Chemistry 1050

Spring 2020

Course Instructor:
Tiber Reardon (email:

Lab Instructors: 
Cliff McCarthy (email:
Anne Sheppard (email:
David Stirling (email:

Required Text for Spring 2020
Text: Chemistry: “A Molecular Approach” by Nivaldo J. Tro, Travis D. Fridgen, Lawton E. Shaw, 3rd Canadian Edition.

Chemistry 1050 Curriculum

Spring 2020 First Year Information Sheet

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

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 1000

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 (

Final Exam Equation Sheet

You will be given a sheet of some equations on the final exam.

All students registered in Chemistry courses this semester will have access to the Chemistry Virtual Help Center on Brightspace. Much like an in-person help center, staff provide one-on-one assistance with labs as well as theory and problems related to your course. Consult the Virtual Help Center Brightspace shell for hours of operation.

Course Grading Scheme:

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

Other information
50% is the minimum mark for a passing grade. However, students must also 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, a student will not receive a passing grade. If the calculated grade would be greater than 50%, a student will instead receive a grade of "FAL". 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.

Test Dates:
See individual professor

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