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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
111Tue/Wed/Thu1:00 pm-3:55 pmEKLC M1B20Quinn Brink
112Tue/Wed/Thu1:00 pm-3:55 pmEKLC M1B25Kyle Fisch
113Tue/Wed/Thu1:00 pm-3:55 pmEKLC M1B35Hunter Koltunski
114Tue/Wed/Thu1:00 pm-3:55 pmEKLC M1B65Max Abreu

Experiment Schedule

Dates#Experiment
Tue Jun 4 Syllabus, Check-In & Lab Safety
Wed Jun 51IR Spectroscopy
Thu Jun 62NMR Spectroscopy
Tue Jun 113NMR Quiz; Modeling Conformations, ChemDraw & Excel
Wed Jun 124Practical NMR 1
Thu Jun 135Thin Layer Chromatography and Melting Point
Tue Jun 186Extraction
Wed Jun 19 No labs (Juneteenth)
Thu Jun 207Recrystallization
Tue Jun 259Modeling Chirality & Cycloalkanes
Wed Jun 2610Stereochemistry of Alkene Additions
Thu Jun 2711Regiochemistry of Eliminations
Tue Jul 212Oxidation of Alcohols
Wed Jul 3 Final Quiz & Check-Out
Thu Jul 4 No labs (Independence Day)