​​Instructions

  1. Print out a copy of the Procedure, Prelab Assignment, and Lab Report for each experiment and bring them with you to your scheduled lab period. Printable copies of these documents are available in the list below in PDF format for each experiment. Instructions on how to print these files may be found in the Introduction.

  2. Bring all required PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) listed for each experiment to the lab with you.

  3. Carefully read the Procedure for each scheduled experiment or activity AND complete the Prelab Assignment before arriving for your weekly lab period. The Procedure includes background information to help you understand the important concepts relevant to each experiment and to help you complete the Prelab Assignment as well as step by step instructions on how to perform each experiment.

  4. The experiments listed below are not necessarily in the order that they will be performed in lab. Each professor designs his/her own schedule for each semester. Please consult your syllabus for a schedule of experiments that you will be performing.

  5. Some professors may require additional work before you come to lab. Please follow your own professor's instructions carefully.

Experiments

Note: Experiments printed before the first day of classes may not be the current version! Please wait until classes begin before you print copies.

Experiment 1. Using Excel for Graphical Analysis of Data
PDF FileProcedure PDF FileLab Report(There is no prelab for this exercise.)
PPE: No PPE required

Experiment 2. The Densities of Solutions and Solids
PDF FileProcedure PDF FilePrelab PDF File Lab Report
PPE: Lab Coat, Goggles, Closed Shoes

Experiment 3. Paper Chromatography: Separation and Identification of Five Metal Cations

PDF FileProcedure PDF FilePrelab PDF File Lab Report
PPE: Lab Coat, Goggle, Closed Shoes, Gloves (for handling cobalt chloride, iron (III) chloride, mercury (II) nitrate, iron (III) nitrate, silver nitrate, and the eluting and visualizing solutions).

Experiment 4. Inorganic Nomenclature
PDF FileProcedure PDF FileLab Report(There is no prelab for this exercise.)
PPE: No PPE required

​Experiment 5. Properties of Hydrates
PDF FileProcedure PDF FilePrelab PDF File Lab Report
PPE: Lab Coat, Goggles, Closed Shoes, Gloves (for handling cobalt chloride, iron (III) chloride, nickel (II) chloride, and nitric acid.​

Experiment 6. Types of Chemical Reactions
PDF FileProcedure PDF FilePrelab PDF FileLab Report
PPE: Lab Coat, Goggles, Closed Shoes​, Gloves (for handling CaO, CuSO4, Pb(NO3)2, Ni(NO3)2, K2CrO4, and H2SO4). Instructor should review SOP prior to performing the Na demonstration.

Experiment 7. Gravimetric Analysis
PDF FileProcedure PDF FilePrelab PDF FileLab Report
PPE: Lab Coat, Goggles, Closed Shoes​, Gloves (for handling 6M HCl). 

Experiment 8. Reaction Stoichiometry and the Formation of a Metal Ion Complex
PDF File Procedure PDF FilePrelab PDF FileLab Report
PPE: Lab Coat, Goggles, Closed Shoes, Glove (for handling Fe2+ solutions and the 1,10 phenanthroline).​

Experiment 9. Evaluating the Cost-Effectiveness of Antacids
PDF FileProcedure PDF FilePrelab  PDF File Lab Report
PPE: Lab Coat, Goggles, Closed Shoes​

Experiment 10. Vitamin-C Analysis
PDF FileProcedure  PDF File Prelab  PDF File Lab Report
PPE: Lab Coat, Goggles, Closed Shoes

​Experiment 11A. The Molecular Weight of Carbon Dioxide
PDF FileProcedure  PDF File Prelab PDF FileLab Report
PPE: Lab Coat, Goggles, Closed Shoes​, Gloves (for handling the 6M HCl).

Experiment 11B. The Dumas Method
PDF FileProcedure PDF File Prelab PDF File Lab Report
PPE: Lab Coat, Goggles, Closed Shoes​, Gloves (for handling the 6M HCl).

Experiment 12. Calorimetry and Hess's Law
PDF FileProcedure PDF File Prelab PDF File Lab Report
PPE: Lab Coat, Goggles, Closed Shoes​, Gloves (for handling the HCl).

Experiment 13. Measuring Manganese Concentration Using Spectrophotometry
PDF FileProcedure PDF File Prelab PDF File Lab Report
PPE: Lab Coat, Goggles, Closed Shoes​, Gloves (for handling the Mn2+ solutions, H3PO4, and KIO4).

Experiment 14A. Atomic Emission Spectra
PDF FileProcedure PDF File Prelab PDF File Lab Report
PPE: Goggles for UV emissions from the lamps

Experiment 14B. Atomic Emissions Spectra - Pizza Box Version
PDF FileProcedure PDF FilePrelab PDF File Lab Report
PPE: Goggles for UV emissions from the lamps

Experiment 15. Using Periodic Properties to Identify Group 2A Cations and Group 7A Anions
PDF FileProcedure PDF File Prelab PDF File Lab Report
PPE: Lab Coat, Goggles, Closed Shoes, Gloves (for handling barium nitrate, bromine water, chlorine water, iodine water, potassium chromate, and sulfuric acid).​

Experiment 16. Qualitative Analysis of Everyday Chemicals
PDF FileProcedure PDF File Prelab PDF File Lab Report
PPE: Lab Coat, Goggles, Closed Shoes​, Gloves (for handling iodine water).

Experiment 17. VSEPR Theory and Shapes of Molecules
PDF FileProcedure PDF FilePrelab PDF FileLab Report
PPE: No PPE required.​

Experiment 18. Introduction to the Structures and Isomerism of Simple Organic Molecules: Description and Modeling
PDF FileProcedure PDF FilePrelab PDF FileLab Report
PPE: No PPE required.