Oct 20, 2019
CHM 210LW - Organic Chemistry I LaboratoryCredits: 1
Provides the basic principles of organic laboratory techniques. Includes note keeping, filtrations, recrystallizations, extractions, distillation methods, spectroscopic methods, chromatographic methods, chemical searches, and report writing.
Prerequisite(s): READING LEVEL 2, WRITING LEVEL 2, MATH LEVEL 5 and completion of or concurrent enrollment in CHM 210 .
Lecture Hours: 0 Lab Hours: 60
Meets MTA Requirement: Natural Science Lab
Outcomes and Objectives
- Demonstrate understanding of the importance of laboratory safety and maintenance.
- Complete the agreement provided after reading the safety protocols and regulations of the science laboratory.
- Conduct safe lab procedures and recognize common laboratory hazards.
- Identify and locate all safety features within the laboratory (eye wash fountains, fire extinguishers, fire alarms fire blankets, etc.).
- Complete the agreement provided after reading the procedures of safe and ethical use of equipment and instrumentation used in the laboratory.
- Dispose of all waste materials properly (chemicals, sharps, broken glassware), if necessary review Safety Data Sheets.
- Use personal protection (e.g. goggles, gloves, lab coat) properly.
- Clean up all work areas and return all equipment to designated areas before leaving the laboratory.
- Report any accidents, incidents or breakages immediately.
- Record experimental work to promote learning of good laboratory practices.
- Locate Safety Data Sheets, as needed.
- Use a laboratory notebook to communicate experimental concepts and results.
- Record and analyze the data and results of an experiment.
- Produce reports to inform others of your progress in the laboratory.
- Demonstrate understanding of how to perform fundamental organic chemistry experiments.
- Recognize and name all the glassware items used in the laboratory.
- Use standard laboratory equipment and classical techniques to carry out macroscale and microscale experiments.
- Describe the objectives of performing organic experiments.
- Conduct a broad range of organic transformations which illustrate topics drawn from the organic chemistry lecture sequence.
- Follow directions as presented, but troubleshoot and explain deviations from expected procedures and results.
- Design experiments with proper safety features.
- Demonstrate understanding of core lab concepts and effectively complete experiments and analysis in organic chemistry.
- Perform stoichiometric calculations for reactions (limiting reagent, theoretical yield).
- Perform fundamental methods of laboratory separations and purifications: thin layer chromatography, recrystallization, simple and fractional distillation.
- Perform basic methods of preparative chemistry: refluxing reaction mixtures, extractions and controlled chemical transformations.
- Identify and assess the purity of organic compounds using melting point, thin layer chromatography, and gas chromatography.
- Characterize and identify organic compounds by physical and spectroscopic methods including but not limited to: Infra-Red (IR), proton NMR spectrophotometry (and other methods as presented).
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