Apr 01, 2020  
Spring 2019 Catalog 
Spring 2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CH 181 - Lab for CH 180

Credit Hours: 1.0

Topics include: laboratory techniques, physical properties, use and care of analytical balance, gravimetric determinations, gas laws, molecular weight determinations, solubility and fractional crystallization, chromatography, vapor pressure, heat of vaporization and thermochemistry.

Fulfills SUNY General Education -- Natural Sciences.

Course Outcomes
Upon the completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  • apply scientific methodology while conducting a laboratory experiment;
  • make and record observations while independently following detailed written instructions;
  • organize and plan: time requirements, flow charts, space allocation, equipment location/availability, materials and quantities, handling procedures, waste containment, report due dates;
  • demonstrate appropriate laboratory hygiene practices;
  • apply mathematical analysis;
  • interpret data using a logical report format;
  • demonstrate the proper and safe handling of chemicals and lab equipment; and
  • link associated lecture topics (CH 180) with laboratory exercises


Prerequisites: Math Placement MT 125 (or higher) and high school (Regent's) chemistry or CH 140
Concurrent Registration: CH 180
F/S (C, N, S)