CHEMISTRY 3 LABORATORY, FALL 2012
SECTIONS: 47275 and 47276
LAB: Wed & Fri 8:00 AM – 11:10 AM
INSTRUCTOR: DR. STACIE ELDRIDGE
OFFICE: RIVERSIDE CITY CAMPUS, MATH & SCIENCE BUILDING, ROOM 424
PHONE/VOICE MAIL: (951) 328-3687
OFFICE HOURS: Tues 12:30 – 2:30 pm, Thurs 2:30 – 4:30 pm, Fri 12:45 – 1:45, & by appt.
REQUIRED TEXTS: (1) Bauer, Birk, and Marks, Introduction to Chemistry, 3rd Edition (electronic copy)
(2) Laboratory Manual and Workbook for Fundamental Chemistry: Chemistry 3;
Edited by RCC Chemistry Department (electronic copy)
MATERIALS: PERIODIC TABLE AND SCIENTIFIC CALCULATOR*
*TI-83 Plus and TI-84 Plus calculators are prohibited
1) On laboratory days when an experiment is being performed you must have appropriate dress for the
a. Clothing must cover between the neck and knees or a lab coat must be worn
b. Close-toed shoes must be worn (no sandals)
c. Contact lens should be replaced with prescription lens if possible
d. Lab goggles must be worn
2) You are expected to read ahead and familiarize yourself with the lab experiment BEFORE coming
to lab. I assume that you will come to lab prepared, already knowing what that day’s lab entails. If
you do not have a complete understanding of the lab procedure and feel that I have missed certain
details during the pre-lab lecture, you are encouraged to ask questions.
3) Although you will be working in pairs, each person must turn in a worksheet at the end of every lab
period, unless otherwise instructed.
4) Attendance is mandatory for lab. NO MAKEUP FOR LAB EXPERIMENTS, no exceptions.
5) Please refrain from using cell phones in lab. Cell phone activity in lab constitutes a safety hazard.
6) You will need a scientific calculator, NOT A CELL PHONE, a PENCIL (NOT A PEN), eraser, your lab
manual, and a periodic table for lab. Often you will also need your textbook.
7) Each week we will do a laboratory experiment. You are not to begin until I have instructed you on
how to proceed with the experiment. During the laboratory lecture, I will discuss not only the
procedure but also safety and waste disposal so it is important that you show up to lab ON TIME
and READY TO WORK. If you are late and do not hear the laboratory lecture, I will ask you to leave
and take the laboratory another time when you can be present for the entire lecture. In addition, I
will deduct points from your lab report for excessive tardiness. You will turn in the laboratory
report at the end of each lab so there will be no homework.
CHEATING: I realize that this laboratory manual has been around for a while and other people have the
answers to all the labs. If I find that you are copying someone else’s old lab report to turn in, you will
receive a zero grade for that day. I also consider on student doing all the work and other copying
cheating as well and again, I will deduct points.
HELP WITH LECTURE MATERIAL: If there is time at the end of lab, I am available to answer questions
about lab, lecture material, or homework. Please take advantage of this, even if you are not in my
lecture class. I am always happy to help if time allows.
Week Date Experiment
1 8/29 Syllabus / Safety Film
Worksheets 1 & 3
2 9/5 Experiment 1: Measurements (pre-lab assignment)
3 9/12 Experiment 1: Measurements (cont.)
4 9/19 Experiment 3: Elements and Compounds
Worksheets 5, 6, & 7
5 9/26 Experiment 5: Physical and Chemical Changes
6 10/3 Experiment 12: Polar and Nonpolar Molecules
7 10/10 Experiment 9: Law of Conservation of Matter: Hydrates
8 10/17 Experiment 17: The Double Five Solution Problem
9 10/24 Experiment 11: Inorganic Reactions of Copper
10 10/31 Experiment 19: Molar Volume of Nitrogen
11 11/7 Experiment 14: An Exercise in Graphing
12 11/14 Experiment 21: Analysis of Calcium Ion Concentration in Water
13 11/21 Worksheet 13 (Wednesday only)
14 11/28 Experiment 16: Making Solutions
15 12/5 Check Out and Review
*Schedule is subject to modification