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Administrative Unit: Physical and Biological Sciences Department
Course Prefix and Number: CHEM 110L
Course Title: Chemistry I Laboratory
Number of:
Credit Hours 2
Lecture Hours 0
Lab Hours 3
Catalog Description:

An experimental introduction to the physical and chemical properties of matter to complement CHEM 110.  Students majoring in Biology or Chemistry must earn a grade of C or higher. Prerequisite: CHEM 110 or concurrent enrollment. G.E.

Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s): CHEM 110 or concurrent enrollment.
Course Rotation for Day Program: Offered Fall and Spring.
Text(s): Most current editions of the following:

Laboratory Manual for Principles of General Chemistry
By J. Beran (Wiley )
Laboratory Experiments: Chemistry –The Central Science
By J. Nelson, et. al. (Prentice Hall)
Experiments in General Chemistry
By T. Greco, et. al. (Prentice Hall)
Inquiries into Chemistry
By M. Abraham et. al. (Waveland Press, Inc.)
Course Objectives
  • To apply basic techniques of experimental chemistry.
  • To illustrate and verify the principles learned in CHEM 110.
    Measurable Learning
  • Describe fundamentals of physical observation.
  • Utilize the scientific method.
  • Demonstrate care and use of laboratory equipment.
  • Demonstrate safe use and handling of chemicals.
  • Demonstrate basic quantitative techniques, including gravimetric and volumetric measurement.
  • Perform mathematical calculations associated with the experimental techniques employed.
    Topical Outline:
  • Safety rules
  • Basic laboratory operations
  • Identification of a compound
  • Chromatography
  • Reaction types
  • Gravimetric analysis
  • Volumetric analysis
  • Synthesis

    Or others, covering topics such as naming compounds, VSEPR theory, light, and redox reactions.

    Recommended maximum class size for this course: 20

    Library Resources:

    Online databases are available at the Columbia College Stafford Library.  You may access them using your CougarTrack login and password when prompted.

    Prepared by: Alan James Date: November 11, 2008
    NOTE: The intention of this master course syllabus is to provide an outline of the contents of this course, as specified by the faculty of Columbia College, regardless of who teaches the course, when it is taught, or where it is taught. Faculty members teaching this course for Columbia College are expected to facilitate learning pursuant to the course objectives and cover the subjects listed in the topical outline. However, instructors are also encouraged to cover additional topics of interest so long as those topics are relevant to the course's subject. The master syllabus is, therefore, prescriptive in nature but also allows for a diversity of individual approaches to course material.

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