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CHE 2161 Lab for Organic Chemistry II

Lab for CHE 2121.

Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
Department: Chemistry
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: None  


  • Maintain a complete and organized lab notebook and write lab reports using the ACS (American Chemical Society) guidelines.
  • Demonstrate safe techniques when performing experiments and safely dispose chemical wastes in accordance with OSHA and EPA standards.
  • Use melting or boiling points, IR (Infrared), NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance), and MS (mass spectrum) to identify unknown organic compounds.
  • Effectively use distillation and crystallization techniques to purify reaction products.
  • Perform multi-step synthesis of hydrobenzoin from benzaldehyde, Fisher esterification, acylation of salicylic acid, aldol condensation, Cannizzaro reaction, Diels-Alder reaction, addition and condensation polymerization, methyl orange dye synthesis.

Credit Hours: 0