SYLLABUS

  CHEM 2544 - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY - SYLLABUS
Spring 2018
January 10 - April 29, 2018

LABORATORY TIMES:       

Section 1: Mondays 03:00 PM - 04:50 PM - James I Swenson Sci Bldg 228
Section 2: Tuesdays 09:00 AM - 10:50 AM - James I Swenson Sci Bldg 228
Section 3: Tuesdays 09:00 AM - 10:50 AM - James I Swenson Sci Bldg 232
Section 4: Tuesdays 12:00 PM - 01:50 PM - James I Swenson Sci Bldg 228
Section 5: Tuesdays 03:00 PM - 04:50 PM - James I Swenson Sci Bldg 226
Section 6: Tuesdays 03:00 PM - 04:50 PM - James I Swenson Sci Bldg 228
Section 7: Wednesdays 03:00 PM - 04:50 PM - James I Swenson Sci Bldg 228
Section 9: Thursdays 09:00 AM - 10:50 AM - James I Swenson Sci Bldg 228
Section 10: Thursdays 09:00 AM - 10:50 AM - James I Swenson Sci Bldg 232
Section 11: Thursdays 12:00 PM - 01:50 PM - James I Swenson Sci Bldg 228
Section 12: Thursdays 03:00 PM - 04:50 PM - James I Swenson Sci Bldg 226

INSTRUCTOR:

Dr. Peter Grundt, Office: Chem. 319, Phone: 726-6939
e-mail: pgrundt@d.umn.edu
Office hours: M, W, F 9:30 to 10:00 am, 11:00 to 11:30 or by appointment

TEACHING ASSISTANTS:

Alvin Burrows - Sections 1, 4, and 11.
e-mail: burro161@d.umm.edu
Office hours: to be announced
Tanner Schumacher - Sections 2, 5, 7 and 9.
e-mail: schum490@d.umn.edu
Office hours: to be announced
Samuel Stadem - Sections 3, 6, 10 and 12.
e-mail: stade025@d.umn.edu
Office hours: to be announced

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOME:

Upon successful completion of this course students will learn how to carry experiments involving reactions of carbonyl compounds, aromatics, amines, carbohydrates and polymers. Students will also receive basic knowledge and hands-on experience of IR and NMR spectroscopy.

LABORATORY MATERIALS:

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)

SCHEDULE OF EXPERIMENTS:

Week

 Experiment

January 15  - January 21

Check-In*)

January 22 - January 28

Ch 11- IR & 12—NMR

January 29 - February 4

Ch 22.3 - Oxidation of Cyclohexanol with Hypochlorite

February 5 - February 11

Ch 26 - Reduction of 2-Methylcyclohexanone with Sodium Borohydride

February 12  - February 18

Ch 36 – Aldehydes and Ketones (Experiments 1,2,3,6,7)

February 19 - February 25

Ch 63 - Carbohydrates-(Experiment 2 and 3)

February 26 - March 4

Ch 40.1 - Esterification - Synthesis of n-Butyl Acetate

March 12 - March 18

Ch 67.1 - Polymers

March 19 - March 25

Ch 28.1 - Nitration of Methyl Benzoate

March 26  - April 1

Ch 29.1 - Friedel-Crafts Alkylation of Benzene

April 2 – April 8

Ch 43 - Amines (Experiment 1 and 2)

April 9 – April 15

Ch 44.1,2,3 - Sandmeyer Reaction

April 16 – April 22

Ch 46 - Dyes

April 23 – April 29

Check-out

 

*) Section 1 will check in on January 22, 2018 and do the first experiment.


Laboratory handouts can be found at: http://www.d.umn.edu/~pgrundt/2544/Handouts.zip


GRADING:

12 Experiments

120 points (12x10 pts)

12 5-Minute Quizzes 

  36 points (12x3 pts)

TA Assessment

  24 points

Final Exam (date and time to be announced)

  30 points

Total:

210 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.  Details concerning the write-up can be found here.

- The purpose of the quizzes is to verify that you did prepare for the up-coming experiments of each laboratory session. In laboratory periods, where the sole tasks are safety training, check-in or check-out, no quiz is given. 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: http://www.d.umn.edu/academic-affairs/academic-policies/classroom-policies/recommended-syllabi-policy-statements
http://www.d.umn.edu/academic-affairs/academic-policies/classroom-policies/recommended-syllabi-policy-statements 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.