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- Fall 2017 Syllabus
- Fall 2017 Schedule
- Fall 2017 Lab Syllabus

Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 17

Exam 1
Exam 2
Exam 3
Exam 4
Final Exam

Keys for each QUIZ and EXAM
Quiz 1
Quiz 2
Quiz 3
Quiz 4
Quiz 5
Quiz 6
Exam 1
Exam 2
Exam 3
Exam 4


Periodic Table

Naming Compounds Handout
- Key

Naming Practice Problems
- Key

Balancing Equations
- Key

Predicting Products and Balancing Equations
- Key

Redox Practice Problems
- Key

CHEM 121 Section 04
Introduction to Chemistry

Updated: 09/24/17


  • First day of class: Monday, September 25th
    - Because there is a waitlist, students who are absent the first day will be dropped, so students on the waitlist can enroll in the class. If there are still students on the waitlist during the first two weeks, students who are absent without instructor permission during the first two weeks of class will be dropped to allow students on the waitlist to enroll in the class.

  • First lab meeting: Wednesday, September 27th
    - Students are required to attend the first lab meeting on Tuesday. Students who are absent during the first lab meeting will be dropped, so students on the waitlist can enroll in the class.

  • The Density activity is now available to explore.

  • Access the Bishop Introduction to Chemistry Atoms First Website for tutorials, practice quizzes, animations, and other resources.

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Tuesday: 1:00-1:45pm
Wednesday: 1:00-1:45pm
Thursday: 1:30-3:30pm
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    Bishop Textbook cover       TI-30Xa   Mead composition notebook

    • An Introduction to Chemistry (Atoms First) by Mark Bishop(2nd edition), ISBN: 0977810569 or 978-0977810567 (front shown cover above)

    • Students will not be allowed to use programmable graphing calculators on quizzes and exams. Thus, students are required to have a basic scientific non-programmable calculator that can carry out exponential functions (indicated with an EE or EXP button) such as a TI-30Xa. (See example above). These can be purchased at the SCC Bookstore, Target, Fred Meyer, and office supply stores such as OfficeDepot, OfficeMax, and Staples.

    • CHEM 121 does not use a published lab manual. Students must purchase the CHEM 121 Lab Manual from the Seattle Central College Copy Center (BE 3105A).

    • CHEM 121 students must also purchase two new bound, composition notebooks (with at least 80 pages), one to serve as a lab notebook for the quarter and the other to serve as the homework notebook. Each student will record all collected experimental data directly into his/her lab notebook, and all homework will be completed in the homework notebook. These composition notebooks may be purchased at the SCC Bookstore or at office supply stores (e.g. OfficeDepot, OfficeMax, Staples, etc. )


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