CHEM 057 - Gen Chem Lab for Majors

Chem-057 is the first semester of a two semester General Chemistry Laboratory sequence intended for chemistry and biochemistry majors. The goal of this course is to ensure that students understand how chemical concepts are discovered and used to analyze and evaluate experimental data. The lab experiments are designed and scheduled in such a way as to help students understand the lecture material more clearly as well as to give students hands-on opportunity to understand difficult concepts. The experiments are designed to teach students techniques; expose them to materials and different instruments. Students will have an opportunity taking mass and volume measurements, transferring reagents, making careful observations, recording data, graphing and analyzing data, determining the accuracy and precision of the measurements, applying the stoichiometric calculations, identifying the metathesis and redox reactions, measuring the neutralization reactions enthalpies, discovering the gas laws and building/predicting molecular structures. Recitation is a critical part of the laboratory experience. During recitations, the experiment of the week will be discussed and students’ knowledge will be evaluated. Two hours of recitation and one three-hour laboratory per week. Concurrent: -055. Fall.
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