Organic Chemistry 317 Laboratory

Thursday 1:00-3:50 PM

NSM C 351

Instructor: Sachin Singh
Office: NSM C-305
E-Mail: sachin_@yahoo.com
Phone: (310) 243-3419
Office Hours: Will be announced in class; open-door policy

 

Laboratory Notebook: Your notebook is to be with you at all times in the laboratory.  This is where you record what you have done and all of the data and observations that you take.  The lab notebook is not a lab report.  Lab reports are written separately and the carbons from your notebook are attached to the end of the report.

 

Laboratory Reports: Will be due the Thursday following the conclusion of an experiment (i.e. Simple Distillation Report is Due 2/10).  Each report will be worth 20 pts, for a total of 200 pts from all laboratory experiments (10).  Report must be typed and should include the following:

1. Date
2. Title of Experiment
3. Summary of Experimental Procedure used.
4. Observations / Data (also include a copy taken directly from your laboratory notebook).
5. Graphs, Calculations, Exercises or other activities as per your laboratory manual.

 

Lab Data Sheets and Lab Report Sheets: These sheets found within your laboratory manual tell you what kind(s) of data, calculations, graphs etc. need to be included in your laboratory report for any given experiment.

 

Exercises: Answers to exercises, found in your manual, are to be turned in with laboratory reports.

 

Practicum: To be discussed later, will be a laboratory test and is worth 100 pts.

 

Quiz: Will cover material from all of the laboratories (100 pts).  We will discuss this as we proceed.  This is not something to worry about, instead concentrate on your laboratory work and subsequent lab reports.

 

Course Description: Techniques of separation and purification of organic compounds.  Introduction to organic synthesis.  Three hours of laboratory per week.

 

The Goal of this course is to conduct organic chemistry reactions.

 

Academic Integrity Statement: A university is a community of learners bonded together by the search for knowledge; the pursuit of personal, social, cultural, physical, and intellectual development; and the desire for the liberating effects of an advanced education.  California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) has a culture--an academic culture--shared with other universities and colleges across the nation.  Integral to that culture is a set of values such as academic freedom, dedication to teaching and learning, diversity, civility toward others, and academic integrity.  Academic integrity is of central importance in the university community and involves committed allegiance to the values, the principles, and the code of behavior held to be central in that community.  Integrity concerns honesty and implies being truthful, fair, and free from lies, fraud and deceit.

 

Grading Criteria: Letter grade will be based on the following system:

Grade

Percentages

Grade

Percentages

A

100-91

A-

90-89

B+

88-87

B

86-81

B-

80-79

C+

78-77

C

76-71

C-

70-69

D+

68-67

D

66-60

F

59-0

 

Tentative Laboratory Schedule

Laboratory Date

Orientation and Check-In

Th 1/26

Simple Distillation

Th 2/2

Fractional Distillation

Th 2/9
Recrystallization Exercises Th 2/16

Melting Points

Th 2/23

Extraction

Th 3/2

Thin Layer Chromatography Exercises

Th 3/9

Nitration of Chlorobenzene

Th 3/16

Synthesis of 1-Bromobutane Exercises

Th 3/23

HOLIDAY

Th 3/30

Synthesis of 1-Bromobutane Cont'd

Th 4/6

Synthesis of 2-Chloro-2-methylbutane Exercises

Th 4/13
Carbonyl Reduction Exercises Th 4/20
Practicum Th 4/27
Practicum Cont'd Th 5/4
Written Quiz and Check-Out Th 5/11

© Dr. Noel Sturm 2005