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Chemistry 201 - General Chemistry 1 - Daniel Evans

Course:General Chemistry 1
Professor:Daniel Evans
  • Hybrid
  • InPerson
Course Length:
  • 16 Week


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Chemistry is generally not considered an easy course. For most of you, it will take effort to study, comprehend, remember, and be able to use the topics that we cover in this course. I will do my best to be here for you, to guide you and answer your questions. But it is your effort that determines the outcome of this course.
The Canvas course is set up as a hybrid course, presenting all the information that you need to succeed, available anytime day or night, with written text, videos, practice homework, all linked from Canvas.
I highly recommend that you have a notebook for this class and do all your homework in the notebook. If you get the wrong answer, you should photograph your work and submit it for review through the discussions, Inbox, or Zoom. This is a highly calculational based course, at the level of Algebra.

Course Description

This course is part 1 of a two-semester general chemistry course for science majors. Major topics are: atomic structure, nomenclature, chemical bonding, acid- base theories and chemistry of the solid, liquid, and gaseous states of matter.

What to Expect in this Course

We start off fast and furious, with homework scheduled daily for the first several weeks. On Canvas, you will be lead to the appropriate section in the book to read. Then there are videos to watch discussing the topic and demonstrating how to solve some problems. It may be useful for have some problems ready to work on alongside the video problems. You can get these from worksheets (listed on the first Canvas page of each chapter) or from the homework, copy the problem into your notebook and do the work there. The homework is on the Quizzes tab on the left, or on the next page following the video page. The videos will open in a separate tab. The homework can be repeated indefinitely, only your highest score is kept. When you repeat the homework, you will see some new problems. Chrome browse is the best to use. Safari browser will not let you see all the images.

Every three or four weeks, we will have a test typically covering three chapters.

Every week there is a new lab. Participation in the labs is a requirement to pass this course.

There is a comprehensive final at the end of the semester.

Types of Assessments

Homework (on Canvas Quizzes) is how we study, they are repeatable, and only the highest score is kept. There are three or four midterm exams, either on paper or proctored online. There is a comprehensive Final (paper or proctored online). There are lab reports each week. 

Textbook Information

Chemistry 2e, OpenStax – (; free pdf download and also free online version linked in course.

Other Relevant Course Information

You have to be active (defined by interacting with the course on Canvas) by the first official day of class (August 26), and submitting assignments by Friday (August 28), to not be dropped as a “no show”. You have to be regularly submitting assignments during the first two weeks, or you will be dropped on Census day as “inactive”.

To get added the course, it is best if you are on the wait list. You should contact me starting a week before the first day of class to state your desire to add the course. We will communicate by email from there until if or when you get added, if added, we will start interacting through the course/Canvas

Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

  • CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex:
  • CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password

Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.

Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

The Learning Center (TLC)

The TLC provides FREE online tutoring resources to COC students!

Academic Accommodation Center (AAC)

College of the Canyons AAC provides educational services and access for eligible students with documented disabilities who intend to pursue coursework at COC. A variety of programs and services are available which afford eligible students with disabilities the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of the college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations. For more information on their services visit the Academic Accomodation Center website.

Online Counseling

The Counseling Department offers appointments online. You can schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Counseling website. Counselors can help you map out a plan to reach your educational goals as well as advise you on course selection and registration.

Management of Stress and Mental Health

Often the pressure on our students is very strong, involving academic commitments, relationships, outside jobs and family pressure to name a few. The staff and faculty of College of the Canyons are here to see you succeed academically and care about your emotional and physical health. You can learn more about the broad range of confidential student services, including counseling and mental health services available on campus by visiting the Student Health & Wellness Center in the Student Services Building (across from the bookstore). The phone number is 661-362-3259 that you can call 24/7. You can also e mail for an appointment at At the Canyon Country Campus the Health Center will be in the new Student Services Building.

Also, the National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline number is now 988. All students at COC are encouraged to enter that phone number in their cells. You can call it when you, or someone you know, is having thoughts of suicide or is in severe distress.

You can also now use the Crisis Text Line: Just text "Courage" to 741741. Someone will get back to you immediately. Its free, 24/7, and confidential.

Veterans Resource Center

The College of the Canyons Veterans Resource Center is a department within the Student Services Division at the college, created to help veterans and veteran dependents with applying to College of the Canyons, enrolling in classes, and requesting VA Education or Vocational Benefits. For more information please visit the Veterans Resource Center website, email or phone (661) 362-3469.


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Last updated: 06/14/2022 Sub#: 1414