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F1404 – Spring 2003
Bhawani Venkataraman
Room 861 Chandler
854-4598
bhawani@chem.columbia.edu

Course web site: http://www.columbia.edu/itc/chemistry/f1404/

Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM in 861 Chandler.

TA: Eric Knoll
Email address: eknoll@chem.columbia.edu
Office hours: No official time. Email Eric to set up a time to meet.

Required Text:
Chemistry - Science of Change, Oxtoby, Freeman, Block, Fourth Edition,
Also Available: Student Solutions Manual to the text

References:
Chemistry for Scientists and Engineering, Preliminary Edition; Fine, Beall, Stuehr
Chemistry – The Central Science; Brown, LeMay, Bursten
Any other General Chemistry text that helps you.

Recitation sections:
1) There will be two recitations a week. Both will review the same material.
     You need attend only one recitation a week.
2) Attendance for the recitations is strongly recommended.

Recitation Times:
Recitations: Wednesdays 12:15 - 1:30 pm OR 7:25 - 8:45 pm in 717 Havemeyer

Lectures:
All lectures will be in 309 Havemeyer Hall.
Lecture will be presented using PowerPoint. Copies of the slides will be available on the course web-site

Homework:
1) Weekly homework assignments will be posted on the web-site.
2) While homework will not be collected or graded you are strongly urged to complete the assignment
3) If you have problems with the homework, please see the TA during office hours or recitation, or see me during my office hours.

Exams:
1) There will be three exams in class and a cumulative final exam
2) THERE ARE NO MAKE-UPS FOR THE EXAMS.
3) Keep all copies of your graded exams till your course grade has been assigned in case you have a question about your course grade.

MIDTERMS:    6:10 to 7:25 PM
First midterm: Wednesday, February 19
Second midterm: Wednesday, March 26
Third midterm: Wednesday, April 23
FINAL EXAM: TBA

Grading scheme:
Each of the three in-class exams accounts for 15% of your final grade (total 45%).
The final exam, which will be cumulative, accounts for 55% of your grade.

Re-grade Policy:
1) Exams will be returned to you during the lecture period.
2) If you believe an error has been made in grading your exam, fill out a re-grade request form explaining what you think the error is.
3) Hand in your exam and re-grade request in room 318 Havemeyer.
4) Make a copy of your exam before you hand it in for a re-grade.
5) The first exam re-grade requests will be honored till the morning of the second exam, after which the first exam cannot be submitted for re-grading. The same is true for re-grade requests of the second exam, which will be accepted till the morning of the third, and those for the third exam till the morning of the final.
6) On rare occasion students have made alterations to their graded exam before handing the exam in for a re-grade. To dissuade this, a random selection of graded exams is photo-copied before being handed back.

SYLLABUS FOR SPRING 2003
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 19
Chapter 20
Chapter 24
Chapter 25 (time permitting)