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(CHEM 107L) General Chemistry Laboratory

This laboratory course is designed to complement topics covered in General Chemistry (CHEM 105 and 106).

Credit Hours 1.0 Lab
Pre- or corequisite CHEM 106
Offered Fall, Winter, Spring
Programs Biology (BS), Biology Education (BS)

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Learn standard safety precautions and protocols for working in a chemistry lab.
  2. Write a formal laboratory report in the style of a scientific journal article.
  3. Make accurate and precise measurements using common glassware and balances found in a chemistry laboratory.
  4. Make an aqueous solution of a specific concentration.
  5. Perform precipitation and filtrations.
  6. Measure the concentration of a colored solution using absorbance and a standard curve.
  7. Perform acid/base titrations using indicators and a burette.
  8. Measure heats of solution using a calorimeter.
  9. Determine the rate law for a reaction using the method of initial rates.
  10. Measure the activation energy for a reaction from rate constants.
  11. Use Le Chatelier’s principle to qualitatively predict the outcome of an equilibrium process.
  12. Measure the equilibrium constant for a reaction with a colored product using absorbance.
  13. Perform acid/base titrations using a pH probe.