Chem 101 Laboratories                                         Fall  2024 

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

Lab Sessions start the week beginning September 9 in room FR306.

The following clickable icon appears at various places in the lab schedule:

Instructional Video Link
Instructional Videos -  specific to laboratory techniques and equipment for selected experiments, showing the methods that students will use when in the laboratory.  Recommended viewing.  



Chem 101 Lab Schedule              ICONS BELOW ARE LINKS

(Mon - Wed)
Sep 09 - 11 Exp 1   Lab Orientation Instructional Video LinkPre/Post-Lab Tutorial Link
Sep 16 - 18 Exp 2   Lab Measurement Instructional Video Link
Sep 23 - 25 Exp 3   Physical Properties Parts A & B  
Sep 30 - Oct 02 Truth & Reconciliation Monday: no lab this week
Oct 07 - 09 Exp 3   Physical Properties Part C  
Oct 14 - 16 Thanksgiving Monday: no lab this week  
Oct 21 - 23 Exp 4   Gravimetric Analysis Instructional Video Link Instructional Video Link
Oct 28 - 30  Exp 5   Acid Base Titrations    (first session)                      -  Titration of NaOH Using Acetic Acid Instructional Video Link
Nov 04 - 06 Exp 5   Acid Base Titrations    (second session)
                      -  Standardisation of NaOH Using KHP
Nov 11 Monday group

Nov 12 - 13 (Tue-Wed)
Remembrance Monday:  no lab for L1 & L2

Exp 6   Ideal Gas Law
Instructional Video Link 
Nov 18 - 20 Exp 7   Thermochemistry     Parts 1 & 2  
Nov 25 - 27 Exp 7   Thermochemistry     Graphing & Calcs  
Dec 02 Monday group

Dec 03-04 (Tue - Wed)
Exp 6   Ideal Gas Law   for L1 & L2

no lab for L3 - L6
Instructional Video Link 
Dec 09 - 11 lab course finished  
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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 you are feeling sick, please stay at home and do not attend the 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.

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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.