Spring 2023 - CHEM 126 LC02

General Chemistry Laboratory II (2)

Class Number: 2447

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Jan 4 – Apr 11, 2023: Thu, 1:30–5:20 p.m.

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 13, 2023
    Thu, 12:00–3:00 p.m.

  • Prerequisites:

    CHEM 121 with a minimum grade of C-. Corequisite: CHEM 122.



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


Please note, this course outline was accurate at the time of publication but is subject to change.

Mode of Teaching:
4 lab hours/week
Laboratory: In-person at Surrey campus

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 on the first one
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

Final exam as scheduled.


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


  • Your instructor will contact you via email the week before the first week of classes.
  • 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 lab, provide documentation for the absence and reschedule the experiment.  Failure to do so will result in mark penalties.



Required Materials:

  • Lab coat and safety glasses/goggles
  • Spiral-bound or hard cover notebook.
  • Scientific calculator: SHARP EL-510RN, SHARP EL-510RT or Aurex SC6145
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and COVID-19 Precautions: Lab coats and safety glasses/goggles are mandatory in Chemistry for all in-person laboratory sessions. Additional PPE and precautionary measures may be required during in-person laboratory sessions based on the recommendations of the University and provincial health officials.


Lab manuals will be distributed in class.


Steven S. Zumdahl & Donald J. DeCoste. Chemical Principles. Any edition.

Any introductory university chemistry text.


Your personalized Course Material list, including digital and physical textbooks, are available through the SFU Bookstore website by simply entering your Computing ID at: shop.sfu.ca/course-materials/my-personalized-course-materials.

Department Undergraduate Notes:

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

Registrar Notes:


SFU’s Academic Integrity website http://www.sfu.ca/students/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.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the university community. Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the university. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the university. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html