Organic Chemistry I Laboratory for Chemistry Majors
This two-credit-hour laboratory course for chemistry majors accompanies CHEM A300. Students combine knowledge with practical skills in this course by purifying, synthesizing, and identifing organic compounds. Techniques include: acid/base extraction, recrystallization, distillation, organic reactions, IR spectroscopy, refractive index, melting point and NMR. Students learn to keep a lab notebook and to write a formal lab write-up. There are two, three-hour laboratory periods per week. Lab fee $100.
Students may substitute CHEM A310 and CHEM A311 for CHEM A302.