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SPRING 2018

 

The [Lec Notes] links below produce abbreviated versions of the lectures. The [Flow Chart] links are helpful for time management. The [Lecture Videos] will all be available on the Echo360 site - accessible through Blackboard.

ON-LINE PRELABS

The on-line pre-labs are pre-lab questions on the OSCER Website which are graded automatically.The pre-labs are identified in the assignment notice. They are due (i.e., must be submitted) by 8:30 AM on the date specified in the course schedule.

The pre-labs questions permit you to make several attempts at answering each question. Answers are graded when you SUBMIT them. When you are satisfied with your answers, you must SUBMIT them to receive a grade.

 

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Week 1: (Jan 24,25) General Information, Safety, Orientation

     

Assignment: Read SUSB - 001b;
Learning Objectives

SUSB - 001b describes course policies.

   

ALL SECTIONS MEET DURING THE FIRST WEEK - SEE FIRST WEEK SCHEDULE ON BLACKBOARD FOR TIMES BY SECTION
STUDENTS WHO DO NOT ATTEND THE FIRST LAB MEETING WILL BE DE-REGISTERED
HOME ASSIGNMENT: Virtual Lab VL-1 Due in Weeks 4 or 5

 

   
       
Weeks 2 & 3: (Jan 31 Feb 1 & Feb 7,8) Synthesis of aspirin: SUSB - 028 
     

Assignment: Read SUSB-028, Download Supplement on IR Analysis of Aspirin
Online Prelab - SUSB-028
- Go to OSCER;
Select Pre-lab 1
Learning Objectives

Practice Spreadsheet for analyzing IR Spectra of organic compounds


Lecture Video
Lecture_Notes
Flow Chart

 
       

Supplementary Information:
A history of Aspirin related compounds

Aspirin links

How to conduct a vacuum filtration  Also, a Slide Show on vacuum filtration

A discussion of Melting Points as characteristics of substances

Links to Infrared Spectroscopy
FTIR spectra by Attenuated Total Reflectance

     

     
HOME ASSIGNMENT: Virtual Lab VL-1 Due in Weeks 4, 5      
       
Weeks 4 & 5: (Feb 14,15 & Feb 21,22) Colorimetric determination of iron in multivitamins: SUSB - 015, SUPL - 005         

Assignment: Read SUSB-015
Online Prelab - SUSB-015
- Go to OSCER. Select Pre-lab 4
Learning Objectives

Lecture Video
Lecture_Notes
Flow Chart

   

Supplementary Information:
Pre-lab Problem in Manual-
SUSB-015 - Prob 1

The calculations involved in this exercise are described here
Effective path length in a round cuvette
Review Gravity Filtration

Slide Show
demonstrating use of the spectrophotometer

VIRTUAL LAB 1 DUE

     
       
Weeks 6 & 7: (Feb 28, Mar 1 & Mar 7,8) Determination of molar mass and pKa of unknown acid by pH titration: SUSB - 014, SUPL - 006      

Assignment: Read SUSB-014, SUPL-006
Online Prelab - SUSB-014
- Go to OSCER
Select Pre-lab 3
Learning Objectives
Review Weighing by Difference

TEST EXERCISE - UNKNOWN


Lecture Video
Lecture_Notes
Flow Chart

 

Supplementary Information:
Discussion of the approximation that pH = pKa at the half titration point

Uncertainties in logarithmic and exponential quantitites

Curtipot - a spectacular pH spreadsheet
A common calculation error in this exercise

Trial Runs

     
       
HOME ASSIGNMENT: Virtual Lab VL-2 Due in Weeks 9, 10      
       
       

Week 8: (Mar 12 - 16) Spring Break - Classes Do Not Meet

     
       
       

Weeks 9 & 10: (Mar 21,22 & Mar 28,29) Kinetics study of a bleaching reaction: SUSB - 023

     

Assignment: Read SUSB-023
Online Prelab - SUSB-023
- Go to OSCER.
Select Pre-lab 2
Learning Objectives

Quiz 1

Lecture Video
Lecture_Notes
Flow Chart

   

Supplementary Information:
The calculations involved in this exercise are described through an an example here.

Web pages dealing with dilution
You can also download the data analysis spreadsheet
Distinguishing 1st & 2nd order from linearity of plots

Review Use of the spectrophotometer

Pre-lab Problem in Manual - SUSB-023 - Prob 1
VIRTUAL LAB 2 DUE

     
       
Weeks 11 & 12: (Apr 4,5 & Apr 11,12) Complexometric determination of calcium: SUSB - 017       

Assignment: Read SUSB-017
Online Prelab - SUSB-017
- Go to OSCER. Select Pre-lab 5
Learning Objectives

TEST EXERCISE - UNKNOWN

Lecture Video
Lecture Notes

Flow Chart

   

Supplementary Information:
The calculations involved in this exercise are described here.

Check out calcium in the WebElements periodic table

EDTA information at U. Bristol

For a general discussion of averages, average deviations and percent deviations, click here.

Slide Show demonstrating weighing by difference

Why we do Trial Runs

Pre-lab Problem in Manual -
SUSB-017 - Prob 6

     
       
HOME ASSIGNMENT: Virtual Lab VL-3 Due in Weeks 13, 14      
       

Weeks 13 & 14: (Apr 18,19 & Apr 25,26) Electrochemical Cells and the Nernst Equation: SUSB - 056     

     

Assignment: Read SUSB-056
Online Prelab - SUSB-056
- Go to OSCER. Select Pre-lab
6
Learning Objectives
            

Lecture Video
Lecture_Notes
Flow Chart



 

Supplementary Information:
The Nernst Equation Spreadsheet

Spreadsheet showing effect of errors in measured quantities on derived quantities

Pre-lab Problem in Manual - SUSB-056 - Prob 2
 
VIRTUAL LAB 3 DUE

     
 
Week 15: (May 2,3) All Sections Meet for Second Quiz. See Blackboard for times by section.      

Assignment:
Final Quiz



   

 

 

 

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