CHEM 2225: Organic Chemistry Lab II
In this five-day lab course, students perform experiments that illustrate the principles
learned in CHEM 2223.
- 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.
To successfully complete this course, students must achieve a passing grade of 50% or higher
on all laboratory reports and assignments. 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.
|Experiment 1: Dehydration of Alcohols
|Experiment 2: Mircrowave-Promoted Suzuki Coupling Reaction: Preparation of
|Experiment 3: Reduction of Norcamphor
|Experiment 4: Synthesis of Phenytoin
|Experiment 5: Separation and Identification of Organic Compounds
|Experiment 6: Synthesis of Dibenzalacetone