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

The prerequisites for this course are CHEM 105L with a minimum grade of C and (CHEM 106 with a minimum grade of C or concurrent enrollment).

All CHEM A106 labs are held in CPSB 315.  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

Nernst Conversion Equations

The Add/Drop deadline for 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 and lab manual required)

Mathematics in Chemistry - Homework Assigned
Safety Orientation

Glassware and Equipment

Lab 1
1/20 Week of Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No Labs  
1/27 Mathematics in Chemistry and MicroLab(TM) Lab 1
2/3 Chemical Kinetics: Measuring Reaction Rates Lab 2
2/10 Chemical Equilibrium and the Equilibrium ConstantLab 3
2/17 Analysis of Vinegar by TitrationLab 4
2/24 Determination of Buffer CapacityLab 5
3/3 Determination of a Ksp Using SpectrophotometryLab 6
3/10 Spring Break - No Labs
3/17 Spectrophotometric Determination of the pKa of Bromothymol Blue Lab 7
3/24 Simultaneous Spectrophotometric QuantitationLab 8
3/31 Determination of Oxalate by Titration Lab 9
4/7 Formal Lab Report Lab 9
4/14 Dependence of Cell Potential on Concentration: The Nernst EquationLab 10
4/21 Job's Method of Continuous Variation Lab 11

Below are the Material Safety Data Sheets for all the reagents you will be using this semester.



2 Ammonium Persulfate, Ammonium Sulfate, Potassium Iodide (5-10 %), Potassium Nitrate (1 M), Sodium Thiosulfate, Starch, Water
3 Ferric Nitrate (1 M), Nitric Acid (1.0-2.0 N), Potassium Thiocyanate (0.1 N), Sulfamic Acid, Water
4 Acetic Acid (1 N), Potassium Hydroxide (0.1-1.0 N), Sodium Hydroxide (0.01-0.1 N), Water
5 Potassium Hydroxide (0.1-1.0 N), Sodium Acetate Buffer, Sodium Hydroxide (0.01-0.1 N), Water
6 Copper (II) Sulfate, Copper (II) Tartrate, Water
7 Acetic Acid (1 N), Bromothymol Blue (solution), Potassium Phosphate (dibasic), Potassium Phosphate (monobasic), Potassium Phosphate (tribasic), Sodium Acetate Buffer, Sodium Phosphate (dibasic), Sodium Phosphate (monobasic), Sodium Phosphate (tribasic), Water
8 Copper (II) Sulfate, Ferric Nitrate (1 M), Nickel (II) Chloride, Nickel (II) Sulfate, Nitric Acid (1.0-2.0 N), Potassium Thiocyanate (0.1 N), Sulfamic Acid, Water
9 Ammonium Oxalate, Potassium Oxalate, Potassium Permanganate (0.3-8 %), Sodium Bisulfite (meta-), Sodium Oxalate, Sulfuric Acid (0.1-10 %), Water
10 Copper (II) Sulfate, Copper Metal, Potassium Nitrate (1 M), Water, Zinc Metal, Zinc Sulfate
11 Ferric Nitrate (1 M), Nitric Acid (1.0-2.0 N), Potassium Thiocyanate (0.1 N), Sulfamic Acid, Water
Buffer pH 4 Buffer pH 4, Amaranth, Dowicide A, Potassium Acid Phthalate, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Phenylphenate (O-), Water
Buffer pH 7 Buffer pH 7, Dowicide A, Potassium Phosphate Monobasic, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Phenylphenate (O-), Sodium Phosphate Dibasic, Tartrazine, Water
Buffer pH 10 Buffer pH 10, Dichloropropene (1,3-), Dowicil 75, Hexamethylenetetramine, Methylene Chloride, Patent Blue A, Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Carbonate Monohydrate, Water