Chem 130 Laboratories                                Fall 2020

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

Lab Sessions start the week beginning September 14 in room FR310.

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

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

Instructional Videos   Online Experiments  
Instructional Video Link   online

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, will be on eLearn.

Chem 130 Laboratory Schedule   ICONS BELOW ARE LINKS 

Sep 15 Lab 1 Orientation &   Measument at CapU video no lab for Group B
Sep 22 Lab 2 Phys Props
Density ONLINE
Lab 1 Orientation & Measument at CapU video
Sep 29 Lab 3 at CapU
Properties of Gasses
Lab 2 Phys Props
Density ONLINE
Oct 06 Lab 4 Chromatography
Lab 3 at CapU
Properties of Gasses
Oct 13 no lab for Group A no lab for Group B
Oct 20 Lab 5 at CapU
Chemical Reactions
Lab 4 Chromatography
Oct 27 Lab 6 Moles
Lab 5 at CapU
Chemical Reactions
Nov 03 Lab 7 at CapU
Acids & Bases part 1
Lab 6 Moles
Nov 10 no lab for Group A no lab for Group B
Nov 17 Lab 8 Acids Bases part 2
Lab 7 at CapU
Acids & Bases part 1
Nov 24 Lab 9 at CapU
Lab 8 Acids Bases part 2
Dec 01 Lab 10 Stoichiometry
Lab 9 at CapU
Dec 08 no lab as classes end Dec 07 Lab 10 Stoichiometry
ONLINE due Dec 04
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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, whereas some 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.