Principles of Chemistry with Laboratory

Principles of Chemistry with Laboratory Syllabus


  • Course Code: CHM 102A, CHM 102AL

    Transcript:

    Yes. Your transcript will come from the records office at United States University. They are regionally accredited and award semester credits.

    Credits: 4 Semester

    Transfer: 4 year degree applicable

    Your college will require any class you wish to transfer to them to be from a regionally accredited college that awards academic semester or quarter credits.They will also want the course description of the course to match their own. United States University is regionally accredited and issues academic semester credits. Our course description will match or exceed your college's description; thus, your college will most likely accept the course and apply it towards your degree. If you would like pre-approval from your school, please send your counselor or registrar's office the link at the bottom of this page.Your college may be one of the many schools that we are associated with, so check the Associated School link before asking for pre-approval. (K-12 use)

    Enrollment Schedule:

    Enroll any day of the year, and start that same day. Students have five months of access, plus a 30 day extension at the end if needed. Students can finish the self-paced courses as soon as they are able. Most students finish the lower level courses in 4 - 8 weeks. The upper level math classes, such as Calculus and above, usually take students 3-4 months. (Note: The 30-day extension cannot take your total course time six months beyond the date of enrollment. At the end of the six months, we must post a grade with the university.)

    Required Textbook:

    1. An additional textbook/account through Pearson Publishing is required for this course. The textbook is embedded in a Pearson account where you will read the e-text, do your homework, watch videos and take your quizzes and tests. Once you enroll and log into your Westcott account, you will be given instructions on how to obtain this textbook/account from Pearson. (Introductory Chemistry - Russo/Silver, 5e)

    2. Mandatory Laboratory account at: www.onlinechemlabs.com
    The cost is $45.00 for the account and is payable by the student to onlinechemlabs.com.
    Access code: Westcott
    This access code puts you under our admin account, so that we can retrieve your lab grades. You will complete 12 interactive laboratories on this site.

    Grading Mode:

    Standard Letter Grade

    Proctored Final: Yes

    Description

    Presents an introduction to chemistry and chemical laboratory techniques covering the basic principles and applications of chemistry. Designed for general education and students in programs that require a chemistry background. Topics include metric and English conversions, atomic theory, solution preparation and their properties, chemical reactions, inorganic chemical nomenclature, bonding, periodic table, mass relationships and acid/base theory.
    Prerequisite: Intermediate Algebra with a grade of C or better.

    Learning Outcomes

    At the conclusion of this course, students should be able to:
    1. Perform unit conversions within and between metric and English systems, and express results appropriately in scientific notation.
    2. Understand stoichiometric relationships involved in reactions.
    3. Solve problems involving liquids, gases, energy, density and solutions.
    4. Balance chemical equations and use stoichiometric relationships and the mole concept to calculate product and reactant amounts.
    5. Calculate and implement solution concentration units such as molarity.
    6. Be able to read product labels and determine if any of the ingredients contain health hazards.
    7. Use the Periodic Table to obtain information needed to perform calculations.
    8. Analyze real-world arguments such as editorials, advertising and electronic media which involving chemical and environmental topics.
    9. Understand acid and base reactions, pH and buffers.
    10. Demonstrate real-world problem solving skills involving chemical situations encountered at home and in a medical environment.
    11. Demonstrate an understanding of the responsibilities of an intelligent citizen in a world with diverse cultural views including environmental, global and cultural awareness with respect to chemical topics.

    Lab Description

    This is the laboratory part of Principles of Chemistry and is taken in conjunction with the main course. An introduction to common laboratory techniques and the process of science is presented. The laboratory experiments are designed to complement the topics presented in the companion lecture course. Topics include density, osmotic pressure, chemical nomenclature, determining chemical change, titration, nuclear chemistry and entropy.

    Lab Objectives

    Course Description for Lab:

    This is the laboratory part of Principles of Chemistry and is taken in conjunction with the main course. An introduction to common laboratory techniques and the process of science is presented. The laboratory experiments are designed to complement the topics presented in the companion lecture course. Topics include density, osmotic pressure, chemical nomenclature, determining chemical change, titration, nuclear chemistry and entropy.

    At the successful completion of the laboratory part of this course, student will be able to:
    1. Understand safety, transfer and measurement of chemicals, using physical properties to identify compounds, chemical reactions and pH.
    2. Solve metric and English problems with gram & mole conversions and be able to switch back and forth between the units.
    3. Understand titration and solution preparation.
    4. Conduct various quantitative and qualitative experiments, record your observations and express numerical values using appropriate significant figures, analyze acquired data, formulate proper conclusions and be able to express your finding in written form.
    5. Perform chemical experiments and understand the correlation of these experiments and basic chemistry to real world applications.
    6. Use physical properties to identify compounds, chemical reactions, paper chromatography and pH.

    Lab Activities

    1. Laboratory Techniques This lab can be started at any time.
    2. Error and Standard Deviation This lab can be started at any time.
    3. Spreadsheets and Linear Regression This lab can be started at any time.
    4. NMR Read chapter 1 before starting this lab.
    5. Thin Layer Chromatography Read chapters 5 & 6 before starting this lab.
    6. Density Read chapters 1 & 6 before starting this lab.
    7. Combustion Read chapter 6 before starting this lab.
    8. Vitamin-C Analysis Read chapters 7 before starting this lab.
    9. Titration I Read chapters 5 & 10 before starting this lab.
    10. Nuclear Chemistry Read chapter 11 before starting this lab.
    11. Osmotic Pressure Read chapter 14 before starting this lab.
    12. Entropy Read chapter 15 before starting this lab.

    Methods of Evaluation:

    Laboratory:

    Lab Practical (onlinechemlabs.com labs) 35%
    Lab Quizzes (Lab quizzes in Pearson account) 40%
    Proctored Lab Final 25%

    Proctored Final: 25%

    This course go towards a degree which means it must have a proctored final. Your college is accepting this course because it goes through a regionally accredited university, which tells them the class will have a proctored final, and the 60% rule will apply. Your college will not accept a class from a school that is not regionally accredited, because they know these standards won't be met.

    The final exam must be proctored at college testing center or a Sylvan Learning Center. A valid driver's license or State ID must be shown at the testing center. An expired license or State ID will not be accepted. Use this link to help you find a college testing center or Sylvan Learning center near your home: Proctored Final

    The final exam is a comprehensive final covering all of the chapters of the course. Other than scratch paper, you may view the "Authorized Materials" list for the final exam for each class.

    • Students must obtain a 60% or better on the final exam in order to get a C or better in the class.
    • Students that obtain a grade of an F on the final can receive at most a D in the class. Students that obtain a D on the final can receive at most a C in the class. Students that obtain a C on the final can receive at most a B in the class.

    The 60% rule was set in place to protect the integrity of online math education by requiring a display of competency in exchange for a grade. All schools which are regionally accredited adhere to online standards. Your college is accepting this course because it goes through a regionally accredited university, which tells your college that standards have been met. Your college will not accept a class from a school that is not regionally accredited, because they know the standards won't be met.

    Assessment:

    A 90-100 A Clearly stands out as excellent performance and, exhibits mastery of learning outcomes.
    B 80-89 B Grasps subject matter at a level considered to be good to very good, and exhibits partial mastery of learning outcomes.
    C 70-79 C Demonstrates a satisfactory comprehension of the subject matter, and exhibits sufficient understanding and skills to progress in continued sequential learning.
    D 60-69 D Quality and quantity of work is below average and exhibits only partial understanding and skills to progress in continued sequential learning.
    F 0-59 F Quality and quantity of work is below average and not sufficient to progress.

    Course Content Menu:

    Chapter 1
    What is Chemistry?

    Chapter 2
    The Numerical Side of Chemistry

    Chapter 3
    The Evolution of Atomic Theory

    Chapter 4
    The Modern Model of the Atom

    Chapter 5
    Chemical Bonding and Nomenclature

    Chapter 6
    The Shape of Molecules

    Chapter 7
    Intermolecular Forces and the Phases of Matter

    Chapter 8
    Chemical Reactions

    Chapter 9
    Stoichiometry and the Mole

    Chapter 10
    Electron Transfer in Chemical Reactions

    Chapter 11
    What If There Were No Intermolecular Forces? The Ideal Gas

    Chapter 12
    Solutions

    Chapter 13
    When Reactants Turn into Products

    Chapter 14
    Chemical Equilibrium

    Chapter 15
    Electrolytes, Acids, and Bases

    Chapter 16
    Nuclear Chemistry

    Chapter 17
    The Chemistry of Carbon

    Chapter 18
    Synthetic and Biological Polymers

    Time on Task:

    This course is online and your participation at home is imperative. A minimum of 8 - 10 hours per week of study time is required for covering all of the online material to achieve a passing grade. You must set up a regular study schedule. You have five months of access to your online account with a thirty-day extension at the end if needed. If you do not complete the course within this time line, you will need to enroll in a second term.

    Schedule:

    Below is the suggested time table to follow to stay on a 17 week schedule for the course. The following schedule is the minimum number of sections that need to be completed each week if you would like to finish in a regular semester time frame. You do not have to adhere to this schedule. You have five months of access plus a 30 day extension at the end if needed. You can finish the course as soon as you are able.


    WeekComplete Sections
    11 - 2
    23 - 4
    35 - 6
    47 - 8
    59 - 10
    611 -12
    713
    8Midterm covers chapters 1 - 13
    914 - 15
    1016 - 17
    1118 - 19
    1220 - 21
    1322 - 23
    1424 - 25
    1526 - 27
    1628
    17Final Exam

    -------------------------------------------Labs

    Week Complete Sections
    1 labs 1- 2
    2 4labs 3 -
    3 labs 5 - 6
    4 labs 7 - 8
    5 labs 9
    6 labs 10
    7 labs 11
    8 labs 12
    9 labs 13
    10 labs 14
    11 labs 15
    12 labs 16
    13 labs 17
    14 labs 18
    15 labs 19
    16 labs 20
    17 labs 21

    Conduct Code:

    Code of Ethics:

    Regulations and rules are necessary to implement for classroom as well as online course behavior. Students are expected to practice honesty, integrity and respect at all times. It is the student's responsibility and duty to become acquainted with all provisions of the code below and what constitutes misconduct. Cheating is forbidden of any form will result in an F in the class.

    Respectful communications:

    When contacting Omega Math or Westcott Courses, you agree to be considerate and respectful. Communications from a student which are considered by our staff to be rude, insulting, disrespectful, harassing, or bullying via telephone, email, or otherwise will be considered a disrespectful communication and will result in a formal warning.

    We reserve the right to refuse service. If we receive multiple disrespectful communications from person(s) representing the student, or the student themselves, the student will be excluded from taking future courses at Westcott Courses/Omega Math.

    Grading information and proctored final policies:

    The grading rules are put in place to protect the integrity of online education by stopping grade inflation, which is done by demanding a display of competency in exchange for a grade. By agreeing to the terms of service agreement, you agree to read the 'Grading' Policy from within your account, and the 'Proctored Final Information' page, if applicable. You have 24 hours after your first log-in to notify us if you do not agree to the grading policy and proctored final policy ( if applicable ) outlined in the pages inside of your account, otherwise it is assumed that you agree with the policies. There are no exceptions to these policies, and the pretext of not reading the pages will not be deemed as a reasonable excuse to contest the policies.

    Examples of academic misconduct:

    Cheating: Any form of cheating will result in an F in the class. If there is an associated college attached to the course, that college will be notified of the F due to cheating and they will determine any disciplinary action.

    Any form of collaboration or use of unauthorized materials during a quiz or an exam is forbidden.

    By signing up for a course, you are legally signing a contract that states that the person who is named taking this course is the actual individual doing the course work and all examinations. You also agree that for courses that require proctored testing, that your final will be taken at a college testing center, a Sylvan Learning center, and the individual signed up for this course will be the one taking the test. Failure to do so will be considered a breach of contract.

    Other forms of cheating include receiving or providing un-permitted assistance on an exam or quiz; taking an exam for another student; using unauthorized materials during an exam; altering an exam and submitting it for re-grading; failing to stop working on the exam when the time is up; providing false excuses to postpone due dates; fabricating data or references, claiming that Westcott Courses/Omega Math lost your test and or quiz scores. This includes hiring someone to take the tests and quizzes for you.

    Unauthorized collaboration:

    Working with others on graded course work without specific permission of the instructor, including homework assignments, programs, quizzes and tests, is considered a form of cheating.

    Important Notes:

    This syllabus is subject to change and / or revision during the academic year. Students with documented learning disabilities should notify our office upon enrollment, as well as make sure we let the testing center know extended time is permitted. Valid documentation involves educational testing and a diagnosis from a college, licensed clinical psychologist or psychiatrist.

  • Course Code: None

    Transcript:

    A certificate of completion is issued from Omega Math. This course under the non-credit option does not go through one of our partner universities; thus, a transcript is not included with the course.

    Credits: 0

    Certificate of Completion: Yes

    Transfer:

    If you would like to take this class for personal enrichment, the non-credit course is the exact same class as the credit course; it is just less expensive since it is not sent through our partner university for credit. If you want to transfer the course to your college, you will need to enroll under the semester credit option. If you would like pre-approval from your school, please send your counselor or registrar's office the link to this page. The non-credit courses can also be used to learn the material and then receive credit at a home college using Credit by Examination. (K-12 use)

    Enrollment Schedule:

    Enroll any day of the year, and start that same day. Students have five months of access, plus a 30 day extension at the end if needed. Students can finish the self-paced courses as soon as they are able. Most students finish the lower level courses in 4 - 8 weeks. The upper level math classes, such as Calculus and above, usually take students 3-4 months. (Note: The 30-day extension cannot take your total course time six months beyond the date of enrollment. At the end of the six months, we must post a grade with the university.)

    Required Textbook:

    1. An additional textbook/account through Pearson Publishing is required for this course. The textbook is embedded in a Pearson account where you will read the e-text, do your homework, watch videos and take your quizzes and tests. Once you enroll and log into your Westcott account, you will be given instructions on how to obtain this textbook/account from Pearson. (Introductory Chemistry - Russo/Silver, 5e)

    2. Mandatory Laboratory account at: www.onlinechemlabs.com
    The cost is $45.00 for the account and is payable by the student to onlinechemlabs.com.
    Access code: Westcott
    This access code puts you under our admin account, so that we can retrieve your lab grades. You will complete 12 interactive laboratories on this site.

    Grading Mode:

    Standard Letter Grade

    Proctored Final: No

    Description

    Presents an introduction to chemistry and chemical laboratory techniques covering the basic principles and applications of chemistry. Designed for general education and students in programs that require a chemistry background. Topics include metric and English conversions, atomic theory, solution preparation and their properties, chemical reactions, inorganic chemical nomenclature, bonding, periodic table, mass relationships and acid/base theory.
    Prerequisite: Intermediate Algebra with a grade of C or better.

    Learning Outcomes

    At the conclusion of this course, students should be able to:
    1. Perform unit conversions within and between metric and English systems, and express results appropriately in scientific notation.
    2. Understand stoichiometric relationships involved in reactions.
    3. Solve problems involving liquids, gases, energy, density and solutions.
    4. Balance chemical equations and use stoichiometric relationships and the mole concept to calculate product and reactant amounts.
    5. Calculate and implement solution concentration units such as molarity.
    6. Be able to read product labels and determine if any of the ingredients contain health hazards.
    7. Use the Periodic Table to obtain information needed to perform calculations.
    8. Analyze real-world arguments such as editorials, advertising and electronic media which involving chemical and environmental topics.
    9. Understand acid and base reactions, pH and buffers.
    10. Demonstrate real-world problem solving skills involving chemical situations encountered at home and in a medical environment.
    11. Demonstrate an understanding of the responsibilities of an intelligent citizen in a world with diverse cultural views including environmental, global and cultural awareness with respect to chemical topics.

    Lab Description

    This is the laboratory part of Principles of Chemistry and is taken in conjunction with the main course. An introduction to common laboratory techniques and the process of science is presented. The laboratory experiments are designed to complement the topics presented in the companion lecture course. Topics include density, osmotic pressure, chemical nomenclature, determining chemical change, titration, nuclear chemistry and entropy.

    Lab Objectives

    Course Description for Lab:

    This is the laboratory part of Principles of Chemistry and is taken in conjunction with the main course. An introduction to common laboratory techniques and the process of science is presented. The laboratory experiments are designed to complement the topics presented in the companion lecture course. Topics include density, osmotic pressure, chemical nomenclature, determining chemical change, titration, nuclear chemistry and entropy.

    At the successful completion of the laboratory part of this course, student will be able to:
    1. Understand safety, transfer and measurement of chemicals, using physical properties to identify compounds, chemical reactions and pH.
    2. Solve metric and English problems with gram & mole conversions and be able to switch back and forth between the units.
    3. Understand titration and solution preparation.
    4. Conduct various quantitative and qualitative experiments, record your observations and express numerical values using appropriate significant figures, analyze acquired data, formulate proper conclusions and be able to express your finding in written form.
    5. Perform chemical experiments and understand the correlation of these experiments and basic chemistry to real world applications.
    6. Use physical properties to identify compounds, chemical reactions, paper chromatography and pH.

    Lab Activities

    1. Laboratory Techniques This lab can be started at any time.
    2. Error and Standard Deviation This lab can be started at any time.
    3. Spreadsheets and Linear Regression This lab can be started at any time.
    4. NMR Read chapter 1 before starting this lab.
    5. Thin Layer Chromatography Read chapters 5 & 6 before starting this lab.
    6. Density Read chapters 1 & 6 before starting this lab.
    7. Combustion Read chapter 6 before starting this lab.
    8. Vitamin-C Analysis Read chapters 7 before starting this lab.
    9. Titration I Read chapters 5 & 10 before starting this lab.
    10. Nuclear Chemistry Read chapter 11 before starting this lab.
    11. Osmotic Pressure Read chapter 14 before starting this lab.
    12. Entropy Read chapter 15 before starting this lab.

    Methods of Evaluation:

    Laboratory:

    Lab Practical (onlinechemlabs.com labs) 35%
    Lab Quizzes (Lab quizzes in Pearson account) 40%
    Proctored Lab Final 25%

    Assessment:

    A 90-100 A Clearly stands out as excellent performance and, exhibits mastery of learning outcomes.
    B 80-89 B Grasps subject matter at a level considered to be good to very good, and exhibits partial mastery of learning outcomes.
    C 70-79 C Demonstrates a satisfactory comprehension of the subject matter, and exhibits sufficient understanding and skills to progress in continued sequential learning.
    D 60-69 D Quality and quantity of work is below average and exhibits only partial understanding and skills to progress in continued sequential learning.
    F 0-59 F Quality and quantity of work is below average and not sufficient to progress.

    Course Content Menu:

    Chapter 1
    What is Chemistry?

    Chapter 2
    The Numerical Side of Chemistry

    Chapter 3
    The Evolution of Atomic Theory

    Chapter 4
    The Modern Model of the Atom

    Chapter 5
    Chemical Bonding and Nomenclature

    Chapter 6
    The Shape of Molecules

    Chapter 7
    Intermolecular Forces and the Phases of Matter

    Chapter 8
    Chemical Reactions

    Chapter 9
    Stoichiometry and the Mole

    Chapter 10
    Electron Transfer in Chemical Reactions

    Chapter 11
    What If There Were No Intermolecular Forces? The Ideal Gas

    Chapter 12
    Solutions

    Chapter 13
    When Reactants Turn into Products

    Chapter 14
    Chemical Equilibrium

    Chapter 15
    Electrolytes, Acids, and Bases

    Chapter 16
    Nuclear Chemistry

    Chapter 17
    The Chemistry of Carbon

    Chapter 18
    Synthetic and Biological Polymers

    Time on Task:

    This course is online and your participation at home is imperative. A minimum of 8 - 10 hours per week of study time is required for covering all of the online material to achieve a passing grade. You must set up a regular study schedule. You have five months of access to your online account with a thirty-day extension at the end if needed. If you do not complete the course within this time line, you will need to enroll in a second term.

    Schedule:

    Below is the suggested time table to follow to stay on a 17 week schedule for the course. The following schedule is the minimum number of sections that need to be completed each week if you would like to finish in a regular semester time frame. You do not have to adhere to this schedule. You have five months of access plus a 30 day extension at the end if needed. You can finish the course as soon as you are able.


    WeekComplete Sections
    11 - 2
    23 - 4
    35 - 6
    47 - 8
    59 - 10
    611 -12
    713
    8Midterm covers chapters 1 - 13
    914 - 15
    1016 - 17
    1118 - 19
    1220 - 21
    1322 - 23
    1424 - 25
    1526 - 27
    1628
    17Final Exam

    -------------------------------------------Labs

    Week Complete Sections
    1 labs 1- 2
    2 4labs 3 -
    3 labs 5 - 6
    4 labs 7 - 8
    5 labs 9
    6 labs 10
    7 labs 11
    8 labs 12
    9 labs 13
    10 labs 14
    11 labs 15
    12 labs 16
    13 labs 17
    14 labs 18
    15 labs 19
    16 labs 20
    17 labs 21

    Conduct Code:

    Code of Ethics:

    Regulations and rules are necessary to implement for classroom as well as online course behavior. Students are expected to practice honesty, integrity and respect at all times. It is the student's responsibility and duty to become acquainted with all provisions of the code below and what constitutes misconduct. Cheating is forbidden of any form will result in an F in the class.

    Respectful communications:

    When contacting Omega Math or Westcott Courses, you agree to be considerate and respectful. Communications from a student which are considered by our staff to be rude, insulting, disrespectful, harassing, or bullying via telephone, email, or otherwise will be considered a disrespectful communication and will result in a formal warning.

    We reserve the right to refuse service. If we receive multiple disrespectful communications from person(s) representing the student, or the student themselves, the student will be excluded from taking future courses at Westcott Courses/Omega Math.

    Grading information and proctored final policies:

    The grading rules are put in place to protect the integrity of online education by stopping grade inflation, which is done by demanding a display of competency in exchange for a grade. By agreeing to the terms of service agreement, you agree to read the 'Grading' Policy from within your account, and the 'Proctored Final Information' page, if applicable. You have 24 hours after your first log-in to notify us if you do not agree to the grading policy and proctored final policy ( if applicable ) outlined in the pages inside of your account, otherwise it is assumed that you agree with the policies. There are no exceptions to these policies, and the pretext of not reading the pages will not be deemed as a reasonable excuse to contest the policies.

    Examples of academic misconduct:

    Cheating: Any form of cheating will result in an F in the class. If there is an associated college attached to the course, that college will be notified of the F due to cheating and they will determine any disciplinary action.

    Any form of collaboration or use of unauthorized materials during a quiz or an exam is forbidden.

    By signing up for a course, you are legally signing a contract that states that the person who is named taking this course is the actual individual doing the course work and all examinations. You also agree that for courses that require proctored testing, that your final will be taken at a college testing center, a Sylvan Learning center, and the individual signed up for this course will be the one taking the test. Failure to do so will be considered a breach of contract.

    Other forms of cheating include receiving or providing un-permitted assistance on an exam or quiz; taking an exam for another student; using unauthorized materials during an exam; altering an exam and submitting it for re-grading; failing to stop working on the exam when the time is up; providing false excuses to postpone due dates; fabricating data or references, claiming that Westcott Courses/Omega Math lost your test and or quiz scores. This includes hiring someone to take the tests and quizzes for you.

    Unauthorized collaboration:

    Working with others on graded course work without specific permission of the instructor, including homework assignments, programs, quizzes and tests, is considered a form of cheating.

    Important Notes:

    This syllabus is subject to change and / or revision during the academic year. Students with documented learning disabilities should notify our office upon enrollment, as well as make sure we let the testing center know extended time is permitted. Valid documentation involves educational testing and a diagnosis from a college, licensed clinical psychologist or psychiatrist.