WELCOME

This course will introduce students to some of the ideas behind how atoms and molecules work together to form the substances that are the basis for our physical universe--even for life itself. Together you as a class and I as the teacher can make an interesting and informative course. So let's do this journey together. 

ASSIGNMENT SCHEDULE

I. FOURTH QUARTER

A. Reading

Read the following material in our textbooks, and other material provided by Dr. Bowman, before the date listed. From time to time there will be a short reading quiz given at the beginning of class on the date shown to motivate students to read the material.

Date Begun Sections of the Textbook
Tues. Apr. 12 Ch. 8 (p. 201-225)
Thurs. Apr. 14 Ch. 9 (227-280)
Fri. May 6 Ch. 10 (p. 283-313)
Mon. May 16 Ch. 11 (p. 318-343)
Tuess. May 31 Ch. 13.1 (p. 377-385)
Thurs. June 2 Ch. 14 (p. 413-449)
Thurs. June 9 Ch. 21 (p. 606-648)

B. Homework

Here is where your assignments will be recorded, such as homework and explorations to do.

Date Assigned Date Due Description
Thurs. Apr. 14 Mon. Apr. 18 HW #8 "Acid & Base Names; Ionic Bond" (Word, pdf)
Tues. Apr. 19 Thurs. Apr. 21 HW #9 "Bond Strength; Lewis Dot Structures" (Word, pdf)
Wed. May 4 Fri. May 6 HW #10 "Bond types, resonances, hybridization" (Word, pdf)
Mon. May 16 Wed. May 18 HW #11 "Orbital hybridization and geometries" (Word, pdf)
Mon. May 16 Thurs. May 19 HW #12 "Concept of the mole" (Word, pdf)
Tues. May 31 Thurs. June 2 HW #13 "Chemical reactions" (Word, pdf)
Thurs. June 2 Mon. June 6 HW #14 "Density; ideal gases" (Word, pdf)
Sat. June 11 Tues. June 14 HW #15 "Acids, bases and pH" (Word, pdf)

C. Quizzes and Tests

Check this table to see exactly when the in-class quizzes and tests will occur, God willing.

Date of Quiz or Teste Description
Fri. Apr. 22 Quiz #3
Tues. May 10 Test #3
Tues. May 24 Quiz #4
Thurs. June 9 Test. #4
Thurs. June 16 Final Exam

II. THIRD QUARTER

A. Reading

Read the following material in our textbooks, and other material provided by Dr. Bowman, before the date listed. From time to time there will be a short reading quiz given at the beginning of class on the date shown to motivate students to read the material.

Date Begun Sections of the Textbook
Mon. Feb. 1 Ch. 1 (p.1-16 ); Ch. 3 (p. 40-69)
Wed. Feb. 3 Ch. 2 (p. 18-38)
Mon. Feb. 8 Ch. 4 (p. 71-92)
Tues. Feb. 16 Ch. 5 (p. 96-132)
Fr. Feb. 26 Ch. 6 (p. 134-170)
Fri. Mar. 11 Ch. 7 (p. 173-199)

B. Homework

Here is where your assignments will be recorded, such as homework and explorations to do.

Date Assigned Date Due Description
Wed. Feb. 3 Thurs. Feb. 4 Complete the information form about yourself, the mathematics course you have taken and your access to computers.
Wed. Feb. 3 Mon. Feb. 8 HW #1 "Measuring and Units" (Word, pdf)
Mon. Feb. 8 Tues. Feb. 9 HW #2 "Graphing; Physical & Chemical Properties & Changes" (Word, pdf)
Sat. Feb. 20 Wed. Feb. 24 HW #3 "Wave Model of Light" (Word, pdf)
Wed. Feb. 24 Fri. Feb. 26 HW #4 "Particle Model of Light; Bohr Atom" (Word, pdf)
Sat. Mar. 5 Tues. Mar. 8 HW #5 "QM Model of the Atom" (Word, pdf)
Fri. Mar. 11 Wed. Mar. 16 HW #6 "Electron Config.; Size of Atoms" (Word, pdf)
Tues. Mar. 22 Wed. Mar. 23 HW #7 "Periodic Teands; Ion Nomenclature" (Word, pdf)

C. Quizzes and Tests

Check this table to see exactly when the in-class quizzes and tests will occur, God willing.

Date of Quiz or Teste Description
Fri. Feb. 12 Quiz #1
Tues. Mar. 1 Test #1
Fri. Mar. 18 Quuiz #2
Thurs. Mar. 24 Test #2
Thurs. Apr. 7 Mid-term Exam

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

  1. An open-source e-book is the textbook for this course. It was developed by a large group of educators and scientists. Please download the book and its associated workbook in pdf format and save them to your computer or tablet.
  2. A pdf reader will be needed to read the books in pdf format.
  3. A notebook in which to write notes from class is an important item to bring to class each day.
  4. Also, a scientific calculator will be needed in class, when taking quizzes or exams, and for homework. Dr. Bowman can point you to places to purchase such a calculator at a reasonable price.
  5. A complete syllabus is available listing all objectives and grading criteria and scheme.

CONTACTING DR. BOWMAN

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