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NLC ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY SYLLABUS Introduction Your laboratory work is a significant part of your Organic Chemistry course. You have a challenging opportunity to observe many of the facts of chemistry under controlled laboratory conditions and to deduce from these observations the basic principles which constitute one of the main building blocks of science -- the study of organic chemistry. This, in essence, is the Scientific Method in action. You will gain self-reliance by working individually and learn cooperation when working as part of a team. The lab instructors are available to assist and guide you but they will not do the procedures, the acquisition of data, or the interpretation of the results. Scientists learn much by discussion with one another. You may likewise profit by discussion with your classmates, but not by copying from them. You must use your ingenuity and common sense. Laboratory directions, while often quite specific, leave ample opportunity for clear-cut, logical, original, and imaginative thinking. This attitude is a prerequisite in any scientific endeavor. Laboratory Organic laboratory will meet for: 3 hours and 50 minutes, once per week in a 16-week semester 3 hours and 50 minutes, twice per week in an 8-week semester 3 hours 15 minutes, for 20 class days in a 5-week summer semester You are expected to be on time for lab, and stay until the completion of the day’s assignment. Safety Training During the first or second week of classes (where your lab schedule indicates "Safety Training" you are required to attend the safety training lecture scheduled during your lab time. This is required by law. Text and Materials The following materials are required for the organic laboratory: Access to the NLC organic experiments as posted to the eCampus site ( A lined, bound notebook, such as a ‘Composition Book’ Laboratory safety eyewear. Lab Experiments There will be several lab experiments scheduled throughout the semester. These experiments will help to reinforce some of the concepts and theory you will study in the lecture portion of the course. Every effort has been made to correlate the lab schedule to topics in the lecture schedule. However, due to the unique scheduling of each semester, these may not coincide exactly. A lab experiment is available to you only during your scheduled lab time. If you miss a lab, you will receive a zero for that lab. Since a large portion of you experiment grade is based on attendance and participation, if you miss a lab, there is no method by which you can replace that missed lab. If you know ahead of time that you will be unable to attend a lab, speak with your lab instructor to see if anything can be done to accommodate a reasonable excuse. If you miss a lab without first discussing your absence with your instructor before the
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This note was uploaded on 10/07/2010 for the course CHEM 2423 taught by Professor Kouadio during the Fall '10 term at Richland Community College.

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