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Course Number: Course Title: Palm Beach State College
Palm Beach State College
Course Syllabus – Classroom Course
General Class and Course Information
Course Number:
CHM1045L
Course Title: General Chemistry I Lab
Term/Dates: 2017-1
Reference Number: 215931 Credit Hours: 1
Clock Hours: 48
Days: M
Time: 1230-1515
Room: NS221
Course Description: This is a continuation of CHM1045 lab. Experiments on thermochemistry, acid base reactions,
titrations, etc. will be carried out. In a lecture science course where there is a required co-requisite lab, students may
withdraw from the lab class, but stay in the lecture class. (Students may also choose to withdraw from both). Students
will not be allowed to withdraw from the lecture and remain enrolled in the lab.
Professor’s Information
Name: John H. Gaul
Office Location: NS 227
Telephone: 561-868-3364
Email: [email protected]
Faculty Web Page:
Office Hours: See Web Page
https://www.palmbeachstate.edu/faculty/index.asp?id=gaulj
Information on REQUIRED Textbooks:
Title
General Chemistry I Laboratory Man.
Supplementary Books/Materials
Title
Edition Author
2nd
Dept of Chemistry
Publisher
Hayden/McNeil
ISBN
978-0-7380-6155-9
Edition Author
Publisher
ISBN
Other Information on Textbooks and Materials needed for class:
Course Learning Outcomes: As a result of taking this course, the student will be able to:
Apply the rules necessary for safety in the laboratory.
Recognize the basic concepts of chemistry and their practical applications.
Demonstrate measurement skills.
Formulate selected chemical compounds.
Describe oxidation-reduction reactions.
Explain acids, bases, salts, and pH.
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Course Syllabus – Classroom Courses
Analyze the actions of gases.
Evaluate the molar mass of a liquid.
Full Course Outline - Click on the following link: Course Outlines and enter the course number (no space between the
prefix and the number).
Class Information
Ten Lab Experiments
1000 points
Academic Dishonesty Policy and Penalty for Violation:
Online submissions will be checked with Safeassign for plaigarism. Plaigarism will result in zero credit for that
assignment. The appeance of any recording device during in-class work, tests or the final exam will be considered an
attempt at cheating and will be treated as such.
Assignments, Tests, Quizzes and Final Exam Schedule, with percentage/points of grade:
Ten experiments are planned and will be graded at 100 points each. They will be graded for the level of
professional writing including layout, neatness, clarity of expression, completeness and succinctness of thought
and technical content. Your lab technique will be assessed by the instructor throughout the lab as will your
knowledge of the theory and practical knowledge needed to conduct the experiment. In addition your reaction
yields and purity will be graded as part of this 100pts.
Grading:
Letter Grade
A
B
C
D
F
P
N
S
U
Points
900
800
700
600
<600
Percentage (if applicable)
90
80
70
60
<60
Class Policies
Attendance: Professors are required to take attendance.
Attendance at the very FIRST meeting is required. Students who do NOT ATTEND the first organizational lab meeting
will be dropped from the course. Attendance is taken at the beginning of each Laboratory session. The lab session starts
promptly at 0900. If you arrive late to the lab session YOU WILL NOT BE ADMITTED. Students who miss two labs cannot
pass the lab. A student with excessive late arrivals or absences may be dropped from the class with a grade of WF.
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Any forms of disruptive or unsafe behavior (as determined by the instructor) or any display of disrespect to any person
in the classroom will result, at a minimum, in loss of a grade level. Alternatively, at the instructor’s discretion, disruptive
or unsafe behavior may result in being removed from the lab wth a grade of WF.
Electronic Device Use and Email Policy:
All cell phones, pagers, and personal electronic devices must be turned OFF in the laboratory. Use of phones or other
electronic devices may only be used outside the confines of the Lab.
Late Assignment Policy:
Late Assignments are not accepted and graded as zero.
Make-up Exam Policy:
There are no make up labs.
Withdrawal Policy:
Students wishing to withdraw should make all necessary arrangements on Pantherweb before the deadline.
Other:
Standards of Performance: Students who fail to maintain a safe, clean and orderly environment will be
dismissed from the lab immediately. The instructor is the sole and final arbiter of these standards and of a
decision to dismiss a student from the lab. Safety and Housekeeping are Industry Standards of Performance
that underpin safe, high quality laboratory operations and must be learned at the outset of a student’s
laboratory experience. Additionally, high quality laboratory reporting is essential to the reputation and
success of any laboratory operation and appropriate attention will be placed on high quality, legible,
organized reporting in this lab class.
College Policies and Web Information
Academic Dishonesty
Academic dishonesty includes the following actions, as well as other similar conduct aimed at making false representation with
respect to the student's academic performance:
(1) Cheating on an exam, (2) Collaborating with others on work to be presented, if contrary to the stated rules of the course,
(3) Submitting, if contrary to the rules of the course, work previously submitted in another course, (4) Knowingly and intentionally
assisting another student in any of the above actions, including assistance in an arrangement whereby work, classroom
performance, examination, or other activity is submitted or performed by a person other that the student under whose name the
work is submitted or performed, (5) Plagiarism.
Please refer to the Palm Beach State College Student Handbook (www.palmbeachstate.edu/current for link to the student
handbook).
Classroom Etiquette and Student Behavior Guidelines
Students will demonstrate respect for professors and fellow students. Behavior that is disruptive to a positive learning environment
reported by the professor will result in a warning on the first instance; the second instance might result in expulsion from the course
or campus.
Computer Competency Component
Each student will, to the satisfaction of the professor, demonstrate a fundamental understanding of basic computer operations
through various professor-determined exercises and/or assignments.
Disability Support Services
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Students with disabilities are advised, in compliance with federal and state laws, that accommodations and services are available
through the office of Disability Support Services (DSS). It is the student's responsibility to contact Disabled Student Services Advisors
and to submit appropriate documentation prior to receiving services. Please see the website at www.palmbeachstate.edu/current
for web address for Disability Support Services.
Eating, Drinking and Smoking
Eating and drinking are confined to areas designated on the campus. Smoking is not permitted in any College building and only in
areas designated at each campus.
Final Course Grade Appeal
The evaluation of academic work is the responsibility of the faculty member/instructor. The method for assigning the final course
grade is established by the faculty member/instructor. Per Board Rule 6Hx-18-3.191, faculty/instructors shall communicate the
grading policy of the course to their students in writing. If this policy changes during the term, students should be notified of any
changes in writing. The method to determine final course grades must be given to students in a course syllabus at the beginning of
the class. Should a student have a question about a final course grade, please follow the procedures as outlined in the student
handbook: www.palmbeachstate.edu/current.
Mid-Term Grade Reporting
Within one week after the close of the mid-term grading period, mid-term grades will be made available to all students for each
class by either written notification or individual conference.
Student Responsibility Policy
When a student attends the College, s/he becomes subject to its jurisdiction. Students are expected to conduct themselves in a
responsible manner, in all areas of campus life. By enrolling, they pledge to obey the rules and regulations of the College and are
responsible for observing all College policies and procedures as published in the student handbook, the College catalog and other
College publications. The student will be responsible for preparing for class, participating in class, and completing assignments on
time.
Palm Beach State Websites of Interest
Please see this web page (www.palmbeachstate.edu/current) for a list of web addresses for students.
Withdrawal Policy for Individual Courses
The last day to withdraw from a College course with a "W" grade in this course is 29.March.2016. It is the responsibility of the
student to use the PantherWeb system or visit a campus Registrar’s office to withdraw. An official withdrawal entitles the student
to a grade of "W" in the class.
Other Information from your Professor:
The lab schedule can be found at the Lake Worth Chemistry Home Page:
http://www.palmbeachstate.edu/programs/chemistry/lake-worth-chemistry-department-labs/
Department Contact Information
Name: Carlos Ramos
Telephone: 561-868-3886
Job Title: Associate Dean
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Office Location: NS103
Email: [email protected]
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