Dr. Mark S. Delaney

Office: Kirkman 215 A

Research Lab: Kirkman 215

Phone: 337/475-5956

FAX: 337/4755950

E-mail: delaney@mcneese.edu or chemprof2001@yahoo.com

Office Hours: 10:00-11:00 am MWF, 1:00 - 3:00 pm M-F

- understand and apply the scientific method (GEC 5)

- be able to manipulate numerical data and use statistical methods (GEC 4)

- read and analyze with comprehension (GEC 2)

- reason abstractly and think critically (GEC 3)

- apply inorganic nomenclature to compounds (GEC 2,3,7)

- understand atomic theory and periodicity (GEC 2,3,7)

- understand states of matter and apply equations relating to those states (GEC 2,3,4.7)

- write and balance equations properly and apply moles and numerical data to such equations (GEC 2,3,4,7)

- understand and explain the concepts of ionic and covalent bonding (GEC 2,3,7)

- be able to produce Lewis dot structures for compounds (GEC 2,3,7)

- to apply valence shell electron pair repulsion theory to predict the structure of compounds (GEC 2,3,7)

- in nuclear chemistry, to understand radioactivity, nuclear decay, balance nuclear reactions, understand the processes of fission and fusion, and the application of half-lives to determine amounts of radioactive material after time (GEC 2,3,4,7)

The laboratory section of the class assessment will be via a departmental quiz, grading of written laboratory reports and a comprehensive departmental laboratory final. The departmental laboratory final will be a multiple choice test.

The laboratory portion of the class will require students to read and comprehend material covered in pre-lab lectures as well as any assigned readings. Performance of laboratory work and write-up and timely submission of lab reports are also required. Your performance in the 101+ lab accounts for 25% of your grade (an additional 167 possible points). The apportionment of points is shown below:

Hourly Tests: | 300 points |

Homework: | 100 points |

Final: | 100 points |

Lab: | 167 points |

Total Points | 667 points |

The grading scale is a ten point grading scale.

A = 100-90; B = 89-80; C = 79-70; D = 69-60; F = 59-0

Students are strongly encouraged to attend all class and lab meetings. Acceptable excused absences for tests/labs include only illness (with a doctor's excuse), university functions, or a death in the immediate family. If you have other problems please contact your instructor prior to the test/lab if possible.

Academic Integrity Statement: McNeese State University seeks to strengthen the value of student academic achievement by fostering a learning environment which is based on honesty, respect, fairness, responsibility, and excellence. Consequently, the University expects students to demonstrate honesty and integrity in all academic relationships. Please visit http://www.mcneese.edu/integrity/ for details on this policy.

Supplemental materials such as homework, study guides, worked out keys to study guides, and occasionally keys to tests will be posted on Blackboard and on Dr. Delaney's person website at chemprof.tripod.com/fall07.htm.

Week | Topic |

Aug20 | How to study Chemistry, Review of Matter & Measurement , Chapter 1 |

Aug 27 | Atoms, Molecules and Ions, Chapter 2; Quantum Theory & Electronic Structure of the Atom, Chapter 7 |

Sep 3 | Labor Day Holdiay |

Sep 5 | Qauntum Theory & Electronic Structure of the Atom continued, chapter 7; Test 1: Friday, Sep 7, Chapters 1, 2 & 7 |

Sep 10 | Electron Configuration & Periodicity, Chapter 8 |

Sep 17 | Ionic and Covalent Bonding Chapter 9 |

Sep 24 | Molecular Geometry and Chemical Bonding Theory (VSEPR, Valence Bond and Molecular Orbital theory), Chapter 10; TEST 2, Friday Sep 28, Chaps 8-10 |

Oct 1 | Calculations with Chemical Formulas and Equations, Chapter 3 |

Oct 8 | Calculations with Chemical Formulas and Equations continued, Chapter 3; Chemical Reactions, Chapter 4 |

Oct 15 | Chemical Reactions continued, Chapter 4; TEST 3, Friday, October 19, Chapters 3 & 4 |

Oct 22 | Gas Laws, Chapter 5 |

Oct 29 | States of Matter, Chapter 11 |

Nov 5 | Nuclear Chemistry, Chapter 21 |

Nov 12 | Nuclear chemistry continued, TEST 4, Friday, November 16, Chaps. 5, 11 & 21 |

Nov 19 | Thanksgiving Holiday Week |

Nov 26 | Balancing Redox Equations, Chapters 3 & 20; Review for Final |

Dec 3 | Review for Final |

Dec 5 | Dead day for study prior to finals |

Dec 6 | Final for CHEM 101 C, 12:30-2:30 pm, Thursday Dcember 6, 2007 |

Dec 7 | Final for CHEM 101 A1, 8:00-10:00 am, Friday Dcember 7, 2007 |