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Post-Rita: CHEMISTRY 120/121 V, FALL 2005, DR. DELANEY

TEXT: "Chemistry for Today," 5th Ed., Spencer L. Seager, Michael r. Slabaugh, Brooks Cole, Thomson Learning , Palm Grove, CA.

Aug 22How to study Chemistry, Review of Matter & Measurement & the basics, Chapter 1
Aug 29Atoms & Molecules
Sep 5Labor Day Holdiay
Sep 7Electronic Structure and Perioidic Law, Chapter 3
Sep 12Electron Structure and Periodic Law continued, Chapter 3; Test 1: Thursday, Sep 15, Chapters 1 - 3
Sep 19Forces Between Particles, Chapter 4 (Lewis structures, ionic & covalent bonding, polarity, polyatomic ions, oxidation numbers, nomenclature)
Oct 27Disribution of New Syllabi
Oct 31Forces Between Particles, Lewis-dot Structures, Polyatomic ions, Nomenclature, Make -up class Friday evening Nov 4
Nov 7Chemical Reactions, Chapter 5
Nov 14States of Matter, Chapter 6; Solutions & Colloids, Chapter 7, Make-up class Friday, November 18
Nov 21Test 2: Tuesday, November 22, Chapters 4 -7
Nov 24Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 28Reaction Rates & Equilibrium, Chapter 8, Make-up class Friday, Dec 2
Dec 5Acids, Bases & Salts, Chapter 9
Dec 12Test 3: Tuesday, Dec 15, Chapters 8 & 9
Dec 15Review
Dec 17Finals Week: Final: Saturday, Dec 17, 5:00 - 7:00 PM

The above syllabus is only an approximate guide relative to timing of lectures. To get the most out of lectures, students should read the material prior to the lecture. Subjects may be covered more slowly or more quickly as appropriate. The grading scale is a ten point grading scale. There will be 3 homework assignments of 25 points and 3 hourly tests plus the final . Extra credit assignments will be made available to the class as well. The apportionment of points is shown below:

CHEM 120:
Hourly Tests:300 points
Homework:75 points
Final:100 points
Total Points:475 points

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

CHEM 121:

These numbers account for the lecture portion of your grade. The lecture portion of your grade accounts for 75% of your grade while your performance in the 101+ lab accounts for the other 25% of your grade (an additional 167 possible points).

Hourly Tests:300 points
Homework:75 points
Final:100 points
Lab:158 points
Total Points:633 points

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

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

Office: Kirkman 215A Research Lab: Kirkman 215

Office Hours: MWF 7:40 - 8:40, MW 1:00 - 3:00, TTh 10:00 - 1:00
Other hours by appointment

Office Phone: (337) 475-5956
Lab Phone: (337) 475-5956
e-mail: or

Website: Many of the supplemental materials needed for this course may appear on the website Do not put ANY www's in this address since it will lead to a 404 error page, File Not Found message.

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ADA Statement: Students with impaired sensory, manual, or speaking skills are encouraged and have the responsibility to contact their instructor, in a timely fashion, regarding reasonable accommodation needs. Any student with a disability is encouraged to contact the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities in Drew Hall, Room 200, (337) 475-5916. It is each students responsibility to register with the office of Services for Students with Disabilities when requesting a reasonable accommodation.