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CHEM 101L & 102L

A resource for the general chemistry laboratory course which includes chemistry references, lab safety information and instructional videos.

Chemistry Lab

About the Kenan Science Library

The Kenan Science Library is on the ground floor of Venable Hall. The Science Library Annex which holds our books is located behind Wilson Library on South Rd. See our library page for locations and hours.

Writing and Citing

Lab Notebook General Tips

Make your notebook as efficient and accurate as possible.  Some more common tips include:

*Use permanent ink.

*Initial and date every page.

*Leave a blank page or two in the beginning for a Table of Contents.

*Draw only a single line through all errors.

*Create a table of chemicals & relevant properties with each experiment.

*Record what you have done.

*Record all observations and explanations of why they happened.

*Be descriptive with titles & headings.

*Start a new page for each experiment.

*At the end of each lab, ask yourself, "Can I recreate this experiment/my results with what I have written down?"

Adapted from "Organizing your lab notebook"

About this Guide

This guide will help you find library resources for your chemistry laboratory course including:

Chemical Information Sources

To find the CAS number of a molecule look it up in the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics:

Instructional Laboratory Videos

Laboratory Safety Information

Careers in Chemistry

Scientific Journal Articles

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