Welcome to the 2023-24 lab manual for Chem 201 and 202! This manual provides guidance in all matters “laboratory” including what you need to do for the first couple weeks of lab beginning Monday, Aug 28.
Information about this lab manual
Finding the lab manual. We don’t know how you found this document, but the easiest way to get here is to either flag this web page in your web browser or use the link in the lab Moodle page. Well-intentioned search robots have a habit of taking students to prehistoric, zombie versions of the lab manual so relying on them is strongly discouraged.
Lab manual organization. Key pages in this manual – “Welcome”, “Calendar”, and so on – are listed at the top of every page. Each word is a pull-down menu that leads to other parts of the manual. Use the menu links to get around (note: some menu items produce pop-out menus). Over the course of two semesters you can expect to read every page of the manual.
Getting started – Week 1 Instructions
All lab sessions will meet in-person during week 1. Please purchase and bring your lab notebook to the first lab session. All lab sessions will complete fire extinguisher training this week (meet at the Chemistry loading dock at the beginning of your scheduled lab section) except for the Wednesday lab. If you are in the Wednesday lab, please meet at the loading dock at 1:30 pm instead of the scheduled start time of 1:10 pm. After you complete the fire extinguisher training, you will proceed to the organic laboratory (C209) and check-in.
Even if you have not registered for a lab section yet attend at least one of the four scheduled lab sections (T/W/Th/F). Come to whichever lab session is most convenient, but please realize that some sections will have filled up and you may not be able to continue attending that session after the first week.
Within the lab Moodle page, you will find a weekly list of tasks to help you stay organized! Note that many of the tasks are asynchronous and can be done any time. To start, please look at the lab Calendar and familiarize yourself with the lab Policies before your lab meets.
Getting started – Week 2 Instructions
All lab sections will meet in C203. Make sure to read the Notebooks appendix prior to lab. Bring your lab notebook and you are also welcome to bring your own personal computer.