General Chemistry II Discussion & Lab

CHEM 1112 & 1114                Spring 2005

Dr. Perona (S215, 667-3583), Section 2:  THUR. 8:00-8:58 am (discussion), 9:05-12:13 pm (lab)
Dr. Chad Sessman (S201, 664-6667), Section 1:   WED. 1:25-2:23 pm (discussion), 2:30-5:38 pm (lab)
Dr. Peter Nico (S253, 667-3384), Section 3: THUR. 1:25-2:23 pm (discussion), 2:30-5:38 pm (lab)

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This laboratory course accompanies the second semester of general chemistry. Students are responsible for the materials in these documents and quizzes may be used to assure that students are reading this lab manual.  You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader (free download from Adobe web site) to view and print several of the assigned laboratories below.

Before you come to class, read these sections.

Introduction to course content and safety issues.
Stockroom procedures, how to check-in, how to get equipment and other very important information
Safety check-list, you must read this and give a signed statement that you have read it to John Burt (the stockroom manager).

Discussion/Laboratory Schedule

Week of  Experiment
February 14 Enrollment, Introduction to the course content,  and Check into lockers.  (Note: Review use of Microsoft Excel from Gen. Chem. I)
February 21 Vapor Pressure Enthalpy of Vaporization
February 28 Molecular Weight by Freezing Point Depression.
March 7The Synthesis of Soap: Introduction, Experiment
March  14Chemical Kinetics to Dye For
March 21  Chemical Kinetics:  Persulfate-iodide Clock Reaction
March 28 Spring Break
April 4 Chemical Equilibrium
April 11Acid-Base Titration
April 18 Buffers and the Vampire Slayers
April 25 Solubility of Barium Nitrate (Enthalpy of Solution)
May 2Identification of an Unknown.
May 9 Identification of an Unknown (continued).
May 16 Electrochemistry of an Unknown Metal and Check out of lockers.

Miscellaneous information

Common Solvents
Five Easy Species: Four Acids and a Base.

Solubility of many common substances and lots of dyes.  

The CSUS Physics page has a nice scientific notation tutorial.


Last edited on 04/11/2005 .