(subject to change as needed)
Wednesday - September 24
Test on Chapters 1 - 4
Tuesday - September 23
Lecture - review for test
Monday - September 22
Lecture - percent composition and gas laws
Quiz - valence, oxidation numbers and ions (quiz 1) (quiz 2)
Friday - September 19
Lecture - balancing equations and formula mass
Quiz - uses of radioisotopes, protection against radiation
Thursay - September 18
Lecture - writing and naming formulas
Quiz - types of radioactivity, isotopic notation (Quiz 1)
Wednesday - September 17
Lecture - ions, bonding , oxidation number and writing
Quiz - family name, metals/nonmetals/metalloids
(Quiz 1) (Quiz 2)
Tuesday - September 16
Lecture - nuclear power plants
Lab - Radiation protection
Quiz - half-life, and radioisotopic dating (Quiz
Monday - September 15
Lecture - fission and
fusion and radiation protection
Quiz - temperature conversions (Quiz 1) (Quiz 2)
Friday - September 12
Lecture - Nuclear Chemistry - types of radioactivity, natural radioactivity,
half-life and radioisotopic dating,
Thursday - September 11
Lecture - valence electrons, family names ,
Quiz - metric system and density (Quiz 1) (Quiz 2)
Wednesday - September 10
Lecture - isotopes
Quiz - elements (symbol and name)
Tuesday - September 9
Lecture - The Structure of
the Atom, Ground states
Lab - density
physical states, compounds/elements, homo/hetro ( 1
Monday - September 8
Lecture - Temperature conversions and Density
Quiz - physical and chemical properties/changes ( 1 2)
Friday - September 5
Lecture - Metric system and English conversion system
Thursday - September 4
Lecture - Introduction to Chemistry (up to and including
Wednesday - September 3
Lecture - Introduction to Chemistry (up to the states of matter)
Tuesday - September 2
Lecture - review course syllabus
CHEM 1405 Introductory Chemistry I (3-3-4) A
survey course introducing chemistry. Topics may include inorganic, organic,
biochemistry, food/physiological chemistry and environmental/consumer
chemistry. Designed for non-science majors.
Wheet (Associate Professor Chemistry)
Office Hours: M W Th F - 10:00 and Tuesday 2:00
Technical Studies Building - room 161
Lecture: M W Th F - 12:00 to 12:50
Lab: T - 11:00 - 11:50
Chemistry for Changing Times, Hill and Kolb,
Prentice Hall, Latest
Tutorial Programs (click here for menu)
Understand the scientific method and the measurement of matter.
the Laws of Conservation of Energy and Mass and interpret chemical formulas.
the three principle subatomic particles and their properties.
- Determine metals, nonmetals and metalloids.
the family names of elements.
the types of ionizing radiation.
some uses of radioisotopes.
how isotopes are used for explosives and nuclear power.
chemical formulas and names.
- Calculate percent composition.
- Determine the characteristics of gases.
- Calculate percent solution and the dilution formula
principle differences between acids and bases.
reactions of acids and bases.
- Interpret a pH scale and explain the causes of acid rain.
- Draw the
components of a dry cell and a lead acid battery.
examples of corrosion.
the types of oxidizing agents.
reactions of organic chemicals.
the segments of the lithosphere.
the four types of ores and examples of each.
how bronze, iron and aluminum are produced.
the components of the atmosphere.
- Draw the
nitrogen and oxygen cycle.
what a temperature inversion is.
the two causes of waterborne disease.
the effects of anaerobic and aerobic bacteria on water.
- Draw the
processes by which drinking and wastewater are processed.
the three fossil fuels.
- Show how
oil is separated into components.
the technique to produce gasoline.
how a generating plant produces electricity.
- Draw the
structures of proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, and nucleic acids.
the secret of life.
- List the
various simple sugars and disaccharides, functions of fats, vitamins,
minerals, and additives in food.
how soap and detergents clean.
the three basic cleaning products.
the active components in specialized cleaning products.
the components of paint, cosmetics, toothpaste, perfumes and hair products.
how aspirin and aspirin substitutes function.
what various medications do.
COURSE OUTLINE (Outline)
I Chemistry – Central Science
- Scientific method
- Classification of Matter
- Measurement of Matter
- Classical idea
- Law of Conservation of Matter
- Law of Definite Proportions
- Dalton’s Atomic Theory
- Periodic Table
III Atomic Structure
- Electricity and the Atom
- X-Rays and radioactivity
- Types of Radioactivity
- Nuclear model of the Atom
- Structure of the Nucleus
- Electron Arrangement
- Metal, Nonmetals and Metalloids
IV Nuclear Chemistry
- Natural radioactivity
- Radioisotopic dating
- Induced radioactivity
- Nuclear medicine
- Energy from the nucleus
- Nuclear power
V Chemical Bonds
- Electron dot structure
- Formulas and names
- Covalent bonds
- Polyatomic ion
- States of matter and bonding forces
VI Mass and Volume Relationships
- Mole and Mass relationships
- Gas laws
VII Acid and Bases
- Acid, bases and salts
- Acid rain
VIII Oxidation and Reduction
- Cells and batteries
- Oxidizing and reducing agents
IX Organic Chemistry
- Carbon atom
- Cyclic hydrocarbons
- Chlorinated hydrocarbons
- Functional groups
- Aldehydes and ketones
- Carboxylic acids
- Natural polymers
- Properties of polymers
XI Chemistry of
- Materials manifest
- Silicates and modified silicates
- Metals and ores
- Earth’s Atmosphere
- Nitrogen cycle
- Oxygen cycle
- Temperature inversion
- Waste water
- Drinking water
XIV Fuel Energy
- Fossil Fuels
- Fossil Fuel and Nuclear Electricity
- The cell
- Fats and lipids
- Replication, transcription, and protein synthesis
- Genetic Engineering
- Starvation and fasting
- Food additives
XVII Household chemicals
- Cleaning products
- Organic solvents
- Hair products
- Pain Relievers
- Cold Medicines
- Antibacterial drugs
- Viruses and antiviral drugs
- Drugs for the mind
- Anti-anxiety drugs
- Corrosive poisons
- Oxygen transport
- Heavy metals
- Lethal dose
- The liver
- Birth defects
- Hazardous wastes