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Chemistry in Our World - Fall 2017

CHEM 10030: Chemistry in Our World
Course Outline - Fall 2017

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Welcome to Dr. Earley's online Chemistry in Our World course. Students enrolled in this class should proceed sequentially through each of the topics listed below by the deadlines indicated.  Note that some of this material is also available to students who are not currently enrolled but may be interested in finding out more about this course.

  • Discussion Board
    You are required to make at least 10 posts (100 word minimum) during the semester. Prompts containing topics for these posts will be posted near the beginning of most weeks.
  • Old Exams
    Copies of select exams from previous semesters



Material for Exam #3: (Testing Dates Dec. 11 - 15) - Click to expand

You will need to complete the quizzes in each of the following sections before the deadlines listed. All of these sections should be completed before the final exam. This section focuses on topics related to biochemistry, with an emphasis on food.

  • Icon for papers Paper - New Energy Sources. Deadlines:  Papers due Nov. 8, Comments due Nov. 15
  • Water - Properties of solution and purification of drinking water. Deadline: Nov.11
  • Oxidation/Reduction - How redox reactions are used both in batteries and metabolism. Deadline: Nov.18
  • Food Chemistry - Overview of carbohydrates, proteins, and lipids. Deadline: Dec. 2
  • Diet - Overview of food, metabolism, and the American diet. Deadline: Dec. 9
  • Review Sheet - Summary of topics covered on the last exam.
  • Post-semester Evaluation - A short quiz designed to determine your basic knowledge of chemistry after completion of this course. Your grade on this quiz will NOT be saved, but the fact that you did complete this quiz will be recorded. Students who complete this quiz by the deadline will earn two points of extra credit.