General Chemistry I
- Lecture Notes for Chapters 1-3
- Print copies of Chapter 1-3 Lecture Notes (at the left) before class on Tuesday, Sept. 26th.
- Print and complete Review Materials for Chapters 1-3 (at the left) to prepare for Exam 1 on Monday, Oct. 2nd.
- 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: Tuesday, September 26th
- Students are required to attend the first lab meeting on their scheduled lab day. Students who are absent the first day
will be dropped, so students on the waitlist can enroll in the class.
- During the first lab meeting students will take the Seattle Central CHEM 161 Diagnostic Quiz, which will cover
all CHEM 139 topics. Download a copy of the CHEM 161 Diagnostic
Quiz Review to prepare for the quiz.
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AND OTHER REQUIRED RESOURCES
The Science in Context by Gilbert, Kirss, Foster, and Davies
(4th edition), ISBN: 978-0393919370 or0393919374 (front shown
- CHEM 161 does not use a published lab manual. Be sure to download the CHEM 161 Lab Manual in Canvas.
- CHEM 161 students must also purchase TWO new
bound, composition notebook (with at least 80 pages). One will serve as a homework notebook,
and the other will serve as a lab notebook. Each student will record all collected experimental
data directly into his/her lab notebook. Composition notebooks may be purchased at the SCCC
Bookstore or at office supply stores (e.g. OfficeDepot, OfficeMax, Staples,
will not be allowed to use programmable graphing calculators during quizzes
and exams. 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 SCCC Bookstore, Target, Fred Meyer,
and office supply stores such as OfficeDepot, OfficeMax, and Staples.
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textbook online Study Space for practice quizzes, animations, and
ANIMATIONS, and APPLETS:
- Rutherford Gold Foil Experiment - Backstage Science
- The Electron (starts at 24:20)
- The Big Bang (starts at 26:43)
- Powers of Ten video (about metric units and the relative size of each unit)
- Earth: The Climate Wars - Part 1: The Battle Begins (BBC video on Global Warming)
- Earth: The Climate Wars - Part 2: Fight Back
- Earth: The Climate Wars - Part 3: New Challenges
King's Centre for Visualization in Science: Global Warming resources
- Titration Technique using a Buret YouTube Video
- Japanese spacecraft 'Hayabusa' re-entry into Earth's atmosphere YouTube Video
- High Altitude Training YouTube Video
- Oxygen Transport animation on YouTube
- "Earth: The Power of the Planet - Atmosphere" video on YouTube
- US Navy Decompression Illness video on YouTube
- Tour of the Electromagnetic Spectrum animation on YouTube
- Potential and Kinetic
- The Wile
E. Coyote youtube video
- The Smart
Car crash youtube video
- Absolute Zero (on Nova) video on YouTube
- Chem Matters: The Science Behind Calories and Nutrition Facts Labels video on YouTube
- ChemMatters: Flavor chemistry - The science behind the taste and smell of food video on YouTube
- The Thermite Reaction video on YouTube
- The Heat Transfer applet by Wisconsin Technology College System faculty
Pat Wegner's Animated
Tutorials on Lewis Structure, VSEPR, and Valence Bond Theory at
Cal State Fullerton.
- The Magnetic Properties of Liquid Nitrogen and Oxygen YouTube Video
- The Pi and Sigma Bonds on Ethane, Ethylene, and Acetylene Applet
- The Atomic Orbital Hybridization Applet
- The Electronegativity
- Learn more about Atomic Theory by going to The
Elegant Universe Website.
"The Elegant Universe" online
- NASA Video Tour of the Electromagnetic Spectrum
- Introduction: EM waves around us and spectral signatures
- Infrared Radiation: Includes information on IR energy reflected and absorbed by Earth
the "Einstein's Big
Idea" page on PBS.org and youtube.
- Quantum Mechanics: Fabric of the Cosmos: Quantum Leap video
- Transition from Classical Mechanics to Quantum Mechanics (6:46)
- The Mysteries of Quantum Mechanics (12:05)
- Einstein vs Bohr and Spooky Action (23:30)
- How Stuff Works videos on Atomic Theory and Quantum Mechanics
video on Planck and Blackbody Radiation, Lenard
and Einstein and the Photoelectric Effect, and de Broglie
and Wave-Particle Duality
- Albert Einstein: Equation of Life and Death video
- Quantum Physics Series:
- For help on wave-particle duality, check
out the following tutorials on the University
of Colorado at Boulder's Physics 2000 Website for practice quizzes
on Wave Interference
Classic Two-Slit Experiment
- The Photoelectric Effect Applet
Note: If the app does not load, remove the "www" from the URL.
- Physics Education Technology (PhET)
Applets from UC Boulder
Greene's "The Elegant Universe" on Nova
Quantum Mechanics Explained in Animation"
in Motion Applet
Laws applet Applet
Transfer: Conduction, Convection, and Radiation
Reactions Animations and Videos
Metals youtube evideo
of Surplus Sodium (1947) youtube video
- Sucrose-KClO4 (G. Bear) Reaction video
Sodium Reacting with Chlorine video
of Sodium with Chlorine + drop of water video
- Thermite Reaction Videos
- Breaking Bad thermite scene
- Brainiac: Thermite vs Safe video
- States of Matter
- Access the Pearson Education applet for viewing
the states of matter when heated and cooled at the molecular levels
- Access the States
of Matter activity on the Harcourt School Website.
- Access the NaCl dissolving in water (molecular-level) animation from Pearson.
- Access the NaCl dissolving in water (molecular-level) animation from Iowa State Chemistry Department Website.
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