Syllabus for Chem 126 - C126 Experimental Chemistry II Fall...

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C126 Experimental Chemistry II Fall 2014 Lead Instructor Ms. Marie Nguyen Office: LD 326X Phone: 274-6894 Email: [email protected] Office Hours: By Appointment Refer to the Oncourse Website in order to contact your TA Pre- or Corequisite and Dropping Procedures C106 is a pre- or corequisite for participation in C126. For this reason if you drop C106 you must also drop the C126 lab. You are reminded that if you drop the lab you must check out of your drawer or you will incur a $5 charge from the Bursar’s office. Required Materials 1. Experimental Chemistry II: Laboratory Manual for C126 , Fourth Edition 2. Safety goggles: Approved goggles are available in the University Bookstore and may also be available from the Chemistry Club. 3. Laboratory Research Notebook: 8.5 x11 inch, quad-ruled, duplicate pages. Approved notebooks are available in the University Bookstore and may also be available from the Chemistry Club. 4. A padlock. 5. A general chemistry textbook for reference. Your C105/C106 textbook will suffice. Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this course, students should: Demonstrate competency in critical thinking. Respect and work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds and abilities. Demonstrate the behaviors of ethical and socially responsible citizens. Use appropriate laboratory techniques to collect qualitative and quantitative information. Analyze the observations and data collected appropriately through mathematical and  graphical methods. Gain an understanding of crystal structure, colligative properties, kinetics, equilibrium,  titrations, thermodynamics and electrochemistry. Compose laboratory reports that show an understanding of the experimental method and  calculations, and illustrate meaningful conclusions that are supported by observation and data. Your Responsibility It is your responsibility to come to laboratory prepared. You must be aware of the course policies and procedures regarding attendance and grading. You must keep your graded lab material in your possession until you are certain your grades have been properly recorded. Your scores will be recorded periodically on Oncourse. You should check the recorded grade against the actual score on your lab report to ensure the score was recorded correctly and that you have no missing grades.
Exams Two quizzes and a final exam will be given. Refer to the schedule for the dates. The final will be comprehensive and will test the breadth and depth of your understanding of the experiments. Computer Experience In this class you will rely heavily on computers to work up your data and prepare your lab reports. There are computers available for student use in SL 070 and in the library. You are expected to be familiar with Excel. Make sure that you seek assistance if you are not familiar with Excel.

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