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- Fall 2016 Syllabus
- Fall 2016 Schedule
- Fall 2016 Lab Syllabus

Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 12
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 11
Chapter 16
Chapter 13
Chapter 15
Chapter 14
Chapter 17


Exam 1
Exam 2
Exam 3
Exam 4
Final Exam

Keys for each QUIZ and EXAM
Quiz 1
Quiz 2
Quiz 3
Quiz 4
Quiz 5
Quiz 6
Exam 1
Exam 2
Exam 3
Exam 4


Periodic Table

Naming Compounds Handout
- Key

Naming Practice Problems
- Key

Balancing Equations
- Key

Predicting Products and Balancing Equations
- Key

Redox Practice Problems
- Key

CHEM 121 Section 04
Introduction to Chemistry

Updated: 10/26/16


  • Chapter 3 lecture notes are now available. Download before class on Tuesday, Oct. 4th.

  • First day of class: Monday, September 26th
    - Because there is a waitlist, students who are absent the first day will be dropped, so students on the waitlist can enroll in the class. If there are still students on the waitlist during the first two weeks, students who are absent without instructor permission during the first two weeks of class will be dropped to allow students on the waitlist to enroll in the class.

  • First lab meeting: Wednesday, September 28th
    - Students are required to attend the first lab meeting on Tuesday. Students who are absent during the first lab meeting will be dropped, so students on the waitlist can enroll in the class.

  • The Density activity is now available to explore.

  • Access the Tro Introductory Chemistry Website for tutorials, practice quizzes, and other resources.

Marie Villarba's Office Hours
in SAM 420 for Fall 2016

Monday: 1:00-2:30pm
Tuesday: 1:00-1:45pm
Wednesday: 1:00-1:45pm
Thursday: 1:30-3:30pm
and by appointment


Phone: (206) 934-4130
- Messages may be left at this number.



Fall 2016
(Faculty Tutoring)

To be announced


Chemistry student tutors are also available in the SAM Learning Center (SAM 100) from 9am-6pm Monday-Thursday and 9am-5pm on Fridays.

    Tro Textbook cover TI-30Xa   Mead composition notebook

    • Introductory Chemistry by Nivaldo Tro (5th edition), ISBN: 0321910295 or 978-032191029X (front shown cover above) or Introductory Chemistry Essentials by Nivaldo Tro (5th edition), ISBN: 032191905X or 978-032191905X

    • Students will not be allowed to use programmable graphing calculators on quizzes and exams. Thus, students are required to have a basic scientific non-programmable calculator that can carry out exponential functions (indicated with an EE or EXP button) such as a TI-30Xa. (See example above). These can be purchased at the SCCC Bookstore, Target, Fred Meyer, and office supply stores such as OfficeDepot, OfficeMax, and Staples.

    • CHEM 121 does not use a published lab manual. Students must purchase a packet of laboratory experiments from the Seattle Central Community College Copy Center (BE 3105A).

    • CHEM 121 students must also purchase a new bound, composition notebook (with at least 80 pages) to serve as a lab notebook for the quarter. Each student will record all collected experimental data directly into his/her lab notebook. These may be purchased at the SCCC Bookstore or at office supply stores (e.g. OfficeDepot, OfficeMax, Staples, etc. )


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  • The Gates Millennium Scholars Program, administered by the United Negro College Fund, will provide scholarships and fellowships for outstanding low-income African-American, Native American, Hispanic American, and Asian American students to attend the undergraduate and graduate institutions of their choice.

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    This Website is maintained by Marie Villarba.