CHM 317H1 Laboratory Manual:

This page provides access to the laboratory manual, which is available as a set of pdf documents. Any corrections or updates will also be posted here; students should check regularly to make sure that they have the correct information for each experiment before they attend the lab.

Please note that there are a number of significant changes from previous editions of this lab manual, including several revised and new experiments. Students should not use a copy of a previous year’s lab manual.

Make sure you read the lab manual introduction, safety information, procedures, and the first experiment. You will be required to print, fill out, sign, date, and hand in the Chemistry Department lab safety and plagiarism declaration at the start of your first lab.

Students who did not take CHM 217H1, but received transfer credit for an equivalent course, must make sure that they review the correct procedures for weighing, pipetting, and serial dilution. Some of these topics are covered by multimedia presentations. All students should review the on-line tutorial on Excel™, calibration, and regression – you will need this information for both your lab reports and the pre-lab assignment. Virtual tours of some of the instruments you will be using are also available.

Lab manual sections 2017-18:

Since there may be changes to experiments during the semester, students are advised to download and print only those sections of the manual needed for their current set of experiments (HPLC, GC, etc.).

  1. Introduction, including course policies, safety information, and important information regarding your lab notebooks, formal reports, and calculations (Must read before first lab!)
  2. Section A, covering the HPLC equipment and experiments A1-A3 (updated)
  3. Section B, covering the GC & GC-MS equipment and experiments B1-B3
  4. Section C, covering the FTIR and Raman equipment and experiments C1-C3 (updated)
  5. Sample List for C2 - supercedes the information in the lab manual
  6. Section D, covering the fluorescence equipment and experiments D1-D2
  7. Section E, covering the flame AA/AE equipment and experiments E1-E2 Updated Jan. 23rd 2018
  8. Procedures & Tables, covering weighing, dispensing, statistical tables, and volumetric uncertainties
  9. Lab safety and student conduct form: please print out a copy, complete the form, sign and date it, and bring it with you to your next lab period.