CH 104


On-Line Section

Fall 1998


On-Line Instructors: Hal Bender Dave Arter
Office: Pauling Center P 124-m P 124-i
Phone: 657-6958 ext. 2220 ext. 2210
E-mail: halb@ davea@

Lab Instructors: Hal Bender, Dave Arter, Sue Eggling, Ellen Hannan, Tom Barrett, Larry Emme (night)

Lab Hours:

Tuesday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 7 - 9:30 pm
Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.  
Thursday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 7 - 9:30 pm
Friday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.  


Lesson Topic Lab work: Quiz:
1 Introduction: Observation & Description 9/21-25 9/28-10/2
2 Measurements and Calculations 9/28-10/2 10/5-9
3 Composition and Weight Relationships 10/5-9 10/12-16
4 Atoms, Elements and Compounds 10/12-16 10/19-23
5 Chemical Equations 10/19-23 10/26-30
6 Atomic and Electronic Structure 10/26-30 11/2-6
7 Periodic Table and Atomic Properties 11/2-6 *11/9-13*
8 Strong Chemical Bonds *11/9-13* 11/16-20
9 Weak Chemical Bonds 11/16-20 *11/23-25*
10 Review: What's in a Name *11/23-12/4* 11/30-12/4

*Lab closed for Veterans Day - Wed 11/11; Thanksgiving - Wed night 11/25, Th 11/26, Fri 11/27

Final Exam: Week of Dec. 7 

Tues, Dec. 8, 2-4pm, P-101
or  Tues, Dec. 8, 6-8pm, P-101
or  Wed, Dec. 9, 12noon-2pm, P-101
or  By arrangement

In the event of school closure, try to make up any lost lab time during the same week. Try to use Friday lab time for review and not be totally dependent on it for finishing the lab work for the lesson. In the event of extended closure, we will make adjustments. Similar cautions and adjustments may be needed for server down-time.

Course Description:

Traditional 5-credit chemistry courses generally include 3 hours of lecture, 1 hour of seminar or recitation, and 3 hours of lab each week. This on-line section of CH 104 will cover the same content in a different format. Lab work will be done on campus in the Chemistry Tutorial Lab (P-165) during the hours listed above. Allow about three hours per week for lab work. During that time you will also take a written quiz over the previous week’s lesson. The presentation of content other than lab work will be on-line.

Most lessons have a lab report and a problem set to be turned in. These should be turned in when you come to lab the next week. Lab reports can also be e-mailed to your instructor. Problem sets can also be e-mailed or in some cases submitted on-line. Late work will generally be marked for completion but not scored. Work not turned in will be scored as 0.

Also, there will be a final exam. The final exam will be comprehensive (lessons 1-10). The dates when the exam is scheduled are listed above.

Course Materials:

The on-line material for the course is extensive and covers all of the objectives for the course. Instructions for the lab work are found in the Workbook for the course (along with many of the examples that are presented on-line).

Text: "Introduction to General, Organic, and Biochemistry," by Hein, Best, Pattison, and Arena, Sixth Edition, Brooks/Cole.

Workbook: "Workbook for CH 104/121" is available at our bookstore.

Video Tapes used in the Tutorial Lab Chemistry sections of this coursse are available for use in the lab and are broadcast over the college’s cable connections. Transcripts of those video tapes are available in our bookstore.


Your grade will be determined primarily by your quiz and exam scores. Other factors are also important and are listed below.


Probable distribution of points:
30  On-line instructor's evaluation
90  Lab reports (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
70  Problem sets (2-8)
180  Written quizzes (1-10 - drop one)
100 Final exam
470 Total points (estimated)


A = 90 - 100% P (pass) = successfully completed the course
B = 80 - 89% N (no pass) = did not successfully complete the course
C = 70 - 79% X (audit) = took course for no credit
D = 60 - 69% W (withdraw) = ceased to attend class
F = below 60% I (incomplete) = some coursework not completed, but satisfactory grades on what was completed (arrangements must be made to complete coursework)






Introductory Chemistry has been taught at Clackamas Community College for three decades. During that time both the content and the presentation have evolved. This term, for the first time, it is available in this "on-line + lab" presentation. The intent of this "Orientation" is provide you with information about the course content, expectations, and mode of delivery.

We have chosen to use more than one mode of presentation. This section of the course operates within the TopClass format. Much of the course material will be presented simply as web pages within that format. Communication with the instructors and with other students will utilize additional features of TopClass. Accordingly, you will need to learn to use the navigation and communication features of TopClass. The "Using TopClass" section of this "Orientation" will introduce you to those features, some of which you have used just getting to this page. Some of the presentations have been prepared using Authorware in order to use features that are not readily available on simple web pages. The "Using Authorware" section will introduce you to the features you will use while in that mode. The Authoware presentations require the use of additional plug-ins to allow your browser to display them. These are given in the "Plug-in Requirements for Authorware" section. These sections can be reached by clicking on the right arrow at the bottom of this page.

The "Syllabus" section contains information about instructors, lab hours, topics, due dates, final exam, and grading.






Many of the lessons in this course were created with Macromedia's Authorware.  To view these Authorware modules, you will need to install Macromedia's Shockwave for Authorware.  In addition, you will need a copy of Quicktime for Windows installed on your computer to play the Quicktime video segments included. 

If you are accessing this course from a computer in the chemistry lab in Pauling 165, the computer you are using has already had the correct plug-ins installed.  If you are accessing this course from home, you will need to download and install these programs yourself.

You will find directions for downloading and installing the Shockwave for Authorware plug-in at Macromedia's download site.    Be sure to download the Shockwave for Authorware that is correct for your computer (PC or Mac), your browser (Netscape or Internet Explorer) and operating system (Windows 95, Windows 3.1, etc.)

You can find Quicktime at Apple's download site.

When you have downloaded and installed Shockwave for Authorware, proceed to the next page, Authorware Introduction, to test your installation and to learn about the Authorware modules we will use in this course.