General Information - Fall 2016

  • Survey of Chemistry Lab is an introductory laboratory course designed to teach the basics of working with laboratory equipment, data gathering, analysis and reporting.
  • The prerequisite for this course is (CHEM A103 with a minimum grade of C or concurrent enrollment).
  • All CHEM A103 labs are held in CPSB 314.  Registered students must attend the first day of labs and they must attend with a lab manual, safety goggles, and lab coat.  Students who miss the first day of labs may forfeit their space in lab. The lab manual, safety goggles, and lab coat are available through the campus bookstore.  Labs start on August 29th, 2016.  
  • Students shall be dressed appropriately for lab or entry into lab shall be denied. Review section 3c in the Chemistry Department's Teaching Laboratory Safety Agreement and Procedures for a complete overview of the required dress code.
  • The Add/Drop deadline with 100% refund this semester is September 9th, 5 p.m.
  • The Credit-to-Audit deadline is September 9th, 5 p.m.
  • The Withdrawal deadline this semester is November 4th, 5 pm.

Course Presentations

File Topic
Safety  -  Safety Orientation
Equip.  - Glassware and Equipment
Lab 1  - Mathematics in Chemistry
Lab 2  - Introduction to Laboratory Glassware and Equipment
Lab 3  - Volume Determination and Density
Lab 4  - MicroLabTM and Calibration Curves
Lab 5  - Plotting Measured Data to Generate a Graph
Lab 6  - Hardware Models: Limiting Reactant and Theoretical Yield
Lab 7  - Synthesis of Potassium Dioxalatocuprate (II) Dihydrate
Lab 8  - Determination of Concentration Using Spectrophotometry
Lab 9  - Solutions and Electrolytes: Qualitative Observations
Lab 10  - Analysis of Vinegar by Titration
Lab 11  - Determination of Buffer Capacity

Additional Files for Students

Fall 2016 Syllabus

Fall 2016 Schedule

Sample Spreadsheet and Formulas