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CHM 220LW - Organic Chemistry II Laboratory

Credits: 1
Provides a continuation of CHM 210LW , applying the basic principles of synthesis and analysis to various challenging reactions, using established techniques.

Prerequisite(s): READING LEVEL 2, WRITING LEVEL 2, MATH LEVEL 5 and completion of CHM 210LW  with a minimum grade of C (2.0). 
Corequisite(s): Recommended to be taken concurrently with CHM 220  
Lecture Hours: 0 Lab Hours: 60
Meets MTA Requirement: Natural Science Lab
Pass/NoCredit: Yes

Outcomes and Objectives
  1. Demonstrate an 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 an 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 laboratory methods of separations, purifications, recrystallizations, steam distillations, refluxing reactions, extraction and controlled chemical transformations.
    3. Identify and assess the purity of organic compounds using melting point, thin layer chromatography, and gas chromatography.
    4. 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).
  4. Demonstrate understanding of how to perform advanced syntheses reactions.
    1. Use standard and non-standard laboratory equipment and classical techniques to carry out macroscale and microscale experiments.
    2. Describe the objectives of performing organic experiments.
    3. Use established techniques for handling air sensitive reagents.
    4. Conduct a broad range of organic transformations of alcohol and carbonyl derivatives drawn from the organic chemistry lecture sequence.
    5. Perform basic qualitative analysis experiments to identify specific unknown samples and reagents.
  5. Demonstrate understanding of how to combine the fundamental laboratory techniques to solve a chemical problem.
    1. Design experiments to answer specific chemical questions, outline important strategies using proper safety features.
    2. Troubleshoot through directions from expected procedures and results.
    3. Perform basic qualitative analysis methods to identify samples and reagents.
    4. Analyze and interpret data acquired from experiments and analysis.
    5. Produce a report to explain the results of the experiments, the data obtained and clear rationale for the conclusions derived.

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