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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
101Tue10:10 AM-1:00 PMEKLC M1B65James Greenwood
103Tue10:10 AM-1:00 PMEKLC M1B25Brianna Check
111Tue1:25 PM-4:15 PMEKLC M1B65James Greenwood
112Tue1:25 PM-4:15 PMEKLC M1B35Somnath Dutta
121Wed10:10 AM-1:00 PMEKLC M1B65Lauren Bodkin
122Wed10:10 AM-1:00 PMEKLC M1B35Brendan Langmack
131Wed1:25 PM-4:15 PMEKLC M1B65Somnath Dutta
132Wed1:25 PM-4:15 PMEKLC M1B35Brianna Check
151Thu10:10 AM-1:00 PMEKLC M1B65David Zimmerman
161Thu1:25 PM-4:15 PMEKLC M1B65Brendan Langmack
162Thu1:25 PM-4:15 PMEKLC M1B35James Greenwood
183Fri10:10 AM-1:00 PMEKLC M1B65Keira Culley
184Fri10:10 AM-1:00 PMEKLC M1B35Brendan Langmack
193Fri1:25 PM-4:15 PMEKLC M1B65Somnath Dutta
194Fri1:25 PM-4:15 PMEKLC M1B35Qiucheng Xu

Experiment Schedule

Dates#Experiment
Tue Jan 11 - Fri Jan 14 No labs
Tue Jan 18 - Fri Jan 211Syllabus, Lab Safety & IR Spectroscopy (remote)
Tue Jan 25 - Fri Jan 282Check-In & NMR Spectroscopy
Tue Feb 1 - Fri Feb 43Modeling Conformations, ChemDraw & Excel
Tue Feb 8 - Fri Feb 114Practical NMR
Tue Feb 15 - Fri Feb 185Thin Layer Chromatography and Melting Point
Tue Feb 22 - Fri Feb 256Extraction
Tue Mar 1 - Fri Mar 47Recrystallization
Tue Mar 8 - Fri Mar 118Distillation
Tue Mar 15 - Fri Mar 189Modeling Chirality & Cycloalkanes
Tue Mar 22 - Fri Mar 25 No labs
Tue Mar 29 - Fri Apr 110Stereochemistry of Alkene Additions
Tue Apr 5 - Fri Apr 811Regiochemistry of Eliminations
Tue Apr 12 - Fri Apr 1512Oxidation of Alcohols
Tue Apr 19 - Fri Apr 22 Final Quiz & Check-Out
Tue Apr 26 - Fri Apr 29 No labs