General Chemistry I Lab is a laboratory course designed to teach the fundamentals of working with laboratory equipment, data gathering, analysis, and reporting.


The prerequisite for this course is (CHEM 105 with a minimum grade of C or concurrent enrollment).

All CHEM A105 labs are held in CPSB 312.  You must attend the first day of labs and you must attend with your lab manual, goggles, and lab coat.  If you miss the first day of labs, you may forfeit your space in lab. The lab manual, safety goggles, and lab coat are available through the campus bookstore.  Labs start on January 13th, 2014. Students shall be dressed appropriately for lab or entry into lab shall be denied.  Long-sleeved shirts, pants that go down to the ankles, and proper shoes shall be worn. Starting this semester, lab coats are required for all chemistry labs. Review section 3d in the Chemistry Department's Teaching Laboratory Safety Agreement and Procedures for a complete overview of our dress code.

For your convenience, we've posted information below that you may find useful at some point during the semester.  Please check back frequently to remind yourself of what's available here.  Some of our files are posted in PowerPoint format.  Others are posted in pdf format.   If you don't already have it, the Adobe Acrobat Reader can be downloaded for free.


Of General Interest:

Spring 2014 Syllabus

Spring 2014 Schedule

Sample Spreadsheet and Formulas

The Add/Drop deadline with 100% refund this semester is January 24th.

The Withdrawal deadline this semester is April 5th.


Course Presentations

All presentations have been updated for this semester.

Week of: Topic Presentation
1/13 Safety Orientation, Lab Orientation, Syllabus and Locker Check-in (goggles, lab manual, and lab coat required) Safety Orientation

Glassware and Equipment
Mathematics in Chemistry - Homework Assigned
Lab 1
1/20 Week of Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No Labs
1/27 Laboratory Glassware and Equipment Lab 2
2/3 Volume Determination and Density Lab 3
2/10 Hardware Models: Limiting Reactant and Theoretical Yield Lab 4
MicroLab(TM) and Calibration Curves: Homework Assigned Lab 6
2/17 Synthesis of Potassium Dioxalatocuprate (II) Dihydrate Lab 5
2/24 MicroLab(TM) and Calibration Curves: In-class Exercise Lab 6
Skill Evaluationspp. 295 - 315
3/3 Solution Preparation and pH
Lab 7
3/10 Spring Break - No Labs
3/17 Skill Evaluations
pp. 295 - 315
3/24 Solutions, Electrolytes and Conductivity Lab 8
3/31 Determination of the Molar Volume of H2 Gas Lab 9
4/7 Calorimetry and the Enthalpies of Neutralization Lab 10
4/14 Determination of Concentration Using Spectrophotometry Lab 11
4/21 Skill Evaluations pp. 295 - 315