Experiment #1: Mass Spectrometry of Commercial Products
Brown, LeMay, Bursten, Murphy, and Woodward, Chemistry: The Central Science, Sections
To determine the mass accuracy of a time-of-flight mass spectrometer a
Experiment #9 The Electronic Structure of Molecules
An Experiment Using Molecular Orbital Theory
Adapted from S.F. Sontum, S. Walstrum, and K. Jewett
Prelab Reading: Sections 8.4-8.7, 9.7-9.8 in your textbook.
Introduction to Gaussian
The molecule, above,
Experiment #8 Modeling Molecular Structure
Prelab Reading: Make sure to have read Chapters 8 and 9 in Brown, Lemay, Bursten & Murphy before coming
Bring your textbook and a pencil to your lab meeting.
Chemists often use models to hel
Experiment #7 Synthesis and Infrared Spectrum of Nitric Oxide1
Prelab Reading and Assignment: Read Sections 6.1 and 6.2 in your Brown, LeMay, Bursten,
To be written in your notebook: Refer to the first paragraph in the Procedure section of
Experiment #6 Enthalpy of Formation of Magnesium Oxide
Chapter 5 (5.5 and 5.6) of Brown, LeMay, Bursten, & Murphy.
The goal of this exercise is to measure the enthalpies of formation of Mg2+(aq) and MgO(s).
The enthalpy of f
Experiment #5 Analysis of a Chemical Mixture Using the Ideal Gas Law
Sections 10.4 & 10.6 of Brown, LeMay, Bursten, Murphy
The evolution of gas as part of a chemical reaction can be a useful feature in determining the identit
Experiment #4 Determining the Stoichiometry of a Redox Reaction
Pre-Lab Reading and Assignment:
Reading: Sections 4.4 4.6 and 20.1-20.2 in Brown, LeMay, Bursten, and Murphy.
Before Lab, complete the following exercises in your lab notebook:
Electrical Conductivity of Aqueous Solutions
Reading: Chapter 4 (sections 1, 2, and 3) in Brown, LeMay, Bursten & Murphy.
In Your Notebook: Along with your procedure outline, write the balanced complete ionic equation for
Experiment #2: The Reaction of Calcium Chloride with Carbonate Salts
Pre-lab Reading: Textbook Chapter 3 (all) & Chapter 4 sections 1-3.
To gain insight into stoichiometric relationships and chemical equations by conducting an ion-exchange (metat
GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY SAFETY
1. Read the experiment before coming to lab. The more prepared you are, the safer and
more efficient you will be in lab. Completion of the pre-lab assignment will help you
understand what you will be doing before your s