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CHEM 30475
Organic Chemistry Laboratory

Catalog Description

Practical experience in organic laboratory techniques on both micro- and macroscale: physical methods for purification and characterization of organic compounds, introduction to organic reactions. Prerequisite: CHEM 10063. Pre/corequisite: CHEM 20481 or 30481.

 

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Recall all important aspects of laboratory safety including correct handling and disposal of a wide variety of corrosive and organic/inorganic materials.
  2. Carry out fundamental laboratory procedures including melting point and boiling point determination, recording of infrared spectra, crystallization, sublimation, distillation (both simple and fractional techniques), extraction, thin-layer chromatographic analysis, preparative silica gel column chromatography, and use of gas chromatography to analyze a product mixture.
  3. Use fundamental techniques learned above to carry out, analyze, and work up organic reactions.
  4. Relate theoretical concepts to laboratory practice.