VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS TEMPLATE SYLLABUS FOR GENERAL CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY
Instructor: TBA Office: TBA Telephone: TBA Class Hours: TBA
CHEMISTRY I Laboratory- CHEM154 (formally CHEM104) Spring, 2010 Office Hours: TBA or any mutually convenient time by appointment.
Legal Disclaimer All course syllabi attempt to conform to the template format as a means of accountability and continuity but guidelines do not supercede the individual instructor’s right to academic freedom. Sections may be added as a means to allow faculty to interject specific comment. This template syllabus is an announcement of present course requirements and policies in a general format for utilization by specific instructors. The syllabus is not a legal contract with the student. Each instructor may insert more specific requirements prior to distribution to students. Implicit in enrollment in this course is an agreement to comply with the course requirements and policies, which may be modified by the instructor in order to properly exercise his/her educational responsibility. Announced changes to the syllabus will be made during class. The student is responsible for being aware of these announcements. Course Description A continuation of CHEM 103 with emphasis upon solution properties, kinetics, equilibrium, acids and bases, and qualitative analysis. Further Course Information From the course Catalog “If a student withdraws from the lecture portion of a chemistry course they MUST withdraw from the laboratory course.” Chemistry is an experimental science developed from countless observations of chemical phenomena. The purpose of the teaching laboratory is three-fold: a) to expose the student to chemical phenomena through experimentation; b) to develop the student’s laboratory skills through laboratory techniques; and c) to instill safe handling of chemicals through good safety practices. Required Materials (1) Student Laboratory Notebook, Top Bound, 50 Set, (Hayden- McNeil). Other laboratory notebooks will not be accepted. (2) Laboratory Safety Glasses (3) A USB adaptable storage device such as a flash drive (4) A stapler (5) The ability to access Blackboard or Course Webpage (6) A usable VSU student e-mail address. Prerequisite CHEM 103 General Chemistry Laboratory I Corequisite CHEM 102 General Chemistry II
Course Requirements Communication Students must have a current and usable VSU e-mail account through which they will send communications to and receive communications from their instructor. Students are expected to read their VSU e-mail daily. E-mails originating from Yahoo, Hotmail, Gmail or any other non-VSU account will not be read. Students should check electronic forms of course announcements daily. Electronic Access All experimental descriptions and procedures for each meeting period will be posted electronically. Access to computers and printers is required and locations and assistance in finding such access can be ascertained from The Learning Resource Center located in Harris Hall room 104. Course Activities Students will participate in weekly experiments that are provided electronically on the course website. Students will come to lab on time and expect to participate for the full 2 hour period. Students will come to lab prepared by reading the lab and performing Pre-Lab Exercises. Students will maintain a laboratory notebook and produce laboratory reports.
Student Assessment Modes Lab reports are collected the week following each experiment. The precise format of these reports is enumerated on the course Blackboard or website. Three lab exams will be administered the may consist of both practical and conceptual components. Pre-lab exercises are due at the beginning of each lab period and required in order for the student to participate in lab activities. The student performance is based on the successful completion of pre-lab exercises, active participation in the lab activities, diligence in performing experiments, ability to follow safety protocol and ability to maintain an orderly, clean and professional workspace.
A schedule of the experiments and dates of midterm are posted on the Blackboard or course website and will vary by semester. Weighting of Assessment Modes: 30% Lab reports 40% Lab Exams 30% Performance
Final grades will be computed as follows: (Average laboratory reports(drop lowest) x 0.30) + (Average lab exams (drop lowest) x 0.40) + (Average performance grade(drop one) x 0.30) = percent grade. The Grading scale is as follows.
A= B= C= D= F=
≥90-100% 89≤80% 79≤70% 69≤60% <60
Attendance and Exam Make-up Policies Students must attend during their scheduled lab period and recitation. There will be NO “makeup” labs or attending a lab at a different time other than scheduled. There will be NO “makeup” exams (midterm or final). Students who miss more than three laboratory sessions or fail to turn in four lab reports will not be allowed to return to lab. (see "University Policies." for addition information on the University attendance policy). All students will be allowed to drop all materials related to one missed laboratory period. This allowance will cover any unpredictable emergency. Students are still responsible for all testing materials that are related to the experiments that they may have missed. Students arriving more than 15 minutes late are counted absent and will not be allowed to enter the lab. The student will loose all credit for the lab. Homework Assignments Students are expected to complete a pre-lab assignment and a written report for each laboratory experience. The precise format required for these materials is described on the course website. Learning Outcomes, Activities and Evaluation Procedures OUTCOMES Students will learn… The general procedures for conducting various elementary qualitative and quantitative experiments. How to collect and organize experimental data. The identity of typical chemistry laboratory equipment. The procedures for operating common laboratory equipment. The important safety precautions that should be practiced in the laboratory. Proper and professional manner in which to present graphical data ACTIVITIES Students will … participate in weekly experiments planned for each semester (see attachment) prepare a laboratory plan or pre-lab review all safety requirements collect data through the use of laboratory devises and electronic instrumentation record data and observations perform data analysis keep a professional notebook provide professional reports
EVALUATION Evaluation will occur through the administration of assessment modes including: weekly quizzes, assessing overall preparation, and midterm and final exams combining both written and practical components testing comprehension. Evaluation modes include the graded laboratory notebook, reports and technique performance. Technique performance includes assessment of safety practice. Additional Information Students who are covered under the American Disabilities Act should privately inform the instructor of this fact so that appropriate instructional arrangements can be made. Appropriate Classroom Decorum Students are expected to behave in a manner that is conducive to the professional workplace; of primary importance is adhering to safety protocol. Safety will be discussed at length during the first laboratory period and a standard safety agreement must be signed in order to participate in weekly experiments (see attachment). If the student has any questions regarding safety at any time during the course, ask the primary instructor. The primary instructor will have specific rules for safety infractions. Academic Integrity The Student Academic Code is the prevailing policy regarding the academic standards and policies of the University. By accepting admission to Virginia State University, students are automatically subject to the provisions of the Student Academic Code, and are expected to uphold and support this Code without compromise or exception. http://www.vsu.edu/pages/3634.asp The instructor may enumerate consequences of academic dishonestly that may include loss of credit for the work in question, loss of credit for the course, suspension or expulsion from the University.
EXAMPLE OF EXPERIMENTAL SCHEDULE (Subject to Modification and Change – Adapt for Section and year) CHEM104 Week Jan 14 LAB “CHECK-IN”, Syllabus. Mentoring activity. 1. Pressure Temperature Gases. Mentoring activity. 2. Evaporation and Intermolecular Forces. Mentoring activity. 3. Vapor Pressure of Liquids. 4. Solubility of a Salt 5. Freezing Point Depression Test 1 (1-4) No Lab 6. Rate of Crystal Violet 7a. Equilibrium 7b. Equilibrium Test 2 (5- 7) 8. Acid Base Titration Curves (Tentative) 9. Group I 10. Group II 11. Group III Test 3 (8-12) CHECK OUT Background Reading th Required in Kotz 6 NA REPORT DUE DATES and Other important notes Lab Glasses and notebooks must be purchased for the next meeting. None Pressure Temperature Gases
Jan 21 Jan 28
Chapter 12 Chapter 13
Feb 4 Feb 11 Feb 19 Feb 26 March 5 March 12 March 19 March 26 April 2 April 9 April 16 April 23 April 30 Final Exam Date
Chapter 13 Chapter 14 Chapter 14
Evaporation and Intermolecular Forces Vapor Pressure of Liquids Solubility of a Salt Freezing Point Depression None None Rate of Crystal Violet None Equilibrium None Acid Base /Sheet Group I Sheet Group II. Sheet Group III.
No Lab Chapter 15 Chapter 16 Chapter 16 Chapter 17/18 Chapter 18 Chapter 18 Chapter 18
TYPICAL LAB REPORT REQUIREMENTS (Will vary by instructor) PRE-LAB DIRECTIONS Obtain the experimental description from Blackboard, Website or handout for the lab. Inside the student notebook include the following in your pre-lab write-up before you attend your laboratory. A pen should always be used – never a pencil. PRE-LAB EXERCISE If required, usually completed on a separate printout and turned in with the notebook copy pages. NOTEBOOK PRE-LAB Top portion of note book. Experiment #, Title (Experiment/Subject), date, name, partner’s name, desk #, section #. OBJECTIVE: Explain the objective of the experiment using your own words in full sentence/paragraph format. CHEMICAL EQUATIONS - if any chemistry or dissolution process is relevant for the laboratory, those relevant equations should be shown. If multiple potential reactions are part of the lab, then a few representative equations should be shown. MATERIALS. List any materials that might be required. Do not list the obvious such as computer, notebook, pen etc. CHEMICALS AND PRECAUTIONS. List all Chemicals with concentrations and any potential dangers associated with those chemicals PROCEDURE. Draw a figure to represent any relevant set-up. In flow chart format, describe the procedure. Do not copy exactly as stated in the lab description. Do not copy your lab partner or any other student’s work. You must be able to complete the experimental procedure using only your notes. Handouts are not allowed. TURN IN STAPLED YELLOW COPIES OF THE ABOVE BEFORE LAB. START A NEW PAGE>>>> DATA TABLES: Prepare any data tables if needed neatly before lab so that you may record data carefully during lab. OBSERVATIONS: Record any relevant observations. POST LAB CALCULATIONS: Show all work if applicable in a separate section. Multiple calculations that are redundant need not be shown, just show one example calculation in those cases.
GRAPHS: According to the instructions given for each lab. Always in Excel format and in proper format with labeled axes and proper units. CONCLUSIONS: A conclusion section is a relevant discussion of the data collected in some greater context. The questions provided give and indication of the context a student should be able to identify with and should be answered completely, thoroughly and in full sentence paragraph format. Chemical equations if needed to draw conclusions or summarize data can be written in line-by-line form as they are not convenient in paragraph format. Any numerical answers should be written in the conclusion section even if the calculations are shown in the calculations section. Numbers without units are meaningless. The “prelab” and “postlab” combined together make up the student report.
GENERAL LAB RULES 1. Write the number of your desk drawer and your lock combination in your notebook. If you forget your lock combination, go to the stockroom and give your name, drawer number and student ID. 2. Do not put anything in your lab drawer except the equipment on the list provided to you. 3. Be sure to lock your drawer at the end of the lab period. You will be responsible for items missing at the end of the semester. 4. If a piece of equipment is broken or unusable, take it to your instructor who will authorize a replacement (free during check-in period). 5. Clean your equipment after you use it. Be sure that everything is clean before you put it back into your drawer. All glassware must be clean when you check out at the end of the semester. 6. Your work area should be clean and dry when you complete your work. Return all equipment to your drawer or the appropriate location. 7. Dispose of used chemicals or waste as indicated by your instructor. Never put waste or chemicals down the sink or in the trash can unless instructed to do so. 8. Never put back chemicals into reagent bottles or stock solution as you may contaminate the chemical or stock solution for others. 9. Keep sinks clean. Do not put paper or solid chemicals in sinks. 10. If you withdraw from the class, return and check out of your desk. LAB SAFETY RULES 1. Lab glasses/goggles MUST be worn AT ALL TIMES. 2. You are advised not to wear contact lenses. Splashproof glasses/goggles are recommended. 3. Become acquainted with the location of the safety equipment in the laboratory. This includes the fire extinguishers, eye wash stations, fire blankets, fume hoods, showers, and emergency gas shut-off buttons. 4. No eating drinking or smoking is permitted in the laboratory. 5. No food or drinks are allowed in the laboratory. Any food or drink in the laboratory will be disposed off. 6. Do not perform unauthorized experiments 7. If a chemical contacts the skin, immediately flush it with water and consult your instructor. Use the safety shower for a large spill of corrosive material.
8. If a chemical is splashed into your eye, use the eyewash fountain immediately and rinse for at least 15 minutes. If you are wearing contact lenses remove them immediately. 9. Use the fume hood when working with toxic fumes. Avoid breathing vapors and gases from experiments. 10. Wear appropriate clothing (no short shirts allowed), including shoes (no open-toe shoes are allowed in the laboratory, this includes mesh type shoes). We recommend a laboratory apron or coat to protect your clothing. Tie back long hair. 11. Inform the instructor immediately of any accident, fire, or spill of a chemical. 12. In the event of a fire, inform the instructor and exit the laboratory and the building in an orderly manner. 13. Make sure that you select the correct chemicals. Many chemicals have similar names. 14. Wash your hands before you leave the laboratory.
I have read and understood both the general rules and the safety rules to be observed in the chemistry laboratory.
Signature ____________________________ Name: ______________________________
Date: _____________ Class: _____________