Organic Chemistry Laboratory
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.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Recall all important aspects of laboratory safety including correct handling and disposal of a wide variety of corrosive and organic/inorganic materials.
- 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.
- Use fundamental techniques learned above to carry out, analyze, and work up organic reactions.
- Relate theoretical concepts to laboratory practice.