The laboratory sessions for the second semester will continue to be an opportunity for students to hone their lab skills and to explore topics and ideas discussed in class. Students will work in teams to devise, conduct and analyze experiments on the synthesis and properties of biofuels, and bio-remediation. We will use primary literature to provide some context for our experiments, and we will continue to focus on employing the principles of green chemistry in our lab experiments. Through this laboratory course you will become familiar with basic lab equipment and protocols. You also have the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of chemistry concepts discussed in class (especially the idea that science is a process), and to continue to hone your problem-solving skills.