Chem 211 Laboratories           course next offered in  Fall 2024

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

Lab Sessions start the week beginning Janember 11 in room FR310.

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

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 211 Laboratory Schedule      ICONS BELOW ARE LINKS 

(Wed - Fri)
  Jan 06 - 08 no lab  
  Jan 13 - 15 Check-In
Exp 1
  Physical Properties (recystallization)
Instructional Video Link
  Jan 20 - 22 no lab  
  Jan 27 - 29 Exp 2  Acetaminophen (synthesis)
  Oct 04 - 06 Exp 1  Physical Properties (melting point)
Exp 2  Acetaminophen (product assessment)
  Oct 11 - 13 Exp 3   Distillation  
  Oct 18 - 20 Exp 3   Distillation (gas chromatography)
Exp 4   Chromatography (Parts A & B)
Instructional Video LinkInstructional Video Link
  Oct 25 - 27 Exp 4   Chromatography (Part C)  
  Nov 01 - 03 Exp 5   Dehydration (synthesis)   
  Nov 08 - 10 Remembrance Day & Reading Break: no labs  
  Nov 15 - 17 Exp 5   Dehydration (gas chromatography)    
  Nov 22 - 24 Exp 6   Grignard Reaction (synthesis)
  Nov 29 - Dec 01 Exp 6   Grignard Reaction (continued)  
  Dec 06 - 08 no lab  

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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.

A student missing more than 3 lab sessions, for any reason, cannot pass the lab course.

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.

 If you are feeling sick, please stay at home and do not attend the lab session.

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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.