CHEM 161L: General Chemistry I Lab

Credits 1 Lab Hours 3

Laboratory experiments illustrating fundamental principles of chemistry.


Credit for or registration in CHEM 161.

Course Outcomes
  • Apply laboratory safety procedures and respond to hazards.
  • Use molecular and crystal models, perform common laboratory techniques competently and computer-based experiments to verify chemistry laws on stoichiometry, thermochemistry, behavior of gases and liquids.
  • Apply and articulate the scientific method by preparing lab reports using the standard scientific format.
  • Make and record precise measurements, calculate results using significant figures, standard deviations and identify sources of error in laboratory experiments.
  • Express in writing core chemistry principles, results of experiments and do critical thinking by synthesizing conclusions based on observations and data.