Fall 2020 - CHEM 285 LA01
STT-Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (1)
Class Number: 8618
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Sep 9 – Dec 8, 2020: Tue, 8:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Prerequisites:CHEM 120 and CHEM 125, both with a minimum grade of C-, or CHEM 121 with a minimum grade of C-. Corequisite: CHEM 122 and CHEM 280.
Organic chemistry lab experiments in physical, spectroscopic and chemical properties of simple organic compounds with specific focus on organic chemistry laboratory techniques. This course has the same laboratory component as CHEM 281. Students with credit for CHEM 281 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.
Please note, this course outline was accurate at the time of publication but is subject to change.
Mode of Teaching:
3-4 lab hours/biweekly
Laboratory: Synchronous, with in-person labs at Burnaby campus.
• Balancing organic chemistry reactions and yields calculations
• Spectra interpretation (Including IR and 1H NMR spectra)
• Identification, confirmation and analysis (including TLC, melting point, and GC)
• Introduction to standard organic lab techniques (including crystallization, filtration, extraction, and distillation)
• Reactions and synthesis of organic compounds
- Pre- and Post-Laboratory Reports 80%
- Technique and Lab Journal 20%
Attendance of In-Person Laboratory Sessions: It is mandatory for students to attend all in-person laboratory sessions. If you are unable to attend an in-person laboratory session due to illness, please contact your instructor as soon as possible to discuss alternative arrangements.
Laboratory sessions will start in the first week of classes.
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
- Lab coat and safety glasses/goggles
J.W. Zubrick. The Organic Chem Lab Survival Manual. Publisher: Wiley. Any edition.
Department Undergraduate Notes:
A grade of C- or better is required for all prerequisite courses.
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