Fall 2016 - CHEM 126 LA04

General Chemistry Laboratory II (2)

Class Number: 4028

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    SSCC 7071, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    CHEM 121. Corequisite: CHEM 122.



Experiments in chemical equilibrium, acids and bases, qualitative analysis, electrochemistry and chemical kinetics. Quantitative.


4 lab hours/week

General Course Description:  Experiments in chemical equilibrium, acids and bases, qualitative analysis, electrochemistry and chemical kinetics. A computer interface, probes and computer software will be used for data collection and analysis in several experiments. This course is designed to complement Chem 122 and students who expect to take further courses in physical or inorganic chemistry should take Chem 122 concurrently with 126.

Laboratory Experiments:

1      Endothermic and Exothermic Reactions. Excel Tutorial.
2   Laboratory Techniques
3   Kinetics
4   Kinetics
5   Spectrophotometric Determination of an Equilibrium Constant
6   The Solubility Product of Potassium Hydrogen Tartrate
7   Acid-Base Reactions
8   Buffers
9   Thermodynamics
10   Electrochemistry
11   Electrochemistry

Week 8      1st Midterm Exam
Week 12   2nd Midterm Exam


  • Lab Reports and LON-CAPA 55%
  • Quizzes and Examinations 45%


Labs begin the first week of classes. All students must attend the first laboratory session.


A grade of “Incomplete” will be awarded to students who do not complete all experiments. It is the responsibility of the student to contact the Instructor within a week of a missed experiment to explain the reason why the experiment was missed and to schedule when the missed experiment will be completed. Failure to do so will result in loss of marks.



  • Spiral-bound notebook
  • Scientific calculator: SHARP EL-510RN (Aurex SC 6145 also acceptable)
  • Lab coat and safety glasses/goggles


Lab coats and safety glasses/goggles are mandatory for all Chemistry labs.
The tuition for this course includes a $13 fee for the laboratory manual.

Department Undergraduate Notes:

A grade of C- or better is required for all prerequisite courses.

Registrar Notes:

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://students.sfu.ca/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

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