BRYN MAWR COLLEGE
Organic Chemistry Laboratory
Chemistry 211
General Information for Semester I, Fall 2013
Maryellen Nerz-Stormes, Ph.D.

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Home Page Office Hours Chem 211 Schedule Chem 211 General Useful Web Sites
Texts and supplies:
  • Bryn Mawr College Organic Chemistry Laboratory Manual Fall 2013.
  • Laboratory Goggles
  • Nitrile Laboratory Gloves
  • Laboratory Notebook (W. H. Freeman and Company)
  • (all of above available in the bookstore)
e-mail: All students must have an e-mail account and have access to Moodle. Periodically, vital information will be sent via e-mail through Moodle.
The following information is very important and
should be carefully noted by each student.
1 Laboratories will be held according to the schedule that follows in the manual.
2 It is expected that all students will attend all Chem 211 laboratory sessions and lectures on time. Prompt, regular attendance is mandatory. It is also expected that all students will be able to stay for each laboratory period in its entirety. Make-up labs will be permitted only in extreme circumstances.
Attendance will be taken in lab lecture.
3 Basis for Grading:
64% Lab Reports and Conferneces
12 % Quiz 1 (Week of 10/8)
topics to be announced
12 % Quiz 2 (Week of 12/10)
topics to be announced
4% Lab Note Book
8 % Laboratory Technique

PLEASE NOTE: While the figures above represent the breakdown of the laboratory grade, the laboratory grade will constitute 30% of the composite lecture/lab final grade. The lecture grade will constitute the other 70%.

4 Supplemental materials such as exam answers, practice problems and spectra can be found on Moodle and through links this web site.
5 In accordance with the BMC Honor Code, all laboratory reports must be written independently. While you are encouraged to ask for basic guidance from your instructors and peers, group work while writing the reports or study of "old" lab reports is not acceptable.
6 Similar rules as above apply to taking laboratory exams. Exams must be taken independently, without consulting peers or course materials. Possession of "old" exams other than those provided by the instructor is unacceptable.
7 Lab will only run for approximately 3 and one-half hours..
8 Laboratory work is not permitted on the weekends.
9 Beyond the free extension given in the lab manual, all other extensions require the joint approval of a dean and Dr. Nerz-Stormes.
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