Chemistry of Materials I Laboratory--CHEM 1011
This course and the associated lecture, CHEM 1010, are required for B. S. Engineering Technology majors. CHEM 1010 and 1011 together (4 credit hours) satisfy a General Education Natural Science requirement. This course will not be credited toward a major in any of the physical, biological, or engineering sciences, nor mathematics.
Corequisite or Prerequisite: CHEM 1010
Note: Separate grades are assigned for lecture (1010) and laboratory (1011).
Course Description: Experiments and experimental techniques in general and inorganic chemistry. Two laboratory hours per week; 1 credit hour.
Textbook and other materials:
- H. G. Kirksey, Introduction to Chemistry 1 Laboratory Manual
- Safety goggles
- Padlock, matches, sponge, liquid detergent, and towel
- Thin, flat six-inch plastic ruler
Course Outline: Experiments cover the following topics:
- Matter – how may it be broken down/taken apart, the difference between a substance and a mixture
- What a characteristic property (such as density) is/how may it be used to obtain other information about a sample of a substance (such as the mass and/or volume)
- Melting and boiling points of pure substances
- Heat transfer processes – changes of state, changes of temperature
- Physical properties of a single pure substance
- Factors that affect the rates of chemical reactions
- Acids, bases, indicators and pH
- Chemical reactions and the law of definite proportions
Grades: Students must attend weekly laboratory sessions and hand in acceptable laboratory reports. Overall grade will be based on 9 individually graded reports and two laboratory examinations.
- Appropriate clothing, including safety goggles, and attention to safety are required in the laboratory at all times.
- Reasonable and appropriate accommodations will be made for students who present a memo from Student Disability Services.
Dr. Peter Bridson
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