* If you are unable to write a midterm, you must contact us (email@example.com) before the
exam – only legitimate medical or academic excuses will be accepted. Students excused from writing a
midterm will have the points equally redistributed between the other midterm and final exam. In the unlikely
event that you miss both midterms, your final exam will be weighted 75%.
Please be clear that no instructor at McGill is authorized to alter the time/date of a final exam or to offer a
special writing opportunity; these issues can only be dealt with at the McGill Service Point. If you have
too many exams in a short period of time consult: http://www.mcgill.ca/conted-students/exams/conflicts/
Policy Statement on Academic Integrity: McGill University values academic integrity. Therefore, all students must
understand the meaning and consequences of cheating, plagiarism and other academic offences under the Code of
Student Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures (see www.mcgill.ca/students/srr/honest/ for more information)
(Approved by Senate on 29 January 2003)
Policy Statement on Language: In accord with McGill University’s Charter of Students’ Rights, students in this
course have the right to submit in English or in French any written work that is to be graded. (Approved by Senate
on 21 January 2009)
Conformément à la Charte des droits de l’étudiant de l’Université McGill, chaque étudiant a le droit de soumettre
en français ou en anglais tout travail écrit devant être noté (sauf dans le cas des cours dont l’un des objets est la
maîtrise d’une langue).
Policy Statement on Extraordinary circumstances: In the event of extraordinary circumstances, the content and/or
evaluation scheme in this course is subject to change.
Policy Statement on Course Material: Instructor-generated course materials (e.g., handouts, notes, summaries,
exam questions, etc.) are protected by law and may not be copied or distributed in any form or in any medium
without explicit permission of the instructor. Note that infringements of copyright can be subject to follow up
by the University under the Code of Student Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures.
Policy Statement on Diverse Learners: As instructors of this course we endeavor to provide an inclusive
learning environment. However, if you experience barriers to learning in this course, do not hesitate to discuss
them with us and the Office for Students with Disabilities, 514-398-6009.
Chemistry 120 aims to provide you with an introduction to the quantitative aspects of fundamental chemical
principles, such as gas law, thermodynamics, kinetics, solubility, equilibrium, acids/bases, and
electrochemistry. This course compliments the more qualitative principles/topics presented in Chem 110.
Here, our focus is on developing an understanding of these underlying principles that dictate chemical
behavior and reactivity.
There is no one way of learning chemistry. In this course, you will have access to a variety of resources
which we hope will provide you with an opportunity to engage with the subject. Looking over material
before class, through the LearnSmart Pre-Readings, will prime your brain to learn what is being presented
in lecture. Connect Assignments will be provided for you to engage with what you learn in class. Practice
exams will be provided so you can acclimatize yourself to the style of multiple choice exams. We strongly
recommend engaging with these resources whether it’s working on them independently or with your fellow