Calendar

Lectures meet twice every week for one hour. Labs meet two afternoons every week for four hours. On campus, there are 4 different laboratory sections (Sections A – D), randomly assigned, to accommodate the number of students. Represented in this table is an example of a schedule from one section.

(JD) = Lectures given by Dr. John Dolhun

(SH) = Lectures given by Dr. Sarah Hewett

DAYS LECTURE TOPICS LAB TOPICS KEY DATES
WEEK 1
W   Mandatory Safety Lecture  
Th L1: Introduction to Laboratory Chemistry (JD)    
WEEK 2
M   Experiment 1: Ferrocene, Day 1  
T L2: Ferrocene (JD)    
W   Experiment 1: Ferrocene, Day 2  
Th L3: Writing Up the Lab Report (SH)    
WEEK 3
M   Experiment 1: Ferrocene, Day 3  
T L4: What’s Significant in Laboratory Measurement? Error Analysis (SH)    
W   Experiment 1: Ferrocene, Day 4; Tips on Grading and what TA’s will be looking for in the Ferrocene Lab Report Quiz 1
Th L5: Ellen Swallow Richards, Part 1 (JD)    
F   Experiment 1: Make-Up  
WEEK 4
T L6: Ellen Swallow Richards, Part 2 (JD)    
W   Experiment 2: Ellen Swallow Richards Lab, Day 1 Ferrocene Lab Report Due
Th L7: Ellen Swallow Richards, Part 3 (JD)    
WEEK 5
M   Experiment 2: Ellen Swallow Richards Lab, Day 2  
T L8: Essential Oils, Part 1 (SH)    
W   Experiment 2: Ellen Swallow Richards Lab, Day 3  
Th L9: Essential Oils, Part 2 (SH)    
WEEK 6
M   Experiment 2: Ellen Swallow Richards Lab, Day 4  
T L10: Fischer Esterification (SH)    
W   Experiment 2: Ellen Swallow Richards Lab, Day 5; Tips on Grading and what TA’s will be looking for in the Ellen Swallow Richards Lab Report Quiz 2
Th L11: Catalase, Part 1 (SH)    
F   Experiment 2: Make-Up  
WEEK 7
M   Experiment 3: Essential Oils, Day 1 Ellen Swallow Richards Lab Report Due
T [No Lecture]    
W   Experiment 3: Essential Oils, Day 2  
Th L12: Catalase, Part 2 (SH)    
WEEK 8
M   Experiment 3: Essential Oils, Day 3  
T L13: X-Ray Diffraction Essential Oils (Guest Lecturer: Peter Mueller)    
W   Experiment 3: Essential Oils, Day 4; Tips on Grading and what TA’s will be looking for in the Essential Oils Lab Report Quiz 3
Th L14: Mass Spectroscopy Esterification (JD)    
F   Experiment 3: Make-up  
WEEK 9
M   Experiment 4: Esterification, Day 1 Essential Oils Lab Report Due
T L15: NMR Spectroscopy Esterification (Guest Lecturer: John Grimes)    
W   Experiment 4: Esterification, Day 2  
Th L16: Help session for any lecture/lab material    
WEEK 10
M   Experiment 4: Esterification, Day 3  
T [No Lecture]    
W   Experiment 4: Esterification, Day 4; Tips on Grading and what TA’s will be looking for in the Esterification and Catalase Labs Report Quiz 4
Th [No Lecture]    
F   Experiment 4: Make-up  
WEEK 11
M   Experiment 5: Catalase, Day 1 Esterification Lab Report Due
T [No Lecture]    
W   Experiment 5: Catalase, Day 2  
Th L17: Help session for any lecture/lab material    
WEEK 12
M   Experiment 5: Catalase, Day 3  
T L18: Oral Report Guidelines, Part 1    
W   Experiment 5: Catalase, Day 4; Tips on grading and what TA’s will be looking for in the Oral Reports Quiz 5
Th L19: Oral Report Workshop, Part 2    
F   Experiment 5: Make-Up  
WEEK 13
T L20: Help session for any lecture/lab material   Catalase Lab Report Due
Th [No Lecture]    
WEEK 14
M   Mandatory Lab Check Out M/W Sections  
T [No Lecture] Mandatory Lab Check Out T/Th Sections  
W   Student Oral Reports  
Th Student Oral Reports    
WEEK 15
M   Student Oral Reports  
T Student Oral Reports    

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