Chemistry 001A: General Chemistry I Lecture

(Section 15)


California State University, Sacramento

Fall 2007, Chemistry 001 A – General Chemistry I  (5 units)

Mon, Wed, Fri  11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.

Sequoia Hall 316


Have a great winter break!




*       Fri., 9/14/07:  Chem 1A adjunct course spots are open (first come, first serve).  The course is 1 pass/fail unit.

When: Tues/Thurs 4:20-5:20 pm

Where: Sequoia 128

Teacher: Jason Cooper

*       Mon., 9/10/07:  Research shows that those who study together do better…

Join Chem 1A Study Group

When: M/W/F 12:30-3:30 pm

Where: Third floor of the Library in Periodicals

Contact: Sandra Jeffries, or just show up.

*       Wed., 9/5/07: The (intended) powerpoint from today’s class is now posted online here. 

Information on OWL (online homework) sign-up is posted here.

Also, please remember to sign-up for the 2 list-proc e-mailing lists (links/info below).




*       Wed., 9/5/07:  The powerpoint notes from today’s class can be downloaded here.   OWL info is here.

*       Fri., 9/7/07:  Periodic Table handout and Units handout.

*       Fri., 9/28/07:  Topic checklist for exam #1.

*       Mon., 10/1/07:  Standard solutions / titrations handout.

*       Wed., 10/10/07:  Solution to Hess’s Law example problem from lecture.

*       Fri., 10/12/07:  Pressure units and information for gas law calculations.

*       Wed., 10/17/07:  Solution to the gas law example problem from lecture.

*       Fri., 10/26/07:  Topic checklist for exam #2.

*       Fri., 11/9/07:  Lewis structures for the odd-electron examples NO2 and ClO2.

*       Fri., 11/16/07: VSEPR summary and valence bond terminology.

*       Wed., 11/21/07: VSEPR/MO comparison and MO terminology.

*       Wed., 11/28/07: Intermolecular forces summary.

*       Fri., 11/30/07:  Topic checklist for exam #3.

*       Mon, 12/3/07: PDF version of transparency from today’s lecture.

*       Fri., 12/14/07:  Review problems from today’s lecture.

*      Fri., 12/14/07:  Kinetics topics for the final exam.






Instructor:             Benjamin Gherman

Office Hours:       Thursdays, 9:00a.m. – 10:30a.m. and by appointment

(appointments must be made 24 hours ahead)

Office:                   Sequoia Hall 416-C

Phone:                   916-278-6600

E-mail:           (please include “Chem001A” in the subject line)




Important Links

*      Section 15 Syllabus Supplement


*      Sign up for Class Email lists (you must sign up for both!)

*      Section 15 e-mail list – use “CHEM001A-GHERMAN-L” as the list name

*      main Chem001A e-mail list – use “CHEM1A-L” as the list name


*      Primary Course Website

*      Syllabus

*      Lecture Schedule

*      Lab Schedule

*      all worksheets and labs can be downloaded from here

*      Exam Schedule

*      includes links to review problems/answers and exam solutions

*      Online Notes

*      these will serve as supplements to section 15 lectures

*      follow the lecture section #1 links here

*      HW assignments and OWL links

*      Quiz Solutions

*      Grade Summaries

*      Help Office Hours


*      Information about the diagnostic test and the proficiency quiz

*      Adding Chem 1A:

*      To add chem. 1A you need to choose from the lab sections (click here for the days and times) that fit your schedule.

*      On the first lab meeting you must show up and sign the add wish list.

*      All students that enroll or wish to add must take the chem. 1A diagnostic test. Click here for more information.

*      Please be aware that the sections immediately before and after the lecture ar the most popular so the chance of adding is low. There will often be room available in the night sections if you really wish to add...

*      Please do not sign up for the OWL homework until you are sure you are in a section.

*      Those wishing to switch sections must first drop from the section in which you are enrolled before adding to another section. You must sign the add-list and we cannot guarantee enrollment in the desired section.

*      Textbook and OWL Information

The textbook is the 6th edition of Kotz and Treichel, copyright 2006. This book will be used throughout the series (Chem 1A, 1B) so you will not buy a new book later.  It includes a CD-ROM with visual linked to the text.   The bundle in the book store comes with the student solutions manual and the OWL text code. You will need this code to access the homework assigned. (I'll explain this when class starts, please see the HW assignments page). If you plan to move on with a career in science or engineering, this book should be a reference in your personal library for many years to come.

If you purchased your test book from another source, you will need to purchase the OWL access code at the bookstore or online. See the link below.

  Text ISBN:   053499766X         
  Student Solutions Manual: ISBN:  0534998526 (optional)
  Together: ISBN 0495139017
  OWL (Online Web-based Learning) Code
  I-Chapters Link



   Additional Materials:
   Scientific Calculator (required)
   Three-ring binder (suggested)

  All Lab materials are to be downloaded and printed from the "Lab Page".