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Topics in General Chemistry for Engineering Students (59-110)
The official website for this course has now been moved to the CLEW platform, please click this link to access the login page.
Laboratory orientation sessions start on Monday, January 11 - attendance mandatory.
Lab coats and safety glasses are mandatory for participation in the laboratory. The Chemistry & Biochemistry graduate students will be selling these items according to the schedule below:
Here are the dates and times we will
be selling lab coats in the upcoming Winter semester. Please go
to: 173-2 Essex Hall, its the lab prep room.
Section 1: Classes are from 1:00-2:20 on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Toldo Health Education Centre Room 202.
Section 2: Classes are from 10:00-11:20 on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Toldo Health Education Centre Room 100.
Tentative Office Hours: Tuesday and Thrusday 3PM-6PM
Please note that the Laboratory component for this class is required. You must consult the Student Information Service (SIS) for information about your laboratory section.
Course Outline and Information - please note that the midterm date is tentative until after the 2nd week of the term.
Departmental Rules regarding examinations and assignments. Make sure that you are familiar with these rules because ignorance is not an acceptable excuse for not following the guidelines.
If you are forced to miss something for which you will be receiving a grade for medical reasons, you must get the physician to complete the following form Departmental Medical Excuse Form regarding examinations and assignments. Make sure that you are familiar with these rules because ignorance is not an acceptable excuse for not following the guidelines.
Saturday February 27th at 1:00 pm (Erie Hall 1120 and 2123).
Friday April 16th at 8:30 (exam slot 17).
Resources that you might find useful:
WebElements contains information about the elements in the periodic table and links that may help you in your study of Chemistry.
The Periodic Table of Videos, as the name suggests, has videos and information about the elements in the periodic table.
The companion website to the Silberberg textbook. This site contains a variety of extra information and includes interactive multiple choice questions to help make sure that you understand the material.
The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) website about the use of TurningPoint RF wireless response devices: "Clickers"
Current Suggested Reading:
The text book for the class is "Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of Matter and Change, 5th Edition" by M. Silberberg (MS). You can also use previous editions of the textbook if you have purchased them.
Read chapters 1 and 2.
Sections from the textbook you should have already examined:
Problems from Silberberg 5th Edition:
Chapter 1: TBA.