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CHM 210LW - Organic Chemistry I Laboratory

Credits: 1
Instructional Contact Hours: 4

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): CHM 111  with a grade of “C” or higher AND concurrent enrollment in CHM 210 .
Corequisite(s): None
Lecture Hours: 0 Lab Hours: 60
Meets MTA Requirement: Natural Science Lab
Pass/NoCredit: Yes

Outcomes and Objectives  

  1. Demonstrate understanding of the importance of laboratory safety and maintenance.
    1. Complete the agreement provided after reading the safety protocols and regulations of the science laboratory.
    2. Conduct safe lab procedures and recognize common laboratory hazards.
    3. Identify and locate all safety features within the laboratory (eye wash fountains, fire extinguishers, fire alarms fire blankets, etc.).
    4. Complete the agreement provided after reading the procedures of safe and ethical use of equipment and instrumentation used in the laboratory.
    5. Dispose of all waste materials properly (chemicals, sharps, broken glassware), if necessary review Safety Data Sheets.
    6. Use personal protection (e.g. goggles, gloves, lab coat) properly.
    7. Clean up all work areas and return all equipment to designated areas before leaving the laboratory.
    8. Report any accidents, incidents or breakages immediately.
  2. Record experimental work to promote learning of good laboratory practices.
    1. Locate Safety Data Sheets, as needed.
    2. Use a laboratory notebook to communicate experimental concepts and results.
    3. Record and analyze the data and results of an experiment.
    4. Produce reports to inform others of your progress in the laboratory.
  3. Demonstrate understanding of how to perform fundamental organic chemistry experiments.
    1. Recognize and name all the glassware items used in the laboratory.
    2. Use standard laboratory equipment and classical techniques to carry out macroscale and microscale experiments.
    3. Describe the objectives of performing organic experiments.
    4. Conduct a broad range of organic transformations which illustrate topics drawn from the organic chemistry lecture sequence.
    5. Follow directions as presented, but troubleshoot and explain deviations from expected procedures and results.
    6. Design experiments with proper safety features.
  4. Demonstrate understanding of core lab concepts and effectively complete experiments and analysis in organic chemistry.
    1. Perform stoichiometric calculations for reactions (limiting reagent, theoretical yield).
    2. Perform fundamental methods of laboratory separations and purifications: thin layer chromatography, recrystallization, simple and fractional distillation.
    3. Perform basic methods of preparative chemistry: refluxing reaction mixtures, extractions and controlled chemical transformations.
    4. Identify and assess the purity of organic compounds using melting point, thin layer chromatography, and gas chromatography.
    5. 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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