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CHEM 162 A: General Chemistry

Meeting Time: 
MWF 10:30am - 11:20am
Location: 
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SLN: 
12010
Instructor:
Samantha Robinson
Samantha Robinson

Syllabus Description:

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SYNCHRONOUS LECTURES

MWF 10:30am – 11:20am PDT

Zoom Meeting ID: 996 4725 7885

Passcode: CHEM162A

Direct Link to Meeting

Synchronous sessions will be recorded and (barring technical glitches) available via Canvas site.

Registration Questions

Chemistry Department Undergraduate Services | chemugs@uw.edu

Course Instructors

Dr. Samantha Robinson | sjconnel@uw.edu

Lead TA: Sarah Zeitler | szeitler@uw.edu

Lab Instructor: Dr. Andrea Carroll | ageddes@uw.edu


COURSE SECTIONS

Student participation in Zoom in synchronous discussion section (50-minute time on Thursdays) and synchronous lab section (170-minute time) is expected. Zoom links in Canvas.

If you need to miss discussion section, lab, or an exam, please submit this form.

Section

Teaching Assistant

Discussion Section

Lab Day

Lab Time

AA

Mark Bertolami - he/him/his

8:30am – 9:20am

Monday

2:30pm – 5:20pm

AB

Garrett Santis - he/him/his

9:30am – 10:20am

Monday

2:30pm – 5:20pm

AC

Tyson Carr - he/him/his

12:30pm – 1:20pm

Tuesday

9:30am – 12:20pm

AD

Garrett Santis - he/him/his

8:30am – 9:20am

Tuesday

9:30am – 12:20pm

AE

Abbie Ganas - they/them/theirs

3:30pm – 4:20pm

Tuesday

1:30pm – 4:20pm

AF

Griffin Ruehl - he/him/his

4:30pm – 5:20pm

Tuesday

1:30pm – 4:20pm

AG

Jake Busche - he/him/his

3:30pm – 4:20pm

Wednesday

1:30pm – 4:20pm

AH

Tyson Carr - he/him/his

4:30pm – 5:20pm

Wednesday

1:30pm – 4:20pm

AI

Jake Busche - he/him/his

1:30pm – 2:20pm

Thursday

9:30am – 12:20pm

AJ

Griffin Ruehl - he/him/his

2:30pm – 3:20pm

Thursday

9:30am – 12:20pm

AK

Mark Bertolami - he/him/his

10:30am – 11:20am

Thursday

1:30pm – 4:20pm

AL

Sarah Zeitler - she/her/hers

11:30am – 12:20pm

Thursday

1:30pm – 4:20pm


COURSE MATERIALS & CONNECTIVITY

Except where indicated, all items are required and available through the University Bookstore.

    • Chemical Principles, 6th ed., Atkins/Jones/Laverman

(custom-split Chem 162 version contains Chapters 4, 6, 7, 10, 16, 17, 18, 19, and 20 as well as the introductory Fundamentals Section and the student solutions manual for these chapters).

    • UW General Chemistry 162 Laboratory Manual, Autumn 2020-Summer 2021, Hayden McNeil

e-book link available through UW Bookstore or Labs Canvas site

Note that you do NOT need goggles and lab coats this quarter - Labs will be attendance-required synchronous Zoom sessions with your TA at the times published in the UW Time Schedule.

    • Scientific calculator
    • ALEKS access. Purchase online: aleks.com

See ALEKS info on the course website for more information. If your financial aid is delayed, contact your instructor for a temporary access code.

 

Internet and Instructional Technology

    • Access to a computer or tablet

Need a device? Try Student Technology Loan Program funded by Student Technology Fees

    • Daily online access
    • Internet access
      • Students in WA State w/o broadband internet service: visit WA State Drive-in wifi hotpsots
      • Students outside of WA State: search for local options for free wi-fi access provided in response to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic (libraries, drive-in locations, etc.)
    • For Zoom Discussion and Lab Sessions you must be able to participate by voice.

If your computer/tablet does not have a working microphone, you may need to log in with your phone as well as your computer/tablet.

    • Ability to convert a sheet of paper and/or file into a pdf.
      • You do NOT need a printer or separate scanner for this course, but submissions cannot be a group of individual image files.
      • Free scanning apps are available for smartphones (such as Genius Scan and Scannable) – the Gradescope instructions page of the Labs site has more details for using these apps.
    • UW Academic Support Programs Technology Access webpage

Information and resources for technology access during remote learning.


LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Students who successfully complete CHEM 162 will be able to

    • Explain the properties of chemical molecules using bonding models, including hybridization and molecular orbital theory, with the understanding of their limitations.
    • At a beginning level, analyze spectroscopic results to determine the structure of molecules.
    • Use isomerism (structural, geometric, and stereo) to explain variation in chemical and physical properties.
    • Explain macroscopic properties based on intermolecular forces within the chemical system.
    • Describe the structure and properties of the liquid and solid states, as well as phase changes, at the particulate and macroscopic levels.
    • Explain the chemical, physical, and thermodynamic properties of solutions at the particulate and macroscopic level.
    • Apply bonding models to the structural study of organic molecules and transition metal coordination complexes.
    • Illustrate the concepts of kinetics, thermodynamics, and equilibria through application to organic and transition metal chemistry.
    • Develop skill in visualizing the particulate level as related to the concepts above.
    • Relate empirical observations, particularly in the laboratory portion of the course, to concepts listed above.
    • Develop laboratory, data analysis, and scientific writing skills

COURSE COMPONENTS & GRADING

The course consists of:

    • 3 synchronous sessions per week – Recordings will be posted in Canvas

Note – recordings are generally not available for several hours after class. We will do our best to provide complete recordings, but occasional technical glitches may result in incomplete recordings.

    • 1 synchronous discussion section per week – with TA via Zoom. Participation credit is awarded for group work during the call. Sessions will NOT be recorded.
    • 1 synchronous laboratory session in certain weeks of the quarter: 1 orientation and 5 labs. See the 162 Laboratory Resources page of the course website for details. Labs will be attendance-required Zoom sessions with your TA at the times published in the UW Time Schedule. Sessions will NOT be recorded.
    • Daily work in the ALEKS online learning environment
    • Online prelab assignments and online submission of post-lab reports
    • Online quizzes and exams

The point distribution for the evaluative components of the course is as follows:

Exams

60%

 

4 midterm exams (12% each, drop lowest)

36%

 

1 final exam

24%

Participation

5%

 

10 discussion sections (0.5% each, drop 2 lowest)

4%

 

Auxiliary Assignments

1%

ALEKS Objectives & Mastery

20%

Laboratory

15%

TOTAL

100%

Some additional notes on grading:

  • The final median GPA in Chemistry 162 generally falls between 2.6-2.9.
  • It is the Chemistry Department’s policy not to make grade changes of 0.1 after final class grades are submitted to the UW Registrar.
  • Your scores for the various assignments, reports, and exams will be recorded using the online Gradebooks in Canvas.
  • The lab assignments will be recorded on the Chem 162 Lab Resources page and all of the course component scores from ALEKS, 162 Labs site in Canvas, and/or Gradescope will be migrated to the Chem 162 course gradebook periodically throughout the quarter.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES ON CANVAS

Academic Ethics

Classroom Climate

Access & Accommodations

Help Resources

Course Communication

Course Schedules: Assignment Due Dates + Reading Schedule

Zoom Links & Meeting Information

Office Hours & Help Sessions Schedule

Catalog Description: 
Molecular bonding theories, liquids, solids, solutions, and introduction to organic and transition metal chemistry. Includes laboratory. No more than 5 credits can be counted toward graduate from the following course group: CHEM 162, CHEM 165. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 1.7 in CHEM 152. Offered: AWSpS.
GE Requirements: 
Natural World (NW)
Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning (QSR)
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Section Type: 
Lecture
Last updated: 
January 21, 2021 - 10:20pm
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