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Chemical Principles Laboratory (CHEM 181L)
   


Course Overview

Principles of Chemical Structure Laboratory (CHEM 1811) is a complementary, independent lab course which explores and expands upon many of the ideas covered in CHEM 1810 lecture. Using state-of-the-art chemical tools—traditional as well as computational ones—and the current research literature, you will investigate interesting chemical problems like, should you spend more money to purchase an SPF-100 sunscreen? should you drink from plastic water bottles, should you eat foods containing Truvia™ sweetener. Though there will not always be clear cut answers to the questions we ask, the inquiry skills you develop will help you make better, scientifically sound judgments and decisions. The scientific writing skills you develop will allow you to better convince others that you are right.

Course Infromation

Semester: Fall 2013

Principal Instructor
   Michael Palmer
   Associate Professor & Associate Director,
   Teaching Resource Center, Lecturer in Chemistry

Office Hours
   Monday 3:00 - 3:50pm (Clark Hall, 156) & Thursday
   12:30 – 2:00pm (Hotel D, 24 East Range); or
   by appointment

Lab Review/Help Session (ad hoc basis)
   Sunday, 3:00 - 4:00pm; CHM 303

Writing Tutorial/Workshop (ad hoc basis)
   Sunday, 4:00 - 5:00pm; CHM 303

Lab Lecture
   Monday 2:00-2:50pm; Clark Hall, Room 108

Laboratory
   Tues Section 01
2:00-5:30pm
CHM 319/WIL 308
   Wed Section 02
2:00-5:30pm
CHM 319/WIL 308
   Thurs   Section 03
2:00-5:30pm
CHM 319/WIL 308
   Fri Section 04
2:00-5:30pm
CHM 319/WIL 308
   Fri Section 05
2:00-5:30pm
CHM 316/GIB 041
       



Important Dates
   Classes begin: Tuesday, August 27
   Adding: The last date to add a course (or change grading option) is Tuesday, September 10
   Dropping: The last date to drop a course without penalty is Wednesday, September 11
   Withdrawing: The last day to withdraw from a course is Tuesday, October 22
   Reading Days: Saturday, October 12 – Tuesday, October 15
   Thanksgiving
      Recess:
Wednesday, November 27 – Sunday, December 1
   Classes end: Friday, December 6
 


Quick Links

    • Office hours
    • Writing like a scientist...
    • Lecture slides
    • Past finals

    • Scavenger hunt

Course News

    

11/02/13—The lab exam will be released electronically at 5:00PM on Friday, Dec 6. It is due Sun, Dec 15 by midnight.

Our Chemical World

    

Take cool pictures and learn about the chemistry behind the art when you participate in the CHEM 1811 Our Chemical World. All entries are eligible for the Scavenger Hunt and chocolate! Email your photos and description of the chemistry using the following subject line: CHEM1811-OCW. Be sure to cite your sources.

Our Chemical World
           Rust by Sabetta Singh

Deadline: The OCW challenge is over...for now.

OCW Archive

Molecule of the Week

    

Learn interesting chemistry when you participate in the CHEM 1811 Molecule of the Week. All correct and timely responses are eligible for the Scavenger Hunt and chocolate! Email your answer using the following subject line: CHEM1811-MOW. Be sure to cite your sources.

Identify this molecule and expalin how it and the cranberries people eat over Thanksgiving may just save their lives someday.

Moleculae of the Week

Deadline: The MOW challenge is over...for now.

MOW Archive

Art of Science

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