Fall 2021 - CHEM 285 LA04
Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (1)
Class Number: 2545
Delivery Method: In Person
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.
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/week
Laboratory: In-Person, 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
- Lab Reports and Assignments 85%
- Laboratory Technique and Journal 15%
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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