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Dr. Michael Lufaso
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Lecture: TR 12:15-1:30 pm, Bldg/lecture room - 50/1202
Office Hours: TR 1:30-4 pm, Bldg/office - 50/2716
Blackboard - current course scores
www.masteringchemistry.com - graded tutorial and homework questions
Required materials: A) 13th edition of the Brown et al Chemistry the Central Science textbook and B) MasteringChemistry access code for 13th edition. Available at UNF Bookstore.
1. Textbook: "Chemistry, The Central Science", Brown, LeMay, Bursten, Murphy, Woodward, Stoltzfus (13th Edition).
(a) (preferred) Hardback version ISBN13: 9780321864406 with e-text and MasteringChemistry access code; A hardback edition also contains chapters that are used in General Chemistry II, so consider this option if you might to take CHM2046.
(b) Vol. 1 textbook combo (13th edition, paperback) with MasteringChemistry at the UNF bookstore
(c) If a standalone (e.g. 978-0321910417) or used textbook is purchased, you will need to purchase a MasteringChemistry Student Access Code at: www.masteringchemistry.com/. The course ID is LufasoCHEM2045SP2016. If you are using MasteringChemistry for the Laboratory, you may use the same MasteringChemistry account. At MasteringChemistry, select "My courses" and join another course using the course ID given above. Enter a Student ID that is the same as your UNF N# (n0xxxxxxx) to receive credit for your homework. If you have difficulties with entering your answers on your own computer, then use a computer at the UNF Library or campus computer lab.
LearningCatalytics Sign in at the start of each course session. I will display the code on the projector screen and/or board for that session. The code will change each lecture.
Lecture Notes - PDF format requires Adobe Reader or equivalent.
Chapter 1 Introduction: Matter and Measurement
Chapter 2 Atoms, Molecules, and Ions
Chapter 3 Chemical Reactions and Reaction Stoichiometry
Chapter 4 Aqueous Reactions and Solution Stoichiometry
Chapter 5 Thermochemistry
Chapter 6 Electronic Structure of Atoms
Chapter 7 Periodic Properties of the Elements
Chapter 8 Basic Concepts of Chemical Bonding
Chapter 9 Molecular Geometries and Bonding Theories
Chapter 10 Gases
Graded homework is found on the MasteringChemistry website. Run the browser checkup and install the necessary plugins If there is an issue loading a particular problem, try a different web browser, insure all operating system updates are installed, try a different computer (e.g. UNF library or computer lab).
Useful Conversions and Periodic Table
The exam format typically consists of conceptual questions and problems to be worked and answered (multiple choice format), multiple part problems (not multiple choice), matching, fill in the blank, drawing/sketching/graphing, and short answer problems. Red SCANMARK ES 2010 scantron sheets will be provided and used on the exam, in combination with written answers if required. See syllabus for dates of exams. Solutions to exams will be posted on the bulletin board outside 50/2712. The final exam time and day is available at the UNF Final Exam Schedule.
Exam 1 - Covers chapters 1,2,3 Equation Sheet/Periodic Table included with exam 1.
Exam 2 - Primarily covers chapters 4,5,6.1-6.3 Equation Sheet/Periodic Table included with exam 2.
Exam 3 - Primarily covers chapters 6.4-6.9,7,8 Equation Sheet/Periodic Table included with exam 3.
Final Exam - Covers chapters 1-10 Equation Sheet/Periodic Table included with final exam.
The most common question is "How do I prepare for the exam?". There isn't a magic answer and it varies from student to student. General suggestions are given below.
1.) Cramming won't work. Cramming puts things into your short term memory and if you're exhausted, it's very short term. You should study throughout the weeks before the exam, so that when the day to take the exam comes, you will feel confident of your preparation.
2.) Concepts. Learn the concepts via well-organized notes taken during lecture and reading the chapter. Make an outline of the materials you have been studying the chapter, without having the book open. How close does your chapter outline compare to the chapter summary and key terms, key skills, and key equations at the end of each chapter? Ensure you have the big picture and focus on meeting the chapter objectives.
3.) Practice. You can listen and watch someone tell you how to hit a baseball, run a marathon, or learn a second language, but without practice none are possible. Complete the MasteringChemistry exam review assignment. Work problems and answer questions, preferably new problems from the end of the chapter. Start with ones in the middle of the section, then towards the middle-end of the section if you correctly answer it.
4.) Manage Time and Get Help. Don't get stuck for too long on one problem or concept. Read the textbook, lecture notes, and try simple problems and questions first. If truly stuck, ACE has tutors to aid in understanding how to understand concepts and solve problems in preparation for the exam, not just help solve graded homework problems. Bring with you the attempted work on the end of chapter practice problems and show it to the tutor.
5.) Write a practice exam for yourself. Choose problems at the end of the chapter and take the practice exam in an exam like environment. Time it for the exam duration (e.g. 75 minutes), no open book or notes, just the equation sheet and periodic table included with the exam and the calculator that you will be using for the exam.
UNF's Academic Center for Excellence (ACS) offers free tutoring in chemistry and other subjects. The tutoring schedule is available here.
Calculator Use: Please note that EE or EXP replaces x 10. For instance, to enter 6.02 x 1023, push 6 . 0 2 EE 23 , or if the calculator has an EXP key, push 6 . 0 2 EXP 23. A common error is to enter 6 . 0 2 x 10 EE 23.
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