Chem 200 Laboratories               next held in Fall 2019

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

Lab sessions commence the week beginning September 10th in room FR310

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

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.

Chem 200 Laboratory Schedule  (from Fall 2018)

Sep 10 Lab Check-In (first few minutes) and then:
Exps 1 & 2 Physical Properties
 Instructional Video Link
Sep 17 Exps 1 & 2 Physical Properties, continued  
Sep 24 Exp 3. Isolation of Active Ingredient in Analgesic  
Oct 01 Exp 4. Distillation, Refractometry & GC
Instructional Video Link
Oct 08 Exp 4. Distillation, Refractometry & GC, continued
Exp 5. Polarimetry
Oct 22 Exp 6. Chromatography Instructional Video Link
Oct 29 Exp 6. Chromatography, continued  
Nov 05 Exp 7. Spectroscopy Instructional Video Link
Nov 12 Exp 8. Dehydration of 2-Methylcyclohexanol
Nov 19 Exp 7. Spectroscopy, continued
Exp 8. Dehydration of 2-Methylcyclohexanol, continued
Nov 26 Locker Checkout  
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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

Deadlines for submission of reports will vary depending upon circumstances specific to each experiment. Your laboratory supervisor will confirm the deadline and location for handing in reports. It is your responsibility to be aware of this information. Claiming that a lab report was handed in on time but in a location different from that specified by your instructor is not an acceptable excuse.

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.