CHEM 2125 – ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II
Dr. Sergio Cortes
: SLC 3.509
Organic Chemistry I (lecture and laboratory) and associated prerequisites
Organic Chemistry II
This course is designed to provide the skills necessary to conceptualize, design, and execute organic
experiments with an emphasis on syntheses. Students gain exposure to representative types of organic
transformations and mechanisms, spectroscopy and structure determination, and the use of the chemical
literature. Correlation with the lecture course is adequate, but practical factors prevent full overlap.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES AND OUTCOMES
Perform representative reaction types, either in isolation or as part of a synthesis. These include, but
are not limited to, oxidations, reductions, aromatic substitutions, and select name reactions.
Use spectroscopic techniques such as IR and NMR to characterize organic substances.
TEXTBOOK AND MATERIALS
: Pavia, Lampman, Kriz, and Engel.
Introduction to Organic Laboratory Techniques: A
. Thomson Brooks/Cole, 2007.
– The combination padlock is required for check-in, so it must be obtained by the check-in
date (see schedule on the next page). The rest of the supplies must be obtained by the date of the first
experiment. The notebook can be obtained from the on/off-campus bookstores. Safety glasses can be
obtained from the bookstores or from the Chemistry Student Association, room BE 3.518 (about $5).
COMBINATION PADLOCK for your drawer. Only
one per group
HARDBOUND NOTEBOOK with duplicate sheets (carbon copies)
APPROVED SAFETY GLASSES:
Must have the
code engraved on them.
over the goggle type
. Spectacles look like regular glasses, are comfortable, and
can be worn over prescription glasses.
Goggles are uncomfortable
promote sweating, and fog up,
thereby impairing vision. For more details go to the
DISHWASHING GLOVES: Can be obtained at any store.
A lab coat is strongly recommended
. Coats can be obtained at retail
outlets such as Sears, and at most uniform and medical supplies stores (scrubs are OK too).
ITEMS OF PERSONAL USE (one per group): Towel, sponge pack for cleaning, tweezers, marker or
pen, and masking tape for labeling.
The descriptions and timelines presented in this syllabus are subject to change at the discretion of the Professor.