CHEM 105 - General Chemistry I - Fall 2013

Eric Glendening
Science 35N, 237-2235
Sections 1, 2: MWF 9:00-9:50 (S-18)
Section 1: R 9:30-10:45 (S-18)
Section 2: R 2:00-3:15 (S-18)
Office Hours:
Afternoons are best or by appointment
Syllabus | Schedule
Assignments | Answer Keys
On-line Grades updated Dec 12
OWLv1 Login
OWLv1 Registration Instructions (course name: C105F13EG)
OWLv2 Login (course key: E-TWQN2ZLFJEU8M)
Chemistry Help Center Schedule
Tips for Success in Chemistry

Supplemental Instructor: Cait East ( will serve as supplemental instructor during the Thursday workshops. Cait will also lead extra help sessions at the following times:

  • Wednesday evenings, 7:00-8:00, in Science 18
  • Thursday mornings, 11:00-noon, in Root Hall 14

    Textbook and Online Homework: You will need to purchase two items for this course, a textbook and a license for OWLv2 (Online Web Learning Version 2). The text and OWL will be used for both general chemistry courses (CHEM 105 and 106) during the 2013-14 academic year.

    The text is Zumdahl's Chemistry, 9th ed., 2013. A picture of the cover is shown above. The text is available at the ISU bookstore and from various on-line booksellers. OWL is an on-line electronic homework system.

    The ISU Bookstore sells copies of the Zumdahl text bundled with the OWL license for $177. The text is unbound loose leaf, so you'll need to purchase a large three-ring binder to hold your text. Thus, your total cost for course materials (text and OWL) for CHEM 105 will be $177 plus the cost of a three-ring binder. No additional course materials will need to be purchased if you plan to continue on to CHEM 106.

    Alternatively, you might purchase the text and OWL from This site provides a license for OWLv2 and access to a digital copy of the text for $126. (You do not need to have a hardcopy of the text.)

    A laboratory manual will need to be purchased for the CHEM 105L laboratory course. The manual is only available at the ISU bookstore.

    On-line grade policy: Scores for all quizzes, electronic homework, workshops, and exams are posted on the "On-line Grades" link shown above. Your grades will only appear on-line if you give me permission to post them. If your grades do not appear in the above link and you would like to see them listed there (along with those of your classmates), you will need to complete a permission form. At your request, I will remove your grades or change your six-digit identification number.