Fall 2023 - CHEM 380 D100
Chemical and Instrumental Methods of Identification of Organic Compounds (4)
Class Number: 1636
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Sep 6 – Dec 5, 2023: Mon, Wed, 10:30–11:20 a.m.
Oct 10, 2023: Tue, 10:30–11:20 a.m.
Sep 6 – Dec 5, 2023: Fri, 10:30–11:20 a.m.
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Prerequisites:(CHEM 282 or 283 or 284) and CHEM 286, both with a minimum grade of C-, or permission of the department.
Basic principles of infrared, ultraviolet, nuclear magnetic resonance and mass spectroscopy as applied to the identification of organic compounds.
Please note, this course outline was accurate at the time of publication but is subject to change.
Mode of Teaching:
3 lecture hours/week; 4 lab hours/week
Laboratory: In-person at Burnaby Campus
Lecture: In-person at Burnaby Campus
Course Web-Page: All class notes, handouts will be posted on Canvas.
Handouts, Practice Assignments and Assignment Solutions: Handouts will be available on the Canvas course web page.
1. IR spectroscopy
2. Mass spectrometry
3. 1H-NMR spectroscopy
4. 13C-NMR spectroscopy
5. Advanced methods in NMR spectroscopy (2D experiments, NOE, etc.)
6. UV spectroscopy
Labs will be a combination of six in-person laboratories with one in-person computer laboratory session. The lab schedule and handouts will be posted on canvas the first week of class.
- Term Examination 1 15%
- Term Examination 2 15%
- Term Examination 3 25%
- Assignments 20%
- Laboratory Reports 25%
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.
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
- Lab coat and safety glasses/goggles
Donald L. Pavia, Gary M. Lampman, George S. Kriz & James A. Vyvyan. Introduction to Spectroscopy. 5th Edition, 2015. Publisher: Cengage Learning.
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
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Department Undergraduate Notes:
A grade of C- or better is required for all prerequisite courses.
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