Chem 111 Laboratories                           Summer 2023

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

Lab Sessions begin May 11 in room FR306.

The following two clickable icons appear 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.
Pre/Post-Lab Tutorial Link Online Tutorials - relating to selected study guide problems and treatment of results. Optional viewing. 


Chem 111 Laboratory Schedule    ICONS BELOW ARE LINKS

(Tue / Thur)
May 09 (tue) no chemistry lab  
May 11 (thur) Exp 1     Titrimetric Analysis Instructional Video Link
May 16 (tue) Exp 3     Qualitative Analysis: Unknown 1 Instructional Video Link
May 18 (thur) Exp 3     Qualitative Analysis: Unknown 2  
May 23 (tue) Exp 2.1  Kinetics: Method of Initial Rates  
May 25 (thur) no chemistry lab  
May 30 (tue) Exp 2.2  Kinetics: Integrated Rate Laws Instructional Video Link
June 01 (thur) Exp 4     Chemical Equilibrium  
June 06 (tue) Exp 5.1  Acids and Bases: Buffers  
June 08 (thur) Exp 5.2  Acids and Bases: Titration Curves Instructional Video Link
June 13 (tue) no chemistry lab  
June 15 (thur) Exp 6     Thermochemistry Instructional Video Link
June 20 (tue) Exp 7     Electrochemistry  
June 22 (thur) no chemistry lab  
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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. A few reports (for example, the full report and any requiring the use of MS-Excel to create graphs) 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.