Undergraduate Laboratories

Lab FacilityThe undergraduate laboratories are newly renovated.

The development of practical, hands-on laboratory skills is essential in the training of chemists and biochemists.

Our labs ensure that the students work in an efficient, modern and very safe environment.

  • First year lab information can be found at the 59-140 and 59-141 websites
  • Upper year lab information at the Undergraduate Chemistry Laboratories page

The following courses have lab sections that run in our new laboratories:

  • 59-110 - Topics in General Chemistry
  • 59-140 - Introductory Chemistry I
  • 59-141 - Introductory Chemistry II
  • 59-230 - Introductory Organic Chemistry I
  • 59-235 - Introductory Organic Chemistry II
  • 59-240 - Introductory Physical Chemistry I
  • 59-241  - Introductory Physical Chemistry II
  • 59-251 - Introductory Inorganic Chemistry II
  • 59-261 - Introductory Inorganic Chemistry II
  • 59-320 - Analytical Chemistry
  • 59-321 -  Principles of Instrumental Analysis
  • 59-330 - Spectroscopic Characterization of Molecules
  • 59-331 - Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry II
  • 59-350 - Organometallic Chemistry
  • 59-380 - Biotechnology Laboratory


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Newly renovated laboratories include brand new state-of-the-art six foot fumehoods and elephant trunks.

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Elephant trunks are used like miniature fumehoods for conducting reactions on the benchtop without exposure to noxious fumes.


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A multi-purpose instrumentation laboratory is used for analytical and physical chemistry.

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Here are some second and third year students in action in the analytical chemistry lab.

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First year laboratories are also newly renovated.

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Here are students in the second year biochemistry laboratory.

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Students in the inorganic laboratory do much of their synthetic work in the fumehoods.

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This includes the use of vacuum lines in their preparations.

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Upper year laboratories are manned by senior graduate students.

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We consider laboratory experience to be an important part of chemical education.

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We also hope that the students enjoy the laboratory component of their studies!


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