University of Massachusetts, Boston

General Chemistry I

 (CH115) 

Dr. Mridula Satyamurti   

Office S-1-125

Telephone:617-287-6139

E-Mail: mridula.satyamurti@umb.edu

 

Spring 2014 Office hours:

Tuesdays 12:30 to 1:30

Thursdays 12:30 to 1:30

Lecture Information:

General Information

Grade Distribution

 

How to use OWL

If you have a problem logging on you should report at the address on the OWL login page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Periodic Table

Greek Alphabet

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Do not depend only on the information in these slides.

You should read the book using these as a guideline

Lecture Notes:

Chapter 1          Unit conversions you need to know

                       Significant figure rules       

Chapter 2          Some common elements to know by name and symbol Naming Acids 

                       Some common acids and bases   Scientists and their discoveries

Chapter 3          

Chapter 4          Strong weak and non electrolytes

Chapter 5

Chapter 6          Orbital Viewer- David Manthey's free Windows Program for generating and displaying orbitals: www.orbitals.com

Chapter 7

Chapter 8          Lewis structures

Chapter 9

Lecture Slides:

Chapter 1     

Chapter 2   

Dr Carter's lecture

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter5

Chapter6 

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

 

Practice questions

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6, Extra problems

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Homework

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

POGIL WORKSHEETS

Please print and bring to discussions and whatever does not get done in class please finish at home.

Answers will be posted at the end of the week.

 

 

Acknowledgement:

These POGIL sheets have been made by Prof. Carter for our class. His efforts are greatly appreciated.

 

Supplemental Instruction

 

 

 

A link to Dr Carter's web site. His handouts are very useful.

A wealth of information

Jurgen Poci from our class brought these websites to my notice. They are good and my help some of the visual learners.

http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulations/category/chemistry

http://employees.oneonta.edu/viningwj/sims/

The tests have to be picked up within two weeks of the day of the test or they will end up in the recycling bin.

FINAL EXAM

Please note that if you want to come back and discuss your grades or to see your final exam, you need to do so before the dates mentioned below. After the date the exams will be destroyed and no grade change will be made under any circumstances.

Fall 115 -- till 28th February of the next year.

Spring 116 and Summer 115/116 -- till October 15th of the next semester.

After that all the exams will be discarded and no grades will be reviewed.

 

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.

 

Recommndation Letters   (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.

 
 

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 Chemistry Department

University of Massachusetts

Boston