Fall 2022 - CHEM 285 LA03

Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (1)

Class Number: 2873

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 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: Synchronous, with in-person labs at 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:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

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Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the university community. Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the university. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the university. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

Required Reading Notes:

Course Materials, including digital textbooks, are available through the SFU Bookstore by simply searching by your Campus/Term/Class at https://shop.sfu.ca/Course/campus.