June 27 - August 12

LABORATORY TIME    Section 1: 8:00 - 9:50 am TTh, SSB 232
                                          Section 2: 10:10 -12:00 am TTh, SSB 232


Dr. Peter Grundt, Office: Chem. 319, Phone: 726-6939
        office hours:  M, W, F    10:10 to 11:10 am (after lecture)

Dr. Viktor V. Zhdankin, Office: Chem. 246, Phone: 726-6902
        office hours: M, W, F    10:10 to 11:10 am (after lecture) 


Section 1: Kyle Anorve-Andress, e-mail:

Section 2: Erica Lueth, e-mail:
TA office hours will be announced.


CHEM 2544 (Organic Chemistry II Laboratory) is the second semester Organic Chemistry laboratory course. The experiments will cover IR and NMR spectroscopy, reactions of carbonyl compounds, aromatics, amines, carbohydrates and polymers.


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

PREREQUISITES: CHEM 2541 (Organic Chemistry I Lecture) and CHEM 2543 (Organic Chemistry I Laboratory)


Laboratory handouts can be found at:

6/28/16  Check-in and safety orientation for new students          
6/30/16  IR and NMR Spectroscopy, Chapters 11 and 12 Identification of Unknowns.      
7/5/16  Oxidation: Cyclohexanone from Cyclohexanol by Hypochlorite Oxidation, Chapter 22 (Exp. 4 )     
7/7/16  Sodium Borohydride Reduction of 2-Methylcyclohexanone, Chapter 26          
7/12/16  Aldehydes and Ketones, Chapter 36 Unknowns (Exp. 1, 2, 3, 6, 7)     
7/14/16  Carbohydrates, Chapter 63 (Exp. 2, 3)           
7/19/16  Esterification, Chapter 40 Synthesis of n-Butyl Acetate by Azeotropic Distillation of Water     (Exp. 1)
7/21/16  Polymers, Chapter 67 (Exp. 1,)            
7/26/16  Nitration of Methyl Benzoate, Chapter 28 (Exp. 1)         
7/28/16  Friedel-Crafts Alkylation of Benzene, Chapter 29 (Exp. 1)         
8/2/16  Amines, Chapter 43 (Exp. 1,2)            
8/4/16  The Sandmeyer Reaction, Chapter 44 (Exp. 1, 2, 3)        
8/9/16  Dyes and Dyeing, Chapter 46 Diazotization of Sulfanilic Acid and Preparation of Methyl Orange (Exp. 1, 4)
8/11/16  Check-out     


12 Experiments

120 points (12x10 pts)

12 5-Minute Quizzes 

  36 points (12x3 pts)

TA Assessment

  24 points


180 points


- The write-up of every experiment constitutes a major portion of the grade for this course. If you happen to "adjust" yields, melting points etc. to any other values than you observed, you may receive 0 pts for that particular experiment.  Your TA will announce in class details concerning the write-up..

- The purpose of the quizzes is to verify that you did prepare for the up-coming experiments of each laboratory session. There is no quiz on 06/28/16 and 08/11/16. The quizzes will be given in the first 5 minutes of the beginning of each laboratory session. If you are late, you may not be able to take the quiz and a score of 0 pts may be included in the total quiz score.

- TA assessment - General performance in the laboratory. The TA decision to deduct points is final. Points may be deducted for any of the following reasons: a) Your TA considers your behavior in laboratory to be a safety risk for yourself and others. b) The TA has to clean your workspace c) your clothing including your shoes is inappropriate for a laboratory course. – The TA will give you the opportunity to change your clothing and shoes however you will not be able to make-up any missed time.

- There will be no opportunity to make up a missed Laboratory period. The UMD policy for excused absences applies.

The University of Minnesota Duluth policies related to teaching and learning apply for this course. For details see:

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 for more information.