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Chem 11 Experiments

Instructions

  1. Print out a copy of the Procedure, Prelab Assignment, and Lab Report for each experiment and bring them with you to your scheduled lab period. Printable copies of these documents are available in the list below in PDF format for each experiment. Instructions on how to print these files may be found in the Introduction.
  2. Bring all required PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) listed for each experiment to the lab with you. 
  3. Carefully read the Procedure for each scheduled experiment or activity AND complete the Prelab Assignment before arriving for your weekly lab period. The Procedure includes background information to help you understand the important concepts relevant to each experiment and to help you complete the Prelab Assignment as well as step by step instructions on how to perform each experiment.
  4. The experiments listed below are not necessarily in the order that they will be performed in lab. Each professor designs his/her own schedule for each semester. Please consult your syllabus for a schedule of experiments that you will be performing.
  5. Some professors may require additional work before you come to lab. Please follow your own professor's instructions carefully.

Experiments

Note: Experiments printed before the first day of classes may not be the current version! Please wait until classes begin before you print copies.

Experiment 1. Using Excel for Graphical Analysis of Data
Procedure     Lab Report  (There is no prelab for this exercise.)
PPE:  No PPE required

Experiment 2.  The Densities of Solutions and Solids
Procedure     Prelab    
Lab Report
PPE: 
Lab Coat, Goggles, Closed Shoes​ 

Experiment 3. Paper Chromatography: Separation and Identification of Five Metal Cations
Procedure     Prelab     Lab Report
PPE:  Lab Coat, Goggle, Closed Shoes, Gloves (for handling cobalt chloride, iron (III) chloride, mercury (II) nitrate, iron (III) nitrate, silver nitrate, and the eluting and visualizing solutions). 

Experiment 4. Inorganic Nomenclature
Procedure    
Lab Report     (There is no prelab for this exercise.)
PPE:  No PPE required

Experiment 5. Properties of Hydrates
Procedure     Prelab    
Lab Report
PPE:  Lab Coat, Goggles, Closed Shoes, Gloves (for handling cobalt chloride, iron (III) chloride, nickel (II) chloride, and nitric acid.​

Experiment 6. Types of Chemical Reactions
Procedure     Prelab     Lab Report
PPE:  Lab Coat, Goggles, Closed Shoes​, Gloves (for handling CaO, CuSO4, Pb(NO3)2, Ni(NO3)2, K2CrO4, and H2SO4).  Instructor should review SOP prior to performing the Na demonstration.

Experiment 7. Gravimetric Analysis
Procedure     Prelab     Lab Report

PPE: 
Lab Coat, Goggles, Closed Shoes​, Gloves (for handling 6M HCl). 

Experiment 8. Reaction Stoichiometry and the Formation of a Metal Ion Complex
Procedure     Prelab     Lab Report

PPE: 
Lab Coat, Goggles, Closed Shoes, Glove (for handling Fe2+ solutions and the 1,10 phenanthroline).​

Experiment 9. Evaluating the Cost-Effectiveness of Antacids
Procedure     Prelab    
Lab Report

PPE: 
Lab Coat, Goggles, Closed Shoes​

Experiment 10. Vitamin-C Analysis
Procedure     Prelab     Lab Report

PPE:  Lab Coat, Goggles, Closed Shoes

Experiment 11. The Molecular Weight of Carbon Dioxide
Procedure     Prelab    
Lab Report
PPE:  Lab Coat, Goggles, Closed Shoes​, Gloves (for handling the 6M HCl).

Experiment 12. Calorimetry and Hess's Law
Procedure     Prelab    
Lab Report
PPE:  Lab Coat, Goggles, Closed Shoes​, Gloves (for handling the HCl).

Experiment 13. Measuring Manganese Concentration Using Spectrophotometry
Procedure     Prelab     Lab Report

PPE:  Lab Coat, Goggles, Closed Shoes​, Gloves (for handling the Mn2+ solutions, H3PO4, and KIO4).

Experiment 14A. Atomic Emission Spectra
Procedure     Prelab     Lab Report

PPE:  Goggles for UV emissions from the lamps

Experiment 14B.  Atomic Emissions Spectra - Pizza Box Version
Procedure     Prelab    
Lab Report
PPE:  Goggles for UV emissions from the lamps

Experiment 15. Using Periodic Properties to Identify Group 2A Cations and Group 7A Anions
Procedure     Prelab     Lab Report

PPE:  Lab Coat, Goggles, Closed Shoes, Gloves (for handling barium nitrate, bromine water, chlorine water, iodine water, potassium chromate, and sulfuric acid).​

Experiment 16. Qualitative Analysis of Everyday Chemicals
Procedure     Prelab    
Lab Report
PPE:  Lab Coat, Goggles, Closed Shoes​, Gloves (for handling iodine water).

Experiment 17. VSEPR Theory and Shapes of Molecules
Procedure     Prelab    
Lab Report
PPE:  No PPE required.

Experiment 18. Introduction to the Structures and Isomerism of Simple Organic Molecules: Description and Modeling
Procedure     Prelab     Lab Report
PPE:  No PPE required.