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Chemistry in Our World - Summer 2017

CHEM 10030: Chemistry in Our World
Course Outline - Summer 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.

Preliminary Information

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Course Information

  • Welcome
    A short introduction to this course and Dr. Earley.
  • Syllabus
    Required textbook, exam and assignment due dates, and other information about the course.
  • Proctored Exam Options
    Options for taking the required proctored exams for this course.
  • Alias
    Define a name that will be visible to other students for all of your posts
  • Website Information/Help
    FAQ and Help: An overview of the features of this website, how to access information, changing your password, etc.


Preliminary Assignment

This quiz should be completed before starting on the course materials below.

  • Did not pass Quiz Syllabus Quiz - Due June 15
    Periodically, unproctored online quizzes are available that must be completed by the indicated dates for full credit. This is the first quiz.

  • 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 approximately one week before each post is due.
  • Old Exams
    Copies of select exams from previous semesters


Material for Exam #2: (Testing Dates July 10 - 14)

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 second exam (July 10-14). This section starts with energy-related topics, then focuses on topics related to biochemistry, with an emphasis on food.

  • Energy - A look at current sources of energy in the U.S. Deadline: July 1
  • Global Warming - Defining global warming, whether global warming is occurring, potential causes and alternate energy sources. Deadline: July 3
  • Water - Properties of solution and purification of drinking water. Deadline: July 6
  • Oxidation/Reduction - How redox reactions are used both in batteries and metabolism. Deadline: July 8
  • Food Chemistry - Overview of carbohydrates, proteins, and lipids. Deadline: July 10
  • Diet - Overview of food, metabolism, and the American diet. Deadline: July 12
  • Review Sheet - Summary of topics covered on the last exam.