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Lab reports are generally due one week after completing your lab work.

Fall break will occur on Oct 14-15 (Monday and Tuesday). Lab assignments for Monday's and Tuesday's sections will still be due next week.

We will be offering make-up labs the rest of the week (W-Th-F: Oct 16-17-18).

What are the Learning Outcomes of Lab?
• Understand safe practices in lab
• Engage in a process of scientific inquiry in chemistry
• Be able to identify underlying chemical content through laboratory investigations including such concepts as conservation of mass, limiting reactants, heats of reaction, concentration expressed in moles per liter, dilution, pH, oxidation and reduction, and spectroscopy
• Understand how to keep a lab notebook, record valid data, analyze data, and make a scientific claim using evidence and scientific reasoning

Please note that the objectives listed above are different than classroom activities and topics of examination in CHY 121 and CHY 131. While there are underlying chemical concepts that overlap with the class course (e.g. concentration, balanced chemical reactions, limiting reactants) there are many student-centered activities that require the development of different skills and do not follow in sequence the material that is covered in the class. Lecture and lab are designed to strengthen and deepen chemical understanding, using many of the same underlying concepts, but sometimes in different orders. In lab, generating evidence to support ideas, is always important but in lecture this is not usually covered. The lecture and lab course are thus complementary and together they are designed to strengthen and deepen chemical understanding.

If you have issues related to the course or with TAs, please contact the chemistry professor in charge of the general chemistry lab program: Dr. Mitchell Bruce at mbruce@maine.edu

If you have problems related to lab experiments, please contact the lab manager, Fuoad Sulley at fuoad.saliousulley@maine.edu
Last updated: October-09-2019
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