CH-121: Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory
Course, prefix, number, & title: CH-121 Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory
Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 2 laboratory hours
Co-requisites (if any): CH-120
Course Description in college catalog:
This laboratory course complements CH-120 (Fundamentals of Chemistry) and provides basic knowledge of modern experimental chemistry. It demonstrates how chemical laws are derived, verified, and applied. It introduces essential laboratory methods and techniques including separations and chromatography; determination of density and melting and boiling points; electrical conductivity of solutions; qualitative analysis; chemical reactions and stoichiometry; pH analysis; and titration. Students are strongly encouraged to take CH-121 while taking CH-120. Successful completion of CH-120 and CH-121 satisfies the laboratory science requirement for the A.A. degree. This course is not open to students who have completed CH-127, CH-128, CH-151, CH-152, CH-251 or CH-252.
Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:
This course satisfies one credit laboratory requirement for a degree.
General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.
Reason quantitatively as required in various fields of interest and in everyday life
Course-specific student learning outcomes:
- Organize and interpret data and use the data to draw conclusions
- Employ technology to collect, process, and present mathematical information
- Work in groups to accomplish learning tasks and reach common goals
Other program outcomes (if applicable).
Work collaboratively to accomplish learning objectives
Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:
The overall course grade will be computed based on performance in the following areas:
- Attendance, participation, and performance: 30%
- Written laboratory reports submitted on time: 60%
- Laboratory final exam: 10%
The distribution may be changed at the discretion of the individual instructor. The final exam will be given during finals week. This multiple choice exam will cover the various equipment and methods you have used during the semester, as well as major details of some of the experiments. Your instructor will provide additional details.
Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member’s discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender’s grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University’s policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).
Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the office of Services for Students with Disabilities in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257, to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Services for Students with Disabilities website.