Each course is a one term, integrated laboratory with experiments that are designed to illustrate the principles of modern analytical, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry. Students will carry out experiments over nine weeks. CHEM 325/345 students meet twice per week (two 4 hour lab periods), while CHEM 315/335 students meet for one 4 hour lab period per week. Depending on your program requirements (Chem honours and majors, Biochem honours and majors, Combined Major in Science, or Bachelor of Medical Lab Science) you will choose experiments in one, two or four disciplines of chemistry.
Note: CHEM 325 is the prerequisite to CHEM 345, and CHEM 315 is the prerequisite to CHEM 335. All courses are offered in both the fall and winter terms.
The 2013 edition of the Laboratory Manual for Chemistry 315, 325, 335 and 345 is a required text which you must bring to every lab period. In addition, data must be recorded in the Hayden-McNeil Student Lab Notebook with Spiral Binding (100 carbonless duplicate sets, top-perforated) which can be purchased at the UBC Bookstore. Students must wear a 100% cotton lab coat and safety glasses when working in the teaching labs.
Students undertaking experiments in the analytical portion of the course are required to have Skoog, Holler and Crouch, Principles of Instrumental Analysis, 6th edition. This textbook is also used in the CHEM 311 course.