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Dr. William Antonio Boyle
at Prince George's Community College,
Maryland, USA.

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Physical Sciences Dept. Office phone: 301-546-0420

Dr. Boyle's Chemistry I, CHM 1010 section for Fall Semester 2018:

Section LE03 [Syn#39739]

Fall Semester classes started on Tuesday, August 28, 2018.

Dr. Boyle's schedule - Fall Semester 2018:


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
3:00 PM

4:00 PM

  Office Hours 4:45-5:15pm CH-310K   Office Hours 4:45-5:15pm CH-310K  
5:00 PM

  CHM1010 Lec LE03   CHM1010 Lec LE03  
6:00 PM

  5:30-7:15pm CH-114   5:30-7:15pm CH-114  
7:00 PM

  CHM1010 Lab LE03      
8:00 PM

  7:30-10:20 pm CH-312      
9:00 PM

10:00 PM

11:00 PM


Chemistry 1010, Fall Semester, 2018 - Tentative Discussion/Laboratory Schedule


Lecture/Discussion Topics

Lab (Tuesdays)


1. 08/28-08/30

Introduction to Chemistry


Safety and Equipment



2. 09/04-09/06


Properties and Classification of Matter

Elements, Compounds, Mixtures

Kinds of Matter

Separations I

Quiz 1.

HW: 01.01, 01.02, 01.03

3. 09/11-09/13


Symbols, formulas

Physical vs chemical changes

Conservation of matter

Chemical Nomenclature

Investigation of Chemical Reactions I

Surfaces, Graphing, Volume (in class)

HW: Ch. 01 StudyPlan.
Ch. 01 Problems

4. 09/18-09/20

Chemical Reactions

Assign Project

Perf. Lab #1

Quiz 2, HW:
Ch. 02 StudyPlan.
Ch. 02 Problems

5. 09/25-09/27

The Mole Concept


Moles. Molecules, Formulas

Exam 1

6. 10/02-10/04


Ins and Outs of Energy in Systems

HW:Ch. 03 StudyPlan.
Ch. 03 Problems

7. 10/09-10/11

Atomic Structure and Periodic Trends


Discovering Periodic Trends

Quiz 3, HW:
Ch. 04 StudyPlan.
Ch. 04 Problems

8. 10/16-10/18


Performance Lab #2

Ch. 05 StudyPlan.
Ch. 05 Problems

9. 10/23-10/25

No class on 10/23

Molecular Geometry, VSEPR


Its all in the Shape (in class)

Exam 2, HW:
Ch. 06 StudyPlan.
Ch. 06 Problems

10. 10/30-11/01

Gas Laws

Behavior of Gases

Element Project due. Quiz 4. HW:
Ch. 07 StudyPlan.
Ch. 07 Problems

11. 11/06-11/08

Properties of Liquids and Solids

Uncovering Properties of Liquids and Solids

Ch. 08 StudyPlan.
Ch. 08 Problems

12. 11/13-11/15

Fri 11/16 is the withdrawal date

Solution Concentrations

Colligative Properties

Perf. Lab #3.

Ch. 09 StudyPlan.
Ch. 09 Problems

13. 11/20-11/22

No class on 11/22

Acids and Bases

Investigating Solutions

Exam 3. HW:
Ch. 13 StudyPlan.
Ch. 13 Problems

14. 11/27-11/29

Intermolecular Forces

Exploring Acids and Bases

Ch. 15 StudyPlan.
Ch. 15 Problems

15. 12/04-12/06

Phase Changes

Performance Lab #4

Quiz 5

16. 12/13, Thu.

Final Exam

6:00 pm.

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The Chemistry 1010 Syllabus.

Login to Blackboard.
Blackboard instructions.

The Element Project guidelines.

     A report with active hyperlinks: Example #1.

     A report with active hyperlinks: Example #2.

     A report with active hyperlinks: Example #3.



     Stoichiometry/Limiting Reactant Problem.

     Stoichiometry/Limiting Reactant Problem Solution.

     The Laws of Thermodynamics.

     The energy consumption problem.

     The energy consumption problem solution.

     The radiation and cancer problem.

     The radiation and cancer problem solution.

     Rules for Writing Lewis Structures of Molecules.

     Lewis Structures Review.

Quiz & Exam Solutions:

CHM 1010 Quiz 1 solution.

CHM 1010 Quiz 2 solution.

CHM 1010 Quiz 3 solution.

Student log-on and payment instructions for the OWLv2 system.

Dr. Scott Sinex's Chemistry 1010 webpage.

Dr. Barbara Gage's Chemistry 1010 topics review webpage.

The Chemistry 1010 Lab Manual.

Organize your life: Use Workflowy!

The Khan Academy Tutoring Videos.

The Library of Congress Virtual Reference Shelf.

NEW! PGCC Student Scholarship Search and Application Site!

Free US College Student Scholarship and Grant Information!

Free Transfer College and Scholarship Search Information.

Dr. Roberts' webpage with Freeware and Useful Programs for your computer.

"All human thought and communication is in terms of models, i.e., structural abstractions of reality.
A model is not physical reality, but a good model can help us understand and utilize that aspect of reality." -WAB.

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Dr. Boyle has been an Adjunct Professor at PGCC since the summer of 2003.

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