The chemistry laboratory is a place to explore and experiment.  The goal is not to know that a scientific theory exists or a mathematical theorem provides an answer, but why and how.  It is one of many stages that offer a collaborative, team-based setting in producing knowledge and connecting atomic interactions to the natural phenomena that we experience and see on a daily basis. The laboratory is beyond simply learning content, but the environment where students engage in learning from mistakes and problem solving. 

Picture above shows CoCl2 in Na2SiO3 solution from Beautiful Chemical Reactions from L2 Molecule on Vimeo.


Lab #6 - Determination Vitamin C content in Commercial Product
Lab #7 - Molar Volume of Hydrogen
Lab #22 - Qualitative Analysis


Below are resources on specific laboratory techniques and background information on various types of analysis that you might find in some laboratory investigations.

Using a Buret

    Second Derivative (Determine Equivalence Point)
    Gran Plot (Determine Equivalence Point)

Gravimetric Analysis
        includes: Quantitative transfer and filtration (gravity and vacuum)


All Science is formed necessarily of three things: the series of facts which constitute 
the science; the ideas which they call forth; the words which express them. 

How to Write a Formal Lab Report   

Eligible for Formal Lab Report

 Trimester 1 Trimester 2 
LB#5 - %Fe Content in Iron Tablet
LB#7 - Molar Volume of a Gas
LB#8 - %Cu in Brass
LB#12 - Hess's Law/ MgO
LB #14 - Crystal Violet Kinetics
LAB#16 - Ksp Borax

Required Materials:
All students should maintain a laboratory notebook during the year. 

Programs Used: