Chemistry 1050

Fall 2019

Course Instructors:
Dr. Karen Hattenhauer  Office: C4012 Phone: 864-7689
Dr. Travis Fridgen  Office: C3034 
Dr. Barry Power  Office:  C4009  Phone: 864-8083
Dr. Peter Warburton  Office:  C2020  Phone: 864-6939

Lab Instructors: 
Susan Hayward  Office:  C4009 Phone: 864-8909
Ibrahim Awad  Office: C4009 Phone: 864-8909
Marc MacKinnon Office: C4009 Phone: 864-8909
Steven Smith  Office: C4001 Phone: 864-8743
Renee Halliday  Office: C4009 Phone: 864-8909
David Stirling  Office: C4026 Phone: 864-8099
David Murphy Office: C4017 Phone: 864-3452

First Year Information Sheet Fall 2019
Chemistry 1050 Curriculum
First Year Lab Schedule Fall 2019
First Year Lab Instructors Fall 2019 by lab section.

Chemistry 1050 Final Exams: 
Fall 2017
Fall 2016
Fall 2015
Fall 2014
Fall 2013

Prerequisites:
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 and Science 1808

Integrity 100A/B

Please see https://www.mun.ca/advice/academic_integrity.php

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 ( https://www.mun.ca/regoff/calendar/sectionNo=REGS-0748#REGS-0761).

Required Text and Material Information for Fall 2019
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 www.pearsonmylabandmastering.com 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 cumulative mark achieved in the course.

Chemistry 1010 - Missing more than ONE laboratory sessions will result in an automatic failing grade (maximum of 49%) in the course, regardless of the cumulative mark achieved in the course.

Students who play varsity sports MUST present to the demonstrator a signed letter from their coach at least one week in advance of any sports related absences. This allows the possibility of making up a missed lab with another lab session providing space is available in the lab.

Students who present, in advance, a documented reason for missing a lab may have the opportunity of making up the missed lab with another lab session providing space is available in the lab.

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.

When a lab is cancelled for reasons such as the closure of the university due to a snow storm or a fire alarm going off, the date for the rescheduled lab will be made available on the course Brightspace page.

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.

Contact

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