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CH 107L Intro to Chemistry Lab I
Howell, Donna Kae


Mission Statement: Park University provides access to a quality higher education experience that prepares a diverse community of learners to think critically, communicate effectively, demonstrate a global perspective and engage in lifelong learning and service to others.

Vision Statement: Park University, a pioneering institution of higher learning since 1875, will provide leadership in quality, innovative education for a diversity of learners who will excel in their professional and personal service to the global community.

Course

CH 107 Intro to Chemistry Lab I

Semester

FA 2011 HOC

Faculty

Howell, Donna Kae

Title

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Degrees/Certificates

PhD, Louisiana State University

Office Location

SC 105

Office Hours

MWF 10-11, MW 4:20-5:20, TR 1:20-2:20, F 11-12

Daytime Phone

816-584-6416

E-Mail

donna.howell@park.edu

Semester Dates

August 15-December 9, 2011

Class Days

M

Class Time

1:30 - 4:20 PM

Prerequisites

Co-requisite:  CH107

Credit Hours

1


Textbook:

No textbook required.
 

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:

Googles available from CHEM club ($10.00)

Non-programmable calculator

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Course Description:
CH107L Introduction to Chemistry Laboratory I: Students are introduced to basic laboratory techniques. Experiments will reinforce materials covered in the lecture component of this course. Corequisite: CH107. 0:3:1

Educational Philosophy:

I believe in supporting student learning and maintaining high expectations for student performance.  I will, to the best of my ability, provide an environment conducive to student learning.
 
I have an open door policy to students.  Please feel free to stop by and ask questions, or just come in for a chat!

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Practice and describe lab safety procedures
  2. Practice simple lab techniques
  3. Collect and analyze appropriate data
  4. Use graphing skills and mathematical manipulations to present data and results in a report
  5. Evaluate and compare data and results to accepted values
  6. Be able to present data and results in a report
  7. Relate and apply scientific methods to chemical situations.


Core Assessment:

This will be the lab reports which are 70-80% of the final grade. It will have the following:

  • evaluation of calculation skills,
  • assess terminology taught in the course as per learning objectives,
  • assess the appropriate scientific lab data taking, reporting, evaluation and analysis technique, and
  • assess conclusions drawn from the experiment performed.

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:

12 Lab report/worksheets
1 Final Exam

Grading:

12 Lab reports/worksheets  -- 100 points each  = 1200 points
1 Final Exam -- 150 points
1350 total points
 
Points needed for:
For an "A" = 1213
For a "B" = 1078
For a "C" = 943
For a "D" = 808
 
 
 

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Late work will not be accepted.  Only SERIOUS exceptions will be considered (i.e. death in family, illness requiring a doctor's visit, etc.)

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Safety First!  Anyone not following the safety guidelines will be asked to leave without points.
Respect for each other and the instructor will be expected at all times. 
Cell phones should be turned off or put to silent mode prior to entering the classroom.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week of  Experiment
August 15 Safety-Check In,
 Dimensional Analysis and Numerical Manipulations, Math Review
August 22 Density
August 29
September 5
No lab
September 12 Empirical Formula
September 19
Reactions of Copper
September 26 Solutions
October 3
Titrations
October 17
Molar Volume of a Gas
October 24 Calorimetry
October 31
Heat and Enthalpy
November 7
Atomic Spectra and Flame Tests
 November 14
 Molecular Geometry
November 28
Final Exam

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93
All lab worksheets are to be the independent work of the individual.

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 96
Missed labs cannot be made up.  One lab a semester will be prorated.

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .



Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Use the procedure, calculation and conclusion aspects of the lab to exhibit understanding of the lab experiment and techniques. Uses at least 70-60% the procedure, calculation and conclusion aspects of the lab to exhibit understanding of the lab experiment and techniques. Use at least 60-50% of the procedure, calculation and conclusion aspects of the lab to exhibit understanding of the lab experiment and techniques. Use less than 50% of the procedure, calculation and conclusion aspects of the lab to exhibit understanding of the lab experiment and techniques. 
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Use the following techniques to set up experiments: separation techniques, carrying out basic experiments, gravimetric analysis, synthesis, titration and other analytical technique taught during the semester. Use at least 70-60% the following techniques to set up experiments: separation techniques, carrying out basic experiments, gravimetric analysis, synthesis, titration and other analytical technique taught during the semester. Use at least 60-50% of following techniques to set up experiments: separation techniques, carrying out basic experiments, gravimetric analysis, synthesis, titration and other analytical technique taught during the semester. Use less than 50% of the following techniques to set up experiments: separation techniques, carrying out basic experiments, gravimetric analysis, synthesis, titration and other analytical technique taught during the semester. 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
2.6                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Be able to analyze results obtained in the lab according to the purpose of the lab. Be able to analyze at least 70-60% results obtained in the lab according to the purpose of the lab. Be able to analyze at least 60-50% of the results obtained in the lab according to the purpose of the lab. Be able to analyze less than 50% of the results obtained in the lab according to the purpose of the lab. 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Form connections between the labs to apply one experimental technique in another experiment. Form connections between the labs to apply one experimental technique in another experiment. Form at least 60-50% connections between the labs to apply one experimental technique in another experiment. Form less than 50% connections between the labs to apply one experimental technique in another experiment. 
Content of Communication                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
2,4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Write the chemistry lab report with the appropriate experiment content items. Write at least 70-60% of the chemistry lab report with the appropriate experiment content items. Write at least 60-50% of the chemistry lab report with the appropriate experiment content items. Write less than 50% of the chemistry lab report with the appropriate experiment content items. 
Technical Skill in Communicating                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Outcomes
2,3,4,6                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Write the chemistry lab report using all technical terminology and techniques. Write at least 70-60% the chemistry lab report using all technical terminology and techniques. Write at least 60-50% of the chemistry lab report using all technical terminology and techniques. Write less than 50% of the chemistry lab report using all technical terminology and techniques. 
First Literacy (or Disciplinary Competency)                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Keep a well organized and well written laboratory notebook and write technical reports in a clear and logical way. And good lab technique – in use of glassware, use of equipment.  Show basic cleanliness and efficient use of time in lab. Lab notebook is missing, or incomplete, of any one of the following: title, table of quantities, reaction, procedure, calculations or conclusions.  
And fair lab technique 
Lab notebook is missing more than one, or incomplete, writing of any one of the following: title, table of quantities, reaction, procedure, calculations or conclusions.  
And does not follow instructions of good lab technique 
Lab notebook not submitted at all or is missing more than two, or incomplete, writing of any one of the following: title, table of quantities, reaction, procedure, calculations or conclusions.  And does not follow instructions of good lab technique 
Second Literacy  (or Disciplinary Competency)                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Outcomes
6                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Analyze and critique laboratory data for its correctness and locate probable sources of error, including an understanding of standard statistical tests and the concepts of error and uncertainty, and an understanding of the advantages and limitations of current instrumental and other laboratory techniques. Analyze and critique 70-60% laboratory data for its correctness and locate probable sources of error, including an understanding of standard statistical tests and the concepts of error and uncertainty, and an understanding of the advantages and limitations of current instrumental and other laboratory techniques. Analyze and critique 60-50% laboratory data for its correctness and locate probable sources of error, including an understanding of standard statistical tests and the concepts of error and uncertainty, and an understanding of the advantages and limitations of current instrumental and other laboratory techniques. Analyze and critique less than 50% laboratory data for its correctness and locate probable sources of error, including an understanding of standard statistical tests and the concepts of error and uncertainty, and an understanding of the advantages and limitations of current instrumental and other laboratory techniques. 

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