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Organic Chemistry I Laboratory

Fall 2017

Text: Experimental Organic Chemistry A Small-Scale Approach, 2nd Edition, Wilcox & Wilcox.

Please note that the scale of each experiment may be changed.

Instructor: 

James Salvador, jsal at utep dot edu, ext. 5704, Office PSCI 203C.

Assistant Instructors: 

noon to 5:50 pm, Tuesdays

CCSB 1.0506, Alfredo Ornelas, aornelas3 at miners dot utep dot edu

CCSB 1.0508, Luis Barrera, labarrera at miners dot utep dot edu

noon to 5:50 pm, Thursdays

CCSB 1.0506, Tariqul Islam, mtislam at miners dot utep dot edu

Week Date Pre-labs in CCSB 1.0506 Second Activity
1 August 29 & 31 No TAs-No Labs  
2 September 5 & 7 Laboratory Safety Moodle
3 12 &14 Melting Points (8.4 A) IR
4 19 & 21 Crystallization (8.4 B) NMR
5 26 & 28 Simple vs. Fractional Distillation (5.4 B) PVAC
6 October 3 & 5 Extraction (9.7 D) and Sublimation (8.3) PVA
7 10 & 12 Chromatography (10.7 C) Linear
8 17 & 19 SN1 Reaction (18.3 C) Polarimetry
9 24 & 26 Chemical Kinetics (20.4) UV-Vis
10 31 & November 2 Synthesis of Aspirin (49.2 A) Circular
11 7 & 9 E1 Reaction (21.5 A) and Steam Distillation (7) GC
12 14 & 16 Isopentyl Acetate (Modified 30.2.a) Microwave
13 21 & 23 Holiday-No Labs Superconductors?
14 28 & 30 IR (Read Chapter 13) 3D
15 December 5 & 7 NMR (Read Chapter 15) NMRI

Required materials (You will be turned away and earn a zero in attendance for missing safety attire!):

  1. The book
  2. Goggles (not safety glasses) A seal should form around your eyes.
  3. Pants (not shorts) Your legs must be covered.
  4. Shoes (not sandals) Your feet must be completely covered.
  5. A lab coat

What you should be learning:

  1. Know the dangers of each laboratory including how to mitigate your risk.
  2. Read and understand all the chapter and not just the experimental procedure. 
  3. Make sure that you can draw all structures and mechanisms for each lab. 
  4. Be able to apply a given mechanism to other reagents because we are not just cooks!
  5. Understand which fundamental mechanism you are applying (Addition, Elimination or Substitution) including the stereochemical consequences.
  6. Understand whether a reaction is an oxidation, reduction or not a net redox reaction.
  7. Be able to calculate the yield of a reaction. 
    1. structure to formula conversion,
    2. formula to molecular weight conversion,
    3. ml to grams via density and vice-versa,
    4. grams to moles,
    5. what is the limiting reagents,
    6. what is the stoichiometry of the reaction.
  8. Understand why a particular procedure was followed.
  9. Remember that this semester, this lab is your job.

Your grade will consist of:

  1. 1/3 attendance. You must participate fully in the lab, and not come and go as you please!
  2. 1/3 laboratory Quizzes. Quizzes will open the day before your lab day.
  3. 1/3 laboratory Reports.  Reports will open the day after your lab day and will close the day before your next lab day.

A > 89.5 %, B > 79.5 %, C > 69.5 %, D > 59.5 %

 

 

jsal at utep dot edu

PSCI 203C, 308

Telephone: (915) 747-5704

Office Hours: TR 9:00 to 10:30 am in PSCI 203C or 308