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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 5.311 (Fall 2005) 
  • Course Title:
  • Introductory Chemical Experimentation 
  • Course Level:
  • Undergraduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Chemistry 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Dr. Kimberly Berkowski
    Dr. Janet Schrenk

    Laboratory Director:
    Dr. Mircea Gheorghiu 
  • Course Introduction:

  • 5.311 Introductory Chemical Experimentation

    Fall 2005

    Course Highlights

    This course features complete descriptions of laboratory experiments.

    Course Description

    5.311 is the first of a three-term laboratory subject sequence for chemistry majors. Experimental work emphasizes development of fundamental laboratory skills and techniques: volumetric and colorimetric analysis; nuclear magnetic resonance; preparation, purification, and characterization of chemical substances; and data analysis.


    The experiments for 5.311 have evolved over a period of many years and include contributions from past instructors, course textbooks, and others affiliated with the course. Thus for many of the lab documents, no single source can be attributed.



    The experiments described in these materials are potentially hazardous and require a high level of safety training, special facilities and equipment, and supervision by appropriate individuals. You bear the sole responsibility, liability, and risk for the implementation of such safety procedures and measures. MIT shall have no responsibility, liability, or risk for the content or implementation of any of the material presented.

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