Chem 101 Laboratories                              Spring  2021

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

Lab Sessions start the week beginning January 18 in room FR306.

PLEASE WATCH THIS VIDEO BEFORE ATTENDING YOUR FIRST LAB

NOTE THAT THIS VIDEO WAS RECORDED FOR FALL 2020 SEMESTER.  ALL INFORMATION STILL APPLIES FOR SPRING 2021, BUT THE DATES ARE DIFFERENT AND CAN BE FOUND IN THE SCHEDULE SHOWN BELOW AND IN THE PDF FILE AT THE ABOVE ICON.


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 and are advised to bring their own face-masks.  Additional measures, such as plexiglass barriers, one-way signage, enhanced ventilation 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.

Group A / B lists will be mass-emailed to students a few days before the labs begin, and may also be posted on the eLearn page for each individual lab section.  We apologize for the last-minute nature, but we must ensure all students have registered into the labs before we split them into groups.


Instructional Videos
 
 
Online Experiments
 
 
Online Tutorials
 

Instructional Video Link 

 

online 

 

Pre/Post-Lab Tutorial Link

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

 

Experiments to be conducted online, or prelab lectures for theory and calculations, 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   ICONS BELOW ARE LINKS

DATES
(Mon & Tue)
 for GROUP A for GROUP B
Jan 18 - 19 Exp 1 & Exp 2 at CapU   Orientation and
Lab Measurement
Instructional Video Link
Instructional Video Link
no Lab for Group B
Jan  25 - 26 Online Exp SIG pc Exp 1 & Exp 2 at CapU   Orientation and
Lab Measurement
Instructional Video Link
Instructional Video Link
Feb 01 - 02 Exp 3 at CapU
Phys Props Part A & B
  Online Exp SIG pc
Feb  08 - 09 Online Exp 4
Gravimetric Analysis
pc    Exp 3 at CapU
Phys Props Part A & B
 
Feb 15 - 16 Family Day Monday and Reading Week Break:  No Chem 101 Labs.
Feb  22 - 23 Exp 5.1 at CapU
Titrations Practice
NaOH & Acetic Acid
Instructional Video Link Online Exp 4
Gravimetric Analysis
pc
Mar 01 - 02 Online Exp DEN pc Exp 5.1 at CapU
Titrations Practice
NaOH & Acetic Acid
Instructional Video Link
Mar 08 - 09 Exp 5.2 at CapU
Titrations 2nd Session
NaOH & KHP
  Online Exp DEN pc
Mar 15 - 16 no Lab for Group A Exp 5.2 at CapU
Titrations 2nd Session
NaOH & KHP
 
Mar 22 - 23 Online Exp 6
Ideal Gas Law
pc no Lab for Group B
Mar 29 - 30 Exp 7 at CapU
Thermochemistry
  Online Exp 6
Ideal Gas Law
pc 
Apr 05 - 06 Online Exp 7 Lecture
on Graphs & Calcs
pc  EASTER MONDAY no labs
Apr 12 - 13 no Lab for Group A

last day of classes is April 16
Exp 7 at CapU
Thermochemistry
AND LATER THIS WEEK
Online Exp 7 Lecture
on Graphs & Calcs
pc
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Laboratory Attendance

Attendance at laboratories is mandatory, and missed work that has not be made-up in some manner will be assigned a zero grade.  To pass the lab component of this course you must have attended and completed a required minimum of laboratory work.  This minimum is dependent upon a number of factors and will be raised by your laboratory supervisor, if necessary.

In the current pandemic situation, if you are feeling sick, please stay at home and do not attend an “in-person” lab session.

If absence from an in-person in-lab session 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.

 A student missing more than 2 in-person lab session might have difficulty passing the lab course.

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Laboratory Report Deadlines

Most reports will be due at the end of the laboratory session. Information about due times is found in the "Prelab Preparation" section of each experiment in the lab manual.  Always submit your report exactly as your instructor directs. Those reports due at the end of a session should be submitted before you leave the lab. Those reports with extended deadlines should be submitted in the correct drop box in the hallway outside FR308.

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 up to 24 hours after the deadline will be assessed a penalty of 50% of the total possible marks. Late reports must be submitted to one of the chemistry laboratory personnel to be signed and dated. Late reports left in the hallway drop box after the deadline, or left in the wrong drop box, will not be marked.

Reports received more than 24 h after the deadline will not be marked, resulting in 100% loss of total possible marks.

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