Chemistry 109 Laboratory Manual (2016-17)
First EditionEric Malina©2016
Chemistry 109 Laboratory Manual focuses on lab techniques and developing a student's science reasoning skills. Made for a general chemistry laboratory course, this manual teaches students “best practices” and structure while in the lab. Includes access code to the Chemistry 109 online course.
This laboratory manual is comprised of a series of activities that will teach students a procedure/technique before having them solve a problem by using this technique. It also develops scientific reasoning skills through comparing precision and error between multiple techniques or between experimental and expected results. Unlike other lab manuals, Chemistry 109 Laboratory Manual guides students to be more proficient in proper laboratory procedure and the use of various techniques as well as problem-solving skills.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Nuts and Bolts – Problem solving introduction, Balance use
Chapter 2: Are You Dense Or What? – Density, Precision, Accuracy, Glassware use, Thermocouple use
Chapter 3: Get Charged Up - Part I – Stoichiometry, Limiting reagents, Titration, Crystallization, Graph construction and analysis, Comparison of techniques
Chapter 4: Get Charged Up - Part II – Stoichiometry, Limiting reagents, Ideal Gas Law, Graph construction and analysis, comparison of techniques
Chapter 5: Proof It – Heat capacity, Calorimetry, Designing procedure to solve problem
Chapter 6: See The Light – Spectroscopy, Calibration curves, Serial dilutions, Determination of concentration of unknown
Chapter 7: Molecular Modeling – Lewis Structures, Molecular shapes
All activities emphasize written justification of conclusions from experimental data.