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Online Lab for Introductory Chemistry: The First Year
South Florida State College
It its first year, our online one-semester introductory chemistry lab was taken by 53 students. All but 4 of the students lived close enough to pick up the equipment kit. The kit made possible hands-on experiments in synthesis, quantitative analysis, calorimetry, food chemistry, pH, titration, gas laws, and conductivity. Kits were assembled from components purchased separately. Cost per kit was $80. Only 3 returned kits had an item missing. Safety was a primary consideration in designing experiments and kits. No injuries were reported. Most students reported results that showed that they were able to do the procedures in their instructions.