CHEM 3321: Laboratory for Organic Chemistry I
This lab course is for biochemistry and non-chemistry majors. A large part of Chem 3321 is spent learning techniques in organic chemistry, including TLC, distillation, extraction, crystallization, and IR spectroscopy. Once these techniques are mastered, they are employed in the final four labs of the semester. Two laboratory periods are devoted to working with molecular models sets to study nomenclature, conformational analysis, and stereochemistry.
- 3321 Course Syllabus, Schedule and Policies
- Lab report rubric (attach a copy to each lab report)
- Example lab report
- Drawer check-in sheet and glassware prices
- Makeup Lab Scheduler
- Cleanup Points
TA office hours and emails are posted here.
|101||M||1:00 PM||EKLC M1B25||Charlie Martin|
|111||M||5:00 PM||EKLC M1B25||Josh Kamps|
|112||M||5:00 PM||EKLC M1B35||Yaohao Li|
|132||T||1:00 PM||EKLC M1B35||Charlie Martin|
|152||W||5:00 PM||EKLC M1B35||Josh Kamps|
|172||R||1:00 PM||EKLC M1B35||Eric Miller|
|182||R||5:00 PM||EKLC M1B35||Eric Miller|
|183||R||5:00 PM||EKLC M1B65||Will (Duk) Yi|
|192||F||1:00 PM||EKLC M1B35||Michael Ortiz|
|193||F||1:00 PM||EKLC M1B65||Will (Duk) Yi|
Schedule for Spring 2017
|Jan 16-20||Labs will not meet|
|Jan 23-27||Lab Check-in & Exp. 1: Lab Safety, ChemDraw & Excel||Experiment Manual; laptop if you have one||Yes||Be sure to read the safety chapter in the handbook before lab. In case you haven't purchased the lab books yet,
Experiment 1 and the safety chapter are available as PDFs.
This Lab Safety Movie may also help.
You can also save time by downloading and installing ChemDraw ahead of time.
|Jan 30 – Feb 3||Exp. 2: Thin Layer Chromatography and Melting Point||Prelab||Yes (SQ Answers)||This is the first experiment this term that has a full lab report associated with it. Be sure to print a copy of the lab report rubric and attach it to your lab report when you turn it in at the next lab session.
TLC procedure and more
Melting point movie (10:45 into the Crystallization movie)
|Feb 6-10||Exp. 3: IR Spectroscopy & Modeling Conformations||(nothing)||No||IR Tutorial
You can check out a model set if you don't have one.
|Feb 13-17||Exp. 4: Extraction||Prelab||Yes (SQ Answers)||Extraction procedure
Remember to save the product from this lab for the next lab.
|Feb 20-24||Exp. 5: Recrystallization||Prelab||Yes (SQ Answers)||Recrystallization movie
|Feb 27 – Mar 3||Exp. 6: NMR Spectroscopy||(nothing)||No||Chapters 18 & 20 in the Lab Handbook and Chapter 13 in Loudon;
Spectroscopy Tutorial and
NMR Theory Tutorial on this web site.
The in-class Spectroscopy Worksheet (in the experiment manual) is due before you leave today. The Spectroscopy Homework is due in one week. Download this file and print the pages you are assigned.
|Mar 6-10||Exp. 7: Practical NMR||Completed Spectroscopy Homework and laptop if you have one||Yes||You will need to download and install MestreNova. NMR data files can be downloaded for this lab.|
|Mar 13-17||Exp. 8: Isolation of Limonene||Prelab||Yes (SQ Answers)||You will need the Handbook supplements on Green Chemistry and Optical Activity and Polarimetry.|
|Mar 20-24||Exp. 9: Distillation||Prelab||Yes (SQ Answers)||Distillation procedure GC Movie|
|Mar 27-31||Labs will not meet|
|Apr 3-7||Exp. 10: Stereochemistry of Alkene Additions||Prelab and worksheet||No||Instead of a prelab quiz, fill in the worksheet included with the lab.
You will need the Handbook supplement on Green Chemistry.
|Apr 10-14||Exp. 11: Modelling Chirality & Cycloalkanes||No||You can check out a model set if you don't have one.|
|Apr 17-21||Exp. 12: Regiochemistry of Eliminations||Prelab||Yes (SQ Answers)||You can download the NMR spectrum for 3-methylcyclohexene.|
|Apr 24-28||Exp. 13: Oxidation of Alcohols||Prelab||Yes (SQ Answers)|
|May 1-5||Lab Check-out & Final Quiz||Buff Onecard||Yes||For the final quiz, you should review the study questions, worksheets and prelab quizzes.|