CHEM 101L GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB
FALL 2012, Friday 1:00 PM-3:50 PM
Professor: Dr. Rostislav Bukasov
Office hours: Monday 5:00-6:00 PM; Tuesday 9.00-10.00 AM; Wednesday 11:00 AM–12:00 PM; Thursday 4.00-5.00 PM; Friday 10.00-11.00 AM Phone: 7-7172-706665
Teaching Assistant: Zhanar Kassenova
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Office : 8527
Office hours: Tuesday: 11.00 - 12.00 pm; Thursday: 9.00 am - 10.00 am Course Overview
Chemistry is a central natural science that bridges the gap between physics and biology. Understanding the key concepts of general chemistry is both necessary and beneficial for a broad spectrum of science, engineering and healthcare majors. However, without some hands-on laboratory experience, this understanding is likely to be incomplete, if not deficient, because chemistry is mostly an experimental (empirical) science. This course would provide the actual lab experience that is useful or even essential for a natural scientist, an engineer or a clinician/pharmacist. Beyond majors in chemistry the target student audience can pursue a career in medicine, biology, physics, forensic science, engineering, geology, ecology, and etc. Beyond helping to understand concepts of chemistry and improving problem solving skills, this course is likely to enhance students’ lab techniques. The course may even improve dexterity (which is essential for many occupation from cooking to surgery) of some students. All benefits that may be associated with serious and responsible learning of this course are too numerous to be listed here. The course goes hand in hand with General Chemistry lecture course, which covers the following topics: 1. CHEMISTS AND CHEMISTRY.
2. ATOMS, MOLECULES AND IONS.
4. TYPES OF CHEMICAL REACTIONS AND SOLUTION STOICHIOMETRY.
6. ENERGY, ENTHALPY, AND THERMOCHEMISTRY.
7. QUANTUM MECHANICS AND ATOMIC THEORY.
8. BONDING: GENERAL CONCEPTS.
9. COVALENT BONDING: ORBITALS.
10. NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY
Obviously, there are some inherent hazards for working in the chemistry labs. Therefore, students are expected and required to comply absolutely with all safety rules as they will be instructed on the first week of class. Co-requisites: General Chemistry I (for chemistry majors), Pre Calculus . Course Materials
“Chemical Principles in the Laboratory”, 10th Edition, Emil Slowinsky, Wayne Wolsey, Robert Rossi, ISBN-10: 0840048343, ISBN-13: 9780840048349, writing utensils,. Scientific Calculator (e.g. Texas Instruments SLRX 20 or higher) Course Policies and Expectations
There will be no make-up lab sessions. Therefore, attendance has a paramount importance for succeeding in this course. You are expected to come to the lab on time and well prepared. In the very beginning of the class there are going to be quizzes. Then pre-lab presentations on the topic of the experiment will be given by the instructor. All data should be recorded in your notebook in ink and notebook should be signed by your instructor at the end of each experiment. Course Assessment
Grades in the course are assigned based on the following criteria: Grade contribution
| Total percentage
| Letter Grade
| Lab Reports
| 92-100 %
Pre- Lab Study Assignments
| 90-91 %
There will be 11 quizzes and 11 experiments in the course. However, the single lowest scores on the quiz, on the lab report and on the advanced study assignment will be dropped from grading. Therefore, scores from 10 best experiment reports and 10 best pre-lab advanced study assignments will be counted.
| Experiment #
| Experiment Title
| September 7, 2012
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