Introduction to Chemistry


Spring 2020




Dr. Draganjac 

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Course:  9:00 - 9:50 MWF   LSE508                                                                                                                                             Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description:

Office hours: 10:00 – 10:50 MTWRF (Others by appointment)

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Tests:  5 exams (500 points total for the exams).
   One exam at the end of each of the sections listed below:

CHEM 1003. Introduction to Chemistry Fundamentals of chemical terms and applications to laboratory studies. Extensive drills on calculations and use of hand held calculator in problem solving. Recommended for those with no prior study of chemistry. Corequisite or prerequisite, MATH 0003, MATH 0013, or MATH 1023.


General Education Science Learning Outcomes/Objectives




Using Science to Accomplish Common Goals


Students will be able to understand concepts of science as they apply to contemporary issues.




1. Metric System, Significant Figures, Unit Conversions, Density, Review of Math, Operation of Electronic Calculators* 

2. Chemical Symbols, Atomic Theory, Law of Definite/ Multiple Proportions, Periodic Table**, Writing Formulas, Naming Compounds 

3. Stoichiometry, Mole Concept, Percent Composition, Empirical and Molecular Formulas, Writing and Balancing Equations

4. Theoretical yield, Limiting reactants, Solutions, Molarity, Dilutions

5. Gas Laws

Course related worksheets

Final exam: Friday, May 8, 8:00 am.  The final will not be comprehensive.

Quizzes: 100 points - there will be 15 quizzes (10 points each), the 5 lowest quiz grades will be dropped to give a total of 100 points

Total points : 600

Grading - Straight percentage:  90+ A, 80 - 89.9999 B, 70 - 79.9999 C, 60 - 69.9999 D, Below 60 F.

Make up exams will be given at the end of the semester.  Failure to take the exam at the scheduled time will result in a grade of zero for that exam.

Make-up exams:

Exam times: see exam schedule page

In order to keep track of your grades, a Grade Performance Sheet is available.  Simply print off the form and fill it in with your grades or bring it to me (Dr. Draganjac), and I will give you your grades.  Keep in mind this is a generic form to be used with all of Draganjac's classes.   Federal Law prohibits discussion of your grade with anyone.  Also grades cannot be given by e-mail or over the phone.

*Graphing Calculators are not permitted in CHEM1003, CHEM1013 or CHEM1023. A solar powered Texas Instrument Scientific Calculator (estimated cost - less than $15) is recommended.  The simpler, the better.  You need one to do multiple roots, logs and scientific notation.  Other brands are acceptable but the student is responsible for learning the operational procedures.  Cell phone calculators will not be allowed.

** 1) Students are responsible for the first 103 elements.  Students must know the element's symbol, name and correct spelling of the name. 2) Student must know the name, formula and charge of the ions listed on the Cation/ Anion List.

Students who require academic adjustments in the classroom due to a disability must first
register with ASU Disability Services.  Following registration and within the first two
weeks of class, please contact me to discuss appropriate academic accommodation.
Appropriate arrangements can be made to ensure equal access to this course.

Tutoring: Peer tutoring is available to all students enrolled in ASU-Jonesboro courses in the Learning Support Center (LSC) located in the Dean B. Ellis Library, Room 100 (enter through the main library and take the stairs or elevator down to the ground floor).  Tutors are able to assist students in almost all 1000- and 2000-level general education courses and some upper-division core courses. LSC hours are Monday – Thursday, 11:00 am – 7:00 pm and Friday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. 


Students can drop-in or make appointments by calling 972-3451 or emailing Tutor availability by subject should be posted on the LSC website after the 2nd week of the semester.  Some tutors will prepare activities in advance for group tutoring sessions.  LSC services are included in your tuition—there are no additional fees.  Visit the LSC website for more information:


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