Introduction to General Chemistry (450199)

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And by Appointment
Description: This course is an introduction to the concepts of inorganic chemistry including structures of matter, atomic theory, nomenclature, bonding, gases, solutions, equilibrium, and acids and bases. This course is for students who have had no previous chemistry and plan to major in science, engineering, pre-medicine or pharmacy.
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: MAC 1105 or higher level MAC course or MAP 2302..
Degrees Offered: A.A., A.S.

Course Number / Title: CHM1025C / Introduction to General Chemistry

Reference Number: 450199

Number of Credit Hours: 4.00

Term / Year / Session / Length: Spring / 2017 / A / 16

Class Begins 01/09/2017
100% Refund Deadline 01/17/2017 9:00 PM (ET)
Non-Attendance Drop 01/26/2017 9:00 PM (ET)
Withdraw with "W" Deadline 03/16/2017 9:00 PM (ET)
Class Ends 05/05/2017
College Holiday(s)
1/16/2017, 2/20/2017, 3/20/2017 - 3/26/2017
Technical Maintenance
1/14/2017 from 9:00 PM - 1/16/2017, 2/18/2017 from 9:00 PM - 2/20/2017, 3/19/2017 from 9:00 PM - 3/26/2017, 4/15/2017 from 9:00 PM - 4/16/2017

These dates are critical for this course. Additional critical dates for this course can be found by clicking the appropriate term links in the online calendar at the Florida State College at Jacksonville Website.

LocationRoomTimesDaysSession Dates
NORTH CAMPUSD02035:30 PM - 8:15 PMTuesday01/09/2017 - 05/05/2017
NORTH CAMPUSD02025:30 PM - 8:15 PMThursday01/09/2017 - 05/05/2017

Instructional Materials and Equipment

Science Lab Notebook required by 2nd week; Lab Coats & Goggles by 2nd week

Lab Experiments via weekly handouts-data pages must be entered in Science Lab Notebook

Corwin's 7th Edition Textbook via bookstore is ala cart package $134.75 (Loose-leaf text; e-text access code, and Mastering Chemistry  Access)
or a student may purchase/rent a used copy (without Mastering Code) from any other source

Access to Mastering Chemistry is not required, but available for extra credit for those who purchase the ala-cart package

Required Text / Materials

 Recommended textbook (ala-cart package-loose leaf text-3 hole punched, e-test code for mobile device, and (optional) mastering chemistry code)

 Introductory Chemistry for FSCJ Edition (7th) : N/A

Author: Charles Corwin

Special FSCJ ISBN # 9781269739085
FSCJ Bookstore Price: $134.75

Science Lab Notebooks are required by the second week of class:

Course Materials :
Author: Hayden
Title: Student Lab Notebook (Chemistry Spiral Bound 50-set)
Publisher: Hayden-McNeil Publishing
ISBN: 9781930882232
Required: REQUIRED

or equivalent science lab notebook


Safety Glasses and disposable gloves are available but students may want to purchase their own goggles or bring their own gloves for handling chemicals.

 Students who do not have a lab coat. must purchase lab coats and lab coats must be worn at all time when "wet" experiments are being performed in the lab.


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Learning Outcomes

Form 2A, Page 1





COURSE NUMBER:                                                       CHM 1025C         

 COURSE TITLE:                                                           Introduction to General Chemistry


PREREQUISITE(S):                                                     None

 COREQUISITE(S):                                                        MAC 1105 or higher

 CREDIT HOURS:                                                          4

 CONTACT HOURS/WEEK:                                           6



            Lecture/Discussion:                                          4


            Laboratory:                                                      2


            Other ____________:


FACULTY WORKLOAD POINTS:                                  5.4



ALLOCATION:                                                             24




This course is an introduction to the concepts of inorganic chemistry in­cluding structures of matter, atomic theory, nomenclature, bonding, gases, solutions, equilibrium, and acids and bases.  This course is for students who have had no previous chemistry and plan to major in science, engineer­ing, pre-medicine or pharmacy. Note: this course meets the prerequisite for CHM2045C.


SUGGESTED TEXT(S):                                                                                     Sease and Daub.  Basic Chemistry, latest edition.


Zumdahl, Introductory Chemistry, Latest edition.


                                                                                                                                                            Morris Hein Foundations of College

                                                                                                                                                            Chemistry, latest edition.


Hein and Best.  College Chemistry, latest edition. 


Ralph Burns, Fundamentals of Chemistry, latest edition.




Form 2A, Page 2



Russo and Silver, Introduction to Chemistry, Latest Edition.


Corwin, Introductory Chemistry, Latest Edition. Prentice-Hall.


Hein and Arena.  Foundations of College Chemistry, latest edition.


Burdge and Overby, Chemistry: Atoms First, Latest edition.


EFFECTIVE DATE:                                                       November 14, 1987


REVIEW OR MODIFICATION DATE:                           May, 2002

                                                                                    Fall Term, 2002 (20031)

                                                                                    Fall Term, 2006 (20071)

                                                                                    Fall Term, 2008 (20091) – Outline Review 2007

                                                                                    Fall Term, 2013 (20141) – Proposal 2013-05

                                                                                    Fall Term 2014 (20151) – Proposal 2014-41

                                                                                                                                                Form 2A, Page 3


COURSE TOPICS                                                                                                         CONTACT HOURS

                                                                                                                                         PER TOPIC  


       I.   Introduction to Chemistry                                                                                            .5


    II.    Measurements/Mathematics of Chemistry                                                                   5

            Metric System, mass, temperature,

            density, specific heat, conversions

            of units, scientific notation,

            significant digits


   III.   Basic Concepts of Matter                                                                                             3

            Physical and chemical properties,

            states of matter, compounds/elements/



    IV.    Atomic Structure/Periodicity                                                                                      4

            Basic atomic theory, orbitals/electron

            configuration, electron-dot symbols,

            Periodic Law/Periodic Table


    V.     Concepts of bonding                                                                                                     3

            Valence/Oxidation numbers, bonding of

            atoms, Ionic (electrovalent), Covalent,

            Coordinate Covalent, Structural Formulas/



    VI.    Writing Chemical Formulas                                                                                           3

            Law of definite proportions, use of the

            Periodic Table to predict bonding patterns,

            use of polyatomic ions


   VII.   Inorganic Nomenclature                                                                                               4


  VIII.  Calculations Involving Elements Compounds                                                                  5

            Calculations of formula/molecular

            masses, calculation of molar masses/mole

            concept, percent composition/empirical and

            true molecular formulas


   IX.    Chemical Equations                                                                                                       5

            Definitions/symbols, balancing equations,

            writing and balancing word equations,

            types of equations, recognizing the types,

            prediction of products, balancing

                                                                                                                                                Form 2A, Page 4


COURSE TOPICS (CONTINUED)                                                                      CONTACT HOURS

                                                                                                                                         PER TOPIC  



      X.   Stoichiometry:  Calculations Involving Equations                                                          5

            Solutions by the mole method, solutions by

            ratio and proportion


    XI.   Gas Laws, Kinetic Molecular Theories                                                                           4.5


   XII.   Introduction to Liquids and Solids                                                                               3


  XIII.  Solution Chemistry                                                                                                       4

            Definitions/types, factors affecting

            solubility/rates of solutions, concentrations


   XIV.  Introduction to Acids and Bases                                                                                  4

            Definitions/properties, pH and pOH,



   XV.    Rates of Reaction and Chemical Equilibria                                                                    5

            Reaction rates, reversible and

            irreversible reactions and chemical

            equilibrium, Le Chatelier's Principle


   XVI.  Special topics                                                                                                               2



Total Lecture Hours                                                                                                                 60
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                                                                                                                                    CONTACT HOURS

                                                                                                                                         PER TOPIC  


 1.         Laboratory Safety/Introduction to Chemical                                                              2

            Equipment, Laboratory notebook


 2.        Introduction to Laboratory Measurements                                                                   2


 3.        Density                                                                                                                         2


 4.        Physical and Chemical Properties/Changes                                                                   2


 5.        Characteristics of Elements/Compounds                                                                       2


The professor will choose any 4 of the above to satisfy course requirements.


Subtotal                                                                                                                                   8


 6.        Periodic Table Concepts                                                                                               2


 7.        Bonding/Dot Structures (Model Building)                                                                     2


 8.        Mole Concept/Empirical Formula                                                                                  2


 9.        Double Replacement Reactions                                                                                      2


10.        Single Replacement Reactions                                                                                       2


11.        Stoichiometry                                                                                                              2


12.        Gas Laws                                                                                                                      2


13.        Molar Volume of a Gas                                                                                                  2


14.        Molar Mass of a Gas                                                                                                     2


15.        Solutions                                                                                                                      2


16.        Titration                                                                                                                      2


17.        Analysis of a substance                                                                                                2


18.        Rates of Reaction                                                                                                         2


19.        Calorimetry/Specific Heat                                                                                           2




Form 2A, Page 6


     LABORATORY ACTIVITIES (CONTINUED)                                                            CONTACT HOURS

                                                                                                                                         PER TOPIC  


20.       Hydrates                                                                                                                      2                                                                                                                                                        

21.        Equilibrium and Le Chatelier's Principle                                                                        2


22.       Spectroscopy                                                                                                               2


The professor will choose 11 activities to satisfy the laboratory requirement. 



Subtotal 2                                                                                                                                22


Total Lab Contact Hours                                                                                                          30


Florida State College

At Jacksonville


Course Learning Outcomes & Assessment


NOTE:  Use either the Tab key or mouse click to move from field to field. The box will expand to accommodate your entry.

Section 1





COURSE TITLE:  Introduction to General Chemistry


Section 2

TYPE OF COURSE: (Click on the box to check all that apply)



AA Elective


AS Required Professional Course


College Prep



AS Professional Elective


AAS Required Professional Course


Technical Certificate








General Education: (For General Education courses, you must also complete Section 3 and Section 8)


Section 3 (If applicable)






Social & Behavioral Sciences





Natural Sciences






Section 4







Critical Analysis


Quantitative Skills


Scientific Method of Inquiry






Information Literacy


Ethical Judgment


Working Collaboratively


Section 5









Critical Thinking


Scientific and Quantitative Reasoning



Information Literacy




Global Sociocultural Responsibility



Section 6


Type of Outcome: Gen. Ed, Program,



  • 2

Explain and apply major concepts in inorganic chemistry including structures of matter, atomic theory, nomenclature, bonding, gases, solutions, equilibrium and acids and bases.


Written tests, reports and/or use of equipment to demonstrate student competency in field.

  • 3

Demonstrate knowledge of scientific method.


Formulate problem, make observations, derive and test hypothesis and make conclusions.

  • 4

Communicate scientific ideas through oral or written assignments.


Students use analytical reasoning skills to solve problems on written tests and/or laboratory work.




Section 6 (continued)


Type of Outcome: Gen. Ed, Program,




  • 5

Interpret scientific models such as formulas, graphs, tables and schematics, draw inferences from them and recognize their limitations.


Written reports of lab experiments and/or written tests demonstrate student competency in the application of scientific knowledge.

  • 6

Demonstrate problem solving methods in situations that are encountered outside of the classroom.

Gen. Ed.

Students use demonstrations, group discussions, written tests, laboratory reports, research projects and/or field experiences to illustrate competence in recognizing and evaluating various scientific processes.

  • 7

Demonstrate proper laboratory technique including safety in the use and care of laboratory equipment and materials.


Results from laboratory work and experiments demonstrate student awareness of science and society.

  • 8

Maintain a laboratory notebook


Results from laboratory notebook demonstrate student competency in data collection.


Section 7


Name of Person Completing This Form:  Julia Keller, Rebecca Hailey                                                Date:  11/21/12




Section 8










  1. Global and Historical Knowledge & Understanding




Intellectual honesty




  • Comprehends a general knowledge of the nature, origins and contributions of major civilizations




Curiosity and openness to new ideas




  • Comprehends the workings and interrelations of personal, business and government economies




Recognition of one’s own creative potential




  • Comprehends political, social and economic systems and their effects upon society




Acceptance of and respect for differences among people and cultures




  1. Cultural and Aesthetic Knowledge and Understanding




  • Comprehends the contributions of the arts and humanities to the human experience on a personal, national or global level




Civic Engagement




  • Comprehends the historical development of the arts and sciences




Lifelong Learning




  • Comprehends religious and cultural systems and their effects upon society








  1. Human Awareness and Understanding








  • Comprehends the dynamics of human behavior and the process of increasing self-awareness, growth and development








  • Comprehends the stages of human development and the dynamics of human relationships in diverse cultures








  • Comprehends the factors that promote physical, mental and social well-being








  1. Mathematics, Science and Technology








  • Comprehends the basic concepts and investigative processes of the natural sciences








  • Comprehends the breadth, significance and development of the mathematical sciences








  • Comprehends the ways science and technology have shaped and continue to reshape human cultures and the environment









Section 9


Name of Person Completing This Form:  Julia Keller, Rebecca Hailey                              Date:  11/21/12


Calendar of Activities

Weekly Exams will be administer on Tuesday Evenings 5:30-6:00 pm every week except the week of the final May 2nd

 Module 1 (i & ii)  (Chapters: 1 & 3) week 2 & 3

 Module 2  (i & ii) (Chapters: PSS & 2) Week 3 & 4

 Module 3  (i only) (Chapters: 4 & 5) Week 5

 Module 4   (i & ii) (Chapters 12 (Sections 12.1-12.5) & 6) Week 6 & 7

 Module 5i   (Chapter 7) Week 8

 Module 5ii   (Chapter 8) Week 9

 Module 5iii  (Chapter 9) Week 10

 Spring Break Week 11

 Module 6    (Chapter 10) Week 12

 Module 8    (Chapters 11, 13, 14, 17) Week 13 & 14

 Module 4iii (Chapter 12 Section 12.6-12.10) Week 15

 Module 16 (Chapter 19) Week 15

 Final Exam Week 16



Labs are scheduled every Tuesday from 6:30-8:15 pm:


Experiment #0: Scientific Method Film Project

    Experiment #0A: Controlled Experiment Video Analysis

 Experiment #1: Introduction/Safety Lab

  1. HMIS Safety Codes Handout
  2. NFPA Safety Code Handout

    c.  MSDS Laboratory Chemical Assignment  

    d.  Laboratory Equipment & Glassware

    e.  FSCJ Chemistry Lab safety Rules


Experiment #2 Measurement Directions

     Experiment #2 Measurement Data Sheet

     Experiment #2A: Gasoline Project

 Experiment #3 Density & Measurement

     Experiment #3 Density Data Sheet

     Experiment #3A: Specific Heat of Unknown Metal


Experiment #4 Recording & Graphing Data

    Experiment #4 Recording & Graphing Data Report Sheets

    Experiment #4A: Critical Thinking Temperature Scale Graphing Project

 Experiment #5: Chemical & Physical Properties

    Experiment #5: Chemical & Physical Properties Data Table 

    Experiment #5A: Spectroscopy: Electron Energy Levels

    Experiment #5A: Spectroscopy: Data Table
    Experiment #5B: Online Electron Configuration Lab

 Experiment #6: Dot Structure of Molecules Directions

   Experiment #6: Dot Structure of Molecules Data Report

   Experiment #6: Handout Paper Atoms (Dots and/or Dot-Sticks)

   Experiment #6A: Online Inorganic Names & Formulas Lab


Experiment #7: Determining a Mole Ratio: Hydrate Analysis Lab

   Experiment #7: Determining a Mole Ratio Data Table

   Experiment #7A: "What is a Mole?" Online Electronic Search Lab Data Table

   Experiment #7B:  Bean Jar Experiment

 Experiment #8: Chemical Reactions Lab

    Experiment #8: Chemical Reactions Data Table

 Experiment #9: Hydrate Analysis Lab   

 Experiment #9: Hydrate Analysis Lab Data Table

 Experiment #10 Analysis  of a Alka Seltzer Tablet

     Experiment #10 Analysis of Alka-Seltzer Data Table

 Experiment #11: Generating Hydrogen Gas

    Experiment #11: Generating Hydrogen Gas Data Table

 Experiment #12: Molecular Models

 Experiment #12: Molecular Models Data Table

 Experiment #13: Isomer Number Problems Using Molecular Models

 Experiment #13: Isomer Number Problems Data Table

 Lab Final Exam



Week Topic(s) and Reading Assignments and Activities Due Dates
OneGasoline Demand Project
    See Handout
    Select vehicle (s) for Project
    Fill  tank during first two weeks, record data; fill tank during last two weeks
Week 16-Thursday May 4th
tenOnline Midterm Exam in Class/Lab - Tuesday March 14th
    60-75 Closed Book Multiple Choice Questions Modules 1 through Module 5iii (Chapter 9)
March 14
sixteenOnline Multiple Choice Final Exam April 22-29
    Complete 100 Online Final Exam
April 23-30
seventeenPaper & Pencil Multiple Choice Final Exam Closed Book
    Complete 100 Online Final Exam
May 2

Final Exam Callenge-100 MC Questions in Class April 27th

A = 86-100 correct on final B = 76-85 correct on final C = 60-75 correct on final D= 50-59 Correct Answers out of 100
Grade Points
A 88% of total points incluiding 200 point final
B 78% of total points incluiding 200 point finals
C 65% of total points incluiding 200 point final
D 50% of total points incluiding 200 point final
F under 50%

Course Grade Breakdown

Weekly Modular Exams are worth between 20-40 points each (approximately 500 points via Modular Grading Outline).
Online Modular Multiple Choice Exams are worth between 10 and 35 points per module
(unlimited attempts per module-highest score counts-time limit)(Approximately 200 points)

Online Multiple Choice Final 50 points (unlimited attempts-highest score counts-no time limit)

Paper and Pencil In-Class Final 100 points (100 questions (May 2 or May 4)

ACS California Placement Exam up to 20 points bonus
Mastering Chemistry Chapter Exercises worth up to 10 bonus points each- 20 chapters = 200 bonus points

"Wet Labs" @ 10-30 points each Approximately 200 points

"Dry :Labs" nine:
Safety Film 10 points;
Critical Thinking Temperature Scale 20 points; 
Dot Structures 30 points;
Organic Isomers 30 points;
Online Names and Formulas Lab 60 points
Gasoline Project 60 points;
"What is a Mole?" 20 points
Bean Jar Experiment 10 points

REDOX Lab 30 points (if time-bonus)

Lecture Attendance: 30 Points ( as long as there is an attendance monitor)

FN Grade - Failure for Non-Attendance

A Failure for Non-Attendance (FN) grade indicates that a student has failed a course due to non-attendance. It is calculated as an “F” in the student’s grade point average. For students receiving financial aid, failure for non-attendance may require the student to refund to the College all or part of his or her aid. The FN grade will be assigned by the faculty member at any time following the final withdrawal date for the course. See the College’s page on Grading policies ( )for more information.

Academic Dishonesty

Academic dishonesty, in any form, has severe consequences. Click here to view FSCJ’s academic dishonesty definitions and procedures.

Late / Make Up Work

There is no make-up for missing a scheduled wet lab. Each Lab is worth 10-30 points. All students are allowed one lab absence, but students attending all wet labs will earn up to 30 extra points at the end of the course.

There are weekly exams. Students absent will be assigned a zero grade. However if a student does a make-up  exam before the papers are returned the next week,  the makeup will be graded and the zero changed to the grade earned. Makeup exams will not be allowed or administered more than one week past the schedule exam and must be done before or after a scheduled class.

Likewise Online Multiple Choice Exams must be submitted prior to the deadline or receive a zero. Students not submitting the online multiple choice must makeup the missed exercises by completing the Optional Mastering Chemistry Homework/Assignment (Extra Credit for those that do not need makeup)

Online Multiple Choice exams also have schedule deadlines and may not be completed after the deadline

Pre-lab Reports:

Expected Student Conduct: 


Electronic Device Policy:

Academic Integrity & Cheating:

Explorations 1st Class:

5a First Email:

Send me an email to: or

In the email make your subject:   
25N: First Email    for the night CHM 1025C Class 
25D: First Email    for the day CHM 1025C Class    

Then in the body of the email tell me about yourself, your hobbies, your goals in life, where you work and what kind of job for how long, your family, even your pets. Also did you have high school chemistry? When? I have a whole web site so that you can get to know me personally. That site (about Me) is at:

Do you have a site About YOU (my Space, Facebook, etc)? If so send me the URL and put it on your index card/data form. (I have a Facebook and we can become friends.  If I establish a group email, I will ask you to introduce yourself to the class and add all the class members to your address book.

5b0 Interactive Time Chart

5b1 24x7 Time Management Plan
(to be distributed the first class period.

5c Life Line

5c1 Get Real With Goals

5d Discovery Wheel

5e Myers-Briggs Type

5f Hemisphere

5g: Learning Style Exercise (not available)
     Learning Cycle (not available)
     Learning Grid (not available)

5h E-Learning Readiness Self-Assessment
(PrintScreen #7 and send as attachment to email)