CHEM 3010

Spring 2014

Organic Chemistry Laboratory

 

 

Materials

Required

Reading

Laboratory Exercises for Organic Chemistry, David J. Crouse, TTU, 10th Edition (LE)

 

Making the Connections:  A How-To Guide for Organic Lab Techniques, Anne B. Padias, 2nd Edition, Hayden-McNeil, ISBN 9780738037486 (MC)

Other Items

Safety goggles are required at all times. 

A bound laboratory notebook, with numbered, duplicate pages, is also required. 

It is also recommended that the student bring in paper towels, a lab coat or apron, rubber gloves and detergent.

 

Instructor Information

Name

Daniel Swartling

Email

dswart@tntech.edu

Office

404 FOST

Phone

372-3431

 

Lab Rooms

 

Pre-Lab Lecture – 406 FOST

Laboratory – 305/307 FOST

 

Grading

Grade

Computation

Laboratory accounts for 25 % of the course grade.  A minimum grade of 55 % in lab required in order to pass the course.

The lab grade will be apportioned as follows:

 

Experiments = 35 %  To obtain credit for the scheduled experiments, the student will attend the designated lab period, perform the exercise and submit a report through the appropriate dropbox in iLearn.  Do not submit any hardcopy reports to your instructor or TA.

Products = 15 %  In experiments where a product is generated, the product sample will be turned in and evaulated with respect to yield and purity.

Notebook = 20%  The notebook is required at every lab session and must be kept current for minimum credit.  Pre-lab duplicate copies must be turned in at the beginning of each experiment for 2/5 of this credit.  Duplicate copies of daily laboratory records must be turned in at the end of each lab period for another 2/5 credit.  Notebooks will be subject to unannounced examination and evaluation at any time during the semester, for the remaining 1/5 credit.

Lab Quizzes = 30 % Three to four tests covering both practical and theoretical topics from the scheduled experiments will be given.  Relevant material from class lecture may also be included.  Occasional “pop” quizzes may also be included for a portion of this grade.

Make-Up – These periods are set aside only for students who were absent from a scheduled experiment due to illness or other unavoidable conflict.  Make-ups are NOT for the purpose of improving an unsatisfactory grade.  Students that miss an experiment should notify dcrouse the week before the scheduled make-up, stating which exercise they will be attempting, so that a dropbox extension may be posted.  Make-up reports must be submitted to the dropbox within one week after the make-up period.  No more than one make-up experiment (per make-up week) may be carried out without special permission from the lab instructor.

 

Schedule

Day

Activity

Reading

Procedure

(LE expt #)

Apparatus

(text, fig #)

Jan

16

No Lab

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Jan

20

MLK Day, No Lab

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Jan

27

Introduction, Lab Safety, Check-In

LE: pp 1-10

MC:  pp 1-16, 37-40

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Feb

3

Melting Point Determination

MC:  pp 47-53

Expt 2 p 22

LE: 1 p 20

Feb

10

Recrystallization

MC:  pp 21-30, 37-44,

               119-127

Expt 3 p 24

MC: 1-8 p 27

1-9 p 28

3-4 p 126

Feb

17

Distillation of a Binary Mixture

MC:  pp 16-23, 60-64,

               141-152

Expt 4 p 26

LE: 2 p 28

3 p 29

4 p 30

Feb

24

Separation of a Mixture by Extraction

MC:  pp 128-140

Expt 7 p 37

MC: 3-7 p 132

3-9 p 135

3-10 p 140

Mar

3

Make-Up Lab

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Mar

10

Spring Break – No Lab

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Mar

17

TLC Analysis of Analgesic Tablets

MC:  pp 38-43,
               162-172

Expt 9 p 45

MC: 3-28 p 166

3-29 p 170

Mar

24

Structural Effects on SN1 and SN2 Reactivity

MC:  pp 38-43

Expt 13 p 56

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Mar

31

Alkene Preparation via Alcohol Dehydration

MC:  pp 13-23, 30-36,
             66-76, 179-187
             191-193

Expt 16 p 64

LE: 10 p 65

Apr

7

Stereochemistry of Alkene Addition

MC:  pp 13-23, 30-36,

               191-193

Expt 35 p 107

LE: 8 p 51

Apr

14

“Green” Oxidation of an Alkene

MC:  pp 13-16,

             31-36, 119-127

Expt 15 p 61

LE: Fig. 9, p 63

Apr

21

Make-Up Lab

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Apr

28

Final Quiz, Clean-Up,

Check-Out

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