CHEM 1212L_Dutt

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Chem 1212K Honors Lab Spring 2016
Instructor:
Dr. Sharmistha Basu-Dutt
Office: TLC 2136
Phone: 678-839-6018
email: [email protected]
Office Hours:
M, W 10 am – noon
T, R 2 – 3 pm
Objectives: To apply the knowledge obtained in Chem 1212 lecture to problem solving in the
laboratory. To develop good laboratory techniques; work safely; take data carefully; record relevant
observation, and use time effectively.
Tardiness / Missed Lab / Academic misconduct: Lab attendance is mandatory and unexcused
absences will result in a grade of zero. No make-up labs will be permitted. Points will be deducted
for missing pre-lab discussions. Plagiarism of any form will result in a grade of zero for the lab.
Lab reports: Laboratory reports are due before the next lab period. Each student will write an
individual lab report. Honesty in reporting results is one of the essential characteristics of
laboratory work with little of your grade depending on getting "good" quantitative results. You will
be more severely penalized for misrepresenting results than for honestly reporting "poor" results.
You may discuss the lab results with other students, but copying lab reports (any part) shall be
considered academic misconduct, and as a result, will be penalized to the fullest extent possible.
Sample
bad
and
good
lab
reports
can
be
found
at
http://homepage.smc.edu/gallogly_ethan/sample_lab_reports.htm
Grades
Each lab report is worth 10 points for a total of 100 points. The special topics presentation is
worth 25 points. The total points for the course is 125 points. The following grading scale will be
used: >90%: A; 80 – 89%: B; 70 – 79%: C; 60 – 69%: D; <60%: F
Learning Outcomes
1.
To communicate chemistry with clarity.
by the students’ abilities to:
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2.
Attainment of this learning outcome will be reflected
Follow oral and written instructions to successfully complete laboratory assignments.
Write laboratory reports as chemists write.
Present a special topics project to the class via an oral presentation.
Use appropriate scientific tools and instruments to acquire data, process information, and
communicate results.
Tentative Schedule for the Course
WEEK
Activity
1
Problem solving – review algebra, graphing
2
Intermolecular forces and phases of matter
3
Enthalpy of vaporization – Clausius Clapeyron
4
Freezing point depression – Colligative properties
5
Kinetics I – Factors affecting speed of reaction
6
Kinetics II – Colorimetric determination of reaction rate
7
Equilibrium – Le Chatelier’s
8
pH of chemicals – experimental vs theoretical
9
Making and stressing buffers
10
Titration curves
11
Solubility of salts – Solubility product
12
Special topics presentation
13
Special topics presentation
14
Finals
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