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- Spring 2014 Syllabus
- Spring 2014 Schedule
- Course-level Learning Outcomes

Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 10
Chapter 4
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 14
Chapter 5
Chapter 8
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 18
Chapter 9
Chapter 15
Chapter 16

Exam 1
Exam 2
Exam 3
Exam 4
Exam 5
Final Exam

Quiz 1
Quiz 2
Quiz 3
Quiz 4
Quiz 5
Exam 1
Exam 2
Exam 3
Exam 4
Exam 5


Periodic Table

Naming Compounds
- Key

Lewis Structures
- Key

Chapters 9 and 10
- Key

Intermolecular Forces
- Key

Balancing Equations
- Key

Predicting Products
- Key

Redox Reactions
- Key

CHEM 139: Introduction to General Chemistry

Updated: 04/17/14

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Tuesday: 1:00-2:00pm
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(Faculty Tutoring)

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12pm-1pm Esmaeel Naeemi
1pm-2pm Erin Gibbons

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

  • Introductory Chemistry: A Foundation by Steven S. Zumdahl and Donald J. DeCoste (7th edition), ISBN: 1439049408 or 978-1439049402 (front shown cover above)

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  • 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.

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