The following items are required and should be purchased prior to the start of class:
- Course Text (available at the Student Bookstore, 1515 University Avenue, 293-5900.): Davis, H. B.; Tyson, J. F.; Pechenik, J. A. A Short Guide to Writing About Chemistry; Longman: Boston, 2010.
- Course Packet (available near the start of classes at The Copy Shop, 5 Elliwood Ave #B, 295-8337): The course packet contains all the important handouts for the laboratory.
- iClicker2 (available at the Student Bookstore, 1515 University Avenue, 293-5900.)
- 1 1.5"
3-Ring Binder (available at the Student Bookstore)
- 4 Section Dividers with Tabs (available at the Student Bookstore): The binder and dividers will be used as a replacement for the typical lab notebook. All assignments should be kept and organized in the binder. To help instructors quickly find things, the divider headings should be:
Lecture Notes; Lab Notes; Graded Assignments; Miscellaneous
The following software tools are required but can be used or downloaded freely:
- SciFinder Scholar Online: Register at https://www2.lib.virginia.edu/brown/chemistry/scifinder/online.html
- ChemBioDraw: The University of Virginia has a site license for ChemDraw. It is installed on many of the University computers.
To download your own free copy, go to http://scistore.cambridgesoft.com/sitelicense.cfm?sid=959, enter your UVa email address, and follow the directions. Once you create a CambridgeSoft account, you will receive a serial number for the software. Check your spam box if you don't receive the email.
- Spartan, Student Edition: The University of Virginia has a limited site license for Spartan, Student Edition. The software is available for free in all ITC-supported computer labs. Because the license is limited to 30 users, please do not use Spartan during other sections’ scheduled laboratory periods.
The software is also available on The Hive. Accessing the software here will allow you to run Spartan on your personal computer from anywhere as long as you are connected to the University network.
- Spartan Student
Edition (available directly from Wavefunction):
Spartan Student Edition
is the software program we will use in the computer laboratory. Though not necessary, you're welcome to purchase your own copy directly from Wavefunction, Inc.
- Lab Coat: While lab coats are not necessary, chemistry is messy business. If you are worried about damaging your clothes or if your course of study will require you to take multiple labs, a lab coat is a good investment.
- Safety Goggles: The lab has goggles for every student. If you decide to purchase your own, make sure the meet the correct standards.
- Stapler and Hole Punch: These basic office supplies will be the best purchases you make during your four years at UVa!