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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CHEM 361LAB - Organic Chemistry Laboratory I

An introduction to organic chemistry laboratory techniques including melting point determination, recrystallization, extraction, distillation, chromatography, and IR and NMR spectroscopy. Six hours of laboratory weekly. Course will be offered every year (Fall and Winter).

Co- or prerequisite: CHEM 361.

Credits: (2)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Run IR spectra of liquids and solids. Gain experience interpreting IR and NMR spectra.
  • Determine identity and purity of organic solids through melting point determination.
  • Purify organic compounds through recrystallization, extraction, distillation.
  • Practice working with a team of other scientists in a laboratory setting.
  • Practice making hypotheses, collecting and evaluating data.
  • Practice technical report writing.
  • Practice finding information in the chemical literature, and extracting specific information from the primary chemical literature.

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