SYLLABUS

 CHEM 2543 - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY, Spring 2016
January 13
April 29

 

LABORATORY TIME:    

Section 1

Monday 03:00 PM - 04:50 PM  SSB 226

Section 2

Tuesday 09:00 AM - 10:50 AM  SSB 226

Section 3

Tuesday 12:00 PM - 01:50 PM  SSB 226

Section 4

Wednesday 03:00 PM - 04:50 PM  SSB 226

Section 5

Thursday 12:00 PM - 01:50 PM  SSB 226

 

INSTRUCTOR:

 Dr. Peter Grundt, Office: CHEM 319, Phone: 726-6939
        e-mail: pgrundt@d.umn.edu
        office hours:  M, W, F    12:00 to 1:00pm 

 

TEACHING ASSISTANT:

Erica Lueth

TA office hours to be annouced.

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

CHEM 2541 (Organic Chemistry I Laboratory) is the first semester Organic Chemistry laboratory course.

 

LABORATORY MATERIALS:

Macroscale and Microscale Organic Experiments 5th Edition or 6th Edition by Williamson/ Minard/ Masters
Safety Goggles
Bound Laboratory Book (Composition type)

 

PREREQUISITES: CHEM 1152 or CHEM 1162 or CHEM 1155 and CHEM 1156

 

SCHEDULE OF EXPERIMENTS:

 

Jan 13-14                 NO LABS (No classes Monday or Tuesday)

Jan 18-21                 Check-in & Safety orientation, Read Chapters 1&2 (No Class Monday)

Jan 25-28                 Crystallization, Chapter 4

Feb 1-4                      Melting Points and Boiling Points, Chapter 3

Feb 8-11                    Molecular Shapes (Handout; supplementary read Chapter 15 of  Williamson’s book)

Feb 15-18                  Distillation, Chapter 5

Feb 22-25                  Sublimation, Chapter 6

Feb 29-Mar 3                        Extraction: Isolation of Caffeine from Instant Coffee, Chapter 7

Mar 7-10                   NO LABS (Spring Break)

Mar 14-17                 Thin Layer Chromatography: Analysis of Analgesics and Isolation of  Lycopene from Tomato Paste, Chapter 8

Mar 21-24                 Column Chromatography: Ferrocene and Acetyl Ferrocene mixture separation, Chapter 9

Mar 28-April 7 (Note: 2 Weeks) Bromination of Cholesterol, Chapter 20 and Alkenesfrom Alcohols: Cyclohexene from Cyclohexanol, Chapter 19/Macroscale (First laboratory period: Bromination of Cholesterol and Dehydration of Cyclohexanol; Second laboratory period: Recrystallization of bromination product and distillation of Cyclohexene)             

Apr 11-14                  Nucleophilic Substitution Reactions of Alkyl Halides, Chapter 17

Apr 18-21                  Reactions of Triphenylmethyl Carbocation, Chapter 33. Trityl Methyl Ether and Trityl Bromide

Apr 25-28                   Check-out

 

 

GRADING:

12 Experiments

120 points (12x10 pts)

10 5-Minute Quizzes

  30 points (10x3 pts)

TA Assessment

  22 points

Final Exam - date to be announced

50 points

Total:

232 points

 

 

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Access for Students with Disabilities: It is the policy and practice of the University of Minnesota Duluth to create inclusive learning environments for all students, including students with disabilities. If there are aspects of this course that result in barriers to your inclusion or your ability to meet course requirements please notify the instructor as soon as possible. You are also encouraged to contact the Office of Disability Resources to discuss and arrange reasonable accommodations. Please call 218-726-6130 or visit the DR website at www.d.umn.edu/access for more information.