CHEMISTRY 101 Lab—Introductory General Chemistry



This course is an online introduction to chemistry lab that demonstrates principles of chemistry and laboratory techniques. Participation in the course requires watching video recordings, taking notes, recording data, completing homework problems, and completing quizzes.

Learning Model Architecture

It is important you understand the approach to online learning used at BYU-Idaho. Familiarize yourself with this by viewing theOrientation to Online Learning at BYU-Idaho(also provided in the Week 01 Module). Be aware this is not an independent study course. You progress through the course activities along with your classmates; do not expect to work through the course at your own pace.

As in all BYU-Idaho courses (both on campus and online), the structure of this course is founded on the BYU-I Learning Model. It utilizes the key steps of Prepare, Teach One Another, and Ponder and Prove. In most weeks, the Learning Model steps will be implemented in the following ways:


Teach One Another

Ponder & Prove


Completion of or concurrent enrollment in FDMAT 108, 109, 110, 112, 113, or 119.

Required Materials

Note: This course does not use a textbook. Content is primarily delivered through videos contained in the course.

Course Navigation

Navigate the course using the Modules view (or navigate to specific modules from the Home page). The I-Learn Calendar and To Do List provide helpful reminders, but you will have a more cohesive experience if your primary means of navigation is through the Modules view.

Grading Policies

A significant part of your grade is based on your ability to submit assessments on time, read and follow instructions, pay attention to detail, and avoid simple mistakes. There is no make up for failure to complete an assessment by the scheduled due date and time.

Grade Breakdown

Grading Standards

From the BYU-Idaho Catalog:

Grade Scale

Letter Grade Percentage Range
A 93%–100%
A- 90%–92.9%
B+ 87%–89.9%
B 83%–86.9%
B- 79%–82.9%
C+ 75%–78.9%
C 70%–74.9%
C- 65%–69.9%
D+ 60%–64.9%
D 55%–59.9%
D- 50%–54.9%
F 0%–49.9%

University Policies

Read theUniversity Policies page. See information about the following: Student Honor, Students with Disabilities, Sexual Harassment, and Complaints and Grievances.

Honor Code

Following the Honor Code is of great importance as you strive to be a disciple of Christ. Your commitment to live the Honor Code will contribute to the overall BYU-Idaho community. Your actions should be respectful and should foster an environment where all can feel the Spirit.

BYU-Idaho’sDress and Groomingstandards apply to all students, including online students. By adhering to the Honor Code you will create a learning environment “consistent with the ideals and principles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.” For more detailed information, see theHonor Codeweb page.

Academic Honesty

As followers of Christ, all BYU-Idaho students, staff, and faculty are expected to be honest in all their dealings. This also applies and extends to behavior and actions related to academic work. It is critical for students to understand the seriousness of academic dishonesty and misconduct, which are not tolerated by the university, and to strive to produce and submit only the results of their own effort and original work.

To copy another person’s work from the internet, a book, or from any other source and claiming it to be your own work, is plagiarism. Read the official definitions ofplagiarism andcheatingfrom the Academic Honesty portion of the Honor Code. It is also a violation of the Honor Code to allow others to use your work, including posting course materials/answers to a website. While students are encouraged to work with one another and share ideas, the direct sharing of answers is unacceptable. Remember:There is never an acceptable excuse for plagiarism or cheating.

Penalties for Academic Dishonesty

Although the Academic Honesty section of the University Policies explains what constitutes each of the many forms of academic dishonesty, as well as procedures and guidelines for handling such incidents, the specific application of consequences is left up to each individual instructor.

In this course, instructors will be responsible for creating and applying their own policy regarding penalties for academic dishonesty. In some cases, the instructor may report an incident to the University Honor Office. Cases will be analyzed on an individual basis and penalties applied according to the severity of the misconduct.

Potential penalties now or in the future include:


This syllabus is for the guidance of students only and is not a legal contract between BYU-Idaho, the instructor(s) and the students. Changes in the course, its content, procedures, grade computation, or assignments may occur due to the sole discretion of the instructor. The instructor reserves the right to change any part of this syllabus at any time during the semester in order to adapt to changing course needs. You will be notified prior to any changes that may take place.

Copyright Notice

All materials provided through participation in this course are protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S. Code). These materials are only for the use of students enrolled in this course for purposes associated with this course and may not be retained or further disseminated.