Chem 110 Laboratories                                  Fall 2018

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

Lab sessions commence the week beginning September 10th in room FR308

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

Multiple versions of the lab schedule are necessary due to Thanskgiving Monday (Oct 8) impacting section L1, Reading Break (Nov 9) impacting section L6, and Remembrance Day (Nov 12) impacting section L1.

You can download a pdf copy of this handout by clicking the above pdf icon. It will open in a new tab or window.

Instructional VideoInstructional videos are available via our YouTube channel. Videos specific to laboratory techniques and equipment in selected experiments can be accessed by clicking on the icon in the laboratory schedule below. All videos have been tested on our website using Internet Explorer, Chrome and Safari and are viewable on a PC, Mac or mobile device, including iPad and iPhone. We have been unable to get the videos to load using Firefox. If your browser is Firefox, please view the videos using Internet Explorer from within a campus computer lab or access them via our YouTube channel.

Pre/Post-Lab Tutorial LinkAlso available are tutorials relating to selected study guide problems and treatment of results,as given in the current laboratory manual. These may also be accessed by clicking on the icon in the laborabory schedule below.

Chem 110 Laboratory Schedule  

Sept 10 Exp 0     Laboratory Orientation Instructional Video LinkPre/Post-Lab Tutorial Link Short
Sept 17 Exp 1.1   Gravimetric Analysis Instructional Video LinkPre/Post-Lab Tutorial Link Short
Sept 24 Exp 1.2   Gravimetric Analysis   Short
Oct 01 Exp 2.1   Titrimetric Analysis Instructional Video LinkPre/Post-Lab Tutorial Link Short
Oct 08 Exp 2.2   Titrimetric Analysis  (secs L2-L6) Instructional Video LinkPre/Post-Lab Tutorial Link   Short
Oct 15 Exp 2.2   Titrimetric Analysis  (sec L1 only) Instructional Video LinkPre/Post-Lab Tutorial Link Short
Oct 22 Exp 3   Spectroscopy           Pre/Post-Lab Tutorial Link Short
Oct 29 Exp 4   Isolation of Caffeine, Part 1 Instructional Video Link FULL
Nov 05 Exp 4   Isoln of Caffeine, Part 2  (secs L1-L5) Instructional Video Link FULL  
Nov 12 Exp 4   Isoln of Caffeine, Part 2  (sec L6 only) Instructional Video Link FULL
Nov 19 Exp 5   Geometric Isomers Instructional Video Link Short
Nov 26 Exp 6   Molecular Models   Short
* Full report on the Caffeine experiment applies to both parts of Exp 4.
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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. This minimum is dependent upon a number of factors and will be raised by your laboratory supervisor, if necessary.

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. Information about due times is found in the "Prelab Preparation" section of each experiment in the lab manual. The full report and Spectroscopy will require more time for completion; due dates and times will be confirmed by your instructor at the beginning of the lab session. 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.