Chem 6A Course Syllabus
Instructor: Kim Albizati 2303 A2 Natural Sciences Building email: email@example.com
Teaching Assistants: Aochiu Chen (firstname.lastname@example.org); Hankyeol Jung (email@example.com);
Da Shi (firstname.lastname@example.org); Jiaqian Wu (email@example.com)
Lecture Hours: 5PM – 6:20PM TuTh in GH242
Office Hours: after each class outside GH242; Saturdays 11AM – noon at Rubio’s in the Price Center
Course Website: https://ted.ucsd.edu
Required Materials: General Chemistry, 4th edition, McQuarrie, Rock and Gallogly, University Science
Books, 2011; a non-graphing, non-programming scientific calculator
Suggested Supplementary Texts and Materials: Student Solutions Manual to Accompany General Chemistry
General Chemistry, 4th edition, McQuarrie, University Science Books, 2011
Exams and Grading: Grading will be based on 5 quizzes given during discussion section (100 points
maximum), 10 online homework problem sets (100 points maximum), a 100-point midterm exam and a 200
point final for a maximum of 500 points in the course. The dates of the exams are noted on the course schedule
(below) and on the course calendar. No makeup exams will be given.
Discussion Section: Attendance at the discussion sections is very strongly recommended. Five quizzes will be
given in discussion section at pre-announced times. The TA's will be clarifying points of lecture in addition to
going over problems from the book and problems of their own design. The TA's will announce their office
hours in section.
Online Homework: We will use the Sapling Learning System for 10 homework problem set assignments, each
of which is worth 10 points. Instructions for enrolling in the course site can be found at
Please direct all questions concerning any aspect of the online homework to your TA.
Textbook Problems: To gain from this course intellectually (and otherwise) will require diligence in problem
solving. Keep in mind that the problem-solving skills that you develop in this course can be transferred to other
fields and other courses.
Beyond Chem 6A: Knowledge in most areas of science is vertical, i.e., one builds upon previous learning in the
same subject. A solid understanding of the chemistry as presented in Chem 6A is crucial to future learning in
Chemistry and performing well throughout the Chem 6 and Chem 140 series.