CHEM 121

Structure and Bonding in Chemistry

University of British Columbia

Fundamentals of bonding theories and structural chemistry, with applications relevant to modern society.

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CHEM 121 Syllabus for TBA — Fall 2018

MWF 10:00 am 10:50 am in CHEM B-wing, Room B250
Dr. Erin Lindenberg
Office Hours:
Mondays and Tuesdays, 11:00 am 12:00 pm
Wednesdays, 4:30 pm 5:30 pm, and by appointment
Office Location:
CHEM B-wing, Room B356
Emails: Please include “CHEM 121-110” in the subject line and include your full name in the
body of the email. Allow 1 business day (at least 24 hours) for a response.
In-class Quizzes (best 2 of 3; worth 5%)
Quizzes will be 15 minutes in duration and will be held promptly at the beginning of lecture on the
following dates:
Quiz 1 Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Quiz 2 Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Quiz 3 Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Your two best quiz marks will count toward 5% of your total grade. If you miss one quiz for any
reason, there is no need to let me know. There are no make-up quizzes.
Online Assignments (worth 4%)
There will be nine online assignments. The online assignments are designed as an opportunity for
you to develop your problem solving skills. The expectation is that you will complete the
assignments individually. Assignments will become available on the section-specific Canvas site on
Wednesdays at 4:00 pm and are due at 11:59 pm on the following Monday. You will have three
attempts for each assignment; the questions will be different for each attempt. Your best result
submitted by the due date will be used to determine your grade. Any assignments submitted after
the deadline will not count toward your total grade.
Note: There will NOT be Online Assignments posted on Sep 5, Oct 3, or Nov 7.
iClicker Responses (worth 1%)
Register your iClicker on the course website. In lecture, you will be asked to respond to questions
using your iClicker. It is expected that students are in control of their own iClicker. Responses will
be marked for participation only. If you respond to 80% of the iClicker questions, you will receive
full credit for iClicker responses. This 80% threshold is designed to allow for occasions such as
missed lectures, forgotten iClickers, and iClicker malfunctions.
Bring your iClicker and ChIRP to every lecture
In-class Quizzes (best 2 of 3)
Online Assignments
iClicker Responses

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