Lab Introduction - Analytical Chemistry

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Analytical Chemistry Laboratories
Laboratory Information
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Log onto https://clew.uwindsor.ca for all
laboratory-related material
Laboratory Notebooks
• Hard-covered
• No tear-out or removable pages (i.e. spiral
notebooks)
ACCEPTABLE
NOT ACCEPTABLE
Laboratory Notebooks
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Purpose: To record:
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Measurements
Calculations
Observations
Comments
Laboratory Notebooks
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Etiquette:
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Ink only; no pencil
No white-out for mistakes
No printouts, including Data Sheets
Number right-hand pages in top right corner:
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Roman numerals i to iv for Table of Contents
Arabic numbers 1 to 60 after Table of Contents
• New experiments start on right-hand pages
Pre-Laboratory Assignments
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Purpose
Safety hazards: chemical and safety precautions
Flow chart: detailed steps and timeline
Pre-laboratory calculations
 Exp. 2 – Post-Lab; Exp. 3 – Post-Lab
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Schedule is posted on CLEW
Worth: 1% of experiment
Glassware and Equipment
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Balance
• balance assignment
• Keep area clean (possible deduction for untidiness)
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Student locker:
• locker assignment
• Check-in: Introductory lab
• Check-out: Experiment 5
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All glassware must be present, clean, and in same condition
as received
Damaged or missing glassware deducted from caution card
Important:
These lockers are not to be used as personal lockers. Please do not
store lab coats, safety glasses, and/or laboratory notebooks in these
lockers. These items will be confiscated if found in the lockers.
Calculations
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Request to review calculations will only be
considered if:
• written in ink (no pencil)
• written directly in laboratory notebook (no looseleaf papers)
• within two weeks of when the experiment was
performed
Answer Cards
All answer cards are due two days after the
laboratory session
 Grades are based on accuracy of unknown
 Do not include calculations
 Questions regarding calculations should
contact GA’s directly (not at last minute!)
 Cards will be marked once every group has
submitted a card
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Answer Cards
5%
Make-Up Experiment
(Tentative)
Dates and times TBA (if time and space allows)
 May be scheduled outside of regularly
scheduled laboratory session
 Choice of ONE experiment (Experiment 1 to 4)
 Must attend the introductory laboratory to
qualify for a make-up experiment
 Laboratory grade assigned for repeated
experiment will be the recorded grade
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If the grade is lower than previously acquired, the
lower grade will be the accepted grade
Attendance
Contact your GA immediately if absent
 Medical note is required within 2 to 3 days of
missed laboratory
 Consequences
 Limited room in laboratory sections
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Laboratory Grades
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Any disputes or concerns regarding a
laboratory grade must be addressed no later
than two weeks after experiment has finished
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Ask GA to review calculations
Calculations done correctly imperative if planning
to do make-up lab (if offered)
Contact Information
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Laboratory Coordinator:
Una Lee
Essex Hall, Room 175
Email: [email protected]
Office Hours: Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(After hours: Please speak to Nedhal Al-Nidawy)
Question Period
Any questions?
Good Luck!

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