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CHEM 3341: Laboratory for Organic Chemistry II

This lab course is for biochemistry and non-chemistry majors. Chem 3341 is a continuation of Chem 3321, Organic Chemistry I Lab. The laboratory techniques learned in 3321 are used to carry out reactions in aromatic substitution, organometallic chemistry, oxidation and reduction chemistry, esterifications, aldol condensations, and Wittig chemistry. A significant portion of the semester is devoted to separating and determining the structure of unknown organic compounds, as well as verifying the identification of compounds synthesized in lab.

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
201Tue10:10 AM-1:00 PMEKLC M1B20Abby Rawlings
202Tue10:10 AM-1:00 PMEKLC M1B25Dyuti Chakraborty
211Tue1:25 PM-4:15 PMEKLC M1B20Mia Muse
212Tue1:25 PM-4:15 PMEKLC M1B25Abby Rawlings
221Wed10:10 AM-1:00 PMEKLC M1B20Lukas Gardner
231Wed1:25 PM-4:15 PMEKLC M1B20Cameron Lee
232Wed1:25 PM-4:15 PMEKLC M1B25Charlie Lu
251Thu10:10 AM-1:00 PMEKLC M1B20Alex LaVeck
261Thu1:25 PM-4:15 PMEKLC M1B20Max Abreu
262Thu1:25 PM-4:15 PMEKLC M1B25Abby Rawlings
281Fri10:10 AM-1:00 PMEKLC M1B20Dyuti Chakraborty
282Fri10:10 AM-1:00 PMEKLC M1B25Kyle Fisch
291Fri1:25 PM-4:15 PMEKLC M1B20Max Abreu
292Fri1:25 PM-4:15 PMEKLC M1B35Kajal

Experiment Schedule

Dates#Experiment
Tue Jan 16 - Fri Jan 1913Syllabus, Check-In, Lab Safety & Practical NMR 2
Tue Jan 23 - Fri Jan 2614Epoxidation of Cholesterol
Tue Jan 30 - Fri Feb 215Diels-Alder Reaction
Tue Feb 6 - Fri Feb 916Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution
Tue Feb 13 - Fri Feb 1617Microscale Column Chromatography
Tue Feb 20 - Fri Feb 2318Identification of Unknowns day 1
Tue Feb 27 - Fri Mar 118Identification of Unknowns day 2
Tue Mar 5 - Fri Mar 819Reduction of Ketones
Tue Mar 12 - Fri Mar 1520Wittig Reaction
Tue Mar 19 - Fri Mar 2221Liquid Crystals (ID of Unknowns paper due)
Tue Mar 26 - Fri Mar 29 No labs
Tue Apr 2 - Fri Apr 522Fischer Esterification
Tue Apr 9 - Fri Apr 1223Grignard Dyes
Tue Apr 16 - Fri Apr 1924Aldol Condensation
Tue Apr 23 - Fri Apr 26 Final Quiz & Check-Out
Tue Apr 30 - Fri May 3 No labs