Chem 110 Lab Schedule
Spring 2012

Modified: December 22, 2012


Week beginning

Experiment Title

Jan 9-10

Check-in and Safety

Jan 16-17

What does a molecule look like? (#6)

Jan 23-24

Visibly Delighted: How do colored solutions interact with light? (#5)

Jan 30-31

Refrigerant Gases (Supplemental Expt #1)
Preparation and properties of pollutant gases (Supplemental Expt #3)

Feb 6-7

Solids in Cigarette Smoke

Feb 13-14

Chemical Moles (#8)

Feb 20-21

Hot Stuff: An energy conservation problem (#9)

Feb 27-28

Which fuels provide the most heat? (#10)

Mar 5-6

Spring Break

Mar 12-13

Biodiesel: Preparation and Properties (#11)

Mar 19-20

Chemical reactions and electricity (#22)
Building a conductivity detector and testing for ions (#12)

Mar 26-27

pH measurements of common substances (#18)
Reactions of acids with common substances (#17)

Apr 2-3

Analysis of Westhampton Lake water (#16)

Apr 9-10

Why Do Plastics Get Sorted for Recycling?  Properties of Common Plastics (#24)

Apr 16-17

Solubilities: an investigation (#20)
Check out

Laboratory Policies

  1. Laboratory safety rules will be rigorously enforced. You are responsible for knowing, understanding, and adhering to the safety rules on page vi of the lab manual. NOTE: Sandals or other open-toed shoes are not permitted in the lab.
  2. Laboratory attendance is MANDATORY EACH WEEK. This includes both the pre-lab lecture portion and the laboratory portion of the laboratory period. If you miss the pre-lab lecture, you constitute a hazard to yourself and the students around you, and you will therefore NOT be permitted to do the laboratory procedure. Your grade for that week will be zero. If you are seriously ill, if there is a death in the family, or if there is some other emergency, your instructor may choose to excuse you from a week's lab, but you must inform your instructor before the lab is missed (if possible) or immediately upon your return to campus. THERE ARE NO MAKE-UP LABS. If you are excused from a particular week's laboratory, that grade will be dropped or a substitute assignment may be given. If you are unexcused, that grade will be recorded as a zero. Lab reports are always due one week after completion of the experiment. Late lab reports are not accepted.
  3. You are expected to read the laboratory text material for each week's experiment before the lab. This will give you an excellent overview of the objective of the experiment and will help you to focus on the critical points in the pre-lab lecture.
  4. Much of your work this semester will be done in teams or pairs. All work for the lab, including collection of data, experimental work, interpretation of data and answering questions in your laboratory report can be done in this manner. However, no one who wishes to work individually will be required to do data interpretation and answering questions with their partner.
  5. You are required to keep a bound laboratory journal of all experimental work. This is considered a permanent record of your work so all entries must be made in ink. Any references you consult in the completion of an experiment are to be cited. Entries are recorded into your notebook as you perform the experiment.  After you and your partner have each earned three check plusses on your notebook records, you may alternate keeping the notebook records.