Fall 2021 - CHEM 285 LA04

Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (1)

Class Number: 2545

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    SSB 8120, Burnaby

  • 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.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

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.

COURSE DETAILS:

Please note, this course outline was accurate at the time of publication but is subject to change.

Mode of Teaching:

3-4 lab hours/week
Laboratory: In-Person, Burnaby Campus

Laboratory Topics:

• 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

Grading

  • Lab Reports and Assignments 85%
  • Laboratory Technique and Journal 15%

NOTES:

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

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Required Materials:

  • Lab coat and safety glasses/goggles
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and COVID-19 Precautions: Lab coats and safety glasses/goggles are mandatory in Chemistry for all in-person laboratory sessions. Additional PPE and precautionary measures may be required during in-person laboratory sessions based on the recommendations of the University and provincial health officials.

RECOMMENDED READING:

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.

Registrar Notes:

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TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2021

Teaching at SFU in fall 2021 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with approximately 70 to 80 per cent of classes in person/on campus, with safety plans in place.  Whether your course will be in-person or through remote methods will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes.  You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).

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Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the fall 2021 term.