Syllabus

CH 337 Organic Chemistry Lab

Winter 2011

Instructor: Dr. Arlene Courtney, NS 112
Office Hours: MW 9-11, W 1-2,
E-mail: courtna@wou.edu
Course Description: This laboratory will concern itself with methods of purifying organic compounds and will introduce methods of determining sample purity.




LAB SCHEDULE

Date Topic Rodig Exp.# Survival Manual Reading Post-lab Questions Other Assignments
1/06

Using Chemical Literature
Lab Check-In

None

Ch 3 Interpreting a Handbook

 

Chemical Information Scavenger Hunt (assignment file you need to download)

Hazard and Physical data for Organic Compounds

1/13

Melting Points 1, 2

Boiling Points

The Notebook

2 A-C

 

Ch 1, 2, 12

 

1-4

Common Laboratory Equipment
The Kemkit
The Using a Melting Point Apparatus
Measuring A Melting Point

1/20 Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC) 8 B Ch 27 1-3 Animation of the TLC Process
TLC
Thin Layer Chromatography


Chemical Information Scavenger Hunt Assignment Due

1/27 Recrystallization 3 B,C Ch 11, 13 1-5

Animation of the Recrystallization Process
Doing Hot Filtration
Vacuum Filtration
Recrystallization

2/03 Extraction 4 B Ch 10, 15, 36 1-7

Using the Separatory Funnel
Drying an Organic Solution

Extraction


2/10 Simple Distillation 5 B Ch 4, 20, 35   Simple Distillation
Simple Distillation
Assembling Jointed Glassware
How to Clamp Laboratory Glassware
Animation of the Simple Distillation Process

 

2/17 Fractional Distillation 5 C Ch 20, 35 1-5 Fractional Distillation
Fractional Distillation
Animation of the Fractional Distillation Process
2/24 Steam Distillation of Essential Oils

10
A, C

A all
B 1,4

Steam Distillation Apparatus
Steam Distillation
3/03 IR Spectroscopy (see lecture syllabus)        
3/10

Lab Final

Spectroscopy Problem Solving

 

     

Lab Notebook Due
Notebook Scoring Key

Lab Study Aids



Chemistry Laboratory Policy

Safety goggles MUST be worn at all times in the laboratory. Each failure to comply with this rule will result in expulsion from the laboratory and a 10 point deduction from the laboratory grade!!!!

Shorts and sandals MAY NOT be worn in the lab. You will NOT be permitted to work in the laboratory wearing such items.


You MUST have a Chem Ticket with you when working in the laboratory.



Keeping A Laboratory Notebook: Some Notes





GRADING
LAB EXAM 60 pts

A: 100-92 pts

B: 88-82 pts

C: 78-72 pts

D: 68-62 pts

F:  Below 58 pts

LAB NOTEBOOK 20 pts
COLLECTING CHEMICAL INFORMATION ASSIGNMENT 20 pts
TOTAL
100 pts




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