LAB NOTEBOOK

CHEM 2544 - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY – Spring 2014

 

 

Keep a good and NEAT lab notebook.  Make sure you:

 

            1. Use a black or blue pen

            2. Draw a single line through a mistake.  Do not scribble or use whiteout.

            3. Keep notebook in column format.

            4. Write only on one side of the page.

            5. Make sure your procedures are complete before you begin the lab.

 

 

Your lab notebook should contain:

 

I           Title, lab partner’s name and date. (1 pt)

 

II          Reaction scheme including mechanism (preferentially on the left side of page (1 pt)

 

IIII       Procedure written in your own words. It should be able to be used instead of the book. You should not need your text book in the lab (1 pt)

 

IV        Observations (1 pt)

 

V         Calculations (1 pt)

 

VI         Results – Don’t forget to include unknown #, name of the compound, theoretical and experimental yield, melting point and characteristic IR peaks. Staple or tape IR, NMR and TLC plates into the notebook. (2 pts)

 

VII        Reaction mechanisms (1 pt)

 

VII        Discussion – comparison of IR peaks product/starting material, NMR (predicted values), yield (high/low), melting point (3 pts)