Chem 201 Laboratories          next held in Spring 2021

Introductory Lab Information - Adobe pdf

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

Lab sessions start the week beginning January 13 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.

Chem 201 Laboratory Schedule  

revised Jan 17 due to University Snow Closure

Jan 13 L3 - lab check-in and Exp 9 Acetaminophen (ACE)  
Jan 20 L3 - obtain characterization data of ACE product

L4, L2 - lab check-in and Exp 9 Acetaminophen
Jan 27 all sections:  Exp 10 Esterification (EST)
Feb 03 all sections:  spectroscopy quiz

L3 - obtain characterization data for EST only

L4, L2 - obtain characterization data for ACE and EST
Feb 10 Exp 11.     The Grignard Reaction           
Feb 17 No lab sessions for Chem 201 (University Reading Break)
Feb 24 Exp 11.     The Grignard Reaction           continued
Mar 02 Exp 12.     Friedel-Crafts Acylation  
Mar 09 Exp 12.     Friedel-Crafts Acylation          continued  
Mar 16 Exp 13.     Sulfa Drugs        
Mar 23 Exp 14.     Polymerization  
  Laboratory Check-Out
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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

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.