Chemistry Department at Lima

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The Chemistry Department at Lima

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Chemistry Facilities

 

Laboratory Facilities and Equipment

The modern student laboratory, Sciences 321, has bench space for lab sections of twenty-four to thirty-two students. Most lab sections run with approximately 20-28 students. Each student has access to an individual fume hood and equipment drawer; some shared equipment is kept in cabinets. There are several styles of analytical balances as well as open pan balances. The laboratory is equipped with computer and audio-visual technology so that presentations may be made on a large central screen. An infrared spectrophotometer and gas chromatograph are available for use in the more advanced laboratory courses. Hot plates, magnetic stirrers, pH meters, and digital spectrophotometers are all available to use in the generaland elementary chemistry courses. Desktop computers are situated inside the lab and in the adjoining instrument room. These computers are available for science student use throughout the day. Laptop computers are also used in the laboratory.

 

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Chemistry is a laboratory science.

Synthesis, separation, identification, and analysis techniques are all developed and used.

Elementary Chemistry Labs

General Chemistry Labs

Organic Chemistry Labs

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Elementary Chemistry Laboratory/CHEM 1110 Laboratory sections meet once each week for a three hour session throughout the term. Students may work in pairs, or individually. Lab reports usually involve reporting gathered data, making calculations, and drawing conclusions from the data. Report entry often involves using computers. Some experiments are computer-based. Prelab preparation is required and often involves online video and quizzes.(back to top)

General Chemistry/CHEM 1210, 1220, 1250 Laboratory sections meet once each week for a three hour session throughout the term. Students usually work individually, although some small group work is being piloted. Lab reports usually involve reporting gathered data, making calculations, and drawing conclusions from the data.Report entry often involves using computers. Purpose statements, sample calculations, and graphing are also part of most reports. A specialized laboratory notebook is used to store raw data and may also be used for reports and graphing. Prelab preparation is required and often involves online video and quizzes. (back to top)

Organic Chemistry Laboratory/CHEM 2540, 2550 The organic chemistry laboratory courses are separate from the lecture courses. Laboratory sections meet twice each week. One meeting is a 1.5 hour lab lecture, and the other is a 4 hour lab session. Students usually work individually. Some experiments require multiple lab sessions to complete. Lab reports usually involve reporting gathered data, characteristics of the important reactants and products, procedure and technique summaries, analysis of the products, and drawing conclusions from the data. A formal laboratory notebook is used to store raw data. Prelab preparation is required and soemtimes involves online video and online entry of information.(back to top)

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© Chemistry Department of The Ohio State University at Lima (last modified June 2012)