Students in Experimental Chemistry will have the opportunity to further explore chemical reactions, natural chemical phenomena, and develop strong laboratory skills through hands on experimentation. Students must have satisfactorily completed a course in Chemistry in order to enroll in Experimental Chemistry. Experimentation will start with a brief review of the basic techniques of volume and mass measurement, along with a focus on laboratory hygiene. Experiments will cover the topics of conservation of mass, acid-base titrations, determination of unknown compounds through solubility and physical properties, specific heat determination, redox chemistry and homemade batteries, among others. A significant portion of the course will be devoted to organic chemistry, and students will have the opportunity to synthesize compounds, purify reactions using chromatographic techniques, extract and crystallize caffeine from tea, and gain skills in the methods modern chemists use in the laboratory. Students will be assigned laboratory partners and will learn to work collaboratively on experiments. Students will primarily be assessed through written laboratory reports that detail experimental procedures as well as discuss the methods used and sources of error that may have occurred during experimentation. Students will also be required to maintain a laboratory notebook that details their experiments and serves as their main resource in preparation of laboratory reports.