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Chem 10 Experiments

  1. Print a copy of the Procedure Handout, Prelab Assignment, and Report Form for each experiment and bring them with you to your scheduled lab period.  Crisp, printable copies of these documents are available below (in PDF format) for each experiment.  Instructions on how to print these files may be found in the Introduction. 
  2. Bring all required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) listed for each experiment to the lab with you.
  3. Carefully read the Procedure Handout for each scheduled activity before arriving at your weekly lab period.  Some instructors will require you to also complete and submit the Prelab Assignment at the beginning of each lab session.  Other instructors may have different policies regarding prelabs so be sure  you know your instructor's requirements.
  4. The experiments listed below are not necessarily in the order that they will be performed in lab! Please consult your syllabus for the exact schedule of your Chem 10 experiments.

Experiment 1: Introducing Measurements in the Laboratory     Procedure     Prelab     Report
   PPE: lab coat, goggles, closed shoes, gloves for step D2

Experiment 2: The Density of Liquids and Solids     Procedure     Prelab     Report
   PPE: lab coat, goggles, closed shoes

Experiment 3: Chemical Nomenclature     Procedure     Report    (There is no Prelab for this activity)
   PPE: None

Experiment 4: The Properties of Oxygen Gas     Procedure     Prelab     Report
   PPE: lab coat, goggles, closed shoes, gloves for step 7 (H2O2)

Experiment 5: The Composition of Potassium Chlorate     Procedure     Prelab     Report
   PPE: lab coat, goggles, closed shoes, gloves for Step A3 (KClO3) and Part B Steps 1-4 (KClO3 and HNO3)

Experiment 6: Single and Double Displacement Reactions     Procedure     Prelab     Report
   PPE: lab coat, goggles, closed shoes, gloves for all steps including clean up

Experiment 7: Mole Ratios and Reaction Stoichiometry     Procedure     Prelab     Report
   PPE: lab coat, goggles, closed shoes, gloves for step 3 (HCl)

Experiment 8: Flame Tests of Metal Cations     Procedure     Prelab     Report
   PPE: Students need goggles; Instructor needs lab coat, goggles, closed shoes, gloves

Experiment 9: Lewis Structures and Molecular Shapes     Procedure     Prelab     Report
   PPE: None

Experiment 10: Determination of the Gas Constant     Procedure     Prelab     Report
   PPE: lab coat, goggles, closed shoes, gloves for step 5 (6M HCl)

Experiment 11: Titration of Vinegar     Procedure     Prelab     Report
   PPE: lab coat, goggles, closed shoes

Experiment 12: Equilibrium and LeChatelier's Principle     Procedure     Prelab     Report
   PPE: lab coat, goggles, closed shoes, gloves for all steps

Experiment 13: Acids, Bases, and pH     This lab is under revision.  Please consult your instructor.
   PPE: lab coat, goggles, closed shoes