Introduction

This lab manual was designed as an inclusive lab experience covering scope and sequence for the first semester general chemistry course at the College of Western Idaho. It includes hands on activities and prompts writing and data processing associated with varied general chemistry topics following an atom’s first approach and including measurement, light and energy, stoichiometry, solubility and activity, calorimetry, and gas behavior. The manual also includes a calculation and statistical analysis appendix, sample reports, and a guide to writing reports. Each lab in the sequence is organized with pre-lab questions, a safety overview, an historical and chemical background and lab instructions as well as lab reporting instructions.