Chemistry 3020

Spring 2014

Organic Chemistry Laboratory

 

 

Materials

Required

Texts

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 9780738019857 (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.

 

Rooms

Pre-Lab – 406 Foster Hall

Laboratory – 305/307 Foster Hall

 

Instructor Information

Name

David Crouse

Eugene Kline

 

Email

dcrouse@tntech.edu

ekline@tntech.edu

 

Office

FOST 313

FOST 208

 

Phone

372-3515

372-3422

 

 

Grading

Grade

Computation

Laboratory accounts for 25 % of the course grade.  A minimum grade of 55 % in lab is 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.

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 tests = 30 % Three to four quizzes 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 section they will attend and 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

Week of

Activity

Reading

(text:  pages)

SF = lecture text

Procedure

(LE: Expt #)

Apparatus

(text:  Fig #)

Jan

20

NO LAB

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Jan

27

Introduction, Check-In

LE: pp 1-10
MC:  Chap. 1

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Feb

3

Oxidation of an Alcohol

MC:  pp 13-16,

31-36
SF: 12.4   

Expt 17 p 67

LE: Fig. 6, p 48

Feb

10

Grignard Synthesis of an Alcohol

MC:  pp 13-16, 

31-36

SF: 12.6-8

Expt 19 p 72

LE: Fig. 13, p 73

Feb

17

Grignard continued

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Feb

24

Diels-Alder Reaction

MC:  pp 13-16,

31-32, 36, 77-100

SF: 13.11

Expt 25 p 85

LE: Fig. 8, p 51

Mar

3

Nitration of an Aromatic

MC:  pp 30-31

SF: 15.4

Expt 31 p 99

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Mar

10

SPRING BREAK

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Mar

17

Make-Up Lab

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Expts 17, 19, 25 & 31 ONLY!

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Mar

24

Chemistry of Aldehydes & Ketones

SF: 16.8, 16.12

Expt AK
see iLearn

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Mar

31

Fischer Esterification

MC:  p 152

SF: 17.7A

Expt 22 p 78

LE: Fig. 4, p 30

Apr

7

Aldol Condensation

MC:  pp 77-100, 119-127

SF: 19.4

Expt 30 p 96

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Apr

14

Reduction of a Nitro Group to an Amine

SF: 20.4B

Expt 27 p 89

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Apr

21

Make-Up Lab

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Expts AK, 22, 30, & 27 ONLY!

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Apr

28

Final Quiz, Clean-Up

& Check-Out

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