General Chemistry I: From Atoms to Matter - General Chemistry | Arts and Science ONLINE

General Chemistry I: From Atoms to Matter

CHEM 113/3.0

A quantitative treatment of chemical phenomena and materials. Critical thinking and problem solving are emphasized. Topics include atomic structure and molecular bonding, organic chemistry, and condensed phases.

Please note: This course is typically offered in the summer term

Learning Outcomes

In an addition to developing an appreciation for Chemistry as a field of study, students will specifically be able to:

  1. Identify macroscopic models of materials using basic understanding of microscopic models of Matter
  2. Calculate system conditions and measure changes using concepts of gas theory
  3. Describe the development of mathematical models of microscopic level properties
  4. Use Thermodynamics to determine energy changes in isobaric, adiabatic and isothermal system processes, both chemical and physical
  5. Describe phase diagrams for single and multi-component (solutions) systems, including distillations, fractional melting and alloys

Description

This course will provide you with a solid background in the basic concepts of chemistry related to atomic and molecular structure and the states of matter.

Students will learn how chemistry is used and applied in the solution of modern-day technological and social challenges through review of the supplied online resources, collaboration with peers on selected exercises, and frequent opportunities to practice problem-solving in online mastery assessments.

This course does not have a lab component.

This course should not be taken by students in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry or in the BSCH MAJ or SSP in Life Sciences.

With successful completion above the required threshold of CHEM 112/6.0 wet lab in Jan-April, CHEM 113 and CHEM 114 may be taken and used as a credit for CHEM 112/6.0. Contact Meredith Richards (ugadm@chem.queensu.ca(link sends e-mail)) in the Chemistry Department for permission.

Terms

Summer 21: May - June
Course Dates: 
May 10 - June 21, 2021
Exam Dates: 
June 24 - 25

Evaluation

10% - Tutorial Groupwork
10% - Assignments
25% - Virtual Labs
25% - Quizzes
30% - Final Proctored Exam

** Evaluation Subject to Change **

FINAL EXAMINATION

Students must write their exam on the day and time scheduled by the University. The start time may vary slightly depending on the off-campus exam centre. Do not schedule vacations, appointments, etc., during the exam period.

EXAMITY STATEMENT

When you enroll in this online course, you are agreeing to write tests, quizzes, and block theory exams online with remote proctoring. The benefits of this are that you can complete the exam in your own space using your own computer. For each assessment, you will be using exam software developed at Queen’s, which is integrated with an online proctoring system. To ensure a successful exam experience, you are responsible for ensuring that your computer meets the Evaluation and Grading Policies.
 
8 minimum technical requirements, as described on the course web page, and that you are located in an area with sufficient high speed internet at the time of the exam. You will be given the opportunity to practice the exam initiation process in advance of any quizzes, tests or exams that require the use of this software.

Instructor

Michael Mombourquette (mjm5@queensu.ca)

Time Commitment

Students can expect to spend approximately 20 hours a week (126 hours per term) in study/practice and online activity for CHEM 113.

Fall 2021
Course Dates: 
September 7 - December 3, 2021
Exam Dates: 
December 8 - 22, 2021

Evaluation

10% - Tutorial Groupwork
10% - Assignments
25% - Virtual Labs
25% - Quizzes
30% - Final Proctored Exam

** Evaluation Subject to Change **

Proctored Exams

  • Students who have on-campus courses (or course sections) will write their final exams in-person and on-campus. These final exams will be administered through the central Exams Office.
  • Students who have courses (or course sections) that are remote or online, but who have other on-campus courses (or course sections) in their timetable, will write all of their final exams in-person and on-campus. These final exams will be administered through the central Exams Office.
  • Students who have only remote or online courses (or course sections) in their timetable, and who require remote proctoring, will have their exams proctored using Examity.

Location and Timing of Final Examinations

Once the exam schedule has been finalized the exam date will be posted on your SOLUS account. The exam dates for each Term are listed on the Faculty of Arts and Science webpage under "Important Dates." Student exam schedules for the Fall Term are posted via SOLUS immediately prior to the Thanksgiving holiday; for the Winter Term they are posted on the Friday before Reading Week, and for the Summer Term they are individually noted on the Arts and Science Online syllabi. Students should delay finalizing any travel plans until after the examination schedule has been posted. Exams will not be moved or deferred to accommodate employment, travel/holiday plans or flight reservations.

Instructor

Michael Mombourquette (mjm5@queensu.ca)

Time Commitment

Students can expect to spend approximately 10 hours a week (126 hours per term) in study/practice and online activity for CHEM 113.

Course Resources

About SOLUS

SOLUS is Queen’s Student On-Line University System. You’ll have access to a SOLUS account once you become a Queen’s student. You’ll use SOLUS to register for courses, add and drop courses, update your contact information, view financial and academic information, and pay your tuition.

About OnQ

onQ is Queen's online learning platform. You'll log into onQ to access your course. All materials related to your course—notes, readings, videos, recordings, discussion forums, assignments, quizzes, groupwork, tutorials, and help—will be on the onQ site.

About Credit Units

Queen’s courses are weighted in credit units. A typical one-term course is worth 3.0 units, and a typical two-term course is worth 6.0 units. You combine these units to create your degree. A general (three-year) BA or BSc requires a total of 90 credit units.

Computer Requirements

To take an online course, you’ll need a high speed internet connection as well as a microphone and speakers to be able to watch videos, hear sounds, and participate in interactive online activities. A webcam is recommended but not necessary.

System Requirements:

Computer Specifications

  • Windows 8.1 or newer
  • OSX 10.13 (High Sierra) or newer
  • Dual Core 2 GHz processor
  • 4 GB RAM
  • Soundcard
  • USB Headset
  • Webcam

Supported Browsers

  • Chrome (preferred - latest version)
  • Firefox (latest version)
  • Safari is not recommended as it causes several known issues in onQ
  • Edge is not recommended as it causes several known issues in onQ

Internet Connection

  • Wired high speed access: Cable or better
  • Wifi is not recommended

Java

  • Latest version

Media Player

  • Flash (latest version)

Adobe Reader

  • Latest Version

Dates/Deadlines

The deadlines for new applications to Queen’s Arts and Science Online courses are in our Upcoming Application Dates section.

Grading Scheme

The information below is intended for undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts and Science. Academic Regulations in other Faculties may differ.

Letter Grade Grade Point
A+4.30
A4.00
A-3.70
B+3.30
B3.00
B-2.70
C+2.30
C2.00
C-1.70
D+1.30
D1.00
D-0.70
F0.00

GPA Calculators
Have your SOLUS grade report handy and then follow the link to the Arts and Science GPA calculators.

How does this affect my academics?
See the GPA and Academic Standing page.

Follow the link above for an explanation of how the GPA system affects such things as the Dean’s Honour List, requirements to graduate, and academic progression.

Frequently Asked Questions on the Grading Scheme
Please follow this link to the FAQ's

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees vary depending when you start, your year, faculty, and program. Fees for Summer Term 2018 first-year Distance Career Arts & Science Domestic students are as follows: for a 3.0-unit course, $685.90; for a 6.0-unit course, $1371.80 See also Tuition and Fees.

Campus Bookstore

All textbooks can be purchased at Queen’s Campus Bookstore.

Non-Queen’s Students

All Queen’s Arts and Science Online courses are open to students at other universities. Before applying as a visiting student, request a Letter of Permission from your home university that states that you have permission to take the course and apply it to your degree. See also Apply.

Academic Integrity

Please see Queen’s policy statement on academic integrity for information on how to complete an online course honestly.

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