Drs. Haworth , Ryan and Wilkie
Mr. Vaughn Ausman
Lab Rooms TW201, 215, 223, 236
Irena Mejac (Head, Haworth), Darlington Mlambo (Head, Ryan), Felipe Macedo (Head, Wilkie)
Chemistry 001 Laboratory Manual 2007-2008
, MU Press (abbrev. = Man); and
Guide to Writing Chemistry
(abbrev. = Guide).
SAFETY GOGGLES MUST BE WORN IN THE LABORATORY
WHILE ANY EXPERIMENT IS IN PROGRESS.
When you finish this course, you should be able to:
Perform basic lab techniques, reproducibly and accurately, operating normal laboratory
instrumentation, recording results precisely in an accepted manner in a laboratory notebook.
Have judgment about which steps have to be done carefully and precisely and which can be
done more quickly, for which amounts can be more approximate.
Perform any needed calculations from experimental data, which should help to practice
concepts learned in the lecture part of the course.
To develop a healthy skepticism about experimentation and be able to analyze experimental
results and design to find the strong and weak points of an experiment.
To write about your experiments and other technical topics in a brief, clear, precise and
To understand the scientific method as a flexible, often iterative process and to appreciate its
power and limitations.
Overview of Lab Program:
To be successful in the lab a student should:
Keep up with the reading and attendance in the lecture part of the course.
Read the assigned lab material, and any necessary additional material, to understand the
proposed experiment as long in advance of the scheduled experiment as possible.
Do the Proposed Procedure outline before each lab.
Do the Pre-lab Quiz before each lab.
Work safely in the lab.
Record data, actual procedure, and observations in keeping with the advice in the laboratory
manual and assigned readings, in an approved laboratory notebook, submitting a duplicate of each
lab day’s work to the TA just before departing from the lab.
Complete the expected calculations for every experiment, in electronic form, as well as any
other parts of the laboratory report, and submit the report to the appropriate web-site.
Keep up with the additional lab assignments which are designed to introduce, practice and
perfect the writing and analysis of laboratory data.
A Lab Preparation Average of less than 60% will cause a lowered Course Grade (e.g. B to BC).
Failure to achieve at least 60% for the Overall Lab Average results in failure in the course,
regardless of lecture exam scores.