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Organic Chemistry II Laboratory

CHM 220LW

Organic Chemistry II Laboratory

CHM 220LW

Course Description

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.

Objectives:

  • 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.

Objectives:

  • 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.

Objectives:

  • 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.

Objectives:

  • 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.

Objectives:

  • 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.