4/25/00 - Everyone, including group leaders, should
come to class Friday afternoon. In addition to the last quiz, the course
evaluations will be filled out at that time.
4/24/00 - The written reports from experiment 3 and
the oral reports from experiment 4 have been graded and given to Chimin.
They can be picked up once he's had time to record the grades.
4/14/00 - I have posted all the distillation data
I've received so far.
4/5/00 - PFR reports may be picked up from Chimin.
The distillation section is ready for use. Note that if your group does
not have a group leader then no one needs to take the group leader's quiz
and an oral presentation does not need to be prepared. However, someone in
the group must arrange with Chimin to do the experiment, and the group
must prepare and submit a written report. Each group member should fill
out the group leader report on the other two members.
3/24/00 - The data are posted in the cstr section.
3/22/00 - The bubble cap written report, post lab
quiz 2, and pre-lab quiz 3 are all graded and will be given to Chimin this
afternoon. They can be picked up from him after he's had time to record
the grades. I hope I'll finish the remaining written reports in a more
3/16/00 - CSTR section is updated. Note that only
the final steady-state data will be utilized for analysis
2/25/00 - The data are posted in the pfr section or
2/25/00 - The PFR data will be posted a little later
today. Beware that we have discovered that there was an equipment
malfunction sometime during the week. This malfunction was corrected later
in the week. This raises the possibility that some of the data may not be
accurate; I'll leave it to you to decide. Chimin has summarized the
sequence of events here.
2/15/00 - Chimin found that a change was needed in
the data spreadsheet for the PFR. A new data sheet has been posted.
2/15/00 - The PFR experiment will use the same
procedure as last year; there have been no changes to that part of the web
2/8/00 - Pre-lab quiz 1 is graded and can be picked
up from Chimin.
2/8/00 - PowerPoint presentations containing the
overheads used in the class lecture on error analysis have been added to
the general section of the web site. Note: these are in the process of
being revised, so there are a few slides where stuff still has to be
2/4/00 - The bubble cap data are posted here.
2/3/00 - The second experiment will be the PFR, the
third will be the CSTR, and the last will be the batch distillation.
Please be aware that right now these sections of the web site are NOT up
to date. I expect to change the procedure for the CSTR in particular.
Chemicals, etc. should remain about the same, so you can start getting
MSDSs and worrying about health and safety issues.
2/3/00 - A few of you have asked about the order of
the remaining experiments. I hope to add those to the group assignment
page by Monday. (They all need some repairs, and we need to determine
which one we can get into working order fastest and which one we'll need
the most time for.) I also hope to bring a handout (one per group) to
class on Friday that provides some of the correlations, etc. for the
bubble cap experiment. I can't post these here as they are copyrighted
1/31/00 - I'm sorry I had to miss class on 1/28/00;
I had a last minute emergency. This Friday, 2/4/00 at 4:00pm in 262 Capen
I will present the material I had intended to present on the 28th. I'll
cover error propagation, oral reports, and written reports. I've re-posted
the .pdf files in the general, mock expt., and bubble sections with
embedded fonts. This should allow them to print properly on any system.
Please let me know if there are still problems printing them.
1/25/00 - The general, mock experiment, and
bubble sections are now up to date. I'm working on fixing the .pdf files
so that they print correctly.
1/19/00 - The web site is not yet up to date; I'm working on the
general info section which is about one-half updated. All the other
sections are last year's version!
1/18/00 - First class meeting will be on Friday
1/21/00 at 4:00pm in 262 Capen. Right now everything on this web site
(except this page) is last year's version. There will be some significant
changes this year.