Chemistry 1050

Spring 2018

Course instructor:
Gary Hancock  Office: C4001 Phone: 864-8743

Lab Instructor:  Gary Hancock

Chemistry 1050 Curriculum
First Year Lab Schedule Winter 2018 revised February 28

Chemistry 1050 Final Exams: 
Fall 2016
Fall 2015
Fall 2014
Fall 2013
Fall 2012

Students should have a strong background in pre-university chemistry, e.g. at least 65% or better in Chem 3202.

Laboratory Safety Training - Science 1807
All students enrolled in chemistry courses  are required to complete Science 1807 (Safety in Science Lab). No tuition is charged for this course.

Students must register for Science 1807 through Memorial Self-Service. Students can then access the course online through Brightspace using their login ID. The course consists of a Safety and a WHMIS test. In order to successfully complete the course, a mark of at least 80% must be achieved on each of the two tests.

Integrity 100A/B
All students entering First Year courses at MUN are required to complete a Integrity course which has two parts with the first part having to be completed in their first semester.

Integrity 100A will be available in July once you have registered for your courses for the Fall Term. You will have to successfully complete the course before you receive your assigned registration time for the Winter Term. Information about assigned registration time for the Winter Term is sent to your email and should be available by the middle of October. Once information about your registration time has been made available, you will still have approximately six weeks to complete Integrity 100A before registration begins.

Integrity 100B will be available starting October 1st and after you have successfully completed Integrity 100A. You will have to successfully complete 100B before you receive your assigned registration time for the Spring Term (or the following Fall Term should you not plan on taking courses during the Spring semester).

Academic Misconduct:
Cheating is not permitted. The act of cheating includes, but is not limited to, the copying of lab materials and assignments from previous or current years, or using unreferenced information in a lab write up, paper, or presentation. University regulations pertaining to cheating are found in the university calendar in section 6.12. If you are caught cheating, the first incident will be forwarded to the Head of Chemistry for a resolution. If you are found guilty at the Departmental level, the penalty is usually a zero on the work in question as well as a letter of reprimand copied to the registrar describing the incident and the resolution, and will be kept on file. In the event of a second offence, the incident will be directed to SCUGS (which can also happen on the first offence). An incident which is resolved by SCUGS usually result in harsher penalties such as reduction of your mark for the course, probation, suspension, or expulsion. Note that the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Studies (SCUGS) resolves all offences that involve allegations of impersonation, submission of forged documents, or academic misconduct on exams or works in excess of 20% of the grade.

Required Text and Material Information for Spring 2018
The textbook and packages come with the Mastering Chemistry and Learning Catalytics Access Code which is required for online assignments and in-class participation.

**Important note: If you purchase a used book and are taking this course for the first time, be careful that you consider the pricing below since if you buy a used book, you will be required to purchase additionally a separate and new Mastering Chemistry access code at $66 (online purchase) followed by a Learning Catalytics access code at $12 US/6 months or $20 US/12 months (online purchase) for use in this course. Note that the Mastering Chemistry code and Learning Catalytics codes cannot be purchased used.

Course Materials available in bookstore as follows:
Loose Leaf Version + Mastering with ebook Code $120
Hardcover Version + Mastering with ebook Code $180
Note: The above options include Learning Catalytics codes as well.

Chemistry Textbook Bundles:
There are several special packages that can be purchased at the MUN bookstore which include textbooks from chemistry and certain physics and biology courses. If you are taking Chemistry and the additional courses as indicated below then consider these packages as better pricing then purchasing them individually. Note that these bundles include a loose leaf copy of each text and Mastering (with ebook) codes for each course.

Biology/Chemistry Bundle (Bio1001/Chem) $199.95
Physics/Chemistry Bundle (Phys1020/Chem) $199.95
*Biology/Physics/Chemistry Bundle* (Bio1001/Phys1020/Chem) $299.95
Note: The above options include Learning Catalytics codes as well.

There is also a Phys1050/Chem bundle for 199.95 and the books not only contain learning catalytics but Mastering Chemistry as well.

On-line Codes Only (ie. student already has textbook) *

Mastering Chemistry (available at only) $ 66
Learning Catalytics $12 US/6 months or $20 US/12 months (Online only)

Be careful about the choices you make with respect to the purchase of course materials since you don’t want to have to spend more than necessary. If you have questions, please feel free to speak with your instructor upon the start of the semester.

Students are encouraged to explore the text web site, including the "Instructor" portion. While we do not control the content there, we do think that you will find their quizzes, summaries and movies helpful in studying. You don't have to register in order to view the materials.

Final Exam Equation Sheet
You will be given a sheet of some equations on the final exam.

Chemistry Resource Room:  This room (C-2010) is located on the Second Floor, Chemistry/Physics Building.

Course Grading Scheme:
Final Exam: 50%
Lab: 15%
Term work: 35% (see individual professor for detailed breakdown)

Other information
For first year Chemistry courses, students must obtain both a minimum of 40% on the final exam and 50% in the laboratory portion of the course. If both requirements are not met, then regardless of term performance, the maximum mark that can be awarded for the course is 49%. There are no supplementary exams for Chemistry courses.

A scientific calculator is essential in laboratories, class tests, and examinations. Programmable calculators and calculators with “built in” libraries which cannot be cleared are NOT permitted in class tests and final exams. If you are unsure as to whether or not a particular calculator is permissible, check with your instructor.

Policy on lab attendance:
Chemistry 1050 and 1051 - Missing more than TWO laboratory sessions will result in an automatic failing grade (maximum of 49%) in the course, regardless of the marks achieved in non−laboratory components of the course.
Chemistry 1010 and 1011 - Missing more than ONE laboratory sessions will result in an automatic failing grade (maximum of 49%) in the course, regardless of the marks achieved in non−laboratory components of the course.

ONLY students with a documented reason for missing a lab may have the opportunity of making up the missed lab with another lab session if possible. This request must be done well in advance.

Students who play varsity sports must get a signed letter from their coach at least a week in advance of any sports-related absences. This allows the possibility of making up a missed lab with another lab session.

Test Dates:
See individual professor

Departmental policy for canceled term tests:
Term tests canceled for reasons such as the closure of the university due to a snow storm or a fire alarm going off are automatically scheduled for the next lecture period of the course.

Policy on Missed Tests:
The points for any test not written increases the value of the final exam by the appropriate percentage providing a suitable excuse is provided for missing it (medical note, etc.). There will be no make-up tests.


Department of Chemistry

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000