CHEM 1120 Laboratories and their relationship to the test items
 # Title Item Numbers
1  Illustrating Some Chemical Reactions 1 - 4, Os
2 Chemical Equilibria Exercise
Solution Exercise Part I 
10 - 16
3 Solution Exercise Part II 17- 42
4 Solution Exercise Part III 17- 48
5 Titration Curve - Weak Acid with Strong Base 17- 48
6 Qualitative Analysis *
7 Balancing Redox Reactions Exercise  supplemental
8 Titration, Normality and Equivalency Exercies 5 - 8
9 Redox Titration using KMnO4 5 - 8
10 Electrochemistry Laboratory 49 - 58
11 Visible Spectroscopy ** 23' - 27'
12 Beer's Law  ** 23' - 27'
13 Kinetics Exercise 90 - 99
14 Kinetics - Bleaching of Dyes 90 - 99


It is the opinion of the RSCC chemistry staff that the laboratories and the classroom material be highly coordinated.  The laboratories should reflect the most important concepts presented and should correspond to the competency items listed for the course.  This listing gives this correspondence.

The staff also believes it is very important for the student to have some experience in determining how to carry out experiments and in writing up their results.  For more information see  the 8th edition of the General Chemistry Laboratory Manual link.

* The quantitative scheme is cut down to only 6 ions, mainly due to hazardous waste considerations.  The student must present a qualitative scheme with only these ions before starting the lab.  Relationships to competencies is wide-spread, especially in the solution equilibria area, but also in the area of reactions.

**laboratory 11 and 12 do not specifically address these items, but are supportive since an understanding of these ultimately requires some background information on spectroscopy.  The laboratories have two other purposes: 1) it gives the students some experience in the use of a laboratory instrument and specifically a spectrometer and 2) this experience is needed for subsequent laboratories.  Primes indicate CHEM 1110 items.