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School:
Rochester Institute of Technology
Course:
Scha 261 - Introduction to Chemical Analysis I
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INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL ANALYSIS Course Number 10 08 261 01 Winter 2006 2007 Dr L Paul Rosenberg Office 08 A256 Office Phone 475 6159 E mail lprsch rit edu anytime Instructors Web Page http www rit edu lprsch Lectures M 06 A205 W and F 10 00 10 50 AM Room 08 A300 TEXT Harris D C Quantitative Chemical Analysis 7th Edition W H Freeman 2007 Required With WebAssign ISBN 1 42920 395 1 Publishers Web Material for this course Web Assign http www webassign net http bcs whfreeman com qca7e You will need to register the first time you use these sites For the text site use your first and last name as directed and use lprsch rit edu as the instructor s e mail address Make sure you enter my e mail address exactly COURSE OBJECTIVES 1 2 3 4 5 To learn the key concepts of quantitative analysis which will serve as a foundation for your chemistry studies To be able to use spreadsheets to manipulate data and solve problems To be able to apply concepts to solve new problems To initiate the process of learning how to learn on one s own To work productively with a group to solve problems Important note I cannot learn for you You must take an active roll in this process If you look at my teaching evaluations you will note that students have commented that they had to teach themselves See the fourth course objective CLASS POLICY You must be prepared for class We will be using active inquiry and cooperative learning tools You might feel that you are a Cavia porcellus This class will progress at a rapid rate Therefore it is imperative that you keep up with the homework and reading assignments The lecture will initially lag behind the laboratory but they will compliment each other by the end of the quarter You should be SCHA 261 Page 1 of 3 Winter 20052 aware that a minimum of two hours should be spent outside class for each hour of class time Tentatively there will be 3 exams and a cumulative final HOMEWORK We will use web Assign Homework will be 30 of your grade and must be submitted on time NOTE Exam questions are sometimes based on homework problems Homework assignments will be given in class or be posted on the class home page ON LINE ASSIGNMENTS These are multiple choice exercises at the text book web page to help you review the concepts of the chapters These assignments are difficult at times and require thought They are open book and may be taken as many times as you wish You will be awarded the highest grade you achieve so this is one aspect of your grade under your full control I have on occasion used these questions on exams I will assign due dates for when this material should be done The web site reports the results of your efforts and dates of your attempts to me HELPFUL HINTS Read the assignments before the lecture You may not understand everything but the preparation will help you to benefit from the lecture and in class discussions Study Read reflect reread ask questions do assigned work and study for the exams Like life Chemistry is not a spectator sport Understand the calculations involved in the homework and lab reports They will appear on exams Use the Exercises and Terms to Understand at the end of each chapter to aid your study SCHA 261 Page 2 of 3 Winter 20052 TENTATIVE CLASS SCHEDULE Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 Introduction Chapter 0 Chapters 1 2 and 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Exam 1 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Exam 2 Chapters 7 and 8 Chapter 8 Chapter 9 Exam 3 Chapter 10 Final exams are 26 February to 2 March GRADING The final grade for the course will be based on the following Class Efforts Online Assignments chapters Homework Exams Quizzes Final exam 10 10 This should be done prior to class coverage of the 30 30 20 You are encouraged to work and study together in this course Your submissions must be your own work however SCHA 261 Page 3 of 3 Winter 20052


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