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Chem 11 Experiments

Instructions

  1. Print out a copy of the Background & 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 table 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 Background & Procedure for each scheduled experiment or activity AND complete the Prelab Assignment before arriving for your weekly lab period. The Background & Procedure includes 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.

 

 

Title
Background & Procedure
Required PPE
(Personal Protective Equipment)

 

Prelab Assignment

 

Lab Report

Experiment 1. Using Excel for Graphical Analysis of Data

Graphing Procedure (Excel 2003)

Graphing Procedure (Excel 2007)

No PPE required​

There is no Prelab Assignment for this Activity

Graphing Report

Experiment 2. The Densities of Solutions and Solids

Density Procedure

Lab Coat
Goggles
Closed Shoes​

Density Prelab

Density Report

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

Paper Chromatography Procedure

Lab Coat
Goggles
Closed Shoes

Gloves while handling
cobalt chloride, iron (III) chloride, mercury (II) nitrate, iron (III) nitrate, silver nitrate and the eluting and visualizing solutions.​

Paper Chromatography Prelab

Paper Chromatography Report

Experiment 4. Inorganic Nomenclature

Nomenclature Procedure

No PPE required​

There is no Prelab Assignment for this Activity

Nomenclature Report

Experiment 5. Properties of Hydrates

Hydrates Procedure

Lab Coat
Goggles
Closed Shoes

Gloves while handling cobalt chloride, iron (III) chloride, nickel (II) chloride, and nitric acid.​

Hydrates Prelab

Hydrates Report

Experiment 6. Types of Chemical Reactions

Types of Reactions Procedure

Lab Coat
Goggles
Closed Shoes

Gloves while handling CaO, CuSO4, Pb(NO3)2, Ni(NO3)2, K2CrO4, and H2SO4.

Instructor should review SOP prior to performing the Na demonstration.​

Types of Reactions Prelab

Types of Reactions Report

Experiment 7. Gravimetric Analysis

Gravimetric Analysis Procedure

Lab Coat
Goggles
Closed Shoes
Gloves while handling 6M HCl

Gravimetric Analysis Prelab

Gravimetric Analysis Report

Experiment 8. Reaction Stoichiometry and the Formation of a Metal Ion Complex

Stoichiometry Procedure

Lab Coat
Goggles
Closed Shoes
Gloves when handling the Fe2+ solution and the 1,10-phenanthroline solution​

Stoichiometry Prelab

Stoichiometry Report

Experiment 9. Evaluating the Cost-Effectiveness of Antacids

Antacid Procedure

Lab Coat
Goggles
Closed Shoes​

Antacid Prelab

Antacid Report

Experiment 10. Vitamin-C Analysis

Vitamin-C Procedure

Lab Coat
Goggles
Closed Shoes​

Vitamin-C Prelab

Vitamin-C Report

Experiment 11. The Molecular Weight of Carbon Dioxide

Molecular Weight of CO2 Procedure

Lab Coat
Goggles
Closed Shoes
Gloves when handling 6M HCl​

Molecular Weight of CO2 Prelab

Molecular Weight of CO2 Report

Experiment 12. Calorimetry and Hess's Law

Calorimetry Procedure

Lab Coat
Goggles
Closed Shoes
Gloves when handling HCl​

Calorimetry Prelab

Calorimetry Report

Experiment 13. Measuring
Manganese Concentration Using Spectrophotometry

Manganese Procedure

Lab Coat
Goggles
Closed Shoes
Gloves when handling Mn2+ solutions, H3PO4, and KIO4

Manganese Prelab

Manganese Report

Experiment 14A. Atomic Emission Spectra

Atomic Spectra A Procedure

Goggles for UV emission from the lamps​

Atomic Spectra A
Prelab

Atomic Spectra A Report

Experiment 14B. Atomic Emission Spectra -
Pizza Box Version

Atomic Spectra B
Procedure

Goggles for UV emission from the lamps​

Atomic Spectra B
Prelab

Atomic Spectra B
Report

Experiment 15. Using Periodic Properties to Identify Group 2A Cations and Group 7A Anions

Periodic Properties Procedure

Lab Coat
Goggles
Closed Shoes
Gloves when handling barium nitrate, bromine water, chlorine water, iodine water, potassium chromate, and sulfuric acid.​

Periodic Properties Prelab

Periodic Properties Report

Experiment 16. Qualitative Analysis of Everyday Chemicals

Everyday Chemicals Procedure

Lab Coat
Goggles
Closed Shoes
Gloves when handling iodine water​

Everyday Chemicals Prelab

Everyday Chemicals Report

Experiment 17. VSEPR Theory and Shapes of Molecules

VSEPR Procedure

No PPE required​

VSEPR Prelab

VSEPR Report

Experiment 18. Introduction to the Structures and Isomerism of Simple Organic Molecules: Description and Modeling

Organic Modeling Procedure

No PPE required​

Organic Modeling Prelab

Organic Modeling Report