Ch 19: Chemistry Lab Basics

About This Chapter

Use this chapter's video lessons to learn about basic chemistry lab procedures and features. Each video presentation is followed by an online quiz, through which you can test your own understanding of basic lab procedures.

Chemistry Lab Basics - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Working effectively in the chemistry lab requires that you know and follow commonly accepted procedures to remain safe and to acquire dependable results. In addition, students working in the lab must have several crucial sets of knowledge for measurement purposes and for expression of numeric properties. In this chapter, our instructors will guide you through the methods typically used in a chemistry lab and offer interesting examples as clarification. Watch the video lessons as many times as needed and complete the quick, multiple-choice quizzes to measure your understanding. After working your way through these lessons, you should be able to accomplish the following:

  • Convert one unit to another unit while solving chemistry problems
  • Use various types of tools correctly in the chemistry lab
  • Make effective use of the metric system
  • Understand how to represent very small or very large quantities in scientific calculations

Video Objective
Unit Conversion and Dimensional Analysis Use dimensional analysis or the factor-label method to solve one-step and multi-step problems.
Chemistry Lab Equipment: Supplies, Glassware & More Learn the purposes and names of a variety of chemistry lab tools.
The Metric System: Units and Conversion Review the metric system's units and practice converting between them.
Significant Figures and Scientific Notation Understand how very large or very small quantities are represented by scientists.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
Not Taken
Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
Not Taken

Earning College Credit

Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.

To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page

Transferring credit to the school of your choice

Not sure what college you want to attend yet? has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.