Humboldt State University ® Department of Chemistry

Richard A. Paselk

Chemistry 431 - Fall 2008

BIOCHEMISTRY LABORATORY

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For the first half of this semseter the laboratory will be scheduled as a normal lab with two three hour meetings per week. The experiments will be largely taken without modification from the lab manual (Boyer, 3rd).

For the second half of the semester the experiments will be well defined (from the lab manual or handouts), but you will be able to work in the lab any time during the week from 8 am to 5 pm. Because of restrictions on the lifetimes of solutions, set-ups etc. you will still have to do the experiments within defined time periods (as an example, I might assign an experiment X which must then be completed during weeks 10-12).

For next semester (Chem 432) we will be doing "projects" where I will expect you to chose a method, determine the chemicals required, submit an "order" to the stockroom, make up all of your own solutions, and do the experiment. Schedules will obviously be more flexible, and I currently plan to allow you 24 h/d 6 d/w laboratory access with keys checked out to individual students.

Lab Etiquette

THE LABORATORY IS TO BE KEPT CLEAN AND SAFE AT ALL TIMES. When you leave your lab station for the day make sure of the following:

NO ONE WILL CLEAN UP AFTER YOU! 

THE SAFETY AND SECURITY OF THE LAB ARE YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.

NOTE:  THE STOCKROOM ATTENDANT WILL REMOVE TO THE STOCKROOM ANY EQUIPMENT LEFT OUT or ANY OPEN and/or UNLABELED CONTAINER FOUND IN THE REFRIGERATOR or FREEZER AND YOU WILL FOOT THE BILL AS WELL AS LOSE VALUABLE TIME.

Chem 431 Laboratory Schedule

Chem 431 Lab Lecture Notes

Chem 431 Lab Records & Write-ups

Chem 431 Laboratory Safety and Regulations

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Chem 431 Equipment List - See Chem 431 Moodle Site

 

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C431 Lecture Notes

Last modified 25 August 2008