Topic 1: Introductory to laboratory safety and apparatus
1. Materials requirement
There are various materials that students must bring along during laboratory session.
Students will be asked to leave the laboratory if they fail to bring the items listed.
Appropriate PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)
Protective laboratory coating (Lab Coat) to protect you and your attire.
Covered shoes to protect you from chemical burn or other hazards. Open toes
shoes are strictly not allowed.
Safety glasses or goggles to protect your eyes.
Some other experimental materials which are requested by the lecturer.
Calculator or scientific calculator.
Record book to record observation and experiment results during lab sessions.
2. Practical Exercises
To get the most out of the practical exercises, you are required to obey the
instructions given. These instructions have been designed to provide you with
experience in the following skills:
Having due regards for safety
Making accurate observations
Recording results in an appropriate form
Presenting quantitative results
Gives valuable discussion
Follow the sequence of instructions as they are provided in an appropriate order.
Experimental procedures must be read through before carrying out the experiment. Draw
out the procedure in a flow chart for better understanding of the steps for the experiment.
Before carrying out an experiment, it is important for scientists to plan and gather for
their experiment apparatus. As such, you are advised to list down the apparatus to be used
for the entire experiment before the start of the...