your calculator for Quadratic equations:
( Thanks to Ann P.)
Notes for Chapters Extra problems Lecture Slides
Chapter 10 Ch 10 Ch 10 Solution to problem 10.15 11th edition 10.17 12th edition
Chapter 11 Ch 11 Ch 11
Chapter 13 Ch 13 Ch 13 Solubility problem
Chapter 14 Ch 14 Ch 14 Extra slides
Chapter 15 Ch 15 Ch 15
Chapter 16 Ch 16 Ch 16
Chapter 17 Ch 17 Ch 17
Chapter 19 Ch 19 Ch 19
Chapter 20 Ch 20 Ch 20
Chapter 21 Ch 21 Ch 21
The tests have to be picked up within two weeks of the test or they will end up in the recycling bin.
Please note that if you want to come back and see your final exams, they will be available only for a limited time after the start of the new semester.
Fall 115 will be available till 1st March of the next year.
Spring 116 and Summer 115/116 will also be available till October 15th of the following semester.
After that all the exams will be kept in the recycling bin.
Change of Grade:
For any reason if you have a grade change, it needs to be done in a reasonable amount of time. You have two months from the date the grades are posted to ensure any correction is made and is showing on your transcript. No grade change will be made after this time.
You are responsible to check that the grade change is made on your transcript.
(FORM please put a date on the form)
Many of you come for recommendation letters after you have taken the class with me for various things. It may be a good idea to come and meet with me when you are still in class so I have some idea of who you are, also remember that every semester I have many recommendation requests, so give me enough time. Also I will not write a recommendation letter if the attached form is half filled. Do not forget to put a date on the form.
Check out these websites,they have great information:
Prof Robert Carter's class website
(thanks to Jessica R)
(thanks to Max R)