Note: This course is offered face-to-face (laboratory, clinical) in a laboratory setting.Labs
are held in either May, June or July at Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC.
Accommodation may be available at campus residences. TRU-OL reserves the right to cancel a lab
section in the event the minimum student enrolment is not obtained by the registration
In this five-day lab course, students perform experiments that illustrate the principles
learned in CHEM 2223.
By the end of this course, students should be able to:
- Perform the standard techniques used in practical organic chemistry.
- Plan and carry out a multi-step synthesis using a prescribed procedure.
- Measure and report relevant physical properties of prepared compounds.
- Identify selected organic unknowns through physical properties, chemical tests, spectral
data, and derivative preparation.
- Handle organic chemicals safely and describe their potential dangers.
- Describe disposal techniques and laboratory emergency procedures.
- Use the reference material found in the laboratory.
- Dehydration of an alcohol
- Oxidation of a cyclic ketone
- Reduction of a bicyclic ketone
- Photochemical reactions
- Synthesis of a nitrogen containing heterocyclic compound
- Separation and identification of organic compounds
- Crossed aldol condensation
- Organic spectroscopy
- Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)
Required text and materials
Students will be required to print their own laboratory manual prior to their first day in
class. Other supplies will be provided during the lab. For safety reasons, students must wear
closed shoes. No open-toed shoes or sandals are permitted in the labs. No contact lenses are
to be worn. Safety goggles much be purchased for this lab.
Students must submit all required laboratory reports and assignments, with 50% or above
required on each. Students will also be graded on their lab technique and data book. Students
cannot miss more than two lab sessions or an incomplete grade will be assigned.