Organic Chemistry II LaboratoryCHM 220LW
Prerequisites: Prerequisites: READING LEVEL 2 and WRITING LEVEL 2 and MATH LEVEL 5, and completion of CHM 210LW with a minimum grade of C (2.
0). Provides a continuation of CHM 210LW, applying the basic principles of synthesis and analysis to various challenging reactions, using established techniques. Recommended to be taken concurrently with CHM 220. (0-60)
Outcomes and Objectives
Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of laboratory safety and maintenance.
- Complete the agreement provided after reading the safety protocols and regulations of the science laboratory.
- Conduct safe lab procedures and recognize common laboratory hazards.
- Identify and locate all safety features within the laboratory (eye wash fountains, fire extinguishers, fire alarms fire blankets, etc.).
- Complete the agreement provided after reading the procedures of safe and ethical use of equipment and instrumentation used in the laboratory.
- E. Dispose of all waste materials properly (chemicals, sharps, broken glassware), if necessary review Safety Data Sheets.
- Use personal protection (e.g. goggles, gloves, lab coat) properly.
- Clean up all work areas and return all equipment to designated areas before leaving the laboratory.
- Report any accidents, incidents or breakages immediately.
Record experimental work to promote learning of good laboratory practices.
- A. Locate Safety Data Sheets as needed.
- B. Use a laboratory notebook to communicate experimental concepts and results.
- C. Record and analyze the data and results of an experiment.
- D. Produce reports to inform others of your progress in the laboratory.
Demonstrate an understanding of core lab concepts and effectively complete experiments and analysis in organic chemistry.
- Perform stoichiometric calculations for reactions (limiting reagent, theoretical yield).
- Perform laboratory methods of separations, purifications, recrystallizations, steam distillations, refluxing reactions, extraction and controlled chemical transformations.
- Identify and assess the purity of organic compounds using melting point, thin layer chromatography, and gas chromatography.
- Characterize and identify organic compounds by physical and spectroscopic methods including but not limited to: Infra-Red (IR), proton NMR spectrophotometry (and other methods as presented).
Demonstrate understanding of how to perform advanced syntheses reactions.
- Use standard and non-standard laboratory equipment and classical techniques to carry out macroscale and microscale experiments.
- Describe the objectives of performing organic experiments.
- Use established techniques for handling air sensitive reagents.
- Conduct a broad range of organic transformations of alcohol and carbonyl derivatives drawn from the organic chemistry lecture sequence.
- Perform basic qualitative analysis experiments to identify specific unknown samples and reagents.
Demonstrate understanding of how to combine the fundamental laboratory techniques to solve a chemical problem.
- Design experiments to answer specific chemical questions, outline important strategies using proper safety features.
- Troubleshoot through directions from expected procedures and results.
- Perform basic qualitative analysis methods to identify samples and reagents.
- Analyze and interpret data acquired from experiments and analysis.
- Produce a report to explain the results of the experiments, the data obtained and clear rationale for the conclusions derived.