Chem 101 Laboratories                                           Fall  2023 

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

Lab Sessions start the week beginning September 11 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.  


Note that Monday lab sections L1 and L2 will be performing Exp #6 "Ideal Gas Law" out-of-sequence due to the Remembrance Day holiday impacting Monday Nov 13. 

Chem 101 Lab Schedule              ICONS BELOW ARE LINKS

(Mon - Wed)
Sept 11 - 13 Exp 1   Lab Orientation Instructional Video LinkPre/Post-Lab Tutorial Link
Sept 18 - 20 Exp 2   Lab Measurement Instructional Video Link
Sept 25 - 27 Exp 3   Physical Properties Parts A & B  
Oct 02 - 04 no lab this week (Reconcilliation Day)  
Oct 09 - 11 no lab this week (Thanksgiving Day)  
Oct 16 - 18 Exp 3   Physical Properties Part C  
Oct 23 - 25 Exp 4   Gravimetric Analysis Instructional Video LinkInstructional Video Link
Oct 30 - Nov 01 Exp 5   Acid Base Titrations    (first session)                      -  Titration of NaOH Using Acetic Acid Instructional Video Link
Nov 06 - 08 Exp 5   Acid Base Titrations    (second session)
                      -  Standardisation of NaOH Using KHP
Nov 13 (Mon)

Nov 14-15 (Tue, Wed)
L1-L2:  no lab today (Remembrance Day)

L3-L6:  Exp 6  
Ideal Gas Law
Instructional Video Link
Nov 20 - 22 Exp 7   Thermochemistry     Parts 1 & 2  
Nov 27 - 29 Exp 7   Thermochemistry     Graphing & Calcs  
Dec 04 (Mon)

Dec 05-06 (Tue, Wed)
L1-L2 Exp 6   Ideal Gas Law

L3-L6:  lab course finished
Instructional Video Link
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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.