General Chemistry I Lab Syllabus

CHM L142 - Fall, 2016

MSCX Rooms 306 and 310

Course Description:  This course will familiarize you with laboratory techniques/equipment common to chemistry laboratories and reinforce concepts learned in lecture.

Co-requisite: CHM 1142.  If you drop lecture, you must also drop lab.

Sections:

Section

Day

Time

Instructor

Room #

TOBA

Tuesday

8:30-11:20 AM

M. Barnett

310

TRBA

Tuesday

11:30-2:20 PM

I. Pimienta

310

TUBA

Tuesday

2:30-5:20 PM

M. Barnett

310

TEBA

Wednesday

11:00-1:50 PM

I. Pimienta

306

TEBB

Wednesday

11:00-1:50 PM

G. Pimienta

310

THBA

Wednesday

2:00-4:50 PM

I. Pimienta

306

THBB

Wednesday

2:00-4:50 PM

C. King

310

TKBA

Wednesday

5:00-7:50 PM

W. Grainger

306

TOBC

Thursday

8:30-11:20 AM

W. Grainger

306

TOBB

Thursday

8:30-11:20 AM

H. Rehman

310

TRBC

Thursday

11:30-2:20 PM

W. Grainger

306

TRBB

Thursday

11:30-2:20 PM

S. Liu

310

TUBC

Thursday

2:30-5:20 PM

S. Liu

306

TUBB

Thursday

2:30-5:20 PM

W. Grainger

310

 

Contact information:

Mrs. Marna Barnett

MSCX 321C

(334) 670-5931

mbarnett37429@troy.edu

Dr. Ian Pimienta

MSCX 312E

(334) 670-3577

ipimienta@troy.edu

Dr. Gloria Pimienta

MSCX 215

(334) 808-6277

gpimienta@troy.edu

Dr. Wendell Grainger

MSCX 321C

(334) 670-5931

wgrainger@troy.edu

Dr. Shaoyang Liu

MSCX 312C

(334) 808-6556

lius@troy.edu

Dr. Christopher King

MSCX 312H

(334) 670-3576

cking@troy.edu

Dr. Habib Rehman

MSCX 215

(334) 670-5796

hrehman@troy.edu

 

Required Materials:

1)      Printed Lab Handouts (see instruction on the next page)

2)      Scientific Calculator

3)      Safety goggles


 

Tentative Schedule

Week of

Lab Title

Aug. 22

Safety Rules in the Chemistry Lab

Basic Lab Skills

Aug. 29

Density

Sep. 5

Introduction to Matter

Sep. 12

Analysis of hydrates

Sep. 19

Empirical Formula of a Compound

Sep. 26

Chemical Reactions and Equations

Oct. 3

Percent Yield: Copper Transformations

Oct. 10

Double Displacement Reactions

Oct. 17

Activity Series

Oct. 24

Titration: Analysis of Vinegar PART A

Oct. 31

Titration: Analysis of Vinegar PART B

Nov. 7

Thermochemistry: Heat of Neutralization

Nov. 14

LAB FINALS

Nov. 21

Fall Break (no labs)

Nov. 28

No Lab

Grading:

Grade:            Percentage:                                  Grade:            Percentage:

    A                 90-100%                                              B                 80-89%

    C                 70-79%                                                 D                 60-69%

    F                  <60%

80%  Lab Reports (20% pre-lab quiz and 80% post-lab report)

20%  Final Exam

You will lose one letter grade for each lab that is missed.  You are expected to attend the section of lab you registered for so be sure you attend the correct section.  Makeup labs are NOT available.  However, prior arrangements may be made so you can attend another lab section within the same week if you have a valid excuse supported by documentation.

Faking data, sharing your experimental data with other student (or group, if working in groups), or obtaining data not based on YOUR experiment are considered as CHEATING! All students involved will be assigned zeroes for that lab AND will lose one LETTER grade for the course.

Lab manual: The e-version of the lab manuals are provided online free of charge. You may download them from website: http://christopherking.name/GenChemOneLab/Manual/

To ensure the lab sections go smoothly, it is your responsibility to print the correct manual out before the lab starts. Alternatively, you may go to the secretary of Chemistry & Physics Department in MSCX 315 to purchase the manuals for $2 per lab before the lab starts.

Lab report policy:  Each lab will be for 100 points, with 20 points for the pre-lab quiz and 80 points for the post-lab report.  Pre-lab quiz will be given at the beginning of the lab when applicable.  Post-lab assignments are due at the end of the lab.

Laboratory Safety:  The chemistry lab can be a dangerous place if certain safety rules are not followed.  In light of this we will require each student abides by certain safety policies and procedures when working in the chemistry lab.  Failure to comply with these procedures will result in the student being asked to leave the laboratory and being assigned a “0” on the lab.  You will be required to wear departmental approved safety goggles, long pants, and closed-toed shoes at all times when working in the lab.  This means that on lab days you must plan ahead to ensure you will be dressed safely for working in the laboratory.

Resources:  Computers are available in McCall 226, in the library and in Computer Works (Eldridge 135).  The Natural Science Center (Eldridge 126) has tutors who can help with homework, etc.

Firearms Policy: Regardless and in spite of recent changes in Alabama law related to the matter, it remains the policy of Troy University that no person other than authorized law enforcement officers shall be permitted to bring any firearm onto any campus, teaching, or service support property, owned or leased by the University, no matter whether they hold a permit to do so, or not.  It has been determined that it is the University’s prerogative to establish its policy related to this question and therefore the current University policy on firearms remains in effect.

Pregnancy:  Women who become pregnant must either a) drop the lab (a grade of “incomplete” can be given), or b) obtain a written statement from a doctor recommending that you be allowed to complete the course.  We will work with you on this.

Disabilities:  Students whose disabilities fall within the “Americans with Disabilities Act” should inform me as soon as possible of any special needs.  Students with a learning disability should inform me, preferably after contacting the Office of Adaptive Needs Program (Trojan Center 215, 670-3221).  Various accommodations are available through the Adaptive Needs Program.

Posting of Grades:  We will not provide grade information over the phone or via e-mail.  If you have any questions or concerns about your grade please feel free to come by in person and we will discuss your grade in detail with you.

Cell Phone Policy: Use of any electronic device by students in the instructional environment is prohibited unless explicitly approved on a case-by-case basis by the instructor of record or by the Office of Disability Services in collaboration with the instructor. Cellular phones, pagers, and other communication devices may be used for emergencies, however, but sending or receiving non-emergency messages is forbidden by the University. Particularly, use of a communication device to violate the Troy University “Standards of Conduct” will result in appropriate disciplinary action (See pp. 42-52 of the Oracle).  In order to receive emergency messages from the University or family members, the call receipt indicator of devices must be in the vibration mode or other unobtrusive mode of indication.