CHM 235L - General Organic Chemistry I Lab CHM 2235.
Description: Laboratory techniques and practice with emphasis on separations, purification, synthesis and spectroscopic identification of organic structures. For science majors and pre-professional students.
Prerequisites: CHM 235 (may be taken concurrently). Reading Proficiency.
- Purification of Organic Molecules: separations, extraction, distillation, chromatography, and recrystallization
- Synthesis of organic compounds
- Functional groups and infrared spectroscopy
- Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy
- Laboratory notebooks
- Scientific reports
- Organic laboratory glassware, equipment, instrumentation and techniques
- Use scientific reasoning to evaluate physical and natural phenomena. (1-6)
a. Solve chemical problems associated with synthetic pathways and mechanisms of reaction.
b. Draw conclusions regarding physical and chemical phenomena through evaluation of data and observations.
- Identify the unifying themes of the scientific field of study. (5, 6)
a. Use appropriate scientific vocabulary (verbal and written) to describe and/or identify chemical phenomena associated with organic laboratory techniques.
b. Write mechanistic diagrams that represent the step-by-step progress of organic reactions using accepted nomenclature and symbols.
c. Document the ongoing and final efforts associated with laboratory projects.
- Interpret the numerical and graphical presentation of scientific data. (3-6)
a. Use data to support a conclusion or interpretation.
b. Use spectroscopic analysis to identify organic structures.
- Use the tools and equipment necessary for research in the organic chemistry laboratory. (1-4, 7)
- Record the results of investigation through writing. (5, 6)
- All CHM 235 students will maintain a portfolio of work in the form of a laboratory notebook. The notebook will document all laboratory efforts including any plots of spectroscopic, chromatographic or other comuter generated data. Students will prepare one report in the style of a professional chemistry publication. In all cases the required assessment measures will be outlined on the course syllabus.