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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.

The course syllabus and TA office hours and emails are available on this website. Course documents will be posted on Canvas.

List of Sections

LabDayTimeLocationTA
121/821Tue10:20 AM-1:10 PMEKLC M1B20Garrett Cairo
122Tue10:20 AM-1:10 PMEKLC M1B25Cassandra Sanchez
124Tue1:50 PM-4:40 PMEKLC M1B20Somnath Dutta
125Tue1:50 PM-4:40 PMEKLC M1B25Timothy Davis
131Wed10:20 AM-1:10 PMEKLC M1B20Austin Bargmann
132Wed10:20 AM-1:10 PMEKLC M1B25Brendan Langmack
133Wed10:20 AM-1:10 PMEKLC M1B35Eric Miller
134Wed1:50 PM-4:40 PMEKLC M1B20Austin Bargmann
135Wed1:50 PM-4:40 PMEKLC M1B25Brianna Check
136Wed1:50 PM-4:40 PMEKLC M1B35Cassandra Sanchez
137Wed5:30 PM-8:20 PMremoteChenwei Lu
138Wed5:30 PM-8:20 PMremoteQiucheng Xu
139Wed5:30 PM-8:20 PMremoteDavid Zimmerman
141Thu10:20 AM-1:10 PMEKLC M1B20Somnath Dutta
142Thu10:20 AM-1:10 PMEKLC M1B25James Greenwood
145Thu1:50 PM-4:40 PMEKLC M1B25Somnath Dutta
146Thu1:50 PM-4:40 PMEKLC M1B35Brianna Check
148Thu5:30 PM-8:20 PMremoteDavid Zimmerman
149Thu5:30 PM-8:20 PMremoteChenwei Lu
151Fri10:20 AM-1:10 PMremoteBrendan Langmack
152Fri10:20 AM-1:10 PMremoteRachel Weintraub
154Fri1:50 PM-4:40 PMremoteJames Greenwood
155Fri1:50 PM-4:40 PMremoteRachel Weintraub
156Fri1:50 PM-4:40 PMremoteQiucheng Xu

Experiment Schedule

Dates#Experiment
Tue Aug 24 - Fri Aug 271Syllabus, Lab Safety & IR Spectroscopy (remote)
Tue Aug 31 - Fri Sep 32Check-In & NMR Spectroscopy
Tue Sep 7 - Fri Sep 103Modeling Conformations, ChemDraw & Excel
Tue Sep 14 - Fri Sep 174Practical NMR
Tue Sep 21 - Fri Sep 245Thin Layer Chromatography and Melting Point
Tue Sep 28 - Fri Oct 16Extraction
Tue Oct 5 - Fri Oct 87Recrystallization
Tue Oct 12 - Fri Oct 158Distillation
Tue Oct 19 - Fri Oct 229Modeling Chirality & Cycloalkanes
Tue Oct 26 - Fri Oct 2910Stereochemistry of Alkene Additions
Tue Nov 2 - Fri Nov 511Substitution & Elimination
Tue Nov 9 - Fri Nov 1212Regiochemistry of Eliminations
Tue Nov 16 - Fri Nov 1913Oxidation of Alcohols & Check-Out
Tue Nov 23 - Fri Nov 26 No labs
Tue Nov 30 - Fri Dec 3 Final quiz (remote)
Tue Dec 7 - Fri Dec 10 No labs