Syllabus for CHE-129



General Chemistry II Labs is a one-credit course that requires you to complete laboratory experiments that illustrate principles studied in General Chemistry II.

Advisory: This is a 6-week lab course. It should be taken by students who already have the knowledge equivalent to a 3-credit general chemistry II course. This course cannot be taken concurrently with CHE-112. Students who need a General Chemistry II course with lab should enroll in CHE-122, General Chemistry II with Labs.


After completing this course, you should be able to:

  1. Employ good laboratory practices (GLP) when handling chemicals.
  2. Collect and evaluate qualitative and quantitative experimental data.
  3. Correlate laboratory experiments with the principle topics of General Chemistry II.


You will need the following materials to do the work of the course. The required textbook is available from the University’s textbook supplier, MBS Direct.

Required Laboratory Kit

Your course laboratory kit is provided by eScienceLabs.   Please click the following link to access instructions on how to order your lab materials: Lab Kit Requirement - Ordering Instructions.

Important Note: Although your kit comes with a Lab Manual, you should not use the lab procedures or directions found therein.

Additional Materials

A few additional materials, all common household items, are required to complete your lab experiments (in addition to what is included in your eScience lab kit). (Detergent to clean your equipment and hot water will be needed for all of the experiments that use labware.)  

Additional items include:

Smartphone or Webcam

You will need a smartphone (or webcam) to complete some of the assignments in this course.


For instructions and assistance on how to upload a video file (or create and upload a video file) using Kaltura, visit the following link: How to Record and Submit Kaltura Videos in Discussion Forums. This link and additional instructions will be included in all video assignments.

(Optional) Textbook

  • Raymond Chang and Kenneth A. Goldsby, Chemistry, 12th ed. (New York: McGraw-Hill, 2016)

    ISBN-13: 978-0-07-802151-0

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General Chemistry II Labs is a one-credit online course consisting of ten laboratory assignments.


For two labs—Laboratory Assignment 2 (eScience Lab 10 or 22) and Laboratory Assignment 9 (eScience Lab 11 or 23) —you are required to submit a brief video of your lab setup within a discussion forum. (The module details document explains the requirements.) These are graded assignments.


You are welcome to submit a video of your lab setup or procedure at any point during the course, either within the Class Lounge or through the Ungraded Optional Video Assignment link found in other lab assignments. These video assignments are a way for you to interact with your classmates either to request help/clarification or to share information with another learner.

For instructions and assistance on how to upload a video file (or create and upload a video file) using Kaltura, visit the following link: How to Record and Submit Kaltura Videos in Discussion Forums. This link and additional instructions will be included in all video assignments.


Your grade in the course will be determined as follows:

All activities will receive a numerical grade of 0–100. You will receive a score of 0 for any work not submitted. Your final grade in the course will be a letter grade. Letter grade equivalents for numerical grades are as follows:






























Below 60

To receive credit for the course, you must earn a letter grade of C or better (for an area of study course) or D or better (for a course not in your area of study), based on the weighted average of all assigned course work (e.g., exams, assignments, discussion postings, etc.).


First Steps to Success

To succeed in this course, take the following first steps:

Study Tips

Consider the following study tips for success:


Thomas Edison State University is committed to maintaining academic quality, excellence, and honesty. The University expects all members of its community to share the commitment to academic integrity, an essential component of a quality academic experience.

Students at Thomas Edison State University are expected to exhibit the highest level of academic citizenship. In particular, students are expected to read and follow all policies, procedures, and program information guidelines contained in publications; pursue their learning goals with honesty and integrity; demonstrate that they are progressing satisfactorily and in a timely fashion by meeting course deadlines and following outlined procedures; observe a code of mutual respect in dealing with mentors, staff, and other students; behave in a manner consistent with the standards and codes of the profession in which they are practicing; keep official records updated regarding changes in name, address, telephone number, or e-mail address; and meet financial obligations in a timely manner. Students not practicing good academic citizenship may be subject to disciplinary action including suspension, dismissal, or financial holds on records.

All members of the University community are responsible for reviewing the Academic Code of Conduct Policy in the University Catalog and online at

Academic Dishonesty

Thomas Edison State University expects all of its students to approach their education with academic integrity—the pursuit of scholarly activity free from fraud and deception. All mentors and administrative staff members at the University insist on strict standards of academic honesty in all courses. Academic dishonesty undermines this objective. Academic dishonesty can take the following forms:


Thomas Edison State University is committed to helping students understand the seriousness of plagiarism, which is defined as using the work and ideas of others without proper citation. The University takes a strong stance against plagiarism, and students found to be plagiarizing are subject to discipline under the academic code of conduct policy.

If you copy phrases, sentences, paragraphs, or whole documents word-for-word—or if you paraphrase by changing a word here and there—without identifying the author, or without identifying it as a direct quote, then you are plagiarizing. Please keep in mind that this type of identification applies to Internet sources as well as to print-based sources. Copying and pasting from the Internet, without using quotation marks and without acknowledging sources, constitutes plagiarism. (For information about how to cite Internet sources, see Online Student Handbook > Academic Standards > “Citing Sources.”)

Accidentally copying the words and ideas of another writer does not excuse the charge of plagiarism. It is easy to jot down notes and ideas from many sources and then write your own paper without knowing which words are your own and which are someone else’s. It is more difficult to keep track of each and every source. However, the conscientious writer who wishes to avoid plagiarizing never fails to keep careful track of sources.

Always be aware that if you write without acknowledging the sources of your ideas, you run the risk of being charged with plagiarism.

Clearly, plagiarism, no matter the degree of intent to deceive, defeats the purpose of education. If you plagiarize deliberately, you are not educating yourself, and you are wasting your time on courses meant to improve your skills. If you plagiarize through carelessness, you are deceiving yourself.

For examples of unintentional plagiarism, advice on when to quote and when to paraphrase, and information about writing assistance and originality report checking, click the links provided below.

Examples of Unintentional Plagiarism

When to Quote and When to Paraphrase

Writing Assistance at Smarthinking

Originality Report Checking at Turnitin

Disciplinary Process for Plagiarism

Acts of both intentional and unintentional plagiarism violate the Academic Code of Conduct.

If an incident of plagiarism is an isolated minor oversight or an obvious result of ignorance of proper citation requirements, the mentor may handle the matter as a learning exercise. Appropriate consequences may include the completion of tutorials, assignment rewrites, or any other reasonable learning tool in addition to a lower grade for the assignment or course. The mentor will notify the student and appropriate dean of the consequence by e-mail.

If the plagiarism appears intentional and/or is more than an isolated incident, the mentor will refer the matter to the appropriate dean, who will gather information about the violation(s) from the mentor and student, as necessary. The dean will review the matter and notify the student in writing of the specifics of the charge and the sanction to be imposed.

Possible sanctions include:

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