Chemistry 260, Fall 2022

Registration note: This course is intended for those who have not gained credit in any of Chem 213, Chem 222 or Chem 232.

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Course Coordinator:
Kelli Fawkes, office Ell334e, 250 472 5212

Dave Berry,  office Ell334c,  250 721 7170
Kelli Fawkes,  office Ell334e, 250 472 5212
Michelle Mills, office Ell334a, 250 721 7172

Desirée Mitchell, office Ell334b, 250 472 5142
Alivia Wang,  office Ell334b, 250 472 5142

If you wish to improve your writing skills in general, the Centre for Academic Communication is a free resource that can be recommended.

Duration of Course:
This course meets twice weekly throughout the full term. The Experimental (E) session is for 4 hours and the Tutorial (T) session is for 2 hours.

Syllabus can be found here.

Location: Three rooms will be used in a rotating schedule. Details are on the Room and Experiment Schedule.

Lab Sections and Instructors:
B01 Monday 13:30 - 17:20 and Thursday 12:00 - 13:50 Bennett Vivian ( and Austin Stanley (
B02 Monday 13:30 - 17:20 and Thursday 12:00 - 13:50 Kushal Dhake ( and Ugur Dagli (
B03 Tuesday 13:30 - 17:20 and Thursday 14:30 - 16:20 Ugur Dagli ( to teach both topics
B04 Tuesday 13:30 - 17:20 and Thursday 14:30 - 16:20 Bennett Vivian ( and Yu-De Lin (
B07 Monday 08:30 - 12:20 and Thursday 09:30 - 11:20 Kushal Dhake ( and Yu-De Lin (
B08 Monday 08:30 - 12:20 and Thursday 09:30 - 11:20 Shixing Lei ( and Austin Stanley (

Prerequisites:  Chemistry 102 and 231.
Textbooks: The lab manual is required and is available in print form from the Bookstore. Textbooks that are used for Chem 225 and 234 will also be useful, but not mandatory.
References: Links to references are provided in the table of experiments on the Chem 260 Schedule page. In many cases, this is optional reading for those interested in the full story. In some instances, you will be required to read certain references for in-lab assignments (copies provided in class) or for pre-lab work (use the on-line material). You are not expected to search for extra literature and extra credit will not be given.
Face masks are mandatory at all times.    
Safety Glasses: Mandatory; available from the Bookstore. If you wear prescription glasses, you will need safety glasses that fit over them.
Lab Coats: Mandatory; available from the Bookstore.
Notebook: A notebook with fixed pages is mandatory, but it doesn't have to be a particular kind. It need not be exclusive to this course and it can be one recycled from another course. Please number the pages and create a "Contents" list.

Special Considerations:
Suitable accommodation will be provided for students with short or long term limitations or special needs. Please ask the Course Coordinator listed above.

This is the overall breakdown of marks for the course.
Assignments, results and reports (approx 90% of total lab mark). Marking guides for each experiment will be posted on the Chem 260 Schedule page.
Instructor's assessment of professional skills (approx 10% of total lab mark). A link will be provided here to the criteria used by the lab instructors in making their evaluation of the professional skills you have displayed during the odd numbered experiments and the even numbered experiments.
A passing grade of 50% must be obtained in the course and a minimum of 70% of the assigned work must be completed and graded to earn 1.5 credits.