General Information - Spring 2015

  • 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.  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 12, 2015.  
  • Students shall be dressed appropriately for lab or entry into lab shall be denied. Review section 3d 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 January 23rd, 5 p.m.
  • The Credit-to-Audit deadline is January 23rd, 5 p.m.
  • The Withdrawal deadline this semester is April 3rd.

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