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Course Number: Palm Beach State College Course Syllabus – ELearning Online Class
Palm Beach State College
Course Syllabus – ELearning Online Class
General Class and Course Information
Course Number: CHM1046 Course Title: General Chemistry 2
Term/Dates: Fall 2016
Reference Number: 221079 Credit Hours: 3
Clock Hours: 48
Course Description: This course is a part of the chemistry sequence CHM1045 and CHM1046. The content of this
portion of the sequence is kinetic-molecular treatment of gases, liquids and solids; the structure of the atom;
interatomic forces-chemical bonding, molecular geometry; correlation of structure with properties; nomenclature,
quantitative relationships in chemical reactions; formulas and equations; the concept of oxidation reduction reactions.
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.
Distance Learning Class Information
This course is taken completely on the Internet without attending a classroom on campus. Some courses may require
students to take examination(s) in a proctored lab setting. Before you decide to take the course via online delivery, it is
recommended that you:
Visit – http://www.palmbeachstate.edu/elearning/online
to obtain Detailed Facts & Information about
Blackboard Access
 Access to your Online Course is AVAILABLE each term on the FIRST DAY OF CLASSES
 Access to your Online Course will NOT BE AVAILABLE unless the course tuition is FULLY PAID
Blackboard Orientations
 How to Register for the Free Online Orientation Course: ELO1000
 Where/When to Attend On-Campus Orientation
Blackboard Tips & Tutorials
 How to Ensure your Computer is Compatible
 Ensure you Understand Examination and Assignment Rules
 Learn the Functions of Blackboard
Then Proceed To – https://palmbeachstate.blackboard.com
to Login to your Course (not available before the first day of class) using the same
USERNAME and PASSWORD you used to register for classes.
For Additional Information and Notices Visit – http://www.palmbeachstate.edu/elearning
Gordon Rule Class
This class has been designated as a Gordon Rule class for writing. This means that the course has significant writing
requirements. Please see the web page at:
(this section must be deleted if the course is not a Gordon Rule writing class).
Professor’s Information
Name: Sapna Gupta
Telephone: 561-868-3839
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Office Location: NS127
Email: [email protected]
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Faculty Web Page:
Office Hours: M: 12:00-3:30 pm; TR: 9:30-11:00 am
and 5:30-6:30 pm; W: 11:00-12:30 pm
Information on REQUIRED Textbooks:
General Chemistry
Or the latest edition (11th)
Edition Author
Ebbing and
Supplementary Books/Materials
Edition Author
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:
Differentiate between the categories of solutions.
Evaluate the concentration of that solution given the constituents of a solution.
Apply the three laws of thermodynamics.
Apply the equilibrium constant Kc to gaseous systems.
Explain acids, bases, and pH.
Apply the equilibrium constants Ka and Kb to acid and base equilibrium reactions.
Interpret buffer systems mathematically.
Apply the equilibrium constant Ksp. to the dissolution of low solubility salts.
Appraise the voltaic cell.
Calculate the output of the electrolytic cell.
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
1) The main method of this course is self-study since it is an online class
2) Download the powerpoint lectures from the Blackboard classroom and use then while you listen to the lecture
on YouTube – or in Blackboard.
3) Download the practice sheets from Blackboard and work on worksheets to learn the material. You will have to
study each chapter on your own and post your questions to class discussion site. I will address them and go over
common problems.
4) You can also call me if you have problem understanding any problem.
5) Class participation is expected via discussion in Blackboard.
Topics to be Covered
States of Matter; Liquids and Solids
Rates of Reactions
Chemical Equilibrium
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Acids and Bases
Acid-Base Equilibrium
Solubility and Complex-Ion Equilibrium
Thermodynamics and Equilibrium
Nuclear Chemistry
Academic Dishonesty Policy and Penalty for Violation:
In addition to college policies, my policies are: if you are caught cheating (copying other people’s work, not giving proper
references, plagiarizing anyone’s work) you get one chance to explain yourself. If you get caught a second time, I have
the right to give you a “F” in the course.
Assignments, Tests, Quizzes and Final Exam Schedule, with percentage/points of grade:
Final Exam
4 mid term exams: (15% each); 16th Sept, 7th Oct, 4th Nov, 2nd Dec; each
exam will be one hour long, not comprehensive. The lowest score of the
four exams will be added as 5% extra credit. The exam is available online
on BB with the Respondus mode (browser lockdown).
1 final exam, 12th Dec, 2 hours long and comprehensive. I will let you know
how this is to be taken. Most likely you will have to take this in the testing
center. We can decide this.
Homework will be assigned after each chapter on Blackboard website and
will be due online on the Sunday after each midterm exam’s deadline.
More information will be given during class.
There are four discussions in the discussion board. You are required to
post at least once for each discussion and answer to at least 3 other
student’s post as part of your discussion credit. The discussion should be
substantial and have a reference for your own post. In case of responding
to a post, your response should be meaningful and promote critical
thinking or provide information.
Quizzes will be given in Blackboard with the Respondus mode. These are
timed between 15-25 mins depending on the content and number of
questions. You will have to do the quiz in one sitting, so be ready for it. Be
aware that if the power goes out or your computer shuts down, then you
may not be able to take the quiz.
Class participation includes: attendance, punctuality, following class
policies, and general appropriate behavior in class.
Letter Grade
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Percentage (if applicable)
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Letter Grade
Percentage (if applicable)
Class Policies
Attendance: Professors are required to take attendance.
I will be monitoring your attendence in the Blackboard. You need to log in every week and spend at least 3 hrs online.
These 3 hrs can be watching the lecture video, doing your homework or quiz. The minimum is 3 hrs, but know that for a
3 credit hour class you must spend 9-12 hrs studying chemistry. Not all has to be in the online environment.
Electronic Device Use and Email Policy:
1) This is an online class, so you should have internet access, be comfortable in logging into Blackboard and learn your
way around the classroom. I can help you in this ro you can talk to the HelpDesk at the college to learn the online
2) You should have Adobe Reader in order to view all the powerpoints, practice sheets and pencasts.
3) You must have a scientific calculator that you know how to use. The calculator should have features such as
exponents and log and natural log.
Late Assignment Policy:
All assignments have a due date in Blackboard. Most dates are set 2-3 weeks in advance, so do the work well in time. I
will not be opening the assignment after the due date/time is passed. No exceptions. All exams should be done within
the day of the exam day.
Make-up Exam Policy:
There will be absolutely no makeup exam or any other assignment. One of your exams is the extra credit, you will simply
take that as your drop exam. So the best is to not miss any exam.
Withdrawal Policy:
I will not withraw you from the class unless you are absent for the first two weeks. If you miss comign to class for 2
weeks then my suggestion is withdraw yourself from the class, the longer the absence gets, the harder it is to catch up
on material and assignments. This is only a suggestion. If you feel you can catch up with the work, then its your decision.
 Chemistry requires a lot of time and dedication. Whatever effort you put into the course will also be the outcome. I
cannot put in the effort for you. You have to do your part in the learning and let me do mine in the teaching.
 Please read “How to Study for Chemistry” on the professor’s website, to learn how to do well in chemistry.
 Please read "How to be a Good Student", on the professor's website, in order to be a good learner in life.
1) Devote at least an hour daily to revise class notes and read ahead of time.
2) You are responsible of solving problems assigned in the syllabus as the course continues. It is your responsibility to
keep solving these problems as the course progresses. These problems will help you understand the subject better
and also give you insight on what is expected of you in exams.
3) Keep exam days free of any other commitment as there will be absolutely no makeup exams or quizzes. Exam dates
have been set in the syllabus; unless an absolute emergency arises (from the instructor’s point of view) none of
those dates will be changed.
4) You are encouraged to bring your problems during my office hours.
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5) Rude behaviour towards instructor or fellow students will not be tolerated. You are expected to follow instructions
provided by professor in the classroom.
6) If the professor senses any inappropriate behaviour in discussion then I will contact you about it to discuss the
7) Learning the material is primarily your responsibility. I am only your guide through the semester. I will not be able to
cover all examples during class, so working on problems is your responsibility.
8) Please check the syllabus before asking any question related to office hours, exams, grading criteria or anything
related to syllabus.
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
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
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
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College publications. The student will be responsible for preparing for class, participating in class, and completing assignments on
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 (Click here and type the withdrawal date for your
course from the online class roster). 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:
This is an open section - you may delete if not needed.
Distance Learning Requirements
Computer Systems
Your computer system resources must be compatible with the Learning Management System (LMS) used to deliver/manage course
content. System Check (analysis) is provided on the course login page at https://palmbeachstate.blackboard.com. Your computer
needs to be configured per recommended settings. Failure to do so generally results in test submission and other participative
action errors. These types of errors are generally not accepted as an excuse for missed submissions.
SLC Computer Lab
If students do not have access to a computer at home, the SLC Computer Lab at a Palm Beach State campus can be used to complete
course assignments. Visit the SLC Computer Lab webpage at http://www.palmbeachstate.edu/slc for location and hours.
Student Computer & Learning Management System Skills
Students need to possess basic web-browsing skills and need to learn the functions of the Learning Management System (LMS).
Online video tutorials are provided for all major LMS functions and can be accessed from the online classroom or directly at
Course Login
Courses become accessible on the first day of class and tuition must be fully paid to obtain access. If this is your first PBSC online
course, review the Course Access Facts & Information at http://www.palmbeachstate.edu/elearning/online before attempting to
login to your course -- information on how to change your password and solving other login related issues is provided on this page.
Login Page: https://palmbeachstate.blackboard.com
Username: Your PBSC Student ID
Password: Your PBSC Password (must be 6 characters)
Online Textbook Purchase
The textbook(s) can be purchased at the PBSC Campus Bookstore or online at http://www.efollett.com.
Online Course Assistance
For assistance, contact your:
o Professor -- with Course Instructional Content (assignment/test availability dates, course instructions, etc.) issues.
o Student Helpdesk -- with Username/Password & General Access issues. Call 561-868-4000.
o Blackboard Administrator -- for Course Availability issues. Email [email protected]
Department Contact Information
Name: Prof. Carlos Ramos
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Office Location: NS103
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Telephone: 561-868-3886
Job Title: Associate Dean
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Email: [email protected]
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