Welcome to the 2022-23 lab manual for Chem 201 and 202!

This manual provides guidance in all matters “laboratory” including what you need to do for the first week of the Spring semester.

If you are joining the course midway through the year:

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 (link). 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.

The Lab Links sidebar contains links to other sites that you will need to use regularly.

Week #1. All lab sessions will meet in-person during week 1. We will meet in C203. It is recommended that you bring your notebook and your computer if you’d like. There is no pre-lab for the first week. There is also no lab lecture this week. You will be able to check-in if you are new during week 1. If you are returning and you would like to clean glassware or replace missing items, this is a great opportunity to do so.

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! To start, please look at the lab Calendar, familiarize yourself with the lab Policies, and read the Notebooks appendix if you have not done so already.