BRYN MAWR COLLEGE
Organic Chemistry Laboratory
Chemistry 211
Schedule for Semester I, Fall 2015
Bryn Mawr College

 

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Lab Manual
Dates Link to Lab Procedure Description YouTube links Write-up/Due Dates
8/31 - 9/03

No lab meeting this week, start reading these documents
General Lab Information (docx) (pdf)
Forces and Factors (docx) (pdf)
Laboratory Equipment (pdf)

Readings on Organic Lab in general and some basic theory. Nothing due. Set up lab book, table of contents, obtain goggles, gloves, notebook. Work on reading.
09/07 - 09/10

General Lab Information
Fractional Distillation, Steam Distillation, Simple Distillation and Gas Chromatography (docx) (pdf)

Week One: Gas Chromatography/Steam Distillation Check-in

Readings on Organic Lab in general. Distillation and Gas Chromatography, Procedure for Lab. Prepare your lab book for Steam Distillation and Gas Chromatography.
Acronym/pneumonic: IMMPDD ( I make molecules productively during daytime)
9/14 - 9/17

Fractional Distillation, Steam Distillation, Simple Distillation and Gas Chromatography (docx) (pdf)

Readings on Organic Lab in general. Distillation and Gas Chromatography, Procedure for Lab. Prelab for Distillation of lab due. Set up lab manual.
Acronym/pneumonic: IMMPDD ( I make molecules productively during daytime)
9/21 - 9/24


Recrystallization and Melting Point Determination: Yield vs. Purity (docx)
(pdf)

Readings on Recrystallation and Melting Point Lab procedure. Write up for Distillation lab due. Prelab for Recrystallization.
Acronym/pneumonic: IMMPDD ( I make molecules productively during daytime)
9/28 - 10/01

Extraction of Caffeine from Tea (docx)

Acronym/pneumonic: IMMPDD ( I make molecules productively during daytime)
10/05 - 10/09

Introduction to Spectroscopy

Acronym/pneumonic: IMMPDD ( I make molecules productively during daytime)
10/12 - 10/15

Fall Break

10/20 - 10/23

General:

Week 2 of Spectroscopy Workshop
(to be distributed)

Introduction to Spectroscopy (continued ...)

Diels-Alder, set up reaction

  • Obtain GCMS results for unknown
  • Run NMR of unknown
  • Run NMR of Fumarase sample
  • Set-up Diels-Alder reaction.

Spend extra time working on packet of NMR spectra!!!
Work on assigned NMR problems.

  Acronym/pneumonic: IMMPDD ( I make molecules productively during daytime)
10/26 - 10/29

Diels-Alder: A Study of Stereochemistry (PDF)


YouTube: How to Carry Out a Recrystallization

 

Lab Quiz 1 - Spectroscopy (IR and NMR)
Quiz on Moodle – one hour, closed book -  take by
Oct. 2, 2014 Due in Dr. K's office by 5 pm 10/08.


Acronym/pneumonic: IMMPDD ( I make molecules productively during daytime)
11/2 - 11/05

Friedel-Crafts Reaction: Kinetic vs. Thermodyamic Control

Friedel Crafts Kinetic  (PDF) (DOC)

Friedel Crafts Part II Thermo  (PDF) (DOC)

Acronym/pneumonic: IMMPDD ( I make molecules productively during daytime)
11/9 - 11/13 Analysis of CGMS results from thermodynamic Friedal Craft   Acronym/pneumonic: IMMPDD ( I make molecules productively during daytime)
11/16 - 11/19 Basics of TLC (docx) (PDF)

SN2 Reaction/Thin Layer Chromatography work on GCMS Worksheet

  Acronym/pneumonic: IMMPDD ( I make molecules productively during daytime)
11/24 - 11/27

No Lab - Thanksgiving

11/30 - 12/05

Oxidation of Isoborneol with bleach

Oxidation of Isoborneol to Camphor (PDF)

  Acronym/pneumonic: IMMPDD ( I make molecules productively during daytime)
12/07 - 12/10 Check out
Lab QUiz 2 - Spectroscopy Including Mass Spec.