Note: Some of the resources for this course (gradebook, electronic submission, etc.) are hosted on the course Moodle site


Time Thursdays, 9:30am - 12:15pm
Room Boyd 209
Office hours Mon, Tues: 1:00-2:00 pm
Wed: 2:00-3:00 pm
Fri: 12:00-1:00 pm

Required materials

Listed at the Campus Bookstore
Book Exploring Chemical Analysis, 4th edition (2008), by Daniel C. Harris; ISBN:1429201479
Exploring Chemical Analysis, 5th edition (2012), by Daniel C. Harris; ISBN:1429275030
NOTE: Either the 4th or the 5th edition will be accepted. There is minimal difference between the two, although there will be some changes in the page numbers for required readings and homeworks. A schedule of assignments will be made available for both versions--it will be the responsibility of the students to ensure they use the correct assignment schedule. Amazingly, the newer edition of the textbook may be cheaper than the older one, so be sure to check both before purchasing. The 5th edition will be available in the Plymouth State University Bookstore.
Lab book Scientific Lab Notebook, Carbonless Duplicate; publisher: Hayden McNeil; ISBN: 1930882742, 1930882238, or 1930882505 (or other equivalent lab notebook with removable, carbonless duplicate pages).
Safety Glasses Any style. Just wear them!
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"Techniques in Laboratory Chemistry" is a one semester course intended for students majoring in Chemistry or a closely related field to be taken in the first year of study. Students will develop technical skills needed to accurately carry out precise laboratory experiments, particularly those involving analysis. These skills are critical for laboratory workers and researchers in many areas of chemistry and related fields, but they are sometimes stressed less in other laboratory courses aimed primarily at illustration of principles. Skills to be covered include mass and volume measurements, solution preparation, titration, analysis of mixtures and statistical data treatment. This course is a prerequisite for CH3400: Instrumental Analysis and is also required for students wishing to serve as student laboratory assistants.