Chem 154 Laboratories                                   Fall 2020

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

Lab Sessions start FRIDAY September 11 in room FR306.

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
 
 
Online Tutorials
 

Instructional Video Link 

 

online 

 

Pre/Post-Lab Tutorial Link

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, are accessed by clicking on this icon in the schedule below.

 

Tutorials relating to selected study guide problems and treatment of results. These are accessed by clicking on this icon in the schedule below. 

 

Chem 154 Laboratory Schedule   ICONS BELOW ARE LINKS

FRIDAY  for GROUP A for GROUP B
Sep 11 Exp 0 at CapU
Orientation
first 90-minutes 
Instructional Video LinkPre/Post-Lab Tutorial Link  Exp 0 at CapU
Orientation
last 90-minutes 
Instructional Video Link Pre/Post-Lab Tutorial Link
Sep 18 Exp 1.1 at CapU
Gravimetric Analysis
Instructional Video LinkPre/Post-Lab Tutorial Link  no lab for Group B
Sep 25 Online Exp TOX pc  Exp 1.1 at CapU
Gravimetric Analysis
 Instructional Video LinkPre/Post-Lab Tutorial Link
Oct 02 Exp 2.1 at CapU
Titrimetric Acetic Acid
Instructional Video LinkPre/Post-Lab Tutorial Link  Online Exp TOX   pc 
Oct 09 no lab for Group A Exp 2.1 at CapU
Titrimetric Acetic Acid 
Instructional Video LinkPre/Post-Lab Tutorial Link 
Oct 16 Exp 2.2 at CapU
Titrimetric Molar Mass 
Instructional Video LinkPre/Post-Lab Tutorial Link  Online Exp 3
Spectroscopy
pcPre/Post-Lab Tutorial Link
Oct 23 Online Exp 3
Spectroscopy
pcPre/Post-Lab Tutorial Link Exp 2.2 at CapU
Titrimetric Molar Mass
Instructional Video LinkPre/Post-Lab Tutorial Link 
Oct 30 no lab but Exp 2 Full Report Due no lab but Exp 2 Full Report Due
Nov 06 Exp 4.1 at CapU
Kinetics Initial Rates
Instructional Video Link no lab for Group B  
Nov 13 Online Exp 4.2
Kinetics Rate Laws
pc Exp 4.1 at CapU
Kinetics Initial Rates
Instructional Video Link 
Nov 20 Exp 5 at CapU
Equilibrium
  Online Exp 4.2
Kinetics Rate Laws
pc 
Nov 27 no lab for Group A   Exp 5 at CapU
Equilibrium
 
Dec 04 Online Exp 6
Thermochemistry
pc   Online Exp 6
Thermochemistry
pc 
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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. 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.