Chem 101 Laboratories                           Fall 2020         

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What you need to know before attending your first lab....

Lab Sessions start the week beginning September 14 in room FR306.

A handout with more information will be provided at your first lecture session.

Due to the current pandemic, IN-LAB SESSIONS at Capilano University will be held at only half of regular student-capacity so that appropriate 2 meter physical-distancing can be maintained while present in the lab room.    Students will be provided disposable gloves to wear and are advised to bring their own cloth face-masks.  Additional measures, such as plexiglass barriers, one-way signage, and disinfectant treatments of all high-touch areas will be utilized to futher protect students and faculty while in the lab. 

Students will be assigned to either Group "A" or Group "B" and attend the in-lab sessions following their Group's unique schedule,  Online experiments will be performed during the weeks when a Group is not conducting in-lab experiments.

Instructional Videos
Online Experiments
Online Tutorials

Instructional Video Link 




Pre/Post-Lab Tutorial Link

Videos specific to laboratory techniques, equipment, theory, and calculations for selected experiments can be accessed by clicking on this icon in the schedule below.


Experiments to be conducted online, in lieu of an in-lab session at Capilano University, are accessed by clicking on this icon in the schedule below.


Tutorials relating to selected study guide problems and treatment of results. These are accessed by clicking on this icon in the schedule below. 

Chem 101 Laboratory Schedule   



Jan 20 Exp 1   Laboratory Orientation
Instructional Video Link
Jan 27 Exp 2   Laboratory Measurement Instructional Video Link
Feb 03 Exp 3   Physical Properties Parts A & B  
Feb 10 Exp 3   Physical Properties Part C  
Feb 17 no Chem 101 labs this week  
Feb 24 Exp 4   Gravimetric Analysis Instructional Video Link
Mar 02 Exp 5   Acid Base Titrations    Practice Session
                                  (Titration of NaOH Using Acetic Acid)
Instructional Video Link
Mar 09 Exp 5   Acid Base Titrations    Second Session
                                 (Standardisation of NaOH Using KHP)
Mar 16 no Chem 101 labs this week  
Mar 23 Exp 6   Ideal Gas Law  
Mar 30 Exp 7   Thermochemistry     first session
Apr 06 Exp 7   Thermochemistry     second session  
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Laboratory Attendance

Attendance at laboratories is mandatory, and missed work will be assigned a zero grade. To pass the laboratory component of this course you must achieve a minimum mark of 50% overall, and you must have attended and completed a required minimum of laboratory work.  A student missing more than 3 lab sessions, for any reason, cannot pass the lab course.

If absence from a laboratory period is unavoidable, contact your lab supervisor, preferably before the class, and certainly no more than one day after the missed experiment. Unavoidable absences from the lab (to which there is also a limit) are governed by the Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences Policy Regarding Missed Examinations and Labs which can be found in your course outline. If a lab excuse is granted, you will likely be required to make up the lost work.

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Laboratory Report Deadlines

Most reports will be due at the end of the laboratory session, whereas some will require more time for completion. Information about due times is found in the “Prelab Preparation” section of each experiment in the lab manual. Deadlines for submission of reports requiring extra time will be given by your laboratory instructor.

The reports should be submitted in the correct drop box in the hallway outside FR308, unless otherwise specified by your instructor.

Note that there are boxes for all chemistry lab courses and all lab sections within each course, so be sure to use the correct box!

Reports left in the wrong box will not be marked.

Late Laboratory Reports

Penalties will be applied to reports received after the stated deadlines. Late report policies are set by the Department of Chemistry and applied to all laboratory components of chemistry courses at Capilano University. Since the late report policy is set by the Department of Chemistry, your instructor is obligated to apply the penalties as described below.

A late report received within 24 hours of the deadline, and signed, will be assessed a penalty of 50% of the total possible marks. Late reports must be submitted in person to one of the chemistry laboratory personnel to be signed and dated.

If late reports are left in the hallway drop box after the deadline, they will not be marked. Reports received more than 24 hours after the deadline will not be marked, resulting in 100% loss of the total possible marks.

For more complete details on the late report policies, consult your laboratory guide.