Chemistry 3020

Summer 2015

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 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

Section

141 (11 AM-2 PM, MWF)

142 (3-6 PM, MWR)

Name

John Pleinis

Haley Curtis

Email

jmpleinis42

hmsnyder42

Office

403 FOST

329A FOST

Phone

(931) 210-9682

(615) 464-3733

 

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.

Quizzes = 30 % 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.

 

Schedule

Day

Activity

Reading

(text:  pages)

SF = lecture text

Procedure

(LE: Expt #)

Apparatus

(text:  Fig #)

July

6

Introduction, Check-In

LE:pp 1-10
MC:  Chap. 1

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July

8

Oxidation of an Alcohol

MC:pp 13-16,

31-36

SF:  12.4

Expt 18 p 70

LE: Fig. 12, p 71

July

9,10

Grignard Synthesis of an Alcohol

MC:pp 13-16, 

31-36

SF:  12.6-8

Expt 19 p 72

LE: Fig. 13, p 73

July

13

Grignard synthesis continued

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July

15

Diels-Alder Reaction

MC:pp 13-16,

31-32, 36, 77-100

SF:  13.11

Expt 24 p 83

LE: Fig. 8, p 51

July

16,17

Friedel-Crafts Alkylation

MC: pp 30-31,
65-100

SF:  15.4

Expt 33 p 103

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July

20

Make-Up Lab

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Expts 18, 19, 24 & 33 ONLY!

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July

22

Fischer Esterification

MC:  p 152

SF: 17.7A

Expt 22 p 78

LE: Fig. 4, p 30

July

23,24

Preparation of an Acetamide

MC:  pp 26-28

SF: 17

Expt 28 p 91

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July

27

Aldol Condensation

MC:pp 77-100, 119-127

SF:  19.4

Expt 30 p 96

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July

29

Reduction of a Nitro Group to an Amine

MC:pp 25-32

SF:  20.4B

Expt 27 p 89

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Jul

30,31

Make-Up Lab

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Expts 22, 27, 28& 30 ONLY!

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August

3

Final Lab Quiz, Clean-Up

& Check-Out

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Academic Misconduct:

Cheating or plagiarism will absolutely not be tolerated in CHEM 3020 or any other TTU course.  Please consult the Student Handbook to learn the University policy on cheating and what options are available to the instructor in cases of cheating.