General Chemistry I

Florida State University-Valencia Study Center

Course Description

  • Course Name

    General Chemistry I

  • Host University

    Florida State University-Valencia Study Center

  • Location

    Valencia, Spain

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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  • Overview

    Prerequisites: MAC 1102 or MAC 1105 required. High School Chemistry or Physics, CHM 1020 or PHY 1020 advised.

    Course Description: Quantitative approach to modern theoretical and descriptive chemistry with appropriate development of laboratory technique. Includes symbols, formulas, equations, atomic structure, bonding, states of matter, stoichiometry, thermo-chemistry, solutions, colloids, molecular orbitals, periodicity and properties.

    Textbook: The textbook will be arranged through the UPV library with the coordination of the instructor.

    Class attendance policy. Class attendance is mandatory. Any absence must be duly justified. An unjustified absence in 1 session will result in lowering 2 grades the marks awarded to the student.

    Lecture Evaluation: Four one hour exams plus one comprehensive final worth 100 points each. The final exam will replace the lowest test score, if higher. NO MAKE UP EXAMS will be given. In the event that an exam is missed, the final exam will count for that score. If more than one exam is missed, the second missed exam will count as a zero. Quizzes will be given throughout the term and the top five quizzes will be totaled for 50 points. NO MAKE UP QUIZZES.

    Laboratory Evaluation: Laboratory reports will be due one week after completion. The ten highest lab grades will count for 200 points. NO LATE LABS ACCEPTED. NO MAKE UP LABS. IF YOU ARRIVE TO THE LAB LATE, YOU WILL NOT BE ADMITTED. Students will turn in a pre-lab report upon entering the lab that will be counted towards the lab grade. If you do not complete the pre-lab on time, you will not be allowed to complete the laboratory experiment. STUDENTS WHO DO NOT FOLLOW SAFETY REGULATIONS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO PERFORM THE LAB EXPERIMENT.

    Evaluation Breakdown:

    4 exams at 100 points each: 400 points
    1 final exam at 100 points: 100 points
    5 quizzes at 50 total points: 50 points
    10 lab reports at 20 points each: 200 points
    750 points TOTAL

    LOWEST A=90% B=80% C=70% D=60%

    Cheating: Don?t do it. If you are caught cheating, the first instance will result in a zero and the second instance will result in being dropped from the course with a grade of WF.

    Valencia Competencies addressed:
    1. Think critically and make reasoned choices by acquiring, analyzing, and evaluating knowledge.
    2. Read, listen, write and speak effectively
    3. Understand and use quantitative information

    CLAST Competencies addressed:
    1. Literal reading comprehension
    2. Critical reading comprehension
    3. English language skills
    4. Mathematical skills
    5. Logical reasoning skills

    Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, the giving or receiving of unauthorized assistance or collaboration within or outside the classroom, the possession or use of restricted examination materials, plagiarism, or attempts at any of the above. During quizzes or exams, students may not possess or refer to written information (unless specifically authorized by the instructor) or receive oral information. If such information is available to a student during a quiz or exam, a grade of 0 (which cannot be removed) will be assigned for the work in question. On graded work done outside the class, plagiarism includes referring to the work of another student. Academic dishonesty also includes stealing, buying, selling, or referring to a copy of a Departmental examination before or after it has been administered. By completing a quiz or examination, the student in effect pledges that unauthorized assistance has been neither given nor received. All violations of these policies will be reported to the University Judicial Officer and other appropriate University officials.

    Students with disabilities needing academic accommodations should: 1) register with and provide documentation to the Student Disability Resource Center (SDRC); 2) bring a letter to the instructor from SDRC indicating you need academic accommodations. This should be done within the first week of class. This and other class materials are available in alternative format upon request.

    Disclaimer: Changes in the syllabus and/or schedule may be made at any time during the term by announcement by the professor.

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